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Birth information

6 July 1951 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Given Name

Geoffrey Roy Rush

How tall is Geoffrey Rush?

1.82 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jane Menelaus

Life Story of Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up.

Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of the Moon" with the Queensland Theatre Company.

Known for his classical repertory work over the years, he scored an unexpected hit with his Queensland role as Snoopy in the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". A few years later he moved to France to study but subsequently returned to his homeland within a short time and continued work as both actor and director with the Queensland company ("June and the Paycock," "Aladdin," "Godspell," "Present Laughter," "The Rivals"). In the 1980s Rush became a vital member of the State Theatre Company of South Australia and showed an equally strong range there in such productions as "Revenger's...

Significant features of Geoffrey Rush

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

What movies did Geoffrey Rush play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Storm Boy (2019) , The King's Speech (2010) , Macbeth (1997) ,
Actors Filmography
Storm Boy (2019) Michael Kingley, Genius (2017) Albert Einstein, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Captain Hector Barbossa, Final Portrait (2017) Alberto Giacometti, Gods of Egypt (2016) Ra, Holding the Man (2015) Barry, Minions (2015) Narrator, Die Wildente (2015) Henry, The Nightingale and the Rose (2015) Oak Tree, The Book Thief (2013) Hans Hubermann, The Best Offer (2013) Virgil Oldman, Being Brendo (2012) Dr. Lance...

Birth information

6 July 1951 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Given Name

Geoffrey Roy Rush

How tall is Geoffrey Rush?

1.82 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jane Menelaus

Life Story of Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his parents split up.

Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of the Moon" with the Queensland Theatre Company.

Known for his classical repertory work over the years, he scored an unexpected hit with his Queensland role as Snoopy in the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". A few years later he moved to France to study but subsequently returned to his homeland within a short time and continued work as both actor and director with the Queensland company ("June and the Paycock," "Aladdin," "Godspell," "Present Laughter," "The Rivals"). In the 1980s Rush became a vital member of the State Theatre Company of South Australia and showed an equally strong range there in such productions as "Revenger's...

Significant features of Geoffrey Rush

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

What movies did Geoffrey Rush play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Storm Boy (2019) , The King's Speech (2010) , Macbeth (1997) ,
Actors Filmography
Storm Boy (2019) Michael Kingley, Genius (2017) Albert Einstein, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Captain Hector Barbossa, Final Portrait (2017) Alberto Giacometti, Gods of Egypt (2016) Ra, Holding the Man (2015) Barry, Minions (2015) Narrator, Die Wildente (2015) Henry, The Nightingale and the Rose (2015) Oak Tree, The Book Thief (2013) Hans Hubermann, The Best Offer (2013) Virgil Oldman, Being Brendo (2012) Dr. Lance...

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Geoffrey Rush and Finn Little in Storm Boy (2019)

He adapted Beaumarchais's play "The Marriage of Figaro", with Neil Armfield, for the inaugural production in the new Optus Playhouse in the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in September, 1998. He also played the title role of Figaro in the same production.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Once lived with Mel Gibson while they were in college.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

He began his acting career with the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland, in Australia.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime, Movement and Theater.

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Actively involved with Melbourne Community Groups in preserving historical landscapes from adverse development; particularly in regard to Camberwell Railway Station where he organized a protest march, attended by Barry Humphries amongst other luminaries (2004).

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Charlize Theron and Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

He was named Alumnus of the Year by the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1998.

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Charlize Theron and Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts especially through a distinguished acting career.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Is one of 14 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007), Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008), and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010), Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010), J.K. Simmons for Whiplash (2014),Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant (2015), Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), and Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (2017).

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

He was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the play, "Exit the King" on Broadway in New York City.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Became the 19th actor to win the triple crown of acting: In 2009 won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (Exit the King) to go with his Oscar for Shine (1996), and his Emmy for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).

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John Lithgow and Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

His favorite film is City Lights (1931) and often shows it at parties to people who have never seen the film before. Other favorites include Zelig (1983), War and Peace (1966), Persona (1966) and Amarcord (1973).

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Became the fourth actor to appear in 2 films to gross $1 billion with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). He is the first actor from the southern hemisphere to achieve this feat.

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Rush was awarded the Australian of the Year for 2012 by Australian PM Julia Gillard.

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Geoffrey Rush in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer.

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Geoffrey Rush in Pirates of the Caribbean - Fluch der Karibik 2 (2006)

As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Munich (2005) and The King's Speech (2010). Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010) are winners in the category.

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Is an accomplished pianist, whom needed no hand stand-in for Shine (1996),and played almost all of the pieces in the movie himself.

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Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and Isaac C. Singleton Jr. in Fluch der Karibik (2003)

He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010). Colin Firth also appeared in both films.

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