They have two children. He won ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards for his role in Spooks in 2008. He also said the Harry Potter films are "shit". Penry-Jones married Irish actress Dervla Kirwan in August 2007, following a three-year engagement.
He admitted walking out of the first three films.
He grew up along with his brother Laurence Penry-Jones who was also an actor. He made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing Fortinbras to Ralph Fiennes’s Hamlet in an Almeida production of Hamlet. His brother, Laurence Penry-Jones, is an actor turned ambulance driver who is married to actress Polly Walker. Penry-Jones was born in London, the son of Welsh actor Peter Penry-Jones and English actress Angela Thorne. On BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast in August 2010, it was revealed that Penry-Jones's maternal grandfather, William, had served with the Indian Army Medical Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino and that his earlier ancestors had a long-standing connection with the Indian Army. The fourth and last series aired in September 2013, and no further series were commissioned due to poor ratings. Reputation & Background Info - For Laurence Penry-Jones. The film is directed by Alan Rickman. He also joined the cast of the film A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet as Antoine.
In 2009, he was cast as the lead in the unaired ABC pilot The Forgotten but was unceremoniously replaced when the pilot was picked up and replaced by Christian Slater.
The production then transferred for a four-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. Rupert William Penry-Jones (born 22 September 1970) is an English actor, known for his role as Adam Carter in the BBC One spy drama series Spooks, as Clive Reader QC in BBC One legal drama Silk and policeman DI Joseph Chandler in the ITV murder mystery series Whitechapel.
, Penry-Jones was educated at Dulwich College in Dulwich, London, until age 17 when he was enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In February 2009, he took the lead in an ITV drama, Whitechapel, a three-part thriller based on the copycat killings of Jack the Ripper.
Both productions transferred to the Barbican Centre in London in 2000, where his performance as Don Carlos won the Ian Charleson Award. Penry-Jones also discovered that he had Anglo-Indian ancestry from the early 19th century. In February 2009, he took the lead in an ITV drama, Whitechapel, a three-part thriller based on the copycat killings of Jack the Ripper. Formerly Dr Oliver Berg in Doctors, Laurence is, of course, part of an acting family.
He also joined the cast of the film A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet as Antoine.