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Who Is The Most Famous Rupert In The World?

Updated January 18, 2021 401 votes 39 voters 7.7k views41 items

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How many celebrities named Rupert can you think of? The famous Ruperts below have many different professions, including notable actors named Rupert, famous athletes named Rupert, and even musicians named Rupert.

Rupert Grint is certainly one of the most famous Ruperts on this list. One of the British actors named Rupert, he is best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series. Servant, Wild Target, and Driving Lessons are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Rupert is Rupert Everett. He is an actor who appeared in My Best Friend's Wedding. He went on to have roles in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Shakespeare in Love, and many other films. Rupert Friend of Homeland is another famous actor named Rupert.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Rupert? Just add them to the list!

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    Rupert Grint


    BirthplaceHarlow, United Kingdom

    Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor and producer. He rose to prominence for his portrayal of Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film...  more

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    Rupert Everett


    BirthplaceBurnham Deepdale

    Rupert James Hector Everett (; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, writer and singer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film...  more

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    Rupert Graves


    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    Rupert S. Graves (born 30 June 1963) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles in A Room with a View, Maurice, The Madness of King George and The Forsyte Saga....  more
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    Rupert Murdoch


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul who founded News Corp.Murdoch's father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a reporter and editor who became a senior...  more

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    Rupert Friend


    BirthplaceOxfordshire, United Kingdom

    Rupert William Anthony Friend (born 9 October 1981) is a British actor, director, screenwriter, producer and lyricist. He is known for his on-screen chameleonic versatility, performing in comedies,...  more

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    Rupert Crosse


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    For the British lawyer, see Rupert Cross.Rupert Crosse (November 29, 1927 – March 5, 1973) was an American television and film actor noted as the first African American to receive a nomination for a...  more
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    Rupert Davies


    BirthplaceLiverpool, England

    Rupert Davies FRSA (22 May 1916 – 22 November 1976) was an English actor best remembered for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of Maigret, based on Georges Simenon's...  more
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    BirthplaceCotswolds, United Kingdom

    Rupert Wainwright (born 30 November 1961) is an English film and television director, writer, and actor. Wainwright was born in the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and started his film...  more
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    Rupert Goold


    BirthplaceHighgate, London, United Kingdom

    Rupert Goold, (born 18 February 1972) is an English theatre director. He is the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre. Goold was the artistic director of Headlong Theatre Company (2005–2013)....  more
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    Rupert Hughes


    BirthplaceLancaster, Missouri

    Rupert Hughes (January 31, 1872 – September 9, 1956) was an American novelist, film director, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R....  more
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    Rupert Brooke


    BirthplaceRugby, United Kingdom

    Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his...  more

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    Rupert Evans


    BirthplaceStaffordshire, United Kingdom

    Rupert Evans (born 30 March 1976) is a British actor. He is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and stars in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle and in the CW's Charmed series....  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Alternative NameRupert Penry-Jones, Rupert Perry Jones

    Rupert William Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970) is a Welsh actor, known for his performances as Adam Carter in Spooks, Clive Reader in Silk, DI Joseph Chandler in Whitechapel, and Mr. Quinlan in...  more

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    Rupert Murray



    Rupert Murray (born 28 May 1969) is a film director working in London. Murray began by making television documentaries for Channel Four's Cutting Edge series including Playing For England and Seconds...  more
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    Rupert Sanders


    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Rupert Miles Sanders is an English film director....  more
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    Rupert Wyatt


    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    Rupert Wyatt (born 26 October 1972) is an English screenwriter, director, and producer. He made his directorial debut with the 2008 film The Escapist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival....  more
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    Rupert Holmes


    BirthplaceNorthwich, United Kingdom

    Rupert Holmes (born David Goldstein on February 24, 1947) is a British-American composer, singer-songwriter, musician, dramatist and author. He is widely known for the hit singles "Escape (The Piña...  more
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    Rupert Boneham


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Rupert Boneham (born January 27, 1964) is an American mentor for troubled teens, who became known to reality television audiences in 2003 as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands where he placed...  more

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    Rupert Jee

    Rupert Jee (born July 16, 1956) is an American entrepreneur and television celebrity who has gained fame through frequent appearances on Late Show with David Letterman. He first appeared on the Late...  more
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    BirthplaceCranleigh, United Kingdom

    Rupert Nicholas Vansittart (born 10 February 1958) is an English character actor. He has appeared in a variety of roles in film, television, stage and radio, often playing comic characters. He is...  more
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    BirthplaceNewark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

    Alfred Rupert Sheldrake (born 28 June 1942) is an English author, and researcher in the field of parapsychology, who proposed the concept of morphic resonance, a conjecture which lacks mainstream...  more
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    Rupert Frazer


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Rupert Frazer is an actor....  more
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    Rupert Hill


    BirthplaceSouthampton, England

    Rupert Sinclair Hill (born 15 June 1978) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in several soap operas. Rupert Hill started with small roles on television. He appeared in one episode of...  more
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    Rupert Hart-Davis


    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis (28 August 1907 – 8 December 1999) was an English publisher and editor. He founded the publishing company Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd. As a biographer, he is remembered for...  more
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    Rupert Rawnsley


    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Rupert Rawnsley specialises in developing software solutions for the wireless telecommunications sector....
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