Rupert Friend is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He first gained widespread praise for his Emmy Award-nominated turn as CIA operative Peter Quinn on Showtime's political thriller Homeland. He went on to play the titular character in the film adaptation of the Hitman video game series, 2015's Hitman: Agent 47.
He now plays James Whitehouse in the upcoming Netflix anthology drama series Anatomy of a Scandal.
Here is what you should know about Rupert Friend:
Rupert Friend has been confirmed to star as James Whitehouse in the upcoming Netflix drama series Anatomy of a Scandal.
Set for a 2021 premiere, the anthology series is adapted from Sarah Vaughn's eponymous 2014 novel with the first season being centered on a political scandal in London.
Friend will be joined by Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse, Michelle Dockery as Kate Woodcroft QC, Naomi Scott as Olivia Lytton, and Riyonn Farsad as Kate's aide.
Rupert Friend made his feature film debut in the 2004 British-Australian drama The Libertine. He starred opposite Keira Knightley, who would become his partner for five years, in the 2005 feature adaptation of Jane Austen's eponymous 1813 novel, Pride and Prejudice.
He has since had notable appearances in such movies as Outlaw, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Steve, Hitman: Agent 47, and The Death of Stalin, to name a few.
On television, Friend is most known for his portrayal of Peter Quinn in the Showtime political conspiracy thriller Homeland starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin, among others.
For his performance, Friend was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 as well as four SAG Award nominations in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Rupert Friend has been in a relationship with the American actress and athlete Aimee Mullins since 2012. They got engaged in December 2014 and tied the knot after 17 months on May 1, 2016.
Previously, Friend was in a five-year relationship from 2005 to 2010 with fellow English actress, Keira Knightley, whom he met on the set of filming 2005's Pride & Prejudice.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Rupert Friend has a net worth of $4 million in 2020.
Rupert Friend was born Rupert William Anthony Friend on October 9, 1981, in Oxfordshire, England. He is 39 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).