The former Eastenders star about to hit the big time, starring in Danny Boyle blockbuster 'Yesterday' in which he plays a man who wakes up after an accident to find he is the only person who remembers The Beatles and their music.
In spite of small screen success via multiple TV shows, Rupert is yet to make his big screen debut. Though some 35 years ago, a Beatle came close.
Whether it’s playing an Australian folk hero, a transvestite nightclub impresario or the naffly-uniformed henchman in ‘Freejack’, the Rolling Stones’ frontman has had a weird cinematic career. Albert Finney was director Tony Richardson’s first choice to play the legendary Australian outlaw (the one who famously wore self-made armour) in this 1970 film, but he wasn’t interested. While he wasn’t sure the singer’s sinewy body was right to play an action hero, Richardson admitted in his memoir ‘Long Distance Runner’ that Mick’s “wicked battered ‘Irish’ face was perfect for Ned”.