Tuesday Morning Man: Rupert Friend!
Thanks to my pal Lorna Harris for suggesting today’s Morning Man.
Lorna is English so it’s no surprise that she would suggest an English actor!
He’s Rupert Friend who is currently playing Peter Quinn on the Emmy-winning TV series Homeland.
The handsome 31-year-old is also known for his roles as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Prince Albert in the 2009 film The Young Victoria.
He was about to set off sailing around the world when he heard he’d been accepted into the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Friend had a memorable film debut in 2004 as a young friend and lover of Johnny Depp’s John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in The Libertine. The next year, he had his first starring role opposite Joan Plowright in Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont.
He dated his Pride and Prejudice leading lady Keira Knightly for five years before they split in 2010.