Rupert Friend trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was named Outstanding New Talent at the 2005 Satellite Awards and was also nominated Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.
He first came to the public’s attention as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 adaptation of Pride And Prejudice opposite Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright. He also appeared with Johnny Depp in The Libertine (2004). Other film credits include Outlaw (2007) directed by Nick Love; The Moon And The Stars (2007) with Jonathan Pryce and Alfred Molina, directed by John Irvin; The Last Legion (2007) with Ben Kingsley and Colin Firth directed by Doug Lefler; Mrs. Palfrey At The Claremont (2005) opposite Joan Plowright; and David Leland’s Virgin Territory (2007).
In 2008 he appeared in Dan Ireland’s Jolene and Mark Herman’s The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008). In 2009 he starred opposite Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria directed by Jean Marc Vallee and later that year opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in Steven Frear’s Cheri. His other credits include Lullaby For Pi (2010) with Clemence Poesy, directed Benoit Phillipe, produced by Christine Vachon of Killer Films, and The Kid (2010) starring Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd and directed by Nick Moran. Since 2012 Rupert has played the role of Peter Quinn in the Showtime Emmy-winning series Homeland, and will be seen in the upcoming feature film Starred Up directed by David Mackenzie.