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Geoffrey Rush Biography

 
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)

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

(winners are in red)

 
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