Rufus Sewell Spouse, Height, Age, Movies and TV Shows

Rufus Sewell is a British actor who is famous as the son of William John Frederick Sewell (the animator on “Lucy in the sky with Diamonds”. He has acted in many movies and TV shows, most recently in The Diplomat on Netflix.

Some of his main appearances are in the movies The Legend of Zorro (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Judy (2019), Dangerous Beauty (1998) and The Father (2020). Rufus has appeared in TV shows as well, including Arabian Nights (2000), Eleventh Hour (2008–2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010) and Zen (2011).

Rufus Sewell was born in Hammersmith, London, England on October 29 1967. His full birth name is Rufus Frederik Sewell.

Rufus Sewell Spouse, Height, Age, Movies and TV Shows

Who is Rufus Sewell's spouse?

Sewell is an actor, and as such his career revolves around stage, film and television. In film he has also appeared in Dark City, Carrington, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter among others.

On stage in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (1993) he played the role of Septimus Hodge. In Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll (2006) his role was Jan.

His Age

Rufus Sewell was born on 29 October 1967. As a result, his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

How old is Rufus Frederik Sewell?

Born on Sunday, 29 October 1967, Rufus Frederik Sewell is 56 years, 5 months and 23 days old on 21 April, 2024.

  • Total Years: 56
  • Total Days: 20,629
  • Total Months: 677
  • Total Weeks: 2,9470

How tall is Rufus Sewell?

The English actor has a height of 1.83 meters.

His Early Life

Rufus was born as the son of William John Frederick and Jo. His father William worked as an animator on “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, a segment of animation for the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film.

His ancestry is of Anglo-Australia (English Australian).

Sewell’s mother Jo is a classically trained pianist and hasher origins in Wales. But unfortunately, Sewell’s parents divorced while he was five years old.

Later, his father passed on when Sewell was only ten years old.

Sewell’s mother lived at her parent’s home at The Pelican, Laughame, and Carmarthenshire.

Trafalgar Junior School was where Sewell schooled at. He left that school in 1978. At Trafalgar he was a member of drama club and played the lead in Rumpelstiltskin (a German fairy tale) which he acted while kneeling down throughout the show.

At secondary level he attended Orleans Park School, in Twickenham area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and left in 1984.

He later joined West Thames College in West London.

It was while in college that a drama teacher sent Sewell to audition for drama school. He enrolled at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and that is how his acting career was born.

Rufus Sewell Spouse: Who is his wife?

Rufus Sewell height, movies and TV shows

Rufus has been involved in many relationships.

Let us look at some of the most famous ones.

With Yasmin Abdallah

Sewell’s first wife was Yasmin Abdallah, an Australian successful businesswoman, model and a fashion journalist who gained fame after marrying the English actor.

The duo met on a club, started dating, and eventually got married in 1999. They stayed in marriage for a year. However, they divorced in 2000.

Before their marriage, Yasmin was Sewell’s long-term girlfriend.

With Amy Gardner

After his divorce with Australian model Yasmin, Rufus married Amy Gardner, a notable producer and scriptwriter.
Her real birth name is Amelia Gardner but she is famously known as Amy Gardner.

Sewell and Amy met in 2001, a connection that blossomed and led to their dating. In 2002 the duo welcomed their son William Douglas Sewell.

In 2004 they officially got married but unfortunately their marriage was short-lived because in 2006 they got divorced for unknown reasons.

With Ami Komai

In 2009 Rufus Sewell was in a relationship with Ami Komai. Ami Komai is a Japanese-American hairstylist who has made her mark in beauty and fashion world.

The two icons have a daughter who was born in 2013, and her name is Lola.

Rufus Sewell and Ami Komai have an age difference of 17 years: The hairstylist was born in 1984 while Rufus was born in 1967.

With Vivian Benitez

Her real name is Vivian Rosana Benitez Brizuela.

Vivian Benitez is an American actress, Paraguayan TV host and a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Paraguay in 1991.

In 2023 she got engaged to Rufus Sewell but the duo is said to have been together since 2020. Their engagement was announced after a romantic trip to Italy.

However, the two love birds seems to keep their relationship private. But they have been spotted severally appearing together on red carpet events.

Recently they were spotted on the premiere of Netflix series “The Diplomat”, on which Rufus stars as as Hal Wyler. That was in May 2023.

