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David Holmes Cricket Cup, London (2018)

To quote from various sources: “The David Holmes Cricket Cup began in the summer of 2009 to raise money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). Since then, each summer, the event has been hosted for David’s family and friends, where the two teams, Gryffindor and Slytherin, have battled it out for the trophy and continued to raise money for the RNOH. It’s a fun, family day out with our famous Cricket Match and our Auction, Raffle, Bar, BBQ, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle providing further entertainment.”

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter) says: “David Holmes [a stuntman] was seriously injured in January 2009 while filming a harnessed aerial sequence for the final installment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

Davey Holmes was so grateful to the RNOH for their care of him following this injury that he’s been raising funds for them ever since through this annual cricket event.

Bradley James (Arthur in Merlin) has regularly taken the field for  Gryffindor, and has often been joined by our Rupert. I have found team photographs featuring Rupert for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, with thanks to “A Shot of Brad” Live Journal account, Bradley’s Instagram account, and Google! Which is not to say Rupert didn’t participate in other years. However, few photos from the event are shared online, so there’s no one official source that covers the whole period.

Here are the goodies…

Team Gryffindor in 2011. Rupert is on the far left, looking very knightly.

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The Confessions of Dorian Gray (2012)

Rupert featured as the character James Moriarty in the following episode of this audio  play:

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past (December 2012)
  • Director: Scott Handcock

The play starred Alexander Vlahos (Mordred in Merlin) as the main character Dorian Gray. It was recorded on 11-12 August and 23 September 2012, at Warwick Hall Studios.

The Confessions of Dorian Gray is a downloadable audio play in five half-hour episodes, with this sixth hour-long episode as a Christmas special. You can purchase this episode from the Big Finish website.

Marie Claire (Czech, 2012)

Well. Words fail me! Rupert is featured in another sexy photo shoot, this time for the Czech version of Marie Claire magazine (‘Fashion, beauty, celebrities, news’), with actress Tereza Srbova.

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in Oddington’, posted to the Marie Claire Czech website on 22 October 2012
  • Photographer: Hana Knížová
Photo by Hana Knížová for Marie Claire
Once Upon a Time in Oddington photo by Hana Knížová for Marie Claire

I think I can honestly say I’ve never before wanted a man in wellies to throw me over his shoulder… but now I do.

  • The photo is used with great respect and storms of love, but without permission. All rights remain with Hana Knížová and Marie Claire.

DIDN’T QUITE HAPPEN: ‘This Way Out’ crowdfunded short film (2012)

please note: Unfortunately filming for This Way Out had to go ahead without Rupert, due to his filming commitments with Merlin.


The film production company Forward Motion Pictures is currently seeking crowdfunding to help them make their next film titled This Way Out.

Why do I mention this here…? Because there is a chance that Rupert might be cast in it!

update: Here’s an interview in which Staten talks about hoping to cast Rupert.

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‘Brush Up Your Sondheim!’, London (2012)

Rupert and his Company co-star Cassidy Janson helped run an acting workshop for the Sondheim Society’s summer school titled ‘Brush Up Your Sondheim!‘.

Julie was lucky enough to attend, and has written the following account of her day.

The Stephen Sondheim Society Summer School 2012

The Stephen Sondheim Society ran a two–day summer school in July, which featured talks, panels, master classes, workshops, and a puzzle–based treasure hunt. I attended on the Sunday, partly because – well, to be honest, only because Rupert Young was running one of the acting–and–music workshops. But I had a wonderful day, and based on the buzz about the previous day (in particular, the master classes with Jeremy Sams), I was sorry I hadn’t been able to attend the whole thing.

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