Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush AC (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. He is amongst 24 people who have won the Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award for film, a Primetime Emmy Award for television, and a Tony Award for theatre.

Geoffrey Rush

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Born (1951-07-06) 6 July 1951 (age 69)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
EducationEverton Park State High School
Alma materUniversity of Queensland (BA)
OccupationActor
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1988)
Children2
AwardsAcademy Award
British Academy Film Award Golden Globe Award
Primetime Emmy Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
Tony Award

In film, he won an Academy Award for Shine (1996), and was nominated for his performances in Shakespeare in Love (1998), Quills (2000), and The King's Speech (2010). He is particularly known for his role as Captain Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and has appeared in films including Elizabeth (1998), Les Miserables (1998), Frida (2001), Munich (2005), and The Book Thief (2013).

Rush got his start in the Australian stage before making his Broadway debut in Exit the King in 2009, where he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play his performance.[2] He is also known for his work in television playing Peter Sellers in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) on HBO, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award, and as Albert Einstein in Genius (2017) on National Geographic.[3][4]

Over his career he has won an Academy Award, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rush is the founding president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year.[5][6][7]

Early lifeEdit

Rush was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, the son of Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force.[8][9] His father was of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was of German descent.[10] His parents divorced when he was five, and his mother subsequently took him to live with her parents in suburban Brisbane.[11] Before he began his acting career, Rush attended Everton Park State High School, and graduated from the University of Queensland with a bachelor's degree in Arts.[12] While at university, he was talent-spotted by Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in Brisbane. Rush began his career with QTC in 1971, appearing in 17 productions.

In 1975, Rush went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning to resume his stage career with QTC.[9] In 1979, he shared an apartment with actor Mel Gibson for four months while they co-starred in a stage production of Waiting for Godot.[11][12]

CareerEdit

1980s: Theatre workEdit

Rush made his theatre debut in the QTC's production of Wrong Side of the Moon. He worked with the QTC for four years, appearing in roles ranging across classical plays and pantomime, from Juno and the Paycock to Hamlet on Ice. Following these, Rush left for Paris where he studied further.

Rush's acting credits include William Shakespeare's plays The Winter's Tale (with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 1987 at The Playhouse in Adelaide) and Troilus and Cressida (at the Old Museum Building in 1989). He also appeared in an ongoing production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest as John Worthing (Ernest) (in which his wife, Jane Menelaus, appeared as Gwendolen).

Rush made his film debut in the Australian film Hoodwink in 1981. His next film was Gillian Armstrong's Starstruck, the following year.

1990s: Film breakthrough, Oscar winEdit

In the 1990s Rush appeared in small roles on television dramas, including a role as a dentist in a 1993 episode of the British television series Lovejoy. Rush also continued his work in theatre. In 1994, Rush played Horatio in a production of Hamlet alongside Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie and David Wenham in the Company B production at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney.

Rush made his film breakthrough with his performance in 1996 with Shine, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. That same year, James L. Brooks flew him to Los Angeles to audition for the part of Simon Bishop in As Good as It Gets and offered him the role, but Rush declined it (it went to Greg Kinnear).[13]

In September 1998, Rush played the title role in the Beaumarchais play The Marriage of Figaro for the QTC. This was the opening production of the Optus Playhouse at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre at South Bank in Brisbane. A pun on Rush's name (and the circumstances) was used in the opening prologue of the play with the comment that the "Optus Playhouse was opening with a Rush".

In 1998, he appeared in three major films: Les Misérables, Elizabeth, and Shakespeare in Love. He received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the last film. In Les Miserables Rush played Javert opposite Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean. In Elizabeth, Rush portrayed Sir Francis Walsingham alongside fellow Australian Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I. He received a British Academy Film Award nomination for his performance. In Shakespeare in Love, he played Philip Henslowe, a role Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

In 1999, Rush took the lead role as Steven Price in the horror film House on Haunted Hill.

