October 9, 1981 (41)
Rupert Friend is a British actor, writer, and director who has made a name for himself in both film and television. One of Friend’s breakout roles was as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.” The film was a critical and commercial success and helped to launch Friend’s career. He has also appeared in other notable films such as “The Young Victoria,” “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,” and “Hitman: Agent 47.”
A milestone in Friend’s career was his role as Peter Quinn in the hit television series “Homeland.” He played the character for five seasons and received critical acclaim for his performance. Friend has also written and directed his own projects, including the short film “Steve” and the feature film “Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill.”
Friend has worked with several well-known celebrities throughout his career. He appeared alongside Emily Blunt in “The Young Victoria” and “Arthur Newman,” as well as Johnny Depp in “The Libertine.” Friend has also worked with Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, and Zachary Quinto.