Mark Rylance

D.O.B: Jan 18, 1960 | Ashford, Kent, UK

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Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeares Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005.

Biography

Sir David Mark Rylance Waters (born 18 January 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England) is an English actor, theatre director, and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeares Globe in London, between 1995 and 2005. His film appearances include Prosperos Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). Rylance played the title role in Steven Spielbergs The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the childrens book by Roald Dahl, and appeared in Christopher Nolans Dunkirk (2017), based on the British evacuation in World War II. He appeared as James Halliday in Spielbergs 2018 film Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name.