Geoffrey Rush Biography, Movies, Oscar, Shine, Age, Wife, Children, TV Series, and Theater Shows

Geoffrey Rush Biography, Movies, Oscar, Shine, Age, Wife, Children, TV Series, and Theater Shows

Original Name Geoffrey Roy Rush
Other Name Geoff Rush
Born 06-Jul-51
Age 68-years
Education Everton Park State High School
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jane Menelaus (m. 1988)
Children 2
Nationality Australian

Geoffrey Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Queensland, Australia. He spent his childhood in Brisbane, and as a teenager, he discovered theatre. He chose an artistic training and studied art at the University of Queensland. In 1974, he continued his training in Paris at the Jacques Lecoq school where he learned mime, improvisation, and commedia dell'arte. He also spent two years in London at the British Theater Association.

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Geoffrey Rush Career

The aspiring actor Geoffrey Rush joined the Queensland Theater Company. He plays the buffoon in William Shakespeare's King Lear which allows him to stand out. For two decades he collaborated with various theatre companies and performed many roles. In 1979, he played alongside Mel Gibson notably in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. He also plays in pieces by contemporary Australian authors like Patrick White or Stephen Sewell. During the 1980s, he joined the State Theater Company of South Australia, which offered him many roles; The dream of a summer night, Twelfth Night, The Blind Giant is Dancing or The Marriage of Figaro. In 1989, he won the Variety Club Award for best theatre actor and the Critics Circle Award for best interpretation for his role in the play The Diary of a Madman.

At the same time, Geoffrey Rush landed a few cinema appearances; Hoodwink in 1981, Starstruck in 1982, or Twelfth Night in 1987. In the mid-90s, his career took off again when he won the main role in the film Shine by Scott Hicks. This role earned him the Oscar for best actor in 1997 and revealed it to the general public. He then leaves the boards a little to devote himself to the seventh art.

From then on, he embodied many outstanding characters; Inspector Javert in Les Misérables, Casanova Frankenstein in Mystery Men, the Marquis de Sade in Quills, pen, and blood, or Leon Trotsky in Frida. He plays the role of Hector Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga in which he appeared several times (2003, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2017). He alters the registers and also lends his voice to Nigel in Finding Nemo and to the narrator in Minions. In 2010, he interpreted the speech therapist of the Future King of England in The Speech of a King which allowed him to win the British Academy Film Awards in the category of best actor in a supporting role.

In 2011, he found the boards on the poster for the play Diary of a Madman by Nicolas Gogol. He continues his career on the big screen, The Book Thief's (2013), The final portrait (2017), and Storm Boy (2019).

Geoffrey Rush Wife & Children

has been married to Jane Menelaus since 1988. The couple has two children; Angelica born in 1992 and James born in 1995.

Allegation of harassment

In December 2018, Australian actress Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behaviour while they were working together on The Diary of a Madman in 2011.

The 33-year-old actress Yael stone told the New York Times that the 68-year-old actor Geoffrey Rush danced naked in front of her while they were working in Australia on a theatrical production from The Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. She also accuses him of using a mirror to watch her in the shower and sending her erotic texts.

Geoffrey Rush Movies List

Year Movie Role
1981 Hoodwink Detective 1
1982 Starstruck Floor Manager
1987 Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek
1995 Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dave Rudd
1996 Shine David Helfgott (adult)
1996 Children of the Revolution Zachary Welch
1997 Oscar and Lucinda Narrator
1998 A Little Bit of Soul Godfrey Usher
1998 Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham
1998 Les Misérables Inspector Javert
1998 Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe
1999 Mystery Men Casanova Frankenstein
1999 House on Haunted Hill Stephen H. Price
2000 Quills Marquis de Sade
2000 The Magic Pudding Bunyip Bluegum
2001 The Tailor of Panama Harold "Harry" Pendel
2001 Lantana John Knox
2002 Frida Leon Trotsky
2002 The Banger Sisters Harry Plummer
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Captain Hector Barbossa
2003 Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton
2003 Ned Kelly Superintendent Francis Hare
2003 Finding Nemo Nigel
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Donovan Donaly
2003 Harvie Krumpet Narrator
2005 Munich Ephraim
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Hector Barbossa
2006 Candy Casper
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Hector Barbossa
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham
2009 Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ezylryb & Lyze of Kiel
2010 The King's Speech Lionel Logue
2010 The Warrior's Way Ron
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Captain Hector Barbossa
2011 Green Lantern Tomar-Re
2011 The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter
2013 The Best Offer Virgil Oldman
2013 The Book Thief Hans Hubermann
2014 Unity Narrator
2015 The Daughter Henry Neilson
2015 Minions The Narrator
2015 Holding the Man Barry
2016 Gods of Egypt Ra
2017 Final Portrait Alberto Giacometti
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Captain Hector Barbossa
2019 Storm Boy Mike "Storm Boy" Kingley

Geoffrey Rush TV Series

Year Title Role
1979–81 Consumer Capers Jim Boy
1981 Menotti Fr. Peter Fuller
1987 Frontier David Collins
1996 Mercury Bill Wyatt
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
2004 Kath & Kim Geoff
2010 Lowdown Narrator/God
2015 Who Do You Think You Are? Himself
2017 Genius Albert Einstein

Geoffrey Rush Theatre Play

Year Title Role
1983 The Blind Giant is Dancing Allen Fitzgerald
1987 The Winters Tale Performer
1989 Troilus and Cressida Performer
1994 Hamlet Horatio
1998 The Marriage of Figaro Figaro
2007 Exit the King King Berenger
2010 The Drowsy Chaperone Man in Chair
2011 Diary of a Madman Aksenty Poprishchin
2011–12 The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Augusta Bracknell
2012 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Prologus Pseudolus
2015–16 King Lear Lear

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Project Result
1996 Academy Awards Best Actor Shine Won
1998 Best Supporting Actor Shakespeare in Love Nominated
2000 Best Actor Quills Nominated
2010 Best Supporting Actor The King's Speech Nominated
2009 Tony Award Best Actor in a Play Exit the King Won
2005 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Won
2017 Genius Nominated
1997 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Shine Won
1999 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Shakespeare in Love Nominated
2001 Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Quills Nominated
2005 Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Won
2011 Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture The King's Speech Nominated
2018 Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Genius Nominated
1996 Screen Actors Guild Award Best Actor Shine Won
Outstanding Cast   Nominated
1998 Best Supporting Actor Actor Shakespeare in Love Nominated
Outstanding Cast   Won
2000 Best Actor Quills Nominated
2004 Best Actor in a Miniseries of TV Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Won
2010 Best Supporting Actor The King's Speech Nominated
Best Cast   Won
2017 Best Actor in a Miniseries of TV Movie Genius Nominated
1997 British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Leading Role Shine Won
1999 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Elizabeth Nominated
Shakespeare in Love Won
2001 Best Actor in a Leading Role Quills Nominated
2011 Best Actor in a Supporting Role The King's Speech Won
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Exit the King Won
2011 Diary of a Madman Nominated
2009 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Exit the King Won
1996 Australian Academy Film Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Shine Won
1998 Best Actor in a Supporting Role A Little Bit of Soul Nominated
2002 Best Actor in a Leading Role Swimming Upstream Nominated
2006 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Candy Nominated
2011 Best Actor in a Leading Role The Eye of the Storm Nominated
2001 Helpmann Award Best Male Actor in a Play The Small Poppies Nominated
2008 Best Male Actor in a Play Exit the King Nominated
2010 Best Male Actor in a Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Nominated
2011 Best Male Actor in a Play Diary of a Madman Won
2013 Best Male Actor in a Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Won

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