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Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing of Mr. Toad" and went on to co-star with Harvey ... See full bio »
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V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta Dominic
(2005)
Death at a Funeral
(2007)
Sherlock
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(2010-2017)

Filmography

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 2018 Lie of You (post-production)
Eddie
 2018 Silencio (post-production)
Peter
 2017 12 Monkeys (TV Series)
Sebastian
- Masks (2017) ... Sebastian
 2010-2017 Sherlock (TV Series)
DI Lestrade
- The Final Problem (2017) ... DI Lestrade
- The Lying Detective (2017) ... DI Lestrade
- The Six Thatchers (2017) ... DI Lestrade
- The Abominable Bride (2016) ... DI Lestrade
- His Last Vow (2014) ... DI Lestrade
 2016 The Family (TV Series)
John Warren
- What Took So Long (2016) ... John Warren
- Election Day (2016) ... John Warren
- Betta Male (2016) ... John Warren
- Sweet Jane (2016) ... John Warren
 2016/II Sacrifice
Duncan Guthrie
 2016/I Native
Cane
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Hapley
- The Moth (2016) ... Dr. Hapley
 2015 Valentine's Kiss (TV Mini-Series)
Nicholas Whiteley
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Nicholas Whiteley
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Nicholas Whiteley
 2015 Bone In The Throat
Rupert
 2014-2015 Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series)
Gary
- Episode #3.6 (2015) ... Gary
- Episode #3.5 (2015) ... Gary
- Episode #3.4 (2015) ... Gary
- Episode #3.3 (2015) ... Gary
- Episode #3.2 (2015) ... Gary
 2008-2014 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
Stirling Rogers
- Worricker: Turks & Caicos (2014) ... Stirling Rogers
- God on Trial (2008)
 2014 The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series)
Maj Edward Crecy
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Maj Edward Crecy
 2014 Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie)
Stirling Rogers
 2014 Turks & Caicos (TV Movie)
Stirling Rogers
 2013 The White Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Thomas Stanley
- The Final Battle (2013) ... Lord Thomas Stanley
- The Princes in the Tower (2013) ... Lord Thomas Stanley
- The King Is Dead (2013) ... Lord Thomas Stanley
- Poison and Malmsey Wine (2013) ... Lord Thomas Stanley
- Love and Death (2013) ... Lord Thomas Stanley
 2013 Air Force One Is Down (TV Mini-Series)
Dragutin
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Dragutin
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Dragutin
 2012 Secret State (TV Mini-Series)
Felix Durrell
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Felix Durrell
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Felix Durrell
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Felix Durrell
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Felix Durrell
 2012 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Riddell
- Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (2012) ... Riddell
 2012 Fast Girls
David Temple
 2012 The Charles Dickens Show (TV Series)
Doctor John Snow
- Health (2012) ... Doctor John Snow
 2012 Sherlock Uncovered (TV Movie)
DI Lestrade
 2009-2011 Garrow's Law (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Hill / Sir Arthur
- Episode #3.4 (2011) ... Sir Arthur Hill
- Episode #3.3 (2011) ... Sir Arthur Hill
- Episode #3.2 (2011) ... Sir Arthur Hill
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... Sir Arthur Hill
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... Sir Arthur
 2011 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
James Lavender
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... James Lavender
 2011 Scott & Bailey (TV Series)
Nick Savage
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Nick Savage
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Nick Savage
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Nick Savage
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Nick Savage
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Nick Savage
 2011 Case Sensitive (TV Series)
Mark Bretherick
- The Point of Rescue: Part 2 (2011) ... Mark Bretherick
- The Point of Rescue: Part 1 (2011) ... Mark Bretherick
 2010 Single Father (TV Mini-Series)
Stuart
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Stuart
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Stuart
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Stuart
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Stuart (uncredited)
 2010 New Tricks (TV Series)
Adrian Levene
- Fashion Victim (2010) ... Adrian Levene
 2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
John Smith
- Defence (2010) ... John Smith
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Peter Hopkins
 2010 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Alec Pickman
- Falling Darkness (2010) ... Alec Pickman
 2010 Wallander (TV Series)
Alfred Harderberg
- The Man Who Smiled (2010) ... Alfred Harderberg
 2009 The Good Times Are Killing Me (TV Movie)
Lexy
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Lance Fortescue
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... Lance Fortescue
 2008 God on Trial (TV Movie)
Mordechai
 2008 Midnight Man (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Cosgrave
- Part 3 (2008) ... Daniel Cosgrave
- Part 2 (2008) ... Daniel Cosgrave
- Part 1 (2008) ... Daniel Cosgrave
