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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.

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Broadway Revival, 2009
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Geoffrey Rush Productions

[Broadway, 2009]

Geoffrey Rush Movies

[1981]Hoodwink Detective 1

[1982]Starstruck Floor Manager

[1986]Twelfth Night Sir Andrew Aguecheek

[1995]Dad and Dave: On Our Selection Dave Rudd

[1996]Shine David Helfgott - Adult

[1996]Children of the Revolution Welch

[1996]Twisted Tales Harry Chisholm

[1997]Oscar and Lucinda Narrator - Voice

[1998]A Little Bit of Soul Godfrey Usher

[1998]Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe

[1998]Les Misérables Javert

[1998]Elizabeth Sir Francis Walsingham

[1999]House on Haunted Hill Stephen Price

[1999]Mystery Men Casanova Frankenstein

[2000]Quills The Marquis de Sade

[2000]The Magic Pudding Bunyip Bluegum - Voice

[2001]Lantana John

[2001]The Tailor of Panama Harry

[2002]The Banger Sisters Harry

[2002]Frida Leon Trotsky

[2003]Finding Nemo Nigel - Voice

[2003]Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Barbossa

[2003]Ned Kelly Superintendent Francis Hare

[2003]Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton

[2003]Intolerable Cruelty Donovan Donaly

[2003]Harvie Krumpet

[2004]The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers

[2005]Munich Ephraim

[2006]Candy Casper


[2007]Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Captain Hector Barbossa

[2007]Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Francis Walsingham

[2009]Bran Nue Dae Father Benedictus

[2010]The Illustrator

[2010]The Warrior's Way Ronald

[2010]The King's Speech Lionel Logue

[2010]Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ezylryb - Voice

[2011]The Eye of the Storm Basil Hunter

[2011]The King's Speech: A Courageous Journey

[2011]Green Lantern Tomar-Re - Voice

[2011]Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Barbossa

[2013]The Book Thief Hans Hubermann

[2013]Deception Virgil Oldman

[2015]Holding the Man Barry

[2015]The Daughter Henry

[2015]Minions Narrator - Voice

[2016]Gods of Egypt Ra

[2017]Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Hector Barbossa

[2017]Final Portrait Alberto Giacometti

[2019]Storm Boy Michael Kingley

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[ 1980-1981]Menotti Father Peter Fuller

Frontier Soldier Administrator David Collins

Mercury Bill Wyatt

Twisted Harry Chisholm

Kath & Kim Geoff

Planet Voice Barbossa

[ 2010-2012]Lowdown Narrator, God

Being Brendo Dr. Lance Pickering

Dubsmash Bros Captain Hector Barbossa

Genius Albert Einstein

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Tim Crouch's AN OAK TREE Returns This Summer

Francesca Moody Productions has announced the return of Tim Crouch's landmark production An Oak Tree. The acclaimed play will run at Wickham Theatre Bristol from 8 – 10 June, Festival d'Avignon 6 – 11 July and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh from 4 – 27 August. 

Rachael Blanche Releases New Single 'Translator'

London-based artist, actress and entrepreneur, Rachael Blanche, who splits time between England, Australia and the U.S., has released the smouldering pop-soul single 'Translator,' a seductively well-crafted ode to navigating the layered nature of communication in the modern world.

THE TEMPEST: An Immersive Experience Comes to The Shakespeare Center LA

The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company announce the premiere of The Tempest: An Immersive Experience, a fully reimagined immersive performance based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.  The director is Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center LA Artistic Director; Graham Wetterhahn is the Producing Artistic Director at After Hours Theatre Company. 

Album Review: CRYER & FORD HIDDEN TREASURES, 1967-2020 Represents Past Glories & Present Triumphs From Musical Theatre's First Feminist Team

There is so much on this album that makes it well worth the time and expense to have it in our collections.

Hugh Sheridan Will Star in TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre and Brisbane's QPAC in 2023

One of Australia's favourite performers of stage and screen, Hugh Sheridan, will star as Jonathan Larson in the much-loved rock musical.

Disney+ Original Series GENIUS: MLK/X from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast

'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

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 New Releases!

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 McCallum

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

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 Festival

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

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

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 Festival

 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!

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

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009

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.'

Alex Brightman And Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Announce 2020 Drama League Award Nominees On April 16

Alex Brightman and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, the current lead actors in the hit Broadway musical Beetlejuice, will announce the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The announcement event takes place on Thursday morning, April 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 4th Floor) and will be streamed live via

THE KING'S SPEECH Comes To Hartford Stage In March

Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King's Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR With A Command Performance Of THE TEN TENORS At The McCallum

The most popular act in the history of the McCallum Theatre, The TEN Tenors, will return to Palm Desert for six shows, from Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 23.The TEN Tenors are one of Australia's greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following 20 years of sell-out performances across the globe, including more than 2,500 headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as Australia's premier classical-crossover group.

Karen Dunbar Will Play Lady Bracknell In Perth Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Celebrated Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar has been announced as Lady Bracknell in the upcoming Perth Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.


Geoffrey Rush has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Geoffrey Rush has not appeared in the West End

Geoffrey Rush has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performances in "The Diary of a Madman" and "Exit the King." He also received a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his role in "Exit the King." Additionally, Rush was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards, both for his performance in "Exit the King." Finally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for his role in "Exit the King."

Geoffrey Rush has won several awards for his performance in the play "Exit the King." These include the Outstanding Actor in a Play award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards, the Outstanding Actor in a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards, and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play award from the Tony Awards.

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