He boarded at Farleigh House prep school in Basingstoke from the age of seven before going to Ampleforth College, the prestigious Roman Catholic public school in Yorkshire at thirteen, but dropped out at age 16.
Turned down the Daniel Day-Lewis role in A Room with a View (1985).
1999 VH1 Vogue Fashion Award for most fashionable male celebrity.
At his suggestion, Madonna re-recorded Don McLean's classic "American Pie".
Was expelled from London's Central School of Speech and Drama for insubordination.
Plays the piano and violin.
Former, successful model in Milan.
Speaks English, French and Italian.
Lives in London, New York City, Paris and Miami.
Bought a home in Los Angeles, California for his dog's sake. His Black Lab, Moise, was suffering from painful arthritis, so the actor relocated to the city in order for his beloved pet to heal. Everett even turned down a role on the London stage, because it meant having to have his dog quarantined for six months. [May 1999]
Showed his musical talents on two remakes: singing backup on Madonna's remake of "American Pie" and by dueting with British pop star Robbie Williams on a version of the classic "They Can't Take That Away from Me".
He has become an icon in Italy since the late 1980s, mostly because Tiziano Sclavi, the author of the popular comic "Dylan Dog", chose his face for the protagonist. Cemetery Man (1994) is based upon a novel by Sclavi as well, so Everett was the natural choice for the Italian audience.
He was awarded the 1981 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Awards) for Most Promising New Actor of 1980 for his performance in the play, "Another Country".
Attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.
In Stage Beauty (2004), plays King Charles II, the son of King Charles I, whom he played in To Kill a King (2003). They are both his ancestors.
In the Independent on Sunday [UK] 2006 Pink LIst - a list of the most influential gay men and women - Everett came in at #71, down from #50.
Has an older brother, Simon Anthony Cunningham Everett (b. 1956).
He is the son of Major Anthony Michael Everett, who worked in business and served in the military, and wife (married 7 May 1955) Sara MacLean (born 19 September 1934). His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Cornish, and more distant German and Dutch. He is descended from the baronets Vyvyan of Trelowarren and the German Schmiedern Barons.
Is a descendant of Charles II Stuart, King of England and Scotland, and through him a distant relative of Rachael Stirling.
In Another Country (1984), Rupert Everett plays "Guy Bennett", a character based on the double agent Guy Burgess. However, Everett is related to another of the Cambridge Five, upper-class British diplomats who were Cambridge University men who later secretly spied for the Soviet Union for decades. Everett is the great-nephew of Donald Maclean, who escaped to the Soviet Union in 1951 on his 38th birthday. Maclean was bisexual. (Everett announced in 1989 that he was gay).
Godfather of Madonna's and Guy Ritchie's son David.
Has portrayed Kings, or future Kings, of England on three occasions in film, Charles I in To Kill a King (2003); Charles II in Stage Beauty (2004); and George, Prince of Wales, the Prince Regent (later George IV) in The Madness of King George (1994). Everett is related by blood to all three of the Kings he has portrayed, directly descended from Charles I and Charles II, and indirectly, or more distantly, to George IV.
In 2008, he filmed Wild Target (2010) with fellow British actors Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint.
In 2009, he starred as Charles Condomine in Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit" on Broadway, opposite Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole, and Jayne Atkinson.
He of "The Vortex" in the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson/Josephine Hart and Stagescreen productions at the (University of California) James A. Doolittle Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1991 Drama-Logue Award for Performance.