British Actor, Writer
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Libra (?) Ascendant, Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon, Grand Cross
BORN: 29 May 1959, about 15:45 (3:45pm) BST (1hE), Norfolk, England (52n35, 1e0). Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes date and place from Everett's autobiography, "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins" (Little, Brown, 2006), in which he writes that he doesn't know his precise time of birth but that he was born "sometime before tea" and that after his delivery the doctor drove past his house having planned on playing golf at 4:30PM, so I'm presuming he was born before that time. Same date and place given in his birth notice in The Times: "EVERETT - On May 29, 1959, at the Old Rectory, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara, wife of Major Anthony Everett, The Wiltshire Regt. - a son." (Times, 2 June 1959, p. 1). RR: C.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Scorpio NEPTUNE (trine & dispositing Pisces Moon, quincunx Sun), Capricorn SATURN (sextile Moon, quincunx Sun), Gemini MERCURY (square Moon, conjunct Sun), Cancer VENUS (conjunct MC), Leo URANUS (quincunx Moon, sextile Sun), Virgo PLUTO (opposite Moon, square Sun). PATTERNS: YOD (Neptune sextile Saturn, both quincunx Mercury-Sun), GRAND CROSS (Jupiter, Chiron, Mercury-Sun, Pluto), CARDINAL T-SQUARE (Moon opposite Pluto, both square Mercury-Sun). UNASPECTED: Leo URANUS. SHAPE: SPLASHY. CHINESE SIGN: EARTH PIG. NUMEROLOGY: "22" LIFEPATH.
[with Astrology notes by Sy Scholfield]:
Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a two-time Golden Globe-nominated English film actor and ex-singer. He first came into public attention in the early 1980s when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country for playing an openly homosexual student at an English public school, set in the 1930s. Since then he has subsequently appeared in many other films including Dunston Checks In, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Next Best Thing and the Shrek sequels. He currently lives in London and is considering buying a property in Templin, Germany.
Everett was born and raised in Norfolk, England, the son of Sara (née MacLean) and Major Anthony Michael Everett, who worked in business and served in the military [Mars (military) sextile Mercury, ruler of Sun (father)]. Through his maternal grandparents, Lady Opre Vyvyan and Vice Admiral Sir Hector Charles Donald MacLean, he is a descendant of the baronets Vyvyan of Trelowarren and the German Schmiedern barons, as well as a grand-nephew of Donald Duart Maclean, the Soviet double agent, and a great-grandson of the Liberal politician Sir Donald Maclean, who was Leader of the parliamentary opposition in the years following the First World War [Venus in 10th House (aristocracy) rules 8th House (ancestry); Saturn in aristocratic Capricorn rules 4th House (family history)]. He has an older brother, Simon Anthony Cunningham Everett (b. 1956).
From the age of 7 he was educated at Farleigh School, Hampshire, and later was educated by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, but he dropped out of school aged 15 and ran away to London to become an actor. In order to support himself, he worked as a male prostitute, or "rent boy", for drugs and money as he later admitted to US magazine in 1997 [Neptune (drugs) in Scorpio (sex) rules 6th House (work)]. After being dismissed from the Central School of Speech and Drama for insubordination, he travelled to Scotland and got a job at the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow.
His break came with the 1982 West End production of Another Country, playing a gay schoolboy opposite Kenneth Branagh, followed by a film version in 1984 with Colin Firth [unaspected Leo Uranus sextile Ascendant]. He began to develop a promising film career, until he co-starred with Bob Dylan in the huge flop Hearts of Fire (1987). Around the same time, Everett recorded and released an album of pop songs, entitled Generation Of Loneliness. Despite being managed by the largely successful pop svengali Simon Napier-Bell (who also managed Marc Bolan, launched and managed Japan, and steered Wham! to international fame) and the title track reaching the Top 40 in the UK, the public didn't take to his change in direction. The shift was shortlived, and he would only return to pop indirectly by providing backing vocals for his friend Madonna many years later, on her cover of "American Pie" and on the track "They Can't Take That Away from Me" on Robbie Williams' Swing When You're Winning in 2001.
In 1989 he moved to Paris, writing a novel Hello, Darling, Are You Working? and coming out as gay, a move which some at the time perceived as damaging to his career. Returning to the public eye in The Comfort of Strangers (1990), several films of variable success followed. The Italian comics character Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi, is graphically inspired by him. The English actor, in turn, later appeared in an adaptation of a novel based on Sclavi's novel, Dellamorte Dellamore. In 1995 he released a second novel, The Hairdressers of St. Tropez.
His career was revitalized by My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), playing Julia Roberts's gay friend. In 1999, he played Madonna's gay best friend in The Next Best Thing (he also sang backup on her cover of "American Pie", which is on the film's soundtrack). He has since appeared in a number of high-profile film roles, often playing heterosexual leads [Sun & Mercury in Gemini in 8th House indicate gay/str8 sexual versatility]. He is also a Vanity Fair contributing editor.
In 2006, he published his memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins. In it he revealed he had had a 6-year affair with British television presenter Paula Yates. “I am mystified by my heterosexual affairs — but then I am mystified by most of my relationships," he said, with the article describing him as bisexual as opposed to homosexual. [Neptune (mystique) quincunx Sun-Mercury midpoint in 8th House (sexual affairs)]. But in a radio show with Jonathan Ross, Everett described his heterosexual affairs as resulting from adventurousness: "I was basically adventurous, I think I wanted to try everything" [unaspected (try-anything-and-everything) Uranus in the (adventurous) Sagittarius decanate of Leo ruling 5th House (how one finds pleasure)]. In an interview on This Morning he simply described himself as homosexual, making a joke of any suggestion he might find a woman attractive [Jupiter (humourist) trine Mars (ruler of 7th House of attraction) in Cancer (women)].
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