Rufus ‘Frederik’ Sewell is an English movie as well as a stage actor. He is best known for his role in Carrington (1995) as Mark Gertler, Hamlet (1996) as Fortinbras, Dangerous Beauty (1998) as Marco Venier, Dark City (1998) as John Murdoch, The Legend of Zorro (2005) as Count Armand, A Knight’s Tale (2001) as Count Armand, The Illusionist (2006) as Crown Prince Leopold, Amazing Grace (2006) as Thomas Clarkson, The Holiday (2006) as Jasper Bloom, Paris, Je t’aime (2006) as William, Judy (2019) as Sidney Luft.

Quick Info
Full NameRufus Frederik Sewell
Date of Birth 29 October 1967
Birth PlaceHammersmith, London, UK
Parent(s)William 'Bill' John Frederick Sewell and Jo Sewell
Age53 years
Height6 feet (1.83 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Kate Winslet (1996-1997)
Yasmin Abdallah (m.1999- div. 2000)
Donna Air (2000)
Amy Gardner (m. 2004 - div. 2007)
Alice Eve (2006-2008)
Ami Komai (2009-present)
Children2 (William Douglas Sewell, Lola)
Net worth US $5 million

Rufus’ Early Life and Bio

Rufus was born on the 29th of October, 1967 in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom (UK). His father’s name was William ‘Bill’ John Frederick Sewell and his mother’s name was Jo Sewell. His father worked as an animator and laborer while his mother worked as an artist, classically trained pianist as well as a waitress. Unfortunately, his parents separated when he was just five. His father died when he was 10.

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Rufus’ Nationality and Physical Stats

Rufus Sewell’s nationality is English while his ethnicity is mixed as his father was of Anglo-Australian descent and his mother was of English and Welsh descent.

He has an athletic body of height 6 feet or 1.83 m and weight 80 kg or 176.5 lbs. Similarly, he has dark brown hair and stunning green eyes.

His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Rufus’ Education: Schooling

Rufus studied at the Trafalgar Junior School in Twickenham but his family relocated in 1978 after the death of his father. After that, he attended the Orleans Park School, also in Twickenham.

Similarly, he joined the West Thames College in London. He took acting classes and became a good actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.



Rufus Sewell made his movie debut from the 1991’s Twenty-One as Bobby. As he kept doing more movies, he got his breakthrough from the 1996’s Hamlet as Fortinbras. He has done some amazing movies like Victory (1996) as Martin Ricardo, The Woodlanders (1997) as Giles Winterbourne, Dark City (1998) as John Murdoch, Bless the Child (2000) as Eric Stark, A Knight’s Tale (2001) as Count Adhemar, The Legend of Zorro (2005) as Count Armand, The Illusionist (2006) as Crown Prince Leopold, Amazing Grace (2006) as Thomas Clarkson, The Holiday (2006) as Jasper Bloom, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) as Adam, All Things to All Men (2013) as Parker, Hercules (2014) as Autolycus, The Devil’s Hand (2014) as Jacob Brown, Gods of Egypt (2016) as Urshu, Judy (2019) as Sidney Luft and many more.

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The Holiday

Rufus Sewell is really admired for his incredible performance in this 2006 romantic comedy movie. He brilliantly portrays the character of Jasper Bloom. The movie is directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and a few more. The movie earned $205.1 million and is rated 6.9 by IMDb.

Television Shows

Rufus Sewell first appeared in a television show in 1992’s Gone to Seed as Billy. He has done a fair amount of television shows though he is mostly known for his roles in movies.

Some of his popular Television shows are Performance (1995) as Harry Percy, Arabian Nights (2000) as Ali Baba, Helen of Troy (2003) as Agamemnon, The Last King (2003) as Charles II, John Adams (2008) as Alexander Hamilton, The Pillars of the Earth (2010) as Tom Builder, Killing Jesus (2015) as Caiaphas, Secret History (2016) as the narrator, The Man in the High Castle (2014-2019) as John Smith and a few more.

Awards and Achievements

Rufus Sewell has been nominated for 10 prestigious awards and has won 2 times. He has won the 2006’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best Actor in a Play and 2007’s Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play. He has been nominated for awards like Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, Tony Awards, and many other honorary awards.

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Personal Life: Relationships

Rufus Sewell has dated a fair share of women so far. He has dated Helen McCrory and Catalina Guirado, however, we don’t know much about these two relationships. Similarly, he dated Kate Winslet for a year from 1996 to 1997. 

He got into a relationship with Yasmin Abdallah, an Australian fashion journalist, in 1998. They got married on March 24, 1999, and divorced in 2000 for unknown reasons.

After that, he dated Donna Air in 2000. Shortly after that, he dated Amy Gardner, a scriptwriter, and producer, in 2001 and eventually got married on the 7th of February, 2004. The couple was blessed with a baby boy named William Douglas Sewell in 2002. However, the couple separated and divorced in 2007.

Likewise, Rufus Sewell dated Alice Eve for two years from 2006 to 2008. He is currently dating a Japanese-American Hairstylist Ami Komai in 2009. They also have a child of their own named Lola who was born in 2013.

What is Rufus’ Net Worth?

Rufus Sewell has been working in the entertainment industry since 1991 and has earned a huge amount of money. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.

Social Media Presence

Rufus Sewell is mildly active on his social media with 80.8K followers on Instagram (@fredriksewell) and 71.7K followers on Twitter (@FredrikSewell). He is not active on any other social media platform.

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