About Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush is an Australian actor, who spent many years on the boards in Australia. He even suffered a nervous breakdown from overwork and lack of progress in his career.
Finally, he was cast in the movie SHINE in 1996, as a struggling Australian concert pianist, dealing with abuse in his childhood, as well as the legacy of the loss of many family members in Hitler's persecution of Jews in World War II. The character, based on a real pianist, suffers a nervous breakdown, is institutionalized and many years later, makes a comeback, first in clubs and then as a concert pianist. Rush received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Two years later, in 1998, he played a ruthless, diabolical diplomat in ELIZABETH, with Cate Blanchette. Also in 1998, he played a comic role, as the director of the King's Men, the acting company Shakespeare belonged to in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. His performance was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2000, he was cast as the Marquis de Sade in QUILLS, with Kate Winslet, in a role for which he was again nominated for an Oscar. In 2002, he played Leon Trotsky in FRIDA, with Salma Hayek.
In 2003, he played in THE PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, with Johnny Depp.
Geoffrey Rush's other credits include:
DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION
CALL ME SAL
A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL
THE MAGIC PUDDING
THE TAILOR OF PANAMA
THE BANGER SISTERS
FINDING NEMO (VOICE)
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
THE WARRIOR'S WAY
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
THE KING'S SPEECH (2010)
Geoffrey Rush's television credits include:
TWISTED TALES (Series)