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Geoffrey Rush

b. 1951

Geoffrey Rush (b.1951) actor; born in Toowoomba; was awarded Best Actor Academy Award in 1998 for his portrayal of the emotionally damaged pianist in Shine; was rocketed from respected, though obscure, Australian stage actor to international film star. His most recent successes are alongside Gwyneth paltrow in Shakespeare in Love and Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth.

Updated 2018