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Mark Rylance

1960-01-18 Ashford, Kent, England, UK

Image of Mark Rylance


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.


Inland Dunleavy 2023-06-16
The Outfit Leonard Burling 2022-02-25
The Phantom of the Open Maurice Flitcroft 2022-03-18
Bones and All Sully 2022-11-18
Don't Look Up Peter Isherwell 2021-12-07
Bing’s Christmas and Other Stories Flop 2020-11-25
The Trial of the Chicago 7 William Kunstler 2020-09-25
Waiting for the Barbarians The Magistrate 2019-09-06
Ready Player One Anorak / Halliday 2018-03-28
Nothing Is Truer than Truth 2018-04-29
Dunkirk Mr. Dawson 2017-07-19
The BFG The BFG 2016-06-01
The Gunman Terrance Cox 2015-02-16
Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel 2015-10-15
We Are Many Self 2014-06-08
Days and Nights Stephen 2014-09-26
Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Twelfth Night Olivia 2012-05-04
Blitz Roberts 2011-05-20
Anonymous Condell 2011-10-21
Inside The Institute 2010-01-01
The Other Boleyn Girl Sir Thomas Boleyn 2008-02-28
The Government Inspector Dr. David Kelly 2005-03-17
Shakespeare's Globe Himself 2005-07-03
Measure for Measure: Live from The Globe Vincentio, Duke of Vienna 2004-09-04
Richard II - Live at Shakespeare's Globe Richard II 2003-09-06
Much Ado About Something Himself 2001-09-08
Intimacy Jay 2001-01-20
Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe Henry V 1997-11-05
Loving Charlie Raunce 1996-10-19
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life Jakob 1995-08-01
Angels and Insects William Adamson 1995-09-10
Love Lies Bleeding Conn Ellis 1993-06-14
In Lambeth William Blake 1993-07-04
The Grass Arena John Healy 1992-01-19
Prospero's Books Ferdinand 1991-08-30
Hearts of Fire Fizz 1987-11-06
The McGuffin Gavin 1986-01-12
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Nikki Fodor 1985-04-07
The Way of the Wind Satan