Biography

Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright.

He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). Rylance played the title role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), based on the British evacuation in World War II. He appeared as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name.

Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright.

He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). Rylance played the title role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), based on the British evacuation in World War II. He appeared as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1960-01-18

Place of Birth Ashford, Kent, UK

Official Site http://www.markrylance.co.uk/

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara as Pope Pius IX
Waiting for the Barbarians as The Magistrate
2018 Nothing Is Truer than Truth
2018 Ready Player One as James Halliday / Anorak
2017 Dunkirk as Mr. Dawson
2016 The BFG as The BFG
2015 Bing(78 episodes) as Flopp (voice)
2015 Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
2015 The Gunman as Terrance Cox
2015 Wolf Hall(6 episodes) as Thomas Cromwell
2014 Days and Nights as Stephen
2014 We Are Many as Himself
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2012 Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as Olivia
2011 Anonymous as Condell
2011 Blitz as Roberts
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl as Sir Thomas Boleyn
2005 Shakespeare's Globe as Himself
2005 The Government Inspector
2003 Richard II: Live From the Globe as Richard II
2001 Much Ado About Something as Himself
2001 Intimacy as Jay
1995 Loving
1995 Angels and Insects as William Adamson
1995 Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life as Jakob
1993 Love Lies Bleeding as Conn Ellis
1993 In Lambeth as William Blake
1992 The Grass Arena as John Healy
1991 Prospero's Books as Ferdinand
1987 Hearts of Fire as Fizz
1986 The McGuffin
1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story as Nikki Fodor

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