SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
For his role in "Shine" GEOFFREY RUSH won the
Academy Award for Best Actor. He was also awarded the Golden Globe,
the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics
Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Award, the USA Screen Actors
Guild Award, the BAFTA award, the Australian Film Institute Award
and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award.
After "Shine," Geoffrey Rush's film roles have included
Inspector Javert in "Les Miserables" with Liam Neeson
and Uma Thurman and the recent "Elizabeth I" in the
role of Walsingham with Cate Blanchett and his SHAKESPEARE IN
LOVE co-star Joseph Fiennes.
Geoffrey Rush is one of his native Australia's most acclaimed
and distinguished stage performers and his career has spanned
more than two decades and over 70 theatrical productions.
He was a principle member of the Lighthouse ensemble where he
played leading roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
"Twelfth Night" and "The Marriage of Figaro."
As a director he staged productions for Queensland Theater Company,
the Adelaide Festival, Belvoir Street Theater and Magpie Theater
for Young People. in 1989, Rush's lead performance in "The
Diary of a Madman" earned him three major Awards in Australia.
For the next three years, Rush received Best Actor nominations
in the Sydney Critics Awards for his starring role in such diverse
plays as Gogol's "The Government Inspector" and David
In 1994 he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor as Horatio in
the Belvoir production of "Hamlet" and received the
Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, one of Australia's most prestigious
prizes, awarded annually to an individual who has shown himself
to be an original artist, capable of initiative and daring in
Rush's other film credits include roles in Gillian Armstrong's
"Starstruck," Neil Armfield's "Twelfth Night,"
George Whaley's "On Our Selection," "Children of
the Revolutions" and Peter Duncan's "A Little Bit of
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