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Mark Rylance


Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015). He is also the winner of 2 Olivier ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel
(2015)
Dunkirk
Dunkirk Mr. Dawson
(2017)
The BFG
The BFG BFG
(2016)
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl Sir Thomas Boleyn
(2008)

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 2018 Ready Player One (post-production)
James Halliday
 2017 Dunkirk
Mr. Dawson
 2016 The BFG
BFG
 2015 Bridge of Spies
Rudolf Abel
 2014-2015 Bing (TV Series)
Flop
- Show (2015) ... Flop (voice)
- Mobile Phone (2015) ... Flop
- Toy Party (2015) ... Flop
- Eggy Head (2015) ... Flop
- Woof! (2015) ... Flop
 2015 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Cromwell
- Master of Phantoms (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Crows (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- The Devil's Spit (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Anna Regina (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Entirely Beloved (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
 2015 The Gunman
Terrance Cox
 2014 Days and Nights
Stephen
 2013 Twelfth Night
Olivia
 2011/I Anonymous
Condell
 2011 Blitz
Roberts
 2009/III Nocturne (Short)
Frank
 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl
Sir Thomas Boleyn
 2005 The Government Inspector (TV Movie)
Dr. David Kelly
 2003 Richard II (TV Movie)
King Richard II
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Leonardo
- The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa (2003) ... Leonardo
- Dangerous Liaisons (2003) ... Leonardo
 2001 Intimacy
Jay
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
King Henry V
- Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997) ... King Henry V
 1986-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Charlie Raunce / John Healy / Gavin
- Loving (1996) ... Charlie Raunce
- The Grass Arena (1992) ... John Healy
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Gavin
 1995 Angels and Insects
William Adamson
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Hamlet / Himself
- The History of Hamlet (1995) ... Hamlet / Himself
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Conn Ellis
- Love Lies Bleeding (1993) ... Conn Ellis
 1993 Encounters: In Lambeth (TV Movie)
William Blake
 1991 Incident in Judaea (TV Movie)
Yeshua Ha-Notsri (Jesus Christ)
 1991 Prospero's Books
Ferdinand
 1987 Hearts of Fire
Fizz
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Nikki Fodor
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Stage play: Twelfth Night - playing Olivia, at Middle Temple and Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK. The production was revived at Shakespeare's Globe in 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Actor for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Steven Spielberg

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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