2000s: Pirates of the Caribbean filmsEdit

 
Rush at the Sydney premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in May 2011

In 2000, Rush starred in Philip Kaufman's Quills where he played the Marquis de Sade alongside Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine. The film was written by Tony Award winning playwright Doug Wright who adapted the film's screenplay from his play. Rush received widespread critical acclaim for his performance with Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers' describing his performance as "volcanic", and "scandalously good".[14] For his performance in the film he received his third Oscar nomination this time for Best Actor.

Rush's career continued at a fast pace, with nine films released from 2001 to 2003. In 2002, Rush played Leon Trotsky to Salma Hayek's Frida Kahlo in Julie Taymor's Frida. In the reaction to the #MeToo Movement, Hayek wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times detailing the harassment Harvey Weinstein perpetrated against her. In the article she wrote about her determination to make the movie and praises Rush for agreeing to act in the film.[15]

In 2003 Rush voiced the role of Nigel the brown pelican in the Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. That same year starred in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as Captain Hector Barbossa. The film was a massive financial success earning $654.3 million.[16] Rush would continue to reprise the role in its sequels, Dead Man's Chest (2006), At World's End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

In 2003, Rush played Superintendent Francis Hare in Ned Kelly with Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts. That same year he also appeared in the Coen Brothers romantic comedy, Intolerable Cruelty alongside George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Rush reprised his character's voice for the enhancements at the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme parks, which involved an audio-animatronic with Rush's likeness being installed (including one at Tokyo Disneyland). He also voiced Nigel the pelican in Finding Nemo.

Rush played actor Peter Sellers in the HBO television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. For this performance, he won various awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie,[17] Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.

In 2005, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Munich as Ephraim, a Mossad agent.

In 2006, Rush hosted the Australian Film Institute Awards for the Nine Network. He was the master of ceremonies again at the 2007 AFI Awards.

Rush has appeared on stage for the Brisbane Arts Theatre and in many other theatre venues. He has also worked as a theatre director. In 2007, he starred as King Berenger in a production of Eugène Ionesco's Exit the King at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne and Company B in Sydney, directed by Neil Armfield. For this performance, he received a Helpmann Award nomination for best male actor in a play.[18]

In the beginning of 2009, Rush appeared in a series of special edition postage stamps featuring some of Australia's internationally recognised actors. He, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman each appear twice in the series. Rush's image is taken from Shine.[19] He also appeared in the musical film Bran Nue Dae as Father Benedictus alongside Rocky McKenzie, Ernie Dingo, Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins, Deborah Mailman, Dan Sultan, and Magda Szubanski.

 
Rush at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

In 2009, Rush made his Broadway debut in a re-staging of Exit the King under Malthouse Theatre's touring moniker Malthouse Melbourne and Company B Belvoir. This re-staging featured a new American cast including Susan Sarandon. The show opened on 26 March 2009 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Rush won the Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Award and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.[20]

2010s: The Kings Speech, continued workEdit

In 2010, Rush returned to the stage, playing Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone on its Australian tour. That same year he also played speech therapist Lionel Logue in Tom Hooper's The King's Speech alongside Colin Firth, and Helena Bonham Carter. The part that earned him a British Academy Film Award win and nominations for the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

Rush returned as Captain Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp, in 2011. Rush is also preparing for a film version of The Drowsy Chaperone, an award-winning stage musical.[21] In addition, he voiced the alien Tomar-Re in the film adaptation of the Green Lantern comic book series.[22]

In 2011, Rush played the lead in a theatrical adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story The Diary of a Madman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He won for this role the Helpmann Award and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award.[23]

From November 2011, Rush played the role of Lady Bracknell in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest.[24] Other actors from the 1988 production include Jane Menelaus, this time as Miss Prism, and Bob Hornery, who had played Canon Chasuble, as the two butlers.[25]

