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Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell



United Kingdom

Age: 56

Born: 29 Oct, 1967

Known for

In The Man in the High Castle as John Smithas John Smith

in The Man in the High Castle
In The Diplomat as Hal Wyleras Hal Wyler

in The Diplomat
In Kaleidoscope as Roger Salasas Roger Salas

in Kaleidoscope
In Victoria as Lord Melbourneas Lord Melbourne

in Victoria

TV Series Starring Rufus Sewell

The DiplomatThe Diplomat
Netflix, 2023 Running | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she's unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.


KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope
Netflix, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

Spanning 24 years, Kaleidoscope centers around the largest heist ever attempted, and the vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals that surround it. It's loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.


The Pale HorseThe Pale Horse
BBC One, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.9/5

When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead?


VictoriaVictoria
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The ambitious eight-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year. Rufus Sewell stars as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first prime minister. The two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilize the Government - angering both Tory and Whigs alike.


The Man in the High CastleThe Man in the High Castle
Prime Video, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Producers Ridley Scott and Stewart Mackinnon bring us a startling depiction of an alternate history as imagined by author Philip K. Dick in his best-selling novel; a world in which Nazi Germany and Japan were victorious in World War II. The year is 1962 and the Axis Powers occupy the United States, where fascism rules and the few surviving Jews hide under assumed names.


RestlessRestless
BBC One, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 3/5

Restless is a gripping TV series that delves into the unsettling aftermath of discovering your entire life has been a sham. The show follows a woman's journey as she uncovers her mother's dark past and the secrets that have been kept from her. Prepare for a thrilling ride of espionage and betrayal.


ZenZen
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 2.7/5

Rufus Sewell is Aurelio Zen in this three-part adaptation for the BBC. Set and filmed in Italy, the show is an adaptation of Michael Dibdin's novel Vendetta.


The Pillars of the EarthThe Pillars of the Earth
Starz, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Adventure, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Set in twelfth century England, Pillars of the Earth is a tale about love, war and religious strife during the building of the Kingsbridge Cathedral.


John AdamsJohn Adams
HBO Max, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

U.S. history buffs won't want to miss this epic miniseries about one of America's greatest founding fathers John Adams. The mini-series is based on the 2002 book, John Adams, written by David McCullough, and stars two Academy Award nominated actors: Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.


Eleventh HourEleventh Hour
CBS, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

This Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI) produced sci-fi series on CBS is an adaptation of a British thriller of the same name. The new show is about a special science adviser to the US government who saves people from the worst abuses of science. He is accompanied by his feisty female bodyguard.


Helen of TroyHelen of Troy
USA, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War
Rating: 1/5

One of the most epic adventure stories of all time comes powerfully to life in this original four-hour epic-series. Filmed in exotic locales with an international cast and featuring state-of-the-art special effects, Helen of Troy depicts one of the greatest battles ever fought to win the love of the world's most beautiful woman. Though married to Menelaus, King of Sparta, Helen (Sienna Guillory) falls madly in love with Paris (Matthew Marsden) a handsome Trojan prince. Together, the lovers flee to Troy, where they are given safe haven by Paris' father, King Priam (John Rhys-Davies). Bent on bringing Helen back, the king's ruthless brother Agememnon (Rufus Sewell) leads the skilled Spartan army to the shores of the fabled city. There the Greeks lay siege to Troy, thus beginning one of history's most legendary wars which would ultimately decide the destinies of two empires.


Charles II: The Power and the PassionCharles II: The Power and the Passion
BBC One, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History, Biography
Rating: 3/5

Charles II The Power & The Passion is set in the corridors and bedrooms of power, and takes place during a pivotal moment in our history, when the conflict between monarch and state is at a crossroads. Alongside Adrian Hodges's four-part drama Charles II The Power & The Passion, BBC One showed three accompanying documentaries. Cromwell Warts And All tells the story of Oliver Cromwell and uncovers the real reason why he wanted to destroy Charles I. The Boy Who Would Be King gave an insight into the early years of Charles II and reveals the dramatic events that shaped this complex and contradictory character. The Making Of Charles II The Power & The Passion A documentary going behind the scenes on the BBC's sumptuous, sensual four part drama chronicling the reign of the merry monarch. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.


MiddlemarchMiddlemarch
BBC Two, 1994 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History, Mini-Series
Rating: 1/5

This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles, the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted from the George Eliot classic of the same name, the plot centers on the socially conscious, but naive Dorothea Brooke, whose disastrous match to the pedantic Rev. Edward Casaubon sets in motion a chain of events that will change the face of Middlemarch forever. The efforts of the dashing young physician, Tertius Lydgate, to modernize the medical practices at the new hospital causes quite a stir, both in the political power structure, headed by the evil Mr. Nicholas Bulstrode, and the heart of sweet Rosamund Vincey, the town beauty. Smaller plots interweave the action and lead to reconciliation, resignation, remuneration and resolution.