'The Book Thief' reunites Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

'The Book Thief' reunites Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Australian actor Geoffrey Rush says filming inside a modest German home during the winter helped him bond with his co-stars in the World War II drama, "The Book Thief."
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Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Film fans to vote for EFA's People Choice Award ahead of ceremony

BERLIN, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- More than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People Choice Award are English-language films with Hollywood stars, the list indicates.

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'Silver Linings' gets best film award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The romantic comedy drama "Silver Linings Playbook" won best picture at the Second Annual Australia Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards.
'King's Speech' play to open in West End

'King's Speech' play to open in West End

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A stage version of the Oscar-winning film "The King's Speech" is to open in London's West End next month, producers said.
Director, studio at odds over 'Speech' cut

Director, studio at odds over 'Speech' cut

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The director and a star of "The King's Speech" are speaking out against the prospect the Oscar-contender may be edited to get a PG-13 rating for U.S. audiences.
Colin Firth to play King George VI

Colin Firth to play King George VI

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has acquired all rights to the film "The King's Speech" in North America, Germany, France, Scandinavia, China and Latin America.
'Billy Elliot' wins Drama League Award

'Billy Elliot' wins Drama League Award

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- Broadway's "Billy Elliot: The Musical" won the Drama League Award for distinguished production of a musical in New York Friday.
Sarandon, Rush set for Broadway's 'King'

Sarandon, Rush set for Broadway's 'King'

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush are set to star in Eugene Ionesco's play "Exit the King" on Broadway, it was announced Wednesday.

Blanchett expecting third child

SYDNEY, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Australian star Cate Blanchett announced during the Sydney premier of "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" that she is pregnant.

Rush relents, playing Sellers

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush decided to play Peter Sellers in the upcoming HBO film about the late comic's life after turning it down twice.
Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush arrives for the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor. As of November 2009, he is one of 25 people to have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award. He has also won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild and the Australian Film Institute awards.

Rush was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, the son of Merle (née Kiehne), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His parents divorced when he was five and his mother subsequently took him to live with her parents in suburban Brisbane. Before he began his acting career, Rush attended Everton Park State High School. He also has an arts degree from the University of Queensland. While at university, he was talent-spotted by Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in Brisbane. Rush began his career in with QTC in 1971, appearing in 17 productions.

In 1975, Rush went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at the famous L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning to Australia to resume his stage career with QTC. In 1979, he shared an apartment with actor Mel Gibson for four months while they co-starred in a stage production of Waiting for Godot.

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