Such fun."The candidly outspoken star, who reportedly dated the late Paula Yates, once famously called himself "a sex machine to both genders". He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country (1984) as an openly gay pupil at an English public school in the 1930s; the role earned him his first BAFTA Award nomination.In the interval we went to this room in the theatre with a loo off it. If you’re part of it, you’re fine; but as soon as you’re outside the gang, there’s nothing much you can do.’As well as writing the biopic, Everett will direct it and star as Wilde.I went to have a pee and, once inside, I couldn’t manage it because I knew Princess Margaret was standing outside the door.‘Bel is a genius. ‘I wrote it when my career had just kind of waned from its Hollywood tsunami,’ he says.He is very well renowned for his work and his dedication level is superb.He has been absolutely amazing with his performances in TV shows and movies and soon he will be termed as a legend.
He’s one of those impossible-to-pin-down types who’ll be sipping a gin and tonic on the lawn at his mother’s picture-postcard Queen Anne farmhouse in Wiltshire — which is where we last met — one minute and, well, up to goodness knows what the next.He is not only a sensational actor but also a sublime writer.His imagination and creations are of very next order.Ben Summerskill, chief executive of the campaign group Stonewall, said: "Rupert should get out a little bit more to see the facts for himself. He just smiles.” Their comments were likely to cause rancour with gay couples with children such as Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who have a one-year-old son, Zachary.“There is absolutely no evidence that the kids of gay parents suffer in the way they are being brought up or in how they develop." Everett also told how his family’s military background, which included his father serving as an Army Major, meant “some things were simply not talked about”. “But I also think a child needs a mummy and a daddy. It is not the first time Everett has attracted controversy over interviews.He is of English, Irish, Scottish, and more distant German and Dutch, ancestry.From the age of seven, Everett was educated at Farleigh School in Andover, Hampshire, and later was educated by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire; he left school at 16 and ran away to London to become an actor.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?"My whole life was about sex, in one sense or another," says the 53-year-old."I did sleep with Ian Mc Kellen. And, two years ago, there were huge plaudits for his truly mesmerising stage performance as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss, in which he subtly demonstrated the Irish playwright’s talent for self-destruction.‘I feel like I’m starting from scratch doing Amadeus. What’s amazing about a permanent relationship [he’s happily settled with his long-term boyfriend] is two human beings being connected to each other, not just the kind of glamorous passion we see in Hollywood movies.’After dropping out of public school at 16, he hotfooted it to London where he got high, got laid and . Here is Rupert’s dressing room at the freshly refurbished Chichester Festival Theatre where, as Mozart’s bitter rival Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, he will be the first actor to set foot on the new stage when it officially opens tonight. His first autobiography and its sequel, Vanished Years, sold in their hundreds of thousands, largely to middle-class, middle-aged women who seem to see him as a sort of gloriously talented, gloriously beautiful, gloriously naughty, prodigal son. Now he pops to Wiltshire with the boyfriend for a Sunday lunch cooked by his rather delightful mum Sara on the Aga whenever they have the chance. In 2007 a ‘little Renaissance’ followed as the headmistress in St Trinian’s, which starred in with Colin Firth.