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Five great film roles for Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett: His top five films

ANOTHER COUNTRY (1984) The young actor known mostly for his stage roles impressed in his first major big-screen part, playing (opposite Colin Firth) a British homosexual and spy for the Soviet Union. The drama was loosely based on the life of Guy Burgess.

 

MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING (1997) Everett revitalised his up-and-down film career in this successful and critically acclaimed romantic comedy, playing Julia Roberts's gay friend. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor.

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998) Making the most of his screen time, Everett plays Christopher Marlowe, the playwright and friendly rival who offers William Shakespeare off-hand advice and whose murder is cleverly worked into the plot.

 

AN IDEAL HUSBAND (1999) Another Golden Globe nomination, this one for best actor, came Everett's way for his role in this film based on the Oscar Wilde play. He portrays a charming, wise, womanising and devilish character in the comedy of manners.

 

SHREK 2 (2004) Everett voices the villainous Prince Charming in this second chapter of the highly popular and profitable computer-animated comedy franchise. He rises from supporting antagonist to main antagonist in the follow-up, Shrek the Third.