• 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
    Haymarket House
    28-29 Haymarket
    SW1Y 4SP
  • 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!

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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.

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    1. Hello, Sabrina!

      Yes, Rupert does receive his fanmail. I know he received my first fan letter to him, as he very kindly replied. And I know he received a later letter as, while he didn’t reply, he mentioned it to me when I saw him at a con.

      Good luck with yours! ♥

    1. Hello, Sabrina! Yes, Rupert is still with Curtis Brown, so you should have no problems writing to him care of that address. Good luck!

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