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RUPERT FRIEND (Theo van Gogh) can currently be seen in David Lowery's Strange Angel produced by Ridley Scott and streaming now on CBS All Access. This past year Friend starred in Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin, opposite Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor. Friend is best known for his five seasons on Homeland as 'Peter Quinn', a role for which he received an Emmy nomination.

Friend first rose to fame after being nominated by the British Independent Film Awards as "Best Newcomer" for his first professional role in The Libertine opposite Johnny Depp and John Malkovich. He followed that playing 'Mr. Wickham' in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice directed by Joe Wright. In 2008, Friend appeared in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas with Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis, and in 2009 starred opposite Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Later that year, Friend went on to play the title role opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in Stephen Frears' Cheri.

In 2013, Friend co-starred as 'Oliver Baumer' in Starred Up, directed by David Mackenzie; the film was nominated for eight British Independent Film Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actor for Friend.

In 2015 Friend starred as 'Agent 47' in Fox's Hitman: Agent 47 opposite Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto. Friend started his stage career in the acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe production of "Kassandra" and followed that with the London West End Production of "The Little Dog Laughed," directed by Jamie Lloyd and costarring Tamsin Greig and Gemma Arterton. He received rave reviews for his 2012 performance in Dennis Potter's "Brimstone And Treacle," at the Arcola Theatre in London. Friend trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Aside from his two BIFA nominations, he was named Outstanding New Talent at the 2005 Satellite Awards and was nominated in 2013, 2014, 2015, and again in 2016 as part of the Best Ensemble Cast (Homeland) at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Rupert Friend is also a writer, producer, director and lyricist. He co-wrote and produced the short film The Continuing And Lamentable Saga Of The Suicide Brothers, which won Best Comedy at The New Hampshire Film Festival in 2009. He went on to write, direct and produce Steve, starring Colin Firth, for which he was awarded the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival's 'Crystal Vision Award.' Friend also wrote the lyrics for the MOBO Award-winning UK group Kairos 4tet on their album Everything We Hold, which was named one of The Observer's Hidden Gems of 2013. Friend is currently in development for his first feature film as a writer/director.

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