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Education
  
Role
  
Actor

Occupation
  
Actor

Height
  
1.87 m


Years active
  
1994–present

Spouse
  
Dervla Kirwan (m. 2007)

Name
  
Rupert Penry-Jones

Siblings
  
Laurence Penry-Jones

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Full Name
  
Rupert William Penry-Jones

Born
  
22 September 1970 (age 53) (
1970-09-22
)
London, England, United Kingdom

Other names
  
Rupert William Penry JonesRoo

Parents
  
Angela Thorne, Peter Penry-Jones

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Dervla Kirwan, Peter Penry‑Jones, Angela Thorne, Laurence Penry‑Jones, Maxine Peake

Zodiac Sign
  
Virgo

Nationality
  
British

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Rupert William Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Adam Carter in the BBC One spy drama series Spooks, Clive Reader QC in the BBC One legal drama Silk, policeman DI Joseph Chandler in the ITV murder mystery series Whitechapel, and Mr. Quinlan in the FX horror series The Strain.

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Early life

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Penry-Jones was born in London, the son of Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones and English actress Angela Thorne. His brother, Laurence Penry-Jones, is an actor turned ambulance driver who is married to actress Polly Walker.

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On BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast in August 2010, it was revealed that Penry-Jones' maternal grandfather, William, had served with the Indian Army Medical Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino and that his earlier ancestors had a long-standing connection with the Indian Army. Penry-Jones also discovered that he had Anglo-Indian ancestry from the early 19th century.

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Penry-Jones was educated at Dulwich College in Dulwich, London, until age 17 when he was enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, only to be expelled in his second year for being a bad influence. His bad influence was a result of a broken relationship, which Rupert stated he tried to recover from by "shagging everything in sight". Being dyslexic, he struggled at school, eventually leaving without A-levels.

Career

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In 1995, he appeared with his mother on television in Cold Comfort Farm.

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He made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing Fortinbras to Ralph Fiennes's Hamlet in an Almeida production of Hamlet.

He was cast as Richard in the premiere staging of Stephen Poliakoff's Sweet Panic at Hampstead Theatre in 1996. The following year he appeared in both The Paper Husband at Hampstead Theatre and as the upper-class Pip Thompson in a revival of Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything on the Lyttelton stage at the Royal National Theatre.

In 1998, he created the role of the Boy in Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby at the Almeida Theatre. In 1999, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, playing the title role in Don Carlos at The Other Place theatre and Alcibiades in Timon of Athens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Both productions transferred to the Barbican Centre in London in 2000, where his performance as Don Carlos won the Ian Charleson Award.

At the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in 2001 he was cast as Robert Caplan in J.B. Priestley's thriller "time-play" Dangerous Corner opposite Dervla Kirwan, who played Olwen Peel. The production then transferred for a four-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

From July to October 2003 at the National's Cottesloe Theatre he played the leading role of Louis XIV in Nick Dear's historical drama Power.

He returned to the theatre at the end of 2009 playing the role of Carl in Michael Wynne's new play The Priory at the Royal Court Theatre, London, from 19 November 2009 to 16 January 2010.

On television, he has played barrister Alex Hay in C4's ten-part serial North Square in 2000; Donald McLean in the BBC's four-part production of Cambridge Spies in 2003; and Grimani in Russell T. Davies' production of Casanova in 2005.

In 2004, he joined the cast in series 3 of the BBC's BAFTA-winning series Spooks. He played the lead role of section leader Adam Carter for four series before leaving the show in 2008. He won ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards for his role in Spooks in 2008. He also went on to play the role of Captain Wentworth in ITV's adaptation of Persuasion.

In 2008, he starred with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell in Burn Up playing an oil executive who becomes embroiled in the politics surrounding global warming and oil stocks.

He played Richard Hannay in the BBC adaptation of The 39 Steps which was screened at Christmas 2008.

In 2009, he was cast as the lead in the unaired ABC pilot The Forgotten but was unceremoniously replaced when the pilot was picked up and replaced by Christian Slater. Penry-Jones was apparently devastated and proceeded to give a number of interviews in the UK in which he attacked the US television industry. He has since described American television as a "factory" and the producers as "disgusting".

