Rupert Penry-Jones Biography
Penry-Jones was born in London, to Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones and English actress Angela Thorne on September 22 1970. His brother Laurence Penry-Jones is an actor turned ambulance driver while his sister-in-law is actress Polly Walker He was educated at Dulwich College in south-east London, until age 17 when he was enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, only to be expelled in his second year.
Penry-Jones married actress Dervla Kirwan and made her his wife in August 2007 a, following a three-year engagement. They met in a theatre production, Dangerous Corner, in 2001. They have two children, Peter and Florence. His net worth is not estimated.
He is known for his role as Adam Carter in the Chandle BBC One spy drama series Spooks, as Clive Reader QC in BBC One legal drama Silk and policeman DI Josephr in the ITV murder mystery series Whitechapel. Penry-Jones is known to be very critical of the British tv show and film industry. He stated that Doctor Who is a "very good children's show... but has low production values...and is a pantomime". He also said the Harry Potter films are "shit". He admitted walking out of the first three films.Edit
Born in London
Penry-Jones was born in London, to Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones and English actress Angela Thorne. He was born to a middle class family of actors . Both his parents were artists in the entertainment business.Edit
Began his acting career
In 1995 he appeared with his mother on television in Cold Comfort Farm. He made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing Fortinbras to Ralph Fiennes's Hamlet in an Almeida production of Hamlet.Edit
Married to Dervla Kirwan
Penry-Jones married actress Dervla Kirwan in August 2007, following a three-year engagement. They met in a theatre production, Dangerous Corner, in 2001. They have two children, Peter and Florence. They have tied the knot and there is no sign of separation.Edit