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Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on 6 July 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, of Scottish, Irish, English and German ancestry. Geoffrey is a film producer and actor, known for his varied performance abilities, but particularly for being the youngest among the few people who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting” – an Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award and Tony Award. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Geoffrey Rush? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. For his performance in the film “Shine”, he became the first actor to win an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for a single performance. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Geoffrey Rush Net Worth $40 million

Geoffrey attended Everton Park State High School, and after matriculating went to the University of Queensland, graduating with a BA degree. During his time at the university, he performed with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC), appearing in 17 productions with the company. In 1975 he moved to Paris, studying theatre, movement and mime at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq.

Rush’s first theatre production was “Wrong Side of the Moon” – he performed with QTC for four years and he then started appearing in various Shakespeare plays, and in “The Importance of Being Earnest”. He continued in numerous stage productions which increased his net worth, including in 1998 playing the title role in “The Marriage of Figaro”, and he also started working as a theatre director, contributing further to his net worth.

In 2007, he was cast in a production of “Exit the King”, for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination. He later made his Broadway debut in a re-staging of “Exit the King”, winning many awards for his performance. Some of his latest productions include “The Drowsy Chaperone”, “The Diary of a Madman” and another production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

For his film career, Geoffrey made his debut in 1981 with the film “Hoodwink”, which led him to other small roles in television dramas which steadily increased his net worth. He then got his film breakthrough in 1996 with “Shine” which won him the plethora of awards already mentioned. Two years later, he would appear in “Shakespeare in Love”, “Les Miserables”, and “Elizabeth”, and then received his third Academy Award nomination for “Quills” in which he played Marquis de Sade. He continued to make films, and would become very popular in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series as Captain Hector Barbossa. He then scored several awards in the television film “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”, and in 2010 earned more nominations when he was cast in “The King’s Speech” as speech therapist Lionel Logue. One of his latest projects is the film “The Best Offer” which is based on the novel “The Book Thief”.

For his personal life, it is known that Rush married actress Jane Menelaus in 1988 and they have two children. He is based with his family in Camberwell, Victoria.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 6, 1951
Birth place: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Education:University of Queensland
Nationality:Australian
Spouse:Jane Menelaus
Children:Angelica Rush, James Rush
Parents:Merle Kiehne, Roy Baden Rush
TV shows:Kath & Kim, Lowdown, Twisted Tales, Mercury, Genius
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott in _Shine (1996), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Seargent York (1941)_, Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and most recently Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
2He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010). Colin Firth also appeared in both films.
3Is an accomplished pianist, whom needed no hand stand-in for Shine (1996) and played almost all of the pieces in the movie himself.
4As of 2014, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Munich (2005) and The King's Speech (2010). Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010) are winners in the category.
5Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]
6Currently lives in Melbourne, Australia [May 2004]
7His father was of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was of German descent.
8Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer.
9Rush was awarded the Australian of the Year for 2012 by Australian PM Julia Gillard.
10Became the fourth actor to appear in 2 films to gross $1 billion with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). He is the first actor from the southern hemisphere to achieve this feat.
11His favorite film is City Lights (1931) and often shows it at parties to people who have never seen the film before. Other favorites include Zelig (1983), War and Peace (1966), Persona (1966) and Amarcord (1973).
12Became the 19th actor to win the triple crown of acting: In 2009 won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (Exit the King) to go with his Oscar for Shine (1997) and his Emmy for Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
13He was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the play, "Exit the King" on Broadway in New York City.
14Is one of 11 actors to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Jamie Foxx for Ray (2004), Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote (2005), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Javier Bardem for No Country for Old Men (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood (2007), Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008), and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Colin Firth for The King's Speech (2010), Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010), and J.K. Simmons for Whiplash (2014).
15He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts especially through a distinguished acting career.
16He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), making him one of 12 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007).
17He was named Alumnus of the Year by the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1998.
18Actively involved with Melbourne Community Groups in preserving historical landscapes from adverse development; particularly in regard to Camberwell Railway Station where he organized a protest march, attended by Barry Humphries amongst other luminaries (2004).
19Attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Mime, Movement and Theater.
20Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland, in Australia.
21Has an Arts Degree from the University of Queensland.
22He began his acting career with the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
23Once lived with Mel Gibson while they were in college.
24Children: Angelica (1992) and James (1995)
25He adapted Beaumarchais's play "The Marriage of Figaro", with Neil Armfield, for the inaugural production in the new Optus Playhouse in the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in September, 1998. He also played the title role of Figaro in the same production.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice


