Rufus trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He created the part of David Cameron in the West End production of The Audience and previously worked with Peter Morgan on the original Donmar Warehouse production of Frost/Nixon and in the film The Special Relationship.
Other theatre credits include: The 39 Steps (Criterion), The One, The Backroom (Soho Theatre) The Empire (Royal Court), Serious Money, The Madness of George III (Birmingham Rep), Private Lives (Hampstead), Crown Matrimonial (Guildford and Tour), Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse and Apollo), Journey’s End (Duke of York’s), Trust Byron, Life With an Idiot and Franziska (The Gate), Single Spies (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Secret Garden (Salisbury Playhouse), and Richard II (London Pleasance)
His television work includes: Elementary, Knifeman, Foyle’s War, EastEnders, New Tricks, Miranda, White Van Man, Five Daughters, The Thick of It, Taking the Flak, Fanny Hill, Extras, The Quatermass Experiment, Bomber.
Film includes: Quantum of Solace, Spy Game, the forthcoming Michael Winterbottom film The Face of an Angel and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.
Radio includes: Over 20 radio plays for BBC Radio, including three series of North by Northamptonshire and a weekly guest slot on Stephen Merchant’s show on BBC 6Music.