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current news…

What Rupert is up to…

Rupert is:

    • a guest at the convention Magic Con to be held in Bonn, Germany on 26-28 April 2019, along with Alex Vlahos (Mordred in Merlin).
    • appearing as James in new 6-part comedy-drama The Bisexual for Channel 4. The lead roles are played by Desiree Akhavan (also writing and directing), Maxine Peake and Brian Gleeson – and given the title, I sure hope Rupert gets to date at least one if not all of them! Notification via his agent’s site. No mention on the official website or press releases (yet).
    • singing (and dancing???!!!) as Mr Knightley in a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece, titled EMMA, A New Musical. He will be in the London production, while another production is running on Broadway. I am just blown and overblown with bliss at the very idea! We don’t have any details of dates yet, but here’s the announcement in broadwayworld.com. And I would just like to add OMFG!!!
    • featured in the new trailer for the film Writers Retreat (2015), which will be available (finally!) in the US on 17 April, via Amazon for DVD (Region 1) and Prime Video. Huzzah!
    • voicing the role of Cicero’s friend Atticus in a new Big Finish series of audio plays called Cicero, which is being released in May 2018. It is currently available for pre-order. I found Cicero following a heads-up from Angie about Rupert also being part of the Big Finish adaptation of Dracula. Thank you, Angie!
    • the first guest announced as attending Celtic Reminders, a Merlin convention to be held in Paris on 13-14 October 2018. Hurrah! Up to another three guests will be announced. update: Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.
    • appearing in Will, a 10-episode series on Shakespeare with a rock n’ roll aesthetic. It looks like the sort of thing you’ll either love or hate – and I’m hoping I’ll love it! IMDB page, with no listing for Rupert. Confirmed with Rupert, who says he’s playing Sir Walter Raleigh! Release date of 10 July in the US and 20 September in Spain. update: He is now listed on IMDB as appearing in the episode 104 “Brave New World”.

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Carols in the City (2015)

As our friend Manuela discovered, Rupert was intending to perform a reading at Carols in the City for the Marie Curie charity on 9 December. This was held at the lovely old Southwark Cathedral, and included a champagne reception afterwards. Joe Stilgoe (from High Society) was also performing.

Unfortunately, however, Rupert was unable to make it due to a new work commitment. We don’t have any details yet on what this new project might be, but it meant Rupert couldn’t be in Southwark on Wednesday night.

I decided I might as well attend anyway, and it was a truly lovely evening. The choir Canticum sang beautifully, Joe Stilgoe was his usual charming self, and everyone performed with great verve. Of particular note was ‘A Personal Story’ from Brian Andrews, about his wife’s death from cancer and the Marie Curie nurse who did so much for them both during Gillian’s last hours.

According to the program, Rupert was due to read the poem ‘Christmas Thank Yous’ by Mick Gowar. It’s a perfect choice for his delightful light ironic delivery, and I’m really sorry we missed out! With all due deference to Mick Gowar, here’s the first verse:

Dear Auntie
Oh, what a nice jumper
I’ve always adored power blue
and fancy you thinking of
orange and pink
for the stripes
how clever of you

If my Googling doesn’t lead me astray, this poem has been used in an assessment at LAMDA, so that may be where Rupert first performed it.

On one last amusing note, it seems Rupert’s biography in the program was cribbed, in part, from this very website! If you check out our biography page, I’m sure you’ll see what I mean. The program also featured another lovely photo from Ian Philips-McLaren, so it’s all good.

Rupert bio Carols in the City - 500px

other news

4 June 2015: Justin’s play In My Father’s Words is featuring in Brits Off Broadway! It runs from 4-28 June 2015 at 59E59 Theaters in New York. For more details, check the 59E59 website.

30 November 2014: Unfortunately Rupert couldn’t attend Wales Comic Con 2014 Part 2 in Wrexham on Sunday 30 November. It seems this was because he went to the Supanova conventions in Australia in lieu of Eoin Macken and Alex Vlahos.

19 June 2014: Rupert’s brother Justin Young wrote a play titled In My Father’s Words which was performed at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow on 19-28 June 2014, before touring Scotland throughout July. See the Dundee Rep Ensemble page for full details.

still researching…

This is a list of Rupert’s work that we’re still researching – things we’ve heard about or seen glimpses of, but don’t have enough confirmed details about to post. If you can help us with more information and links or images, we’d very much appreciate it!

film

  • The Ministry, a film by Ben Kent, featuring Rupert and Jasmine Hemsley – the team who brought us Helen and Ben!
  • Rupert filmed something in England in November 2013 for a project to be released in 2014 … though we still don’t know what! And he didn’t seem all that certain that he wouldn’t end up on the cutting room floor. {sad face}
  • Rupert filmed a movie in the US in 2015. No further details yet, but this was mentioned in an interview, and he mentions ‘a new comedy-drama’ in another interview.
  • Rupert was off on a new work project as of early December 2016, though we don’t know what! Perhaps the Bet Victor ad…?

theatre

  • Feeding Time at the BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) perhaps from ? to 11 December 2005.
  • Three’s a Crowd at the Shepherd Churchill Hall.

As I said above, any help would be awesome!