Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance

  • Born on
    • January 18th, 1960
Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). Rylance played the title role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and appeared in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), based on the British evacuation in World War II. He appeared as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name.

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Acting (19 Credits)

2021The Phantom of the Open as Maurice Flitcrof
2021Don't Look Up
2020The Trial of the Chicago 7 as William Kunstler
2019Waiting for the Barbarians as The Magistrate
2018Nothing Is Truer Than Truth
2018Ready Player One as James Halliday / Anorak
2017Dunkirk as Mr. Dawson
2016The BFG as The BFG
2015Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
2015The Gunman as Terrance Cox
2015Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell
2014Days and Nights as Stephen
2011Blitz as Roberts
2011Anonymous as Condell
2008The Other Boleyn Girl as Sir Thomas Boleyn
2001Intimacy as Jay
1995Angels and Insects as William Adamson
1995Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life as Jakob
1991Prospero's Books as Ferdinand


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