In February 2009, he took the lead in an ITV drama, Whitechapel, a three-part thriller based on the copycat killings of Jack the Ripper. Whitechapel was the highest-performing new drama in 2009. A second series of the show based around the Kray twins was broadcast in autumn 2010; the third series began in January 2012. The fourth and last series aired in September 2013, and no further series were commissioned due to poor ratings.

He was scheduled to appear alongside other celebrities in Soccer Aid 2010, but broke a bone in his knee during training, putting him in a plaster cast and ruling him out of the final match on 6 June 2010.

Penry-Jones was also cast opposite Maxine Peake in a legal drama Silk created by Peter Moffat. The show revolves around two barristers, played by Penry-Jones and Peake who are competing to become QCs. Series 2 aired in 2012 and Series 3 premiered on 24 February 2014.

He also joined the cast of the film A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet as Antoine. The film was directed by Alan Rickman.

Penry-Jones is known to be very critical of the British television and film industry. He stated that Doctor Who is a "very good children's show... but has low production values...and is a pantomime". He also said the Harry Potter films are "shit". He admitted walking out of the first three films.

Personal life

Penry-Jones married Irish actress Dervla Kirwan in August 2007, following a three-year engagement. They met in a theatre production, Dangerous Corner, in 2001. They have two children, Peter and Florence.

