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  • Geoffrey Rush

    Born on July 6, 1951 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

awards & nominations

The King's Speech (2010)

Geoffrey Rush as "Lionel Logue"

England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Won Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Quills (2000)

Geoffrey Rush as "The Marquis de Sade"

A fictional work that reconstructs the unknown fate of the Marquis de Sade, the writer and sexual deviant who was imprisoned in an insane asylum for the last 10 years of his life. The Marquis de Sade befriends the director of the asylum and shares affections with the asylum laundress. When a doctor is sent in to cure the Marquis of his supposed madness, the Marquis's rebellious character only grows stronger.

Academy Award (2000) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Geoffrey Rush as "Philip Henslowe"

"Shakespeare in Love" is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. A young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is out of cash and ideas, he meets his ideal woman and she inspires him to write one of his most famous plays.

Academy Award (1998) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998) Won Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Elizabeth (1998)

Geoffrey Rush as "Sir Francis Walsingham"

Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) becomes queen of a divided and dangerous England in 1558. She is roundly perceived as weak by threats from within and abroad, and she is strongly advised to marry by counsel William Cecil (Richard Attenborough). But she will be married only to her country. Intelligent and cautious, she must choose where to place her trust: with her shrewd secretary Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), a master of espionage, or her secret lover, Sir Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role

Shine (1996)

Geoffrey Rush as "David as an Adult"

As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's (Geoffrey Rush) musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions.

Academy Award (1996) Won Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1996) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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