Rupert Graves

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Rupert Graves
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Rupert Graves

Born: Sunday 30th June 1963 (age: 59)


Rupert Graves is an English filmtelevision and theatre actor. He is known for his early roles in A Room with a View and Maurice as well as for his more recent role as DI Lestrade in the television series Sherlock.

He was born in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England, to Mary Lousilla (n�e Roberts) Graves, a travel coordinator, and Richard Harding Graves, a music teacher and musician.

Graves was educated at Wyvern Community School, a state comprehensive school in his home town of Weston-super-Mare, which he left at the age of fifteen.

Graves's first job after leaving school was as a circus clown. He has appeared in over twenty-five films and over thirty-five television productions; he has also appeared on stage. During his career, he has starred alongside actress Helena Bonham Carter four times in A Room with a ViewMauriceWhere Angels Fear to Tread and The Revengers' Comedies.

He first came to prominence in costume-drama adaptations of E. M. Forster's novels A Room with a View (1985) and Maurice (1987), before going on to appear in films including A Handful of Dust (1988), Different for Girls (1996) and Intimate Relations (1996).

His role in Intimate Relations won him the Best Actor award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival. He was also acclaimed for his portrayal of Jolyon Forsyte Jr. in the televisionminiseries The Forsyte Saga (2002).

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