Rupert everett dating history
“Aids in the Eighties was a very, very scary thing.
There were people walking around with the disease that looked like the undead. I spent the first six years of my career thinking that any minute now I would probably come out with it.
There was a time when he couldn’t look at a camera lens without fearing it would reveal the signs of the killer illness that stalked his community and friends.
He is both charming and surly; passionate and withdrawn.
“I’ve never approached work with an enjoyment factor, exactly, because it’s very scary and you’re always facing failure inside your head.
Although, definitely, now, I find it miraculous to be doing any form of work. But you do wake up in the middle of the night in a muck sweat, wondering if you’re ever going to be able to pull it off and thinking: 'Why aren’t I just on holiday?
A whole group of people coming to judge it and another group coming to enjoy it.
“That’s when everything exploded for me in general.” He lodged with a family and studied at an A-level college but “discovered everything else”.
He lived in a “very gay area” and frequented two pubs in particular.
There just isn’t very far you can go.” Everett was born in Norfolk and was brought up and educated as a Catholic – “I was fed it like a foie gras goose,” he says.
His father was an Army major and Rupert was taught by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth in Yorkshire.The first 10 years of my career were conducted with this interior hysteria of terror. With every lens, I was wondering if they were going in too tight on what I might be hiding. You need to keep consolidating.” Fame is, he says, very addictive. You think that’s how everyone is to everyone.” But his success hasn’t been consistent.I was very lucky, considering my very sluttish behaviour, never to get HIV. I can look at films I’ve been in and see in my face this sheer terror.” When I ask Everett to describe the excitement of Hollywood success, he is modest. “You get so many things given to you and you take them for granted almost straight away. “One of the great things about mine is that it’s been so cyclical, I’ve always been so up one minute and then so down.Rupert Everett, still rather majestic-looking at 55 although a little faded, has lived a life of contrasts and contradictions.