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July 3, 2014

'All through my career it (being gay) was a huge issue'

Rupert Everett is, once again, saying that his being openly gay limited his career in Hollywood films.

The 55-year-old actor, who appears next on the London stage in Amadeus, had major roles in My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband, Inspector Gadget and The Next Best Thing and also voiced the Shrek sequels.

April 18, 2014

Oscar winner says he and co-star did not exchange a single word during photo shoot for 1984 film's poster

Oscar winner Colin Firth took a trip down memory lane in the current issue of People magazine by looking at photos taken during his career and commenting on them.

He had good things to say about photos with such co-stars as Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones Diary), Nicole Kidman (The Railway Man) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Out of the Blue).

April 18, 2014

Oscar winner says he and co-star did not exchange a single word during photo shoot for 1984 film's poster

Oscar winner Colin Firth took a trip down memory lane in the current issue of People magazine by looking at photos taken during his career and commenting on them.

He had good things to say about photos with such co-stars as Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones Diary), Nicole Kidman (The Railway Man) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Out of the Blue).

September 12, 2013

Controversial gay British actor said while he was living in Russia, no one in the LGBT community knew what AIDS was as there was so little information

Rupert Everett has said Russia’s laws have forced gay people to become criminals.

The British stage and screen actor who once said he ‘loved’ Russia has spoken out against the ‘gay propaganda’ laws.

Speaking to Newsnight yesterday (11 September), he recalled the environment for the LGBT community while he was living in Russia.

‘To be gay was absolutely impossible, and any gay people that one actually met were really outcast,’ he said.

May 2, 2013

British openly gay actor was talking on Loose Women about thinking he had contracted HIV after he got bitten by a mosquito

Gay British actor Rupert Everett is in trouble for accidentally using some 'fruity language' on daytime television yesterday (1 May).

The ‘Hysteria’ actor was appearing as a guest on ITV’s Loose Women when he said ‘fuck’ during a discussion about HIV.

Everett was talking about when he was convinced he had contracted HIV when shooting a television show in the 1980s.

He said: ‘For the first few years of HIV, you couldn’t test for it. When my whole career started I thought I was on a death sentence.

May 2, 2013

British openly gay actor was talking on Loose Women about thinking he had contracted HIV after he got bitten by a mosquito

Gay British actor Rupert Everett is in trouble for accidentally using some 'fruity language' on daytime television yesterday (1 May).

The ‘Hysteria’ actor was appearing as a guest on ITV’s Loose Women when he said ‘fuck’ during a discussion about HIV.

Everett was talking about when he was convinced he had contracted HIV when shooting a television show in the 1980s.

He said: ‘For the first few years of HIV, you couldn’t test for it. When my whole career started I thought I was on a death sentence.

April 22, 2013

British gay actor says he is 'over' sex in an interview with the Observer newspaper

Actor Rupert Everett, who has chronicled his adventurous sex life in two memoirs, has said in an interview that he's not interested in it anymore.

'Sex has passed me by,' said Everett to the Observer's Victoria Coren.

'It's over! I've spent most of my adult life, since the age of 10, thinking almost exclusively about sex, and getting it, or recovering from it. But it's all smoke and mirrors to me now.'

April 22, 2013

British gay actor says he is 'over' sex in an interview with the Observer newspaper

Actor Rupert Everett, who has chronicled his adventurous sex life in two memoirs, has said in an interview that he's not interested in it anymore.

'Sex has passed me by,' said Everett to the Observer's Victoria Coren.

'It's over! I've spent most of my adult life, since the age of 10, thinking almost exclusively about sex, and getting it, or recovering from it. But it's all smoke and mirrors to me now.'

March 27, 2013

Gay actor nominated for prestigious British theatre award for his portrayal of Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss

Rupert Everett has been nominated for Best Actor at the prestigious Oliver Awards for excellence in British theatre.

The film-actor and memoir-writer received the best reviews of his career for his portrayal of Oscar Wilde in David Hare's The Judas Kiss.

The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer said Everett had found 'the role of a lifetime' and The Times' Libby Purves wrote that he 'carries Wilde tragedy to perfection'.

January 14, 2013

Openly gay British star says US movie industry is homophobic and actors have had to become 'straighter and straighter'

Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has again warned Hollywood stars not to come out for the sake of their careers.

The British star who is best known for his roles playing flamboyant gay men in My Best Friend's Wedding and The Next Best Thing spoke about his frustration at not being offered 'straight' parts in movies.

'Straight men get every opportunity to play gay parts that they want and then win tons of awards for doing so, but the other way doesn’t really work out,' Everett told the BBC's Hardtalk program.

January 14, 2013

Openly gay British star says US movie industry is homophobic and actors have had to become 'straighter and straighter'

Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has again warned Hollywood stars not to come out for the sake of their careers.

The British star who is best known for his roles playing flamboyant gay men in My Best Friend's Wedding and The Next Best Thing spoke about his frustration at not being offered 'straight' parts in movies.

'Straight men get every opportunity to play gay parts that they want and then win tons of awards for doing so, but the other way doesn’t really work out,' Everett told the BBC's Hardtalk program.

January 7, 2013

Gay British actor praises master of wit Oscar Wilde as starting the gay movement

Gay British actor Rupert Everett said writer Oscar Wilde, who died in disgrace in Paris in 1900, is his personal Jesus during an interview broadcast on the BBC yesterday.

'He fills me with the same compassion that Jesus fills other people with,' said Everett, who is is currently playing Wilde in the David Hare play The Judas Kiss.

'As a gay person he's really the beginning of the gay movement in public,' said Everett to interviewer Andrew Marr.

January 7, 2013

Gay British actor praises master of wit Oscar Wilde as starting the gay movement

Gay British actor Rupert Everett said writer Oscar Wilde, who died in disgrace in Paris in 1900, is his personal Jesus during an interview broadcast on the BBC yesterday.

'He fills me with the same compassion that Jesus fills other people with,' said Everett, who is is currently playing Wilde in the David Hare play The Judas Kiss.

'As a gay person he's really the beginning of the gay movement in public,' said Everett to interviewer Andrew Marr.

December 31, 2012

From a Hong Kong tycoon promising millions to the man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter to the first gay marriages in Maine and Washington, GSN counts down the best news of the year

In 2012, gay people and their rights have made international headlines like never before.

From the Hong Kong tycoon who promised millions to the man who could win the heart of his lesbian daughter, gay rights have come to the forefront.

We have had a look at the year and found the most important, shocking, hilarious and weird stories, and this is the best from September to December.

October 9, 2012

Rupert Everett has claimed homophobia is still very much present in sport, due to the lack of gay athletes and torch bearers in the Olympics.

Rupert Everett has claimed the lack of gay athletes and torch bearers in the Olympics reflects how homophobia is still very much present in sport.

The 53-year-old actor, best known for his role in My Best Friend's Wedding, criticised the lack of gay people that took part in the Games, arguing that the commentators failed to discuss an openly gay person.

Everett said: 'You listened to the commentary and they would say "this is a mother…this is someone else." But they never said "this is an openly homosexual person."'

October 9, 2012

Rupert Everett has claimed homophobia is still very much present in sport, due to the lack of gay athletes and torch bearers in the Olympics.

Rupert Everett has claimed the lack of gay athletes and torch bearers in the Olympics reflects how homophobia is still very much present in sport.

The 53-year-old actor, best known for his role in My Best Friend's Wedding, criticised the lack of gay people that took part in the Games, arguing that the commentators failed to discuss an openly gay person.

Everett said: 'You listened to the commentary and they would say "this is a mother…this is someone else." But they never said "this is an openly homosexual person."'

October 1, 2012

'All the queens out there now have it in for me. I'm loathed by them. I'm having to take evasive action'

Rupert Everett, who has called marriages between same-sex couples ‘beyond tragic’ and said he couldn't think of 'anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads' claims to now be getting death threats.

October 1, 2012

'All the queens out there now have it in for me. I'm loathed by them. I'm having to take evasive action'

Rupert Everett, who has called marriages between same-sex couples ‘beyond tragic’ and said he couldn't think of 'anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads' claims to now be getting death threats.

September 29, 2012

Gay actor calls Anglican church 'crusty, old and pathetic', saying: 'Why do queens want to get married in churches?'

In another instance of foot-in-mouth disease, gay actor Rupert Everett has called marriages between same-sex couples ‘beyond tragic’.

In an interview with The Guardian, he said: ‘Why do queens want to go and get married in churches?

‘Obviously this crusty old pathetic Anglican church – the most joke-ish church of all jokey churches – of course they don’t want to have queens getting married.

September 29, 2012

Gay actor calls Anglican church 'crusty, old and pathetic', saying: 'Why do queens want to get married in churches?'

In another instance of foot-in-mouth disease, gay actor Rupert Everett has called marriages between same-sex couples ‘beyond tragic’.

In an interview with The Guardian, he said: ‘Why do queens want to go and get married in churches?

‘Obviously this crusty old pathetic Anglican church – the most joke-ish church of all jokey churches – of course they don’t want to have queens getting married.

September 19, 2012

Openly gay actor defends saying he 'couldn't think of anything worse than gay parents'

Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has defended his controversial comments on gay parenting.

The British actor, who came out 20 years ago, was asked on ITV1’s daytime show This Morning about his recent claim he couldn’t ‘think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.’

Everett said: ‘Listen, the good news on this is I’m not applying for any sort of public office.

September 16, 2012

The 53-year-old says he cannot think of 'anything worse than being brought up by two  dads'

Gay actor Rupert Everett has ridiculed the idea of two men raising a child.

In an interview with the Sunday Times today (16 September), he said: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.’

The 53-year-old actor, who is well known for playing a gay man who made Madonna pregnant in The Next Best Thing, said the gay community should not be offended as he does not consider himself a role model.

September 16, 2012

The 53-year-old says he cannot think of 'anything worse than being brought up by two  dads'

Gay actor Rupert Everett has ridiculed the idea of two men raising a child.

In an interview with the Sunday Times today (16 September), he said: ‘I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.’

The 53-year-old actor, who is well known for playing a gay man who made Madonna pregnant in The Next Best Thing, said the gay community should not be offended as he does not consider himself a role model.

May 22, 2012

King's Speech actor is set to star in biopics of Noël Coward and Oscar Wilde

Oscar winner Colin Firth will play gay playwright, actor and composer Noël Coward and the best friend and confidant of Oscar Wilde in forthcoming biopics.

In details announced at the Cannes Film Festival, the King's Speech actor is due to star as Oscar Wilde's gay friend Reginald 'Reggie' Turner in the upcoming Oscar Wilde biopic, This Happy Prince.