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Rufus Sewell

Who is Rufus Sewell?

Rufus Sewell is an English actor who is best known for his roles in theater, film and television. He appeared in television series such as Victoria and The Man in the High Castle, the latter of which he was praised for his performance as John Smith, an American who later became a high-ranking Nazi officer.

He was born in Hammersmith to a Welsh artist mother and an Anglo-Australian animator father. They divorced when Rufus was five. His mother worked in a pub and sold vegetables to raise him and his brother Caspar, while his father passed away while Rufus was ten.
Growing up, Rufus has confessed that he was difficult during his adolescent years. He attended Trafalgar Junior School, where he was a member of the drama club. He played the lead role in Rumpelstiltskin, wherein he acted on his knees throughout. He then attended Orleans Park School, then West Thames College, wherein a drama teacher recommended him to audition for drama school. He later enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
He made his London Stage debut in Making It Better, in which his performance won him the “Best Newcomer Award.” He would be nominated for an Olivier Award, act on Broadway, and start getting film roles. He would make his film debut as a junkie in Twenty-One (1991) and his television debut in Gone to Seed (1992).

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What is the nationality of Rufus Sewell?

Born in Hammersmith, London, UK, Rufus Sewell is British.

How old is Rufus Sewell?

Rufus Sewell was born on October 29, 1967, making him 56 years old.

How tall is Rufus Sewell and how much does he weigh?

Rufus Sewell stands at a height of 6ft in or 183cm, and weighs about 176lbs or 80kgs.

What eye color does Rufus Sewell have?

Rufus Sewell has hazel green eyes.

Is Rufus Sewell married or single?

Rufus Sewell has been married twice. His first wife was his long-term girlfriend, Australian fashion journalist Yasmin Abdallah, who he married in 1999 and divorced in 2000. His second wife is scriptwriter and producer Amy Gardner, who he married in 2004 and divorced in 2006.

Does Rufus Sewell have any children?

Rufus Sewell has two children. He has a son with his second wife Amy Gardner, William Douglas Sewell, who was born in 2002. He then had his daughter, Lola Sewell, with Ami Komai in 2013.

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How much is Rufus Sewell’s net worth?

As an actor, Rufus Sewell has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

How many episodes of Victoria is Rufus Sewell in?

Rufus Sewell is in Victoria for 7 episodes as Lord Melbourne, spanning two seasons.

Why didn't Rufus Sewell get nominated for The Man in the High Castle?

Despite Rufus Sewell’s amazing performance as American-turned-Nazi John Smith in The Man in the High Castle, he was snubbed by the Emmy awards. It’s highly speculated that he didn’t get nominated because he played a Nazi traitor in the show.

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