Geoffrey Roy Rush is an Australian Academy Award and Emmy Award winning actor. He has appeared on stage for Company B, the Brisbane Arts Theatre, as well as in many other theatre venues, and has worked as a theatre director. In 1996, he starred in “Shine”, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 1998 he appeared in three major films: “Les Misérables”; “Elizabeth”; and “Shakespeare in Love”, for which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2000, he received his third Academy Award nomination, for “Quills”, in which he played the Marquis de Sade. He played actor Peter Sellers in “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Mini-series or Movie.
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