Fast Facts

Full Name Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt
Born 20th July 1968 , London
Education

Heathrow Primary School
John Lyon School, Harrow, Middlesex
University of Warwick (BA English & Theatre Studies - 1989)
London's Central School of Speech and Drama ( Winner of BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award - 1992)

Languages French, German
Hair Red/Blonde (Fraise Blonde)
Eyes Blue
Height 6ft

Eats/Drinks

Marshmallows for breakfast, red meat, mars bars, anything sweet, Spaghetti Carbonara, bacon sarnies, chicken dopiaza, champagne, margaritas, ricard (pastis)

Likes

Isabella Rossellini, Sally Bretton, Liz Hurley, Heather Graham, Newsnight, Poetry, Bach, Bob Dylan, The Pixies, David Bowie, Simon Pegg, Catherine Tate, Peep Show, The Day Today, Chris Morris, University Challenge, 24, Bleak House, his Ducati 1000DS Motorbike and ever present mobile phone.

Biography

Born on 20th July 1968, Julian was the youngest of five children. His father was a master builder, and they lived in West Drayton near Heathrow. He had his first role at Heathrow Primary School, in The Happy King, and followed this with more performances through his school career, including playing Hamlet in a school production that was taken to the Edinburgh festival. Julian studied literature and drama at Warwick University, and then trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he won the Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award, which gave him a year of BBC radio work, work which has continued throughout his career. Julian's early stage career included work at the National Theatre in The Madness of King George and The Way of the World, and Richard II with performances described as 'exceptional' (1). A range of supporting roles in television and film followed, including The Trench, Tomb Raider, Hippies, and the American series Keen Eddie. The role of motorbike riding Dr 'Mac' MaCartney in Green Wing appeared just as he had been considering moving away from television work. During Green Wing Julian developed a charismatic partnership with Stephen Mangan, a relationship later reprised for the 2006-8 series of Barclaycard adverts. Julian returned to the National Theatre in 2007 in Joe Penhall's Landscape with Weapon, and since then has appeared in Merlin, The Crooked House, Shadow of the North and the acclaimed BBC serialisation of Oliver Twist, where he played the dastardly Mr Monks. In 2008 he appeared in the Amnesty International short film Everybody and he is shortly to appear in a new romantic comedy Meant to Be, directed by Paul Breuls.

 

 

1. Macauley, Alastair, Financial Times, 27th December 1995