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Rupert Penry-Jones

Rupert Penry-Jones

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Full Name: Rupert Penry Jones
Birth Date: September 22, 1970
Age: 49 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: United Kingdom
Horoscope: Virgo
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
WifeDervla Kirwan
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorBlonde
Birth PlaceLondon
EducationDulwich College, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
FatherPeter Penry-Jones
MotherAngela Thorne
SiblingsLaurence Penry-Jones
KidsFlorence Penry-Jones, Peter Penry-Jones
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Rupert Penry-Jones is a British actor who is famous for his role in the American horror drama series called The Strain as Mr. Quinlan. Besides, the actor is also known as Adam Carter in the TV series Spooks along with Peter Firth. From 2009 to 2013, he described DI Joseph Chandler in Whitechapel.

Early Life

Rupert Penry-Jones entered this earth born on September 22, 1970, in London, the United Kingdom. As of 2019, his age is 49 years old while his birth sign is Virgo. He was born to parents’ Peter Penry-Jones (father-Welsh actor) and Angela Thorne (mother- English actress). He grew up along with his brother Laurence Penry-Jones who was also an actor. Currently, he is an ambulance driver and the husband of an actress Polly Walker.

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Caption: Rupert Penry-Jones with his mother (Source: articlebio)

Further, his maternal grandfather William worked at the Battle of Monte Cassino along with the Indian Army Medical Corps.


Rupert is English by his nationality and belongs to Welsh-English ethnicity. He attended Dulwich College in Dulwich, London. There he studied until he turned 17. Later he attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where he was expelled in his second year.


In the year 1994, Rupert Penry-Jones starts his career as an actor by appearing in the movie Black Beauty as a wild-looking young man. The same year, he was also cast as SS Cadet Hermann Jost in the thriller drama film, Fatherland.

After that, he has appeared in many other hit films. Some of his hit films are Charlotte Gray, The Four Feathers, The Four Feathers, Match Point, The 39 Steps, Persuasion, Crown for Christmas, A Little Chaos, Joe’s Palace, Cold Comfort Farm, Manor Hunt Ball and Still Crazy

Besides, he also appeared in a television debut since 1995 in an episode “The End” of the British television sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous. Some of his TV shows are Persuasion, Whitechapel, Black Sails, Silk, Kavanagh QC and French, Faith in the Future and Saunders.

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Caption: Rupert Penry-Jones (Source: Instagram)

In the year 2001, he played the role of Robert Caplan in J.B. Priestley’s thriller “time-play” Dangerous Corner opposite Dervla Kirwan. From July to October 2003 at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre he appeared in Nick Dear’s historical drama Power. There he played the leading role of Louis XIV.

At the end of 2009, he came back in the theatre as the role of Carl in Michael Wynne’s new play The Priory at the Royal Court Theatre, London. This run from 19 November 2009 to 16 January 2010. On February 2009, he appeared in an ITV drama, Whitechapel which was the highest-performing new drama in 2009.

Penry-Jones is obe of the critical actor of the British television and film industry. He said that Doctor Who is a “very good children’s show … but has low production values…and is a pantomime”. Besides, he also said that Harry Potter films are “shit”. And he decided to left the first three films.

What is Rupert Penry-Jones Net Worth?

Though Rupert’s film and television career have earned a huge amount of money. As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of around be $5 million. Besides, as an actor in the United Kingdom earn $35,000 to $40,000 per year.

So he might be getting this amount as well. Further, he also owns an expensive house in Hambledon, the United Kingdom.

Who is Rupert Penry-Jones Wife?

Yes, Rupert Penry-Jones is a married man. He married an Irish television actress named Dervla Kirwan who is famous for her appearances in Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart. The couple walked down the aisle in an intimate ceremony including close friends and family members in 2007. 

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Caption: Rupert Penry-Jones with his wife (Source: articlebio)

They met for the first time in a theatre production of Dangerous Corner since 2001 and they started dating since there. The couple dated for a long time for three years and got engaged in 2004.

Since their marriages, the couple is living a blessed full life without any sign of divorced or separated. From their marriages, they were blessed with two children as a daughter named Florence Penry-Jones and son named Peter Penry-Jones.

Height & Social Sites

Rupert stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches with a matching body weight. He has blonde hair color with gray eyes color. Further, he is active only on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.