Quotes

#Quote
1[In response to being asked about favorite actors he has worked with] Johnny Depp, we've been together for four-and-a-half years now on these films; he's one of the great character actors in a leading man's body who constantly surprises himself and his audience with his capabilities and imagination.
2[ on Johnny Depp] -- I've been lucky because I do regard myself as a slightly aging character and I've been able to be in scenes with delightful women, like Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn . . . It's been a perk of the job. And the prettiest of all, of course, was Johnny Depp. He's so good-looking and he's a highly unpredictable and quite genius-type actor. He's so irreverent, so playful, so surprising on screen. He's an actor of such oblique approach to any given project; he always does something that no one's done before. With the pirate thing, you expect someone to be a bit like Barbossa, because he's historical-it goes back to Basil Rathbone or Robert Newton, the golden age of Hollywood villainy. But Jack Sparrow is not what anyone expected-[Depp] approaches it as a great actor. He's also a very cunning craftsman. He knows how to give you the fun of the character in the wide shots, and then he has these little internal moments in the close-ups. I always felt a bit like a piece of industrial machinery next to his efforts. Someone like Johnny is a great team leader . . . it's great not to have a diva. It's great to have someone who's very laid-back, very playful . . . he's probably the only person who dares to ad-lib. A lot of what he throws in makes it into the final mix. Jack Sparrow is some crazy part of Johnny's brain.
3[on Johnny Depp] -- Jack is probably the pirate that everyone wants to be; he is freewheeling, he is absolutely his own man, he's hilarious-he's like Johnny. It was extraordinary to watch Johnny create this character. It was such a cool performance, very masterfully done. He is a brilliant actor. I'm Johnny's biggest fan. I was having a conversation with someone the other day and saying, "Do you know anyone in all of Hollywood history who's had the kind of independent, idiosyncratic, chameleon-like character actor career that Johnny Depp's got?" He brings all of that into this big pop, commercial film as Jack, and in the meantime goes off and does Finding Neverland and The Libertine, and now Sweeney Todd! If you look back on old Hollywood, I can't think of anyone who was that sort of model good-looking, Hollywood star who happened to be a brilliant character actor.
4[on replaying the role of "Barbossa" to Johnny Depp's "Captain Jack Sparrow"] It's become an imaginative metaphor for me and Johnny as actors. It feels like we've been married for a long time and there are certain things that are never going to resolve themselves within the marriage. It's an interesting way for us to find the context for this kind of constant spat.
5[on accepting roles that might be considered risky] Occasionally you need to jump off a cliff and do things you know are not immediately within your grasp.
6[on performing with Colin Firth] [He] made me better. I didn't have to act listening. I was mesmerized by the hidden areas of truth he was uncovering.
7[on accepting the role of "Lionel Logue" in The King's Speech (2010)]: I first got the script in a fairly unorthodox way. It was in a brown paper package at my front door, like an orphaned child. A neighbour of mine knew this woman in London who wanted to produce it as a play, and on the coverlet it said, "Please forgive me, Mr. Rush, for sending this to your home, blah blah blah", and I read it and I went wow, great story.
8[about Quills (2000)] When you get to tongue kiss Kate Winslet and get paid for it, you say: I'll sign!
9"My career has been in theatre for 23 years, with spits and coughs in bits and pieces of films. Scott [Hicks] very nicely said my entire career had been my audition [for the role in Shine (1996)]".
10[Regarding he and Joseph Fiennes appearing in both Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Elizabeth (1998)] "He got to make love to Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. All I got was an Oscar nomination".


