appearing as Jack in season 2 of Bridgerton!!! I always wanted to see him in a Regency romance… This is “a major new role … created for the series; he is not in the books”. | Deadline | The series was launched on Netflix on 25 March 2022.
maybe also appearing in season 3 of Bridgerton…? This article in comingsoon.net includes our Rupert in the cast list – though that could be an unedited copy-and-paste from season 2…
Dear Evan Hansen West End reopened on 26 October 2021, with tickets currently available through to 22 October 2022. Update: It has now been announced that the show will close on 22 October.
Rupert appears in the second season of this popular TV show as Jack (the new Lord Featherington), looking absolutely fiiine in Regency clothes…
I can’t give much away about the plot without spoilers, so you’ll just have to watch for yourself! While the Featherington plots definitely play second fiddle to the Bridgerton plots, Rupert is in every episode, and does an excellent job as always.
The lovely Dale McCready, Director of Photography for a massive 42 of the 65 episodes of Merlin, has been sharing her awesome behind-the-scenes photographs from across all five seasons of the show. You can find Dale’s Merlin Archive here on her website. She has kindly made all the images available for our use, with a request for credit where possible.
While this is a real gift for us fans, unfortunately it’s due to a difficult situation. The COVID-19 quarantine means that Dale and most other people working in the entertainment industry are (at least temporarily) out of work. Hence Dale had the time to devote to this task! If you can afford to help Dale get through this period by sending support via Paypal.Me, that would be wonderful – and every little bit helps!
I’ve taken the liberty of copying across most of the photos of our Rupert for this site. However, it is of course worth visiting and browsing Dale’s Merlin Archive yourself. There are 13 pages of photos, and some videos on the last page. You’ll find many other beauties and items of interest, including some fascinating notes on filming generally and cinematography specifically.
Rupert is appearing in the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen, as Larry Murphy, Zoe and Connor’s dad.
The production’s London home is the Noel Coward Theatre – with previews from 29 October 2019, and opening on 19 November.
The play shut down during the pandemic, but reopened on 26 October 2021. The production will close on 22 October 2022.
This is wonderful for Rupert, as the Broadway production has been enthusiastically received, and won six Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical. I think we’re all anticipating a long run for this in London!
You might like to consider the book published by 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.
5 stars from Alex Wood for WhatsOnStage: … The result is something quite extraordinary – a musical not like any other. … And its success depends entirely on its leading man. … Debutant Sam Tutty … wears a lot of the characters’ flaws on his cast-sporting sleeve, from nervous ticks to jaunted mannerisms and turbulent dialogue. It’s hard to appear simultaneously nervy while capable of holding the attention of 900 spectators, but it’s something Tutty manages adeptly – the sort of assurance you rarely get from a first timer. … But Tutty’s success comes while sitting on the shoulders of some titanic supporting performances … In a piece that spends a large portion of its runtime focussing on the anxieties of teens, it’s often the adults that steal the show – Rupert Young and Lauren Ward present a rich, textured relationship as Murphy’s parents … Dear Evan Hansen is a desperately powerful exploration of a troubled teen sacrificing the truth for a sense of comfort – startlingly relevant for a world swaddled in screens and fleeting fictions.