Saturday, 19 February 2011

Rupert Penry-Jones

Rupert William Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970, London) is an English actor, best known for his role as Adam Carter in the British television series Spooks, also broadcast under the title MI-5.

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His father was Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones, his mother is actress Angela Thorne and his brother Laurence Penry-Jones, also actors.

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He was educated at Dulwich College in south-east London.   In 1995 he appeared with his mother on television in Cold Comfort Farm.

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He married actress Dervla Kirwan in August 2007 after a three-year engagement. He and Kirwan met in a theatre production, Dangerous Corner, in 2001. Both appeared in Casanova in 2005, although they did not share any scenes. They have two children; Florence, born 1 May 2004 and Peter, born 8 April 2006.

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On BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast in August 2010, it was revealed that Penry-Jones's maternal grandfather William had served with the Indian Medical Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino and that his preceding ancestors had had a long-standing connection with the Indian Army. Penry-Jones also discovered that he had Anglo-Indian ancestry from the early 19th century.


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