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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush is a famous Aussie actor.

He was born in Toowoomba (QLD) on 6 July 1951.

How old is Geoffrey Rush?

Geoffrey Rush is currently 72 years old.

Early Life

Geoffrey Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He grew up in a suburb of Brisbane and attended Everton Park State High School. During his early life, Rush initially pursued a career as a classical pianist. However, he soon developed an interest in acting and joined a theater group, honing his skills and eventually enrolling in the Queensland Theatre Company's Academy of the Arts.


Geoffrey Rush is widely known for his role as Captain Hector Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The first installment, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," was released in 2003. Rush appeared in all five movies of the franchise, showcasing his versatile acting skills alongside Johnny Depp. Another notable film in his career is "Shine" (1996), where he portrayed the troubled pianist David Helfgott and earned critical acclaim, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Family Life

Geoffrey Rush married Jane Menelaus, an Australian actress, on November 20, 1988. The couple has two children, Angelica (born 1992) and James (born 1995). They have remained happily married throughout their lives, with no records of divorce or separation. Rush keeps his family life relatively private, ensuring their privacy despite his fame in the entertainment industry.


One interesting trivia about Geoffrey Rush is that he is one of the few actors to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, winning an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony Award. Additionally, he is one of the founding members of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Rush is known for his commitment to the arts and has served as the President of the prestigious Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) from 2011 to 2017.


Geoffrey Rush has appeared in the following famous Aussie movies: