Having graduated from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Rupert Evans started his career working mainly in television. Notably in British costume dramas such as ‘Sons & Lovers’ starring Sarah Lancashire and Hugo Speer, North and South, ‘Crime and Punishment’ and ‘Fingersmith’ with Imelda Staunton and Charles Dance. Added to that he has played major roles in TV series; including Rockface, Paradise Heights and ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. 2006 was when he starred in his first studio movie, ‘Hellboy’, directed by ‘Guillermo Del Toro’, starring Selma Blair, John Hurt and Ron Perlman. Since then his focus has moved to theatre and independent film. In 2007 he starred in the indie film Arritmia, released in Europe, with Derek Jacobi and Natalia Verbeke playing two roles. In the theatre he’s been seen as ‘Romeo’ and ‘The Dauphin’ in ‘King John’ at The Royal Shakespeare Company; and in the London, at The Donmar Warehouse Theatre, he played ‘Valentin’ in ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’. Other theatre credits include ‘Breathing Corpses’ at The Royal Court Theatre and ‘Sweet Panic’ again in London’s West End. Before his present film, Agora, he recently completed filming The Palace, a new mini series for TV in the UK, playing the title role of King of England.