His Acting Career

Rufus Sewell’s breakthrough happened in 1993 when he played in a film known as “Dirty Weekend”. He starred as Tim on the Michael Winner film.

Michael had noticed his acting talent in a play at Criterion Theatre.

In 1993 he starred on BBC serial of “George Eliot’s Middlemarch”.

Sewell is famous for his criminal behavior roles as seen in A Knight’s Tale, Bless the Child, The Legend of Zorro, Helen of Troy and The Illusionist.

In 2008 Rufus appeared in the HBO miniseries as Alexander Hamilton in John Adams. He received a positive review for his portrayal of Charles II in the BBC’s Charles II: The Power and Passion.

On Rock ‘n’ Roll, a Tom Stoppard’s play, Sewell appeared on the first run and in the premiere of the play at the Royal Court Theatre and at Duke of York’s Theatre that was in 2006.

Sewell has recorded eleven Ian Fleming’s James Bond books on 36 CDs for Collins. The British actor continues to work in theatre, television and film, playing the leading role of Dr. Jacob Hood.

In 2023 it was announced that Sewell was a cast in “Scoop” a Netflix drama he starred as Prince Andrew.

Filmography

As mentioned earlier above in this article Sewell Rufus career revolves around film, television and stage. We are going to cover his filmography below.

ProductionRoleVenueYear
CloserLarryDon Warehouse, London2015
Old TimesDeeleyHarold Pinter Theatre, London2013
Rock ‘n’ RollJanBernard B. Jacobs Theatre2007-2008
The Royal Court Theatre2006-2007
TranslationsOwenPlymouth Theatre, Broadway1995
ArcadiaSeptimus HodgeLyttelton Theatre, Royal Nation Theatre1993

On Television

TitleRoleYear
KaleidoscopeRoger Salas2023
The DiplomatHal Wyler2023
The Pale HorseMark Easterbrook2020
The Man in the High CastleJohn Smith2014-2019
The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselDeclan Howell2018
VictoriaLord Melbourne2016-2017
Secret HistoryNarrator2016
Killing JesusCaiaphas2015
Parade’s EndReverend Duchemin2012
RestlessLucas Romer2012
ZenAurelio Zen2011
The Pillars of the EarthTom Builder2010
Eleventh HourDr. Jacob Hood2008-2009
John AdamsAlexander Hamilton2008
9/11: Out of the blueThe Man2006
ShakespeaRe-ToldPetruchio2005
TasteMichael Kuhleman2004
Helen of TroyAgamemnon2003
Charles II: The Power and the PassionCharles II2003
She CreatureAngus2001
Arabian NightsAli Baba2000
Cold Comfort FarmSeth Starkadder1995
PerformanceHarry Percy1995
Citizen LockeMidshipman Clarke1994
MiddlemarchWill Ladislaw1994
Screen TwoMike Costain Clive1992-1994
Gone to SeedBilly1992

On Film

TitleRoleYear
ScoopPrince Andrew2024
OldCharles2021
The FatherPaul2020
JudySidney Luft2019
Gods of EgyptUrshu2016
Blinky Bill the MovieSir Claude (voice)2015
HerculesAutolycus2014
The Devil’s HandJacob Brown2014
All Things to All MenParker2013
I’ll Follow You DownGabe2013
The SeaCarlo Grace2013
Hotel NoirFelix2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterAdam2012
The TouristEnglish Man2010
Downloading NancyAlbert2008
Vinyan PaulBellmer2008
The HolidayJasper Bloom2006
Amazing GraceThomas Clarkson2006
Paris, je t’aimeWilliam2006
The Legend of ZorroCount Armand2005
Tristan and IsoldeMarke2005
The IllusionistCrown Prince Leopold2005
Victoria StationThe Cabbie2003
Extreme OpsIan2002
A Knight’s TaleCount Adhemar2001
Bless the ChildEric Stark2000
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and LaurenceFrank1999
In a Savage LandMick Carpenter1999
Dangerous BeautyMarco Venier1998
Dark CityJohn Murdoch1998
The Very Thought of YouFrank1998
IlluminataDominique1998
At Sachem FarmRoss1998
The WoodlandersGiles Winterbourne1997
HamletFortinbras1996
VictoryMartin Ricardo1996
Cold Comfort FarmSeth Starkadder1995
CarringtonMark Gertler1995
A Man of No ImportanceRobbie Fay1994
Dirty WeekendTim1993
Twenty-OneBobby1991

On social media his Instagram account is @fredriksewell

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