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Montecito AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2011Jury AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBest Motion Picture Ensemble of the YearThe King's Speech (2010)· Anthony Andrews
· Claire Bloom
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Jennifer Ehle
· Colin Firth
· Michael Gambon
· Derek Jacobi
· Guy Pearce
· Timothy Spall
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe King's Speech (2010)· Anthony Andrews
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Jennifer Ehle
· Colin Firth
· Michael Gambon
· Derek Jacobi
· Guy Pearce
· Timothy Spall
2011BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2009AFI Raymond Longford AwardAustralian Film Institute
2006FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleCandy (2006)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2004Chauvel AwardBrisbane International Film Festival
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2003Global Achievement AwardAustralian Film Institute
2003Supporting Actor of the YearHollywood Film Awards
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleQuills (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaQuills (2000)
2001FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
2000KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShakespeare in Love (1998)· Ben Affleck
· Simon Callow
· Jim Carter
· Martin Clunes
· Judi Dench
· Joseph Fiennes
· Colin Firth
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Antony Sher
· Imelda Staunton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Mark Williams
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleElizabeth (1998)
1998Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorShine (1996)
1998ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearShine (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaShine (1996)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleShine (1996)
1997OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleShine (1996)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaShine (1996)
1997BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleShine (1996)
1997Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1997DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1997FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleShine (1996)
1997FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorShine (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama ActorShine (1996)
1996STFC AwardSociety of Texas Film Critics AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1996AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Lead RoleShine (1996)
1996BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1996LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1996NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorThe Book Thief (2013)
2012AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Eye of the Storm (2011)
2012AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorThe Eye of the Storm (2011)
2012FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - Leading RoleThe Eye of the Storm (2011)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleThe King's Speech (2010)
2011TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorThe Eye of the Storm (2011)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)The King's Speech (2010)
2011National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKPerformance of the YearThe King's Speech (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe King's Speech (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe King's Speech (2010)· Colin Firth
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Timothy Spall
· Derek Jacobi
· Jennifer Ehle
· Guy Pearce
· Michael Gambon
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe King's Speech (2010)
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe King's Speech (2010)
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearThe King's Speech (2010)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting PerformanceThe King's Speech (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2006AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActorCandy (2006)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMunich (2005)
2005ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2003FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleSwimming Upstream (2003)
2003IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorSwimming Upstream (2003)
2002AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actor in a Leading RoleSwimming Upstream (2003)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleQuills (2000)
2001OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleQuills (2000)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaQuills (2000)
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleQuills (2000)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
2001DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorQuills (2000)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/RomanceShakespeare in Love (1998)
1999Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorElizabeth (1998)
1998AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleA Little Bit of Soul (1998)
1998ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleShakespeare in Love (1998)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShine (1996)· Armin Mueller-Stahl
· Noah Taylor
· Lynn Redgrave
· Googie Withers
· John Gielgud
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)
1997CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorShine (1996)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleShine (1996)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2010NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe King's Speech (2010)
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Actor of the DecadeThe Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
2001Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
1997SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorShine (1996)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorQuills (2000)
1997NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorShine (1996)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding Nemo2003Nigel (voice)
Ned Kelly2003Superintendent Francis Hare
Swimming Upstream2003Harold Fingleton
The Banger Sisters2002Harry Plummer
Frida2002Leon Trotsky
Lantana2001John Knox
The Tailor of Panama2001Harold 'Harry' Pendel
The Magic Pudding2000Bunyip Bluegum (voice)
Quills2000The Marquis de Sade
House on Haunted Hill1999Stephen H. Price
Mystery Men1999Casanova Frankenstein
Shakespeare in Love1998Philip Henslowe
Elizabeth1998Sir Francis Walsingham
Les Misérables1998Javert
A Little Bit of Soul1998Godfrey Usher
Frontier1997TV Mini-SeriesSoldier Administrator David Collins
Oscar and Lucinda1997Narrator (voice)
Call Me Sal1996ShortWal
Mercury1996TV SeriesBill Wyatt
Children of the Revolution1996Welch
Shine1996David Helfgott - Adult
Twisted Tales1996TV SeriesHarry Chisholm
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection1995Dave Rudd
Midday Crisis1994Short uncredited
Twelfth Night1987Sir Andrew Aguecheek
Starstruck1982Floor Manager
Hoodwink1981Detective 1
Menotti1980-1981TV Series
The Added Dimension1981VideoMan (as Geoff Rush)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales2017post-productionBarbossa
Final Portrait2017post-productionAlberto Giacometti
Genius2017TV Series pre-productionAlbert Einstein
Gods of Egypt2016Ra
Holding the Man2015Barry
Minions2015Narrator (voice)
The Daughter2015Henry
Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose2015ShortOak Tree
The Book Thief2013Hans Hubermann
The Best Offer2013Virgil Oldman
Being Brendo2012TV SeriesDr. Lance Pickering
Lowdown2010-2012TV SeriesNarrator / God
The Man Who Could Not Dream2012ShortBird (voice)
The Eye of the Storm2011Basil Hunter
Green Lantern2011Tomar-Re (voice)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011Barbossa
Brand New Day2010ShortFather Benedictus
The Warrior's Way2010Ronald
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010Ezylryb (voice)
The King's Speech2010Lionel Logue
Bran Nue Dae2009Father Benedictus
$9.992008Angel (voice)
Bloopers of the Caribbean2007Video shortCaptain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age2007Sir Francis Walsingham
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End2007Captain Hector Barbossa
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006Captain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
Candy2006Casper
Munich2005Ephraim
Kath & Kim2004TV SeriesGeoff
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Peter Sellers
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Deleted Scenes2004Video shortPeter Sellers / Various Characters
Blooper Reel2003Video shortBarbossa (uncredited)
Harvie Krumpet2003ShortNarrator (voice)
Intolerable Cruelty2003Donovan Donaly
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl2003Barbossa

