Rush, Geoffrey

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Rush, Geoffrey Gender: M
Geoffrey Roy Rush
born on 6 July 1951
Place Toowoomba, Australia, 27s33, 151e57
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Geoffrey Rush (at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival)
photo: Georges Biard, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Australian actor, film producer, and the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": the Academy Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the Tony Award. He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year. He is also the first actor to win the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for a single performance in film for his performance in Shine (1996).

Rush began his career in Brisbane with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1971, appearing in 17 productions. In 1975, he went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning 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.

Rush made his film debut in the Australian film Hoodwink in 1981. His next film was Gillian Armstrong's Starstruck, 1982. In the coming years he appeared in small roles on television dramas, including a role as a dentist in a 1993 episode of the British television series Lovejoy. In 1998, he appeared in three major films: Les Misérables, Elizabeth, and Shakespeare in Love.

In Quills (2000), he played the Marquis de Sade and his career continued at a fast pace, with nine films released from 2001 to 2003. Rush played actor Peter Sellers in the 2004 television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. In 2010, Rush played speech therapist Lionel Logue in The King's Speech.

Since 1988, Rush has been married to actress Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica (born 1992), and a son, James (born 1995).

On 8 December 2017, Rush announced that he had filed a defamation suit with the Federal Court of Australia, charging that the Daily Telegraph newspaper "made false, pejorative and demeaning claims [about him], splattering them with unrelenting bombast on its front pages". The matter went to court and the trial was concluded on 9 November 2018. On 11 April 2019 the judge ruled in favour of Geoffrey Rush.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Blanchett, Cate (born 14 May 1969). Notes: Co-stars in 1992 play "Oleanna"
  • associate relationship with Collette, Toni (born 1 November 1972). Notes: Co-stars in 1992 play Uncle Vanya
  • associate relationship with Gibson, Mel (born 3 January 1956). Notes: Flatmates for 4 months in 1979
  • associate relationship with Knightley, Keira (born 26 March 1985). Notes: Co-stars in "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series
  • role played of/by Sellers, Peter (born 8 September 1925). Notes: "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," 2004
  • role played of/by Trotsky, Leon (born 7 November 1879). Notes: "Frida," 2002


  • Work : Prize 1996 (Best Actor Oscar)
  • Crime : Trial dates 9 November 2018 (Defamation suit, trial ends)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 11 April 2019 (Wins defamation suit)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given): "RUSH -- At the Mother's Hospital, on July 6th, to Roy and Merle -- a son (Geoffrey Roy). Brother for Rosanne" (Toowoomba Chronicle, 11 July 1951, p. 4).


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son, one daughter)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Financial crime victim (Defamation led to loss of earnings)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (Defamation)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Narrator)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Film)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy ("The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," 2004)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar ("Shine," 1996)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony ("Exit the King," 2009)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Winner of the "Triple Crown of Acting")