Filmography

Actor
-
Those About to Die (TV Series) (filming) as
Marsus
2022
Our House (TV Mini Series) as
Toby / Mike
- Episode #1.4 (2022) - Toby / Mike
- Episode #1.3 (2022) - Toby / Mike
- Episode #1.2 (2022) - Toby / Mike
2022
The Batman as
Mayor Don Mitchell, Jr.
2022
Prisoners of Paradise
2021
The Drowning (TV Mini Series) as
Mark
- Episode #1.4 (2021) - Mark
- Episode #1.3 (2021) - Mark
- Episode #1.2 (2021) - Mark
- Episode #1.1 (2021) - Mark
2020
Wizards (TV Mini Series) as
Lancelot / Sir Lancelot
- Killahead, Part Two (2020) - Lancelot (voice)
- Killahead, Part One (2020) - Lancelot (voice)
- Battle Royal (2020) - Lancelot (voice)
- Witch Hunt (2020) - Sir Lancelot (voice)
- History in the Making (2020) - Sir Lancelot (voice)
- Spellbound (2020) - Sir Lancelot (voice)
2020
Getting to Know You as
Luke
2020
Love Sarah as
Mathew
2020
Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears as
Jonathon Lofthouse
2019
The Commons (TV Mini Series) as
Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.8 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.7 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.6 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.5 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.4 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.3 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.2 (2019) - Dom Boulay
- Episode #1.1 (2019) - Dom Boulay
2018
Vita & Virginia as
Harold Nicolson
2018
Lucky Man (TV Series) as
Blake
- End of Days (2018) - Blake
- Blinded by the Light (2018) - Blake
- The Art of War (2018) - Blake
- The Sins of the Father (2018) - Blake
- Missing Persons (2018) - Blake
- The Zero Option (2018) - Blake
- Run Rabbit Run (2018) - Blake
- Facing Your Demons (2018) - Blake
2015
The Strain (TV Series) as
Mr. Quinlan
- The Last Stand (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Traitor (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- Extraction (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- Ouroboros (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- Tainted Love (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- Belly of the Beast (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- New Horizons (2017) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- One Shot (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Blood Tax (2017) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- The Worm Turns (2017) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Fall (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- Do or Die (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- White Light (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- Collaborators (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Battle of Central Park (2016) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- Madness (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- Gone But Not Forgotten (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- First Born (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- Bad White (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- New York Strong (2016) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Night Train (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
- Fallen Light (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
- Dead End (2015) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- The Assassin (2015) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- Battle for Red Hook (2015) - Mr. Quinlan (credit only)
- Intruders (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
- The Born (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
- Identity (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
- Quick and Painless (2015) - Mr. Quinlan
2015
Black Sails (TV Series) as
Thomas Hamilton
- XXXVIII. (2017) - Thomas Hamilton
- XIII. (2015) - Thomas Hamilton
- XII. (2015) - Thomas Hamilton
- XI. (2015) - Thomas Hamilton
- X. (2015) - Thomas Hamilton
- IX. (2015) - Thomas Hamilton
2015
In Vitro (Short) as
Man
2015
Crown for Christmas (TV Movie) as
Max
2015
Life in Squares (TV Mini Series) as
Duncan Grant
- Episode #1.3 (2015) - Duncan Grant
- Episode #1.2 (2015) - Duncan Grant
- Episode #1.1 (2015) - Duncan Grant
2014
A Little Chaos as
Antoine Lauzun
2011
Silk (TV Series) as
Clive Reader / Clive Reader QC
2009
Whitechapel (TV Series) as
DI Joseph Chandler
2012
The Last Weekend (TV Mini Series) as
Ollie
- Sunday/Monday (2012) - Ollie
- Saturday (2012) - Ollie
- Friday (2012) - Ollie
2012
Red Tails as
Campbell (as Rupert Perry Jones)
2012
Treasure Island (TV Mini Series) as
Trelawney
- Treasure Island: Part 2 (2012) - Trelawney (as Rupert Penry Jones)
- Treasure Island: Part 1 (2012) - Trelawney (as Rupert William Penry Jones)
2008
The 39 Steps (TV Movie) as
Richard Hannay
2004
MI-5 (TV Series) as
Adam Carter
- The School (2007) - Adam Carter
- Isolated (2007) - Adam Carter
- Infiltration (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Broadcast (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Courier (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Deal (2007) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Extremist (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Kidnap (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Virus: Part 2 (2007) - Adam Carter
- The Virus: Part 1 (2007) - Adam Carter
- Aftermath (2006) - Adam Carter
- The Criminal (2006) - Adam Carter
- Agenda (2006) - Adam Carter
- Hostage Takers: Part 2 (2006) - Adam Carter
- Hostage Takers: Part 1 (2006) - Adam Carter
- The Message (2006) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- World Trade (2006) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Cell (2006) - Adam Carter
- Gas and Oil: Part 2 (2006) - Adam Carter
- Gas and Oil: Part 1 (2006) - Adam Carter
- Diana (2005) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Sting (2005) - Adam Carter
- The Russian (2005) - Adam Carter
- Syria (2005) - Adam Carter
- The Innocent (2005) - Adam Carter
- The Book (2005) - Adam Carter
- Road Trip (2005) - Adam Carter
- Divided They Fall (2005) - Adam Carter
- The Special: Part 2 (2005) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Special: Part 1 (2005) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Suffering of Strangers (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Frequently Asked Questions (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Celebrity (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Outsiders (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Persephone (2004) - Adam Carter
