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Meet the handsome actor playing Rupert Everett in new semi-autobiographical film

Kit Clarke will portray a young Rupert Everett in Lost and Found in Paris.

2021-11-04

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Attitude/Instagram/@imkitclarke

Rupert Everett has teased his next directorial effort - a semi-autobiographical film about his youth called Lost and Found in Paris.

The drama, which also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and John Malkovich, follows Rupert's first film as director: 2018's Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince.

Speaking about Lost and Found In Paris at the American Film Market this week, the veteran actor also heaped praise on his leading man Kit Clarke, who will play him.

 
 
 
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"He has an uncanny resemblance to a kind of androgynous Lady Di"

“He’s got the kind of beauty that is slightly neurotic and hysterical, and you feel that he could rear up at any minute, which I think is great," Everett said of the young star, who previously appeared in teen drama Get Even.

"He has an uncanny resemblance to a kind of androgynous Lady Di, in that he looks at you through his eyelashes.

“I was looking for someone who, in a very old-fashioned sense, was a lead in a film. He has a relationship with the camera, which is slightly beyond acting. One of the exciting things about him and him in this movie is I feel I could create some amazing cinema character.”

 
 
 
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Lost and Found in Paris follows a teenage Rupert as he hits the French capital - as the My Best Friend's Wedding star did in real life at 16.

Speaking about his character falling in love with a sex worker called Danny, Rupert said: "Sex is quite an important feature [of the movie], but I’m not a big fan of full-on sex in films," he added [as per Variety].

“The first big love scene between Rupert and Danny is really only seen through a rearview mirror of Delphine’s truck: Odd snatches of bodies intertwining, clumsy embraces. The sex is inferred rather than seen.”

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