In 2011, Rush made a cameo in a commercial, The Potato Peeler, for the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), playing a Polish farmer. He spoke his lines in Polish for the part.[26] In August 2011, Rush was appointed the foundation president of the newly formed Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.[27] He resigned from the post in December 2017 after Sydney Theatre Company announced they had received an accusation of inappropriate behaviour against him.[28]

In 2013, Rush appeared alongside Jim Sturgess in The Best Offer and also appeared in film version of the best-selling novel The Book Thief. Dennis Harvey, critics of Variety Magazine praised his performance writing, that "Rush generously provides the movie's primary warmth and humor".[29]

In 2017, Rush starred in Stanley Tucci's film Final Portrait alongside Armie Hammer. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film received positive reviews from critics earning a 73% from Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus reading, "Final Portrait finds writer-director Stanley Tucci patiently telling a quietly absorbing story, brought to life by a talented ensemble led by Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.[30]

That same year, Rush starred as Albert Einstein in the first season of National Geographic's limited anthology series Genius. The series was executive produced by Ron Howard and also starred Emily Watson. Rush won widespread acclaim earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as well as Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

In 2018, upon winning the Screen Actors Guild Award as Winston Churchill for Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman praised Rush as a "giant of acting" along with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Richard Jenkins, and Denzel Washington.[31][32]

In 2018, Rush played the character of adult Michael Kingley in Storm Boy released on 17 January 2019.[33]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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 Voice
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 Voice; Animated Feature
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 Voice; Animated Feature
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Donovan Donaly
2003 Harvie Krumpet Narrator Voice
2005 Munich Ephraim
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Hector Barbossa Cameo (uncredited)
2006 Candy Casper
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Hector Barbossa
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham
2008 $9.99 Angel Voice
2009 Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ezylryb & Lyze of Kiel Voices; Animated Film
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 Voice
2011 The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter
2013 The Best Offer Virgil Oldman
2013 The Book Thief Hans Hubermann
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary
2015 The Daughter Henry Neilson
2015 Minions The Narrator Voice; Animated Film
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 [34]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1979–81 Consumer Capers Jim Boy TV series
1981 Menotti Fr. Peter Fuller 13 episodes
1987 Frontier David Collins Miniseries; 3 episodes
1996 Mercury Bill Wyatt 13 episodes
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers Television Movie, HBO [35]
2004 Kath & Kim Geoff Episode: "Sitting on a Pile" [36]
2010 Lowdown Narrator/God Voice; 16 episodes
2015 Who Do You Think You Are? Himself Episode: "Geoffrey Rush" [37]
2017 Genius Albert Einstein Miniseries, National Geographic [38]

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Venue Ref.
1983 The Blind Giant is Dancing Allen Fitzgerald Australian Theatre Company [39]
1987 The Winters Tale Performer The Playhouse, Adelaide [40]
1989 Troilus and Cressida Performer Old Building Museum, Australia [40]
1994 Hamlet Horatio Belvoir St Theatre, Australia
1998 The Marriage of Figaro Figaro Queensland Arts Centre, Australia
2007 Exit the King King Berenger Malthouse Theatre, Australia
2009 Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway [41]
2010 The Drowsy Chaperone Man in Chair Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia [39]
2011 Diary of a Madman Aksentii Poprischin Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn [42]
2011–12 The Importance of Being Earnest Lady Augusta Bracknell Sumner Theatre, Australia [39]
2012 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Prologus Pseudolus Her Majesty's Theatre, Australia [39]
2015–16 King Lear Lear Roslyn Packer Theatre, Australia [39]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Rush has won what is known as the Triple Crown of Acting, meaning an Academy Award, Tony Award and Emmy Award, which represent film, theatre and television respectively.