- Love and Death (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- A Prayer for My Daughter (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Who Guards the Guards? (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- The Sleeper (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
- Project Friendly Fire (2004) - Adam Carter (uncredited)
2008
Burn Up (TV Mini Series) as
Tom
- Episode #1.2 (2008) - Tom
- Episode #1.1 (2008) - Tom
2007
Joe's Palace (TV Movie) as
Richard Reece
2007
Persuasion (TV Movie) as
Captain Wentworth
2006
Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (TV Movie) as
Willem Beijerinck
2005
Match Point as
Henry
2005
Casanova (TV Mini Series) as
Grimani
- Episode #1.3 (2005) - Grimani
- Episode #1.2 (2005) - Grimani
- Episode #1.1 (2005) - Grimani
2003
Poirot (TV Series) as
Roddy Winter
- Sad Cypress (2003) - Roddy Winter
2003
Cambridge Spies (TV Mini Series) as
Donald Maclean
- Episode #1.4 (2003) - Donald Maclean
- Episode #1.3 (2003) - Donald Maclean
- Episode #1.2 (2003) - Donald Maclean
- Episode #1.1 (2003) - Donald Maclean
2002
A Family Man (Short) as
Tarquin
2002
The Four Feathers as
Tom Willoughby
2001
Charlotte Gray as
Peter Gregory (as Rupert Penry Jones)
2000
North Square (TV Series) as
Alex Hay
- Episode #1.10 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.9 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.8 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.7 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.6 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.5 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.4 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.3 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.2 (2000) - Alex Hay
- Episode #1.1 (2000) - Alex Hay
1999
Virtual Sexuality as
Jake
1998
Still Crazy as
Young Ray
1998
Hilary and Jackie as
Piers Du Pré
1998
The Tribe as
Dietrich
1997
The Prince of Hearts (TV Movie) as
The Prince
1997
Food of Love as
Head office
1997
Bent as
Guard on Road (as Rupert Penry Jones)
1997
Jane Eyre (TV Movie) as
St. John Rivers
1997
The Moth (TV Series) as
Stanley Thorman
1996
Faith in the Future (TV Series) as
Sam
- A Knight Out (1996) - Sam
- The Big Test (1996) - Sam
1996
The Ring (TV Movie) as
Gerhard von Gotthard
1996
Cold Lazarus (TV Mini Series) as
Policeman / Militiaman
- Episode #1.4 (1996) - Policeman / Militiaman
- Episode #1.3 (1996) - Policeman / Militiaman
1996
Kavanagh QC (TV Series) as
Lt. Ralph Kinross
- The Burning Deck (1996) - Lt. Ralph Kinross
1995
Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) as
Boy at Party
- The End (1995) - Boy at Party
1995
Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie) as
Dick Hawk-Monitor
1994
French and Saunders (TV Series) as
Stage Manager
- French and Saunders' Christmas Carol (1994) - Stage Manager
1994
Fatherland (TV Movie) as
Jost (as Rupert Penry Jones)
1994
Black Beauty as
Wild-Looking Young Man
Self
2009
This Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 2 February 2021 (2021) - Self
- Episode dated 10 July 2020 (2020) - Self
- Episode dated 1 October 2013 (2013) - Self
- Episode dated 24 August 2012 (2012) - Self
- Episode dated 1 March 2011 (2011) - Self
- Episode dated 15 October 2010 (2010) - Self
- Episode dated 2 February 2009 (2009) - Self
2021
In Creative Company (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Love Sarah (2021) - Self
2021
Hollywood First Look (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #3.6 (2021) - Self
2016
The World's Greatest Spy Movies (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Voiceover (voice)
2013
The Crime Thriller Club (TV Series) as
Self / DI Chandler
- Episode #2.3 (2014) - Self / DI Chandler
- Episode #2.2 (2014) - Self / DI Chandler
- Actress (2014) - Self / DI Chandler
- Episode #1.5 (2013) - Self
2012
The Great British Baking Show (TV Series) as
Self - Narrator
- Christmas Special (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Masterclass 2 (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Masterclass 1 (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Class of 2012 (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Easter Masterclass (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Christmas Masterclass (2012) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Masterclass 3 (2012) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Masterclass 2 (2012) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Revisited (2012) - Self - Narrator (voice)
- Masterclass 1 (2012) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2013
Horizon (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Defeating the Hackers (2013) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2013
Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Narrator (voice)
2012
Crime Connections (TV Series documentary) as
Self / DI Chandler
- Episode #1.5 (2012) - Self / DI Chandler
2012
The Last Weekend: Behind the Scenes (Documentary short) as
Self
2012
The One Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #7.84 (2012) - Self - Guest
2011
The A to Z of Crime (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- U to Z (2011) - Self
2011
Silk: Behind the Scenes (Documentary short) as
Self / Clive
2010
The Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 9 November 2010 (2010) - Self
2010
Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Rupert Penry-Jones (2010) - Self
2010
Soccer Aid (TV Series) as
Self - Player
- Soccer Aid 2010 (2010) - Self - Player
2006
Breakfast (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 July 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 14 September 2006 (2006) - Self
2008
Top Gear (TV Series) as
Self
- Audi RS6 vs French Skiers Race - TG Stuntman: MG Maestro Cork-Screw Jump (2008) - Self
2008
The Great British Menu (TV Series) as
Self
- Heston Blumenthal's Dinner at the Gherkin (2008) - Self
2008
Those Were the Days (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- 1981 Charles and Di's Wedding (2008) - Self - Narrator (voice)
2004
Richard & Judy (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 20 October 2004 (2004) - Self
2002
A Week in the West End (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Episode #1.5 (2002) - Self
Archive Footage
2015
A Little Chaos: Deleted Scenes (Video short) as
Antoine Lauzun (uncredited)
2015
The Making of a Little Chaos (Video short) as
Antoine Lauzun (uncredited)

References

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