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The King's Speech2010performer: "Swanee River", "Camptown Races" - uncredited
Bran Nue Dae2009performer: "Nothing I Would Rather Be'
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004performer: "I Haven't Told Her & She Hasn't Told Me"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
At the Movies2011TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The King's Speech2010executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holding the Man2015thanks
The Illustrator2010special thanks
West2007special thanks
Whaledreamers2006Documentary special thanks
Harvie Krumpet2003Short thanks
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Indy TV with Adam Bosworth2016/ITV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Conversations2015TV SeriesHimself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Who Do You Think You Are?2015TV Series documentary
The Talk2013TV SeriesHimself
SAG Foundation Conversations2013TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Giuseppe Tornatore: Ogni film un'opera prima2012DocumentaryHimself
Raising the Curtain2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Just for Laughs2012TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
2011 Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Host / Presenter
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 35mm 3D Special2011TV MovieHimself
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spicks and Specks2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
At the Movies2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Host
Johnny Vs. Geoffrey2011Video shortHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 7PM Project2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
National Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20112011TV MovieHimself
The Colbert Report2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The King's Speech: An Inspirational Story of an Unlikely Friendship2011Video documentary shortHimself - Lionel Logue
The King's Speech: A Courageous Journey2011TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "The King's Speech")
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
BFI London Film Festival Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre2009TV Series documentaryHimself
L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The Man Inside Dame Edna2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator - Australian Version
VTV Interviews2008TV SeriesHimself
The 2007 Australian Film Institute Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Cartelera2007TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Shootout2007TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
A Journey Behind the Scenes of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'2007TV ShortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
How the Hell Did We Get Here?2006TV SeriesHimself
Dead Man Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering the Attraction2006Video documentaryHimself
Whaledreamers2006DocumentaryHimself
Munich: Memories of the Event2006Video shortHimself
Munich: The Experience2006Video documentary shortHimself
Munich: The International Cast2006Video shortHimself
Munich: The Mission - The Team2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Good Morning Australia2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Swimming Upstream: The Making of a Champion2005Video shortHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Lost Disc: Becoming Barbossa2004Video documentaryHimself
The Lost Disc: Becoming Captain Jack2004Video documentaryHimself
The Lost Disc: The Monkey's Name Is Jack2004Video documentaryHimself
The 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film '722004TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Panel2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Donovan Donaly
The Making of the Life and Death of Peter Sellers2004Video shortHimself / Peter Sellers / Various Characters
An Epic at Sea: The Making of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Fly on the Set of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'2003Video documentaryHimself
The 2003 Australian Film Institute Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Perfect Fit2001Video documentary shortHimself
Quills: The Marquis on the Marquee2001Video documentary shortHimself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men2000Video documentary shortHimself
Heroes of Comedy1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Australian Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role / Past Winner
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Elizabeth'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
Breaking News1997TV SeriesHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Burning Piano: A Portrait of Patrick White1993TV Movie documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Angela Lansbury
Captain Jokes Parrot's Adventures2013TV Mini-SeriesBarbossa
Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie2012VideoCaptain Barbossa (segment "Captain Jokes Parrot")
Funny Show Presents: Captain Jokes Parrot2012Video shortCaptain Barbossa
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "The King's Speech")
Planet Voice2007TV SeriesBarbossa
Selected Shorts #5: Comedy Shorts2007VideoNarrator (segment "Harvie Krumpet")
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Looking back at Hoodwink2006Video
El oficio de actor2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Twisted Tales1996TV MovieHarry Chisholm

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