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Geoffrey Rush

 
Bio:
Rush acted for many years with the QTC, starring in The Marriage of Figaro and many Shakespeare plays. Rush made his Broadway debut in 2009's Exit the King, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010, the actor starred in the Australian tour of The Drowsy Chaperone -- ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rush acted for many years with the QTC, starring in The Marriage of Figaro and many Shakespeare plays. Rush made his Broadway debut in 2009's Exit the King, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010, the actor starred in the Australian tour of The Drowsy Chaperone -- ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
King Berenger

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2009]
Adaptation

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
King Berenger

Productions

Adaptation

Geoffrey Rush Biography

Rush acted for many years with the QTC, starring in The Marriage of Figaro and many Shakespeare plays. Rush made his Broadway debut in 2009's Exit the King, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010, the actor starred in the Australian tour of The Drowsy Chaperone -- the upcoming film version of the musical featuring Rush is set to begin production in 2014. In 2011, Rush starred in The Diary of a Madman at BAM, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

Rush is well known for his portrayal of 'Barbossa' in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He will next be seen on the big screen in Gods of Egypt. Other recent film credits include The Book Thief, The Eye of the Storm, Green Lantern, The Warrior's Way, The King's Speech, Bran Nue Dae, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and more.

Geoffrey Rush Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Geoffrey Rush, The Diary of a Madman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
 
Drama League Awards - 2009 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
 
Theatre World Awards - 2009 - Performance Gold Star
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King

Geoffrey Rush News

Disney+ Original Series GENIUS: MLK/X from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast Photo Disney+ Original Series GENIUS: MLK/X from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2022

'Genius: MLK/X,' produced by 20th Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema: Kelvin Harrison Jr. ('The Trial of the Chicago 7') as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre ('The Underground Railroad') as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia ('I May Destroy You') as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson ('The Batman') as Betty Shabazz.

Disney+ & National Geographic Announce GENIUS: MLK/X Photo Disney+ & National Geographic Announce GENIUS: MLK/X
by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2022

The fourth season will explore the formative years, pioneering accomplishments, duelling philosophies and key personal relationships of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. While King advanced racial equality through nonviolent protest, Malcolm X argued forcefully for Black empowerment, identity and self-determination.

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ film adaption of Better Nate Than Ever to new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Austrailia's Musical Powerhouse The Ten Tenors Bring OUR GREATEST HITS To The McCallu Photo Austrailia's Musical Powerhouse The Ten Tenors Bring OUR GREATEST HITS To The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 1, 2022

The most popular act in the history of the McCallum Theatre, The TEN Tenors will return to Palm Desert just in time for Valentine’s Day, with a show featuring their greatest hits from the past 25 years. The TEN Tenors will perform seven shows, from Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Monday, Feb. 14.

Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform Photo Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021

Said Kasabian, “I’ve been so impressed with Tara’s vision for Freeform, so the chance to be a part of it was incredibly exciting. There is an energy to the network of risk-taking and enthusiasm that is palpable and invigorating. I am so grateful to my longtime mentor, Sharon Klein, for this opportunity and to Tara for inviting me to join her on this ride.”

Amanda Seyfried Wins Montecito Award at 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festiva Photo Amanda Seyfried Wins Montecito Award at 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 9, 2021

Amanda Seyfried will receive the Montecito Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Seyfried will be honored on Friday, April 9th and will be recognized for her impressive career and performance in David Fincher’s MANK from Netflix, for which she recently received Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice nominations.

Nick McLoughlin Stars In New Film Comedy SECOND UNIT: A MOCKUMENTARY Photo Nick McLoughlin Stars In New Film Comedy SECOND UNIT: A MOCKUMENTARY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2020

Actor Nick McLoughlin (“Kingdom”) stars in the newly-released film comedy “Second Unit: A Mockumentary” written and directed by Ankush Khemani (“The Beetle in the Box”). The film is available on demand on various cable and online platforms.

Keira Knightley Will Star in THE ESSEX SERPENT Photo Keira Knightley Will Star in THE ESSEX SERPENT
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 24, 2020

Deadline reports that Keira Knightley will star in an adaptation of 'The Essex Serpent' on Apple TV+. The actress also serves as executive producer on the project.

Kate Winslet to Receive Festival Tribute Award From Toronto International Film Festiv Photo Kate Winslet to Receive Festival Tribute Award From Toronto International Film Festival
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 16, 2020

 Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today unveiled Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet as the recipient of this year's TIFF Tribute Actor Award,

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on playwriting! Looking to learn about playwriting, this is the place to start!

Geoffrey Rush Videos

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009 VideoBroadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'

VIDEO: Kaya Scodelario on EQ in 42!
by Caryn Robbins - May 30, 2017

On eonline.com, Kaya Scodelario, star of the new movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, took time to sit down with E! News' EQ in 42.

Paul McArrrghtney: Beatle Shares Costume Photo for Role in Latest PIRATES Film
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2017

Paul McCartney has shared a photo of himself in full pirate garb for his role in the action adventure sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

VIDEO: Jason Schwartzman , Nicole Richie Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, Wwhen James asked guest Jason Schwartzman about the first time he met Geoffrey Rush, Jason came clean about a fleeting lie he had to tell in order to maintain his cool composure.

VIDEO: First Look - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2017

A brand-new featurette from Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES showcases the stars and directors discussing the epic new film which hits theaters on May 26th 2017.

VIDEO: Trailer & Key Art for Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 2, 2017

A new trailer and poster for Walt Disney Studios PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES has been revealed!

VIDEO: First Look - Johnny Depp Returns in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 6, 2017

The extended Walt Disney Studios PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Big Game spot and poster have been released!

VIDEO: Trailer for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 3, 2016

The brand new teaser trailer for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES debuted during last night's finale of AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead.'

VIDEO: First Look - Gerard Butler in Trailer for GODS OF EGYPT
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2015

Below, watch the first official trailer for GODS OF EGYPT, starring Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Brenton Thwaites. The film is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2015.

STAGE TUBE: Sydney Theatre Announces 2015 Season - Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett to Star in KING LEAR & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2014

In 2015, Australia's iconic theatre-makers are coming to play. It's a year of adventure, and we look forward to having you along for the ride - you'll be in great company.


Geoffrey Rush Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Geoffrey Rush been in?
Geoffrey Rush has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Geoffrey Rush been in?
Geoffrey Rush has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Geoffrey Rush been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Diary of a Madman , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Exit the King , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Exit the King , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Exit the King Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Exit the King and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Exit the King .

What awards has Geoffrey Rush won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Exit the King, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Exit the King, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Exit the King Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Exit the Kingand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Exit the King.