Geoffrey Rush is a famous Australian actor who was born in 1951. He was born in Queensland and was born to a sales assistant at a department store and a RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) accountant.
His father had a background of Scottish, English, and Irish blood. His mother had German ancestry. His parents broke up and divorced when he was only the age of 5, and he was chiefly taken care of by his mother after that point. They moved to live in the suburbs of Brisbane. His education led him to get a degree in the Arts from the University of Queensland. He was recruited by a talent agent working for the QTC (Queensland Theatre Company), and this appeared in 17 stage productions shortly after.
In the mid-70s he went to France to study the art of mime. He later returned to work for the QTC. While he co-starred with Mel Gibson for the Waiting for Godot production, they shared an apartment.
Geoffrey Rush is known for being both a great theatre and film actor. Those who have worked with him on major film productions say that he brings a distinctive sense of the theatre to the production and makes everyone feel more important for working alongside him.
In recent years, his most famous role has been as Pirate Captain Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. This series was a massive success and made Geoffrey Rush a household name for a generation who had never seen him in his other roles before. He was so popular as the villain in the original Pirates movie that he was resurrected for the third film and has been a staple of the series ever since. He is also well known for his work in the critically acclaimed film The King’s Speech.