Rupert Friend Signs With UTA

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EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed acclaimed actor Rupert Friend for representation in all areas.

Up next, Friend will be seen in buzzy New Line thriller Companion opposite Sophie Thatcher, Jack Quaid, and Lukas Gage, as well as Michel Franco’s Dreams alongside Jessica Chastain and Lucio Castro, 2AM’s After This Death, and Pierre Morel’s Canary Black opposite Kate Beckinsale.

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Most recently, he was seen at Sundance in The American Society of Magical Negroes, an acclaimed satire from writer-director Kobi Libii, which hits theaters via Focus Features on March 15.

Previously, Friend starred in the shorts The Swan and Ratcatcher, based on short stories by Roald Dahl, which Wes Anderson directed for Netflix. As a favorite of the filmmaker’s, Friend has also taken on prominent roles in his recent films Asteroid City and The French Dispatch.

Other notable film credits for the actor include The Death of Stalin, A Simple Favor, At Eternity’s Gate, The Young Victoria, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Pride & Prejudice.

Emmy-nominated for his portrayal of CIA operative Peter Quinn on Showtime’s Homeland, Friend more recently played The Grand Inquisitor in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. Additional TV credits include Apple TV+’s High Desert opposite Patricia Arquette, and Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal opposite Sienna Miller.

The actor will continue to be represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorneys Steve Warren and Jennifer Grey of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.

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