- was born in Lambeth, London on 16 May 1978.
- is named Rupert Francis Young.
- began acting at the age of 5, when he played a donkey in a school play – and he says, “I thought I was very good”.
- followed this up with a role as a tree, which confirmed his newfound ambition to “stand around in the background not saying anything”.
- was taught how to play piano by Jean Lloyd Webber (mother of Andrew), who was “a piano teacher with many gifted students“.
- attended Pangbourne College 1991-96. Ian Busby reports on the Old Pangbournian website, “Rupert was one of my star hockey forwards in an Under-15 side!”
- was often mentioned in the Pangbourne College annual magazine. You can find the excerpts here.
- said in an interview, ‘At 17 I had a drama teacher, Paul Clarke, who directed me in Guys and Dolls who told me after the show I should be an actor and go to drama school. So I applied to LAMDA, where he had gone and I got in.’
- didn’t attend drama school right away, however, as he couldn’t raise the funds. Instead he took various jobs for a few years, many relating to acting and directing.
- finally studied at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) 2001-04.
- has a brother and a sister – his brother is Justin Young, formerly series producer and head writer for Holby City, and now a freelance writer.
- doesn’t have a favourite colour as such, but likes wearing brown and/or blue.
You can write to Rupert care of his agent:
- Rupert Young
c/o Curtis Brown Group Ltd
- Click here for Rupert’s page on the Curtis Brown website (which now includes a CV, showreel and other goodies).
- When promoting the availability of “our ravishing Rupert Young” for voiceover work, his former agent said, “Rupert’s voice is sumptuously smooth and stylish that will add a sophisticated touch to many a read.”
You can follow Rupert on Twitter!
P.S. Rupert is not related to Will Young, the winner of Pop Idol in 2002. However, Will Young did have a twin brother named Rupert, now sadly deceased.