Rupert Evans is a British actor who is soon to appear in the second season storyline of ‘Bridgerton.’ He has been cast as the Bridgerton siblings’ late father in the Netflix era.
So, who is the person behind the role? Let’s get to know Rupert a bit more through this article.
Rupert Evans' Bio, Family
Rupert Evans was born on March 9, 1977, under the zodiac sign Pisces. His parents raised him in Stowe-by-Chartley, Staffordshire, England, near Stoke-on-Trent.
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The actor is the eldest of three siblings. Last reported, his younger brother was a DJ for Heart FM in Brighton.
For his education, Rupert went to Bilton Grange School, an independent boarding school in Dunchurch. Then, he transferred to Milton Abbey School, also an independent boarding school, located in the village of Milton Abbas.
After that, Rupert attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, which was based in South Kensington in London at the time.
Rupert Evans in Bridgerton
Rupert is playing Edmund Bridgerton, the Bridgerton siblings’ late father in the highly popular Regency-era Netflix series.
His character, Edmund, is a loving and devoted husband, whose union with Violet Bridgerton, brought them eight lovely children. As perfect of a husband he is, Edmund is also a “patient and kind father, who takes special pride in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life.”
Edmund’s death at age 38 caused by an allergic reaction to a bee sting, had a deep impact on his eldest child, Anthony, who had to take over the viscounty when he was only 18 years of age.
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Season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’ is in production in London and the storyline is following Anthony Bridgerton’s (played by Jonathan Bailey) quest for love based on the second book from the series, ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me,’ written by Julia Quinn.
The second season of the show stars new major casts that include the female lead Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma, Charithra Chandran (plays Edwina Sharma), Rupert Young (plays Jack), Calam Lynch (plays Theo Sharpe), and Shelley Conn (plays Mary Sharma).
Career: Movies and TV Shows
Rupert Evans has been in the acting industry for a long time now. Very early in his career, the actor appeared in the 2002 drama, ‘Crime and Punishment,’ alongside John Simm, and the 2004 historical drama, ‘North & South,’ alongside Richard Armitage.
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The first major film role that got Rupert more attention was as FBI Agent John Myers in the 2004 adaptation of ‘Hellboy.’ After that, he appeared in ‘Agora,’ with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella.
Throughout his career, the talented actor has starred as Edmund Allingham in ‘The Village’ (2013), Elliot Howe in ‘Rogue,’ Brother Godwyn in ‘World Without End,’ and Peter Fleming in ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond.’
Rupert also appeared in the horror film, ‘The Canal’ in 2014, and contributed to a supporting role in another horror film, ‘The Boy,’ in 2016.
It was in February 2018 when Rupert was cast as a regular in The CW fantasy series, ‘Charmed,’ which was a reboot of the 1998 series going by the same name.
Who is Rupert Evans’ Partner?
There was a time when Rupert was in love with his Juliet, literally. It was when he was cast as Romeo by director Nancy Meckler at the RSC, and the actor fell hard for Juliet, played by actress Morven Christie.
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They started dating in 2006 and the first time they kissed was in a grungy pub. Apparently, the director did not even find out about their relationship until the shooting for the play was over.
The last time Rupert talked openly about his dating status with Morven Christie was in 2009. There has been no information on the couple since then.
- During an interview with standard.co.uk, the outlet described how Rupert strikingly resembled Brad Pitt when he came in donning a leather jacket and dark glasses. They called him Brad Pitt’s cooler younger brother before hearing his story of him swallowing his chewing gum by mistake during his way there, and quickly changing the nickname to ‘Brad Pitt’s klutzy baby brother.’
- When he was young, Rupert would pretend to local boys that his name wasn’t ‘Rupert’ because he was not fond of his name at that time.