What Rupert is up to…
- unfortunately on an expected holiday! Dear Evan Hansen, along with other West End shows, has closed down for now, due to the current pandemic. I’m so sorry for everyone affected by this closure, including the theatre staff as well as the cast and the audiences.
- a nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical in the Olivier Awards for his role as Larry Murphy!!! Dear Evan Hansen scored a total of seven nominations, including Best New Musical, with Jack Loxton (who plays Jared Kleinman) also nominated in the same category as Rupert.
- (probably) featured to some extent in the new volume from Nick Hern Books: Dear Evan Hansen: The Complete Book and Lyrics (West End edition). I’m not sure how much Rupert-related goodness is in there, but he did suggest to me that I keep an eye out for it. Though I’m sure he knows I’m a completist, so that might not be a general recommendation! Available from: Nick Hern Books.
- (probably) appearing at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert on Sunday 1 March 2020, as the DEH West End cast perform the song “You Will Be Found”. More info: article with link to ticket sales.
- appearing in the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen, as Larry Murphy, Zoe and Connor’s dad. Golly gosh! This is at the Noel Coward Theatre with previews from 29 October 2019, opening on 19 November, with tickets currently selling through to
May27 June 2020. More info: official website and tickets.
- appearing as Marcus in the film The Secret Garden, with Colin Firth as Lord Archibald Craven and Julie Walters as Mrs Medlock. Current release date is 16 April 2020. update: I’ve embedded a “teaser trailer” below, which alas doesn’t feature our Rupert. The awesome thing for Merlin fans is that it was partly filmed at Puzzlewood!
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The following entries have been updated:
- 20 June: New post for the open letter asking the government to support the theatre industry during the pandemic. Rupert has signed the letter, along with his fellow Olivier Awards.
- 13 June: New post for Noodle Snake’s podcast that all begins with the purchase of a Showmasters poster…
- 16 May: New post to celebrate Rupert’s 42nd birthday! Is this the year in which he finds the meaning of life…? I’ve also added a new post for his part in a DEH video promoting Mental Health Awareness Month in the context of the current pandemic.
- 20 April: New page for the lovely behind-the-scenes Merlin photos shared with us by DoP Dale McCready, including many of our Rupert and his heartwarming smile!
- 19 April: New page for the wonderful Quiz Night with Bradley James, which we can now view online!
- 4 March: What an exciting day! New pages for Rupert’s Olivier Awards nomination, and for his appearance at London Comic Con Spring including some lovely photos from Karen.
- 9 January: Thanks to bunnysworld, I have some more fan photos taken at the DEH stage door. And now I think I’m up to date again!
- 8 January 2020: new post for the Doctor Who (Seventh Doctor) audio plays, and updated the Buy Links page as well. Updated the DEH pro photos post with two new photos. A new random entry: a New Year’s message for Rupert generated thanks to DEH! And a page for the DEH cast’s visit to the Microsoft store on Oxford Circus.