So, avoiding those useful adjectives, Rufus Frederick Sewell was born on 29th October 1967 in Twickenham, England (which just happens to be in the old county of Middlesex, now Greater London, where I was born!).
From a romance novelist's point of view he's a pretty perfect 6ft tall, with green/hazel eyes.
It would seem he was a 'difficult' teenager - perhaps not surprising since his Australian father and Welsh mother separated when he was five and his father then died when he was ten. But by eighteen - which is young to begin a classical theatre training - he was a student at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
Since leaving he's managed to carve himself a career which spans different media and he consciously chooses roles that don't reinforce him as a romantic lead. (Told you he probably wouldn't want to be here. *g*)
He's been quoted as saying that his greatest skill as an actor is his ability to change. And here he is as Charles II.
Below as Agamemnon in 'Helen of Troy' and Ian in 'Extreme Ops'.
On a personal front he's been almost as careless with wives as my last 'Male on Monday', Sean Bean. Rufus married Yasmin Abdallah in March 1999 and they divorced the following March. His second wife, Amy Gardner, is the mother of his son, William Douglas Sewell (Billy) born March 2002. They married February 2004 but are now separated.
Allegedly he has dated Patsy Kensit, Helen McCrory and Kate Winslet. But by far the most interesting fun fact I've been able to find for you is that he's been known to sleepwalk in the nude.
He's quoted as saying: 'My favourite things are just wandering from place to place, going to cafes and taking photographs. My favourite day is a happy accident.'
Most recently I've seen him as Lord Marke in 'Tristan and Isolde' but I can't finish this blog without showing you a picture of Rufus as Petruchio in a television adaptation of 'Taming of the Shew'.
Rewritten for modern audiences I'm not convinced the BBC series was particularly successful, but it won him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor - and he was incredibly funny.
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