Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves: Early Life and Career

Rupert S. Graves is a British actor born on June 30, 1963, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. He attended Wyvern Community School in Weston-super-Mare and left at the age of 15 to pursue his acting career. Graves began his career on stage and later moved on to television and film. His breakthrough role came in the 1987 film Maurice, directed by James Ivory. He has since appeared in numerous successful films and TV shows, including A Room with a View, V for Vendetta, Sherlock, and The War of the Worlds.

Graves has received critical acclaim for his performances and has been nominated for several awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the 1991 film The Madness of King George.

Rupert Graves: Personal Life

Rupert Graves


Graves is the son of Richard Harding Graves and Mary Lousilla Graves. He has two brothers, Nick and Graham, and a sister, Sally. His father was a music teacher, and his mother was a travel agent. Graves has been married twice and has three children.

Wife Split 2014

In 2014, Graves announced that he had separated from his second wife, Susie Lewis. The couple had been married for 13 years and had three children together. The reason for their split was not disclosed, but Graves stated that they remained friends and were committed to co-parenting their children.


Graves has been in relationships with both men and women. He was in a long-term relationship with actress and director, Leigh Lawson, in the 1980s. He also had a relationship with actress and screenwriter, Suzanne Bertish. In recent years, he has been in a relationship with producer and director, Ian W. Sainsbury.

Rupert Graves: Filmography

Graves has appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Some of his notable film credits include Maurice (1987), A Room with a View (1985), V for Vendetta (2006), and The War of the Worlds (2019). He has also appeared in several successful TV shows, including Sherlock (2010-2017), Doctor Who (2010), and A Handful of Dust (1988).

Rupert Graves: Awards and Nominations

Graves has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. In 1991, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in The Madness of King George. He has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in Sherlock.

In 2019, Graves was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.


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