THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL - Biography of Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush (Steven Price) is one of the most respected actors in theater and film today. For his role as Henslowe in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Rush was an Academy Award nominee as Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nominee and a BAFTA nominee. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for his role as Walsingham in ELIZABETH.
In 1995, Rush won an Academy Award as Best Actor for his performance in SHINE. He was also awarded the Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Award and the BAFTA Award, among others. Rush has appeared in over 70 theatrical productions over the last two decades.
He played the leading roles in the Lighthouse Ensemble production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night" and "The Marriage of Figaro." A native of Australia, Rush has staged numerous productions as a director for the Queensland Theater Company, the Adelaide Festival, Belvoir Street Theater and Magpie Theater for Young People. His lead performance in the 1989 "Diary of a Madman" earned him three major awards in Australia and, in 1994, he received the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, one of Australia's most prestigious prizes.
Rush's feature film credits include the action-comedy MYSTERY MEN, the role of Inspector Javert in LES MISERABLES, A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL and CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION. He was the narrator in OSCAR AND LUCINDA. Rush will soon be seen as the Marquis de Sade in the drama QUILLS and is currently voicing a character for the animated feature MAGIC PUDDING.