Year Award Category Project Result Ref.
1996 Academy Awards Best Actor Shine Won [43]
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 [44]
2005 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Won [45]
2017 Genius Nominated
1997 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Shine Won [46]
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 [43]
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 [43]
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 [41]
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 [43]
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 [47]
2008 Best Male Actor in a Play Exit the King Nominated [48]
2010 Best Male Actor in a Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Nominated [49]
2011 Best Male Actor in a Play Diary of a Madman Won [50]
2013 Best Male Actor in a Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Won [51]

HonoursEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Since 1988, Rush has been married to actress Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica (born 1993), and a son, James (born 1995). Rush lives in Melbourne, and spent several years in Castlemaine, Victoria.[55]

Defamation caseEdit

On 30 November 2017, the Sydney tabloid newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a front-page article alleging that Rush engaged in "inappropriate behaviour" onstage with a co-star during the Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 production of King Lear. The story contained no corroboration for the allegations, though the STC divulged to the Telegraph that they had received a complaint about alleged sexual harassment by Rush. Eryn Jean Norvill, who had starred as Cordelia alongside Rush, alleged that the actor had touched her inappropriately without her consent and that he had followed her into a toilet during an after-party.[56] The Telegraph's story was picked up various newspapers in Australia but not by the Melbourne Herald Sun, because of concerns that the Telegraph was "running with a yarn which is highly libellous".[57] Rush denied the allegations and, on 8 December 2017, announced that he had filed a defamation suit with the Federal Court of Australia, charging that the Telegraph "made false, pejorative and demeaning claims, splattering them with unrelenting bombast on its front pages".[58] In an affidavit, Rush stated that as a result of the allegations, he had been suffering from anxiety, insomnia and loss of appetite, and felt that "his worth to the theatre and film industry is now irreparably damaged".[59]

During the opening week of the trial, director Neil Armfield spoke in support of Rush. It ultimately came to light that the Telegraph did not interview Norvill about her experience, and, in November of 2017, provided Rush with only a bare few hours to respond to the serious allegations. When testifying over a text sent by Rush to Norvill about him "thinking of you more than is socially appropriate", Rush said that he was only using mentoring talk[60] and that a drooling emoji[61] sent to her was the closest to one he wanted to send. In closing arguments, Rush's attorneys claimed that Telegraph journalist Jonathan Moran was looking for "a Weinstein story" and was "motivated by malice". The trial was concluded on 9 November 2018. On 11 April 2019, the judge ruled in favour of Rush, awarding him $850,000. In his written statement defending his ruling, Justice Wigney said that none of Norvill's claims were proven, due to her evidence being "not credible or reliable and contradicted by other members of the cast", and that Rush's evidence was overwhelming. He also criticised the Telegraph for "recklessly irresponsible pieces of sensationalist journalism of the very worst kind".[62]

A month later, the Daily Telegraph was ordered to pay Rush an extended judgement of $2.8m. At the same time, the Telegraph appealed Wigney's judgement, arguing that his conduct during the case "gave rise to apprehended bias." The appeal was heard by the Federal Court of Appeals in November of 2019, although the Telegraph ultimately dropped their allegations of bias to focus on other grounds of appeal. After an 8-month-long wait, the Telegraph's appeal was denied in July of 2020. The Telegraph after expressing disappointment over the appeal judgement, elected not to appeal further, and Rush's $2.87m judgement was upheld.(65)

Further allegationsEdit

On 16 December 2018, The New York Times published an interview with Australian actress Yael Stone, who accused Rush of sexual misconduct during the production of a theatre adaptation of Diary of a Madman in 2010 and 2011. She alleged that he had sent her sexually inappropriate texts, had touched her back at an awards show, and had danced naked in front of her while they were in the dressing room.[63] Rush responded in a statement to the Times through his attorneys, saying that Stone's allegations were "incorrect and in some instances have been taken completely out of context. However, clearly Yael has been upset on occasion by the spirited enthusiasm I generally bring to my work. I sincerely and deeply regret if I have caused her any distress. This, most certainly, has never been my intention."[64]

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65. "Telegraph in no Rush to appeal $2.87m defamation payout", Retrieved from https://www.smh.com.au/national/telegraph-in-no-rush-to-appeal-2-87m-defamation-payout-20200720-p55dsj.html

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