 2008 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Colonel John Garrett
- Duty and Honour: Part 2 (2008) ... Colonel John Garrett
- Duty and Honour: Part 1 (2008) ... Colonel John Garrett
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Danny Moore
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Danny Moore
 2007 To Be First (TV Movie)
Doctor Christiaan Barnard
 2007 The Dinner Party (TV Movie)
Roger
 2007/I The Waiting Room
George
 2007/V Intervention
Mark
 2007 Clapham Junction (TV Movie)
Robin Cape
 2007 Death at a Funeral
Robert
 2006 Son of the Dragon (TV Mini-Series)
The Lord of the North
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... The Lord of the North
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... The Lord of the North
 2005 V for Vendetta
Dominic
 2005 A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (TV Movie)
William Shakespeare
 2005 MI-5 (TV Series)
William Sampson
- Episode #4.3 (2005) ... William Sampson
 2005 Rag Tale
Editor - The Rag, Eddy Somerset Taylor
 2004 Pride (TV Movie)
Linus (voice)
 2003 The Last King (TV Mini-Series)
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
 2002-2003 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series)
Young Jolyon Forsyte / Jolyon Forsyte Jr. / Jolyon Forsyte
- Episode #2.4 (2003) ... Jolyon Forsyte
- Episode #2.3 (2003) ... Jolyon Forsyte Jr.
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... Jolyon Forsyte Jr.
- Episode #2.1 (2003) ... Jolyon Forsyte Jr.
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Young Jolyon Forsyte
 2002 Extreme Ops
Jeffrey
 2000 Take a Girl Like You (TV Series)
Patrick Standish
- Part 1 (2000) ... Patrick Standish
- Part 3 (2000) ... Patrick Standish
- Part 2 (2000) ... Patrick Standish
 2000 Room to Rent
Mark
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Joseph Lees
 1999 All My Loved Ones
Nicholas Winton
 1999 The Blonde Bombshell (TV Mini-Series)
Dennis Hamilton
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dennis Hamilton
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Dennis Hamilton
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Octavian
- Part 1 (1999) ... Octavian
- Part 2 (1999) ... Octavian
 1998 The Revengers' Comedies
Oliver Knightly
 1998 The Soldier's Leap (Short)
Christian
 1997 Mrs Dalloway
Septimus Warren Smith
 1997 Bent
Officer on Train
 1996 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Huntingdon
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Huntingdon
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Huntingdon
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Huntingdon
 1996 Intimate Relations
Harold
 1996 The Innocent Sleep
Alan Terry
 1996 Different for Girls
Paul Prentice
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Slaughter (1996) ... (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... (voice)
- Collapse (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Harry (TV Series)
Dominic Collier
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Dominic Collier
 1994 The Madness of King George
Greville
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
David Martin
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Jones
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Neil
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Neil
 1993 Una questione privata (TV Movie)
Milton
 1992 Damage
Martyn Fleming
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Billy
- Happy Families (1992) ... Billy
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Philip Herriton
 1991 The Sheltering Desert
Hermann Korn
 1990 The Children
Gerald Ormerod
 1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler (TV Movie)
Axel von dem Bussche
 1988 A Handful of Dust
John Beaver
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Simon Boulderstone
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Simon Boulderstone
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Simon Boulderstone
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Simon Boulderstone
 1987 Maurice
Alec Scudder
 1985 A Room with a View
Freddy Honeychurch
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Tonio
 1983 St. Ursula's in Danger (TV Movie)
Teddy
 1983 Good and Bad at Games (TV Movie)
Guthrie
 1982 All for Love (TV Series)
Jim Atkins
- Mona (1982) ... Jim Atkins
 1981 Vice Versa (TV Series)
Tipping
- The Reckoning (1981) ... Tipping
- The Escape (1981) ... Tipping
- The Letter (1981) ... Tipping
- The Fight (1981) ... Tipping
- The Trial (1981) ... Tipping
 1979 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Yan
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Prefect
- Yesterday's Hero (1978) ... Prefect
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Other Works:

He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Samantha Bond, Julian Ovenden, Rachel Stirling, Prunella Scales, Joanne Pearce, Caroline Blakiston, John Normington, and Peter Cellier in the cast. Adrian Noble was director. See more »


Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm entirely uneducated. I went to public school - public in the American sense - a blue-collar, working-class school. I never got a scholarship, I left when I was 15, never did any exams. See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 1997 season for his performance in "HurlyBurly" at the Queen's Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

Expressive dark brown eyes

Star Sign:

Cancer

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