Mark Rylance

Playwright / Theatre Director | * 01/18/1960 (61) | Ashford, Kent, UK
Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Rylance made his professional debut at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in 1980. He appeared in the West End productions of Much Ado About Nothing in 1994 and Jerusalem in 2010, winning the Olivier Award for Best Actor for both. He has also appeared on Broadway, winning three Tony Awards: two for Best Actor for Boeing Boeing in 2008 and Jerusalem in 2011, and one for Best Featured Actor for Twelfth Night in 2014. He received Best Actor nominations for Richard III in 2014 and Farinelli and the King in 2017. He is one of only eight actors to have won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play twice while his nominations for Richard III and Twelfth Night in 2014 make him one of only six performers to be nominated in two acting categories in the same year. Rylance's film appearances include Prospero's Bo..."> ()
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Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). Rylance played the title role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), based on the British evacuation in World War II. He appeared as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | History

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Awards & Nominations for Mark Rylance

Laurence Olivier Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Theatre World Award British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play Knight Bachelor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

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Movies with Mark Rylance as Actor(35)

as William Kuntsler2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7
as Maurice Flitcrof2020 The Fantastic Flitcrofts
as The Magistrate2019 Waiting for the Barbarians
as Satan2019 The Last Planet
as James Halliday / Anorak2018 Ready Player One
as Mr. Dawson2017 Dunkirk
as himself2017 The Making of Dunkirk
as The BFG2016 The BFG
as Rudolf Abel2015 Bridge of Spies
as Terrance Cox2015 The Gunman
as Stephen2014 Days and Nights
as himself2014 We Are Many
as himself2013 Muse of Fire
as Olivia2012 Twelfth Night
as Roberts2011 Blitz
as Condell2011 Anonymous
as Sir Thomas Boleyn2008 The Other Boleyn Girl
as Dr. David Kelly2005 The Government Inspector
as Jay2001 Intimacy
as Charlie Raunce1996 Loving
as William Adamson1995 Angels and Insects
as Conn Ellis1993 Love Lies Bleeding
as William Blake1993 In Lambeth
as John Healy1992 The Grass Arena
as Ferdinand1991 Prospero's Books
as Fizz1987 Hearts of Fire
as Nikki Fodor1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story

TV Shows/Series with Mark Rylance as Actor(3)

as himself2019 My Grandparents' War
as Thomas Cromwell2015 Wolf Hall
as Flopp (voice)2015 Bing

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Mark David Waters
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 01/18 1960 (January) in Ashford (current age: 61 years + 94 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Spouses (current/former): Claire van Kampen
Children: Juliet Rylance
Siblings: Susannah Waters
Mark Rylance frequently works together with these people:
Steven Spielberg (9x, Crew)
Christian Camargo (4x, Actor)
Giles Terera (4x, Crew)
Adam Somner (4x, Crew)
Dan Poole (4x, Cast)
Jeremy Braben (3x, Crew)
Ivana Primorac (3x, Crew)
Steve Slanec (3x, Crew)
Bernard Hill (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12657, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 04/22/2021