Everett has performed in many other prominent films, including The Madness of King George (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Inspector Gadget (1999), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), The Next Best Thing (2000), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Stardust (2007) and the Shrek sequels.
He co-starred with Eva Green in Tim Burton's film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
In 2007, he landed a cross-dressing role in the first St Trinian's movie as the school's headmistress Miss Camilla Fritton, and a second starring part as Miss Fritton's dodgy art dealer brother Carnaby, both main characters in the film.
He was then cast to play Miss Fritton in the sequel, St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold, due for release on December 18.
"Children aren't hurt when raised by caring gay parents, but they are when uniformed people in the public eye insult their families.", saying, "Rupert should get out a little bit more to see the facts for himself.""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," he added.
A rep for the 53-year-old thesp was unavailable for comment. Case in point: in 2010 he made headlines after blasting Jennifer Aniston for making what he considered were "tasteless" romantic comedies.
Returning to the public eye in The Comfort of Strangers (1990), several films of variable success followed.Following on with Dance With a Stranger (1985), Everett 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.His first film was the Academy Award-winning short A Shocking Accident (1982), directed by James Scott and based on a Graham Greene story.This was followed by a film version of Another Country in 1984 with Cary Elwes and Colin Firth.Around the same time, he starred as the villainous Sanford Scolex/Dr.Claw in Disney's Inspector Gadget (also 1999) with Matthew Broderick.In 1995 he released a second novel, The Hairdressers of St. His career was revitalised by his award-winning performance in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), playing Julia Roberts's character's gay friend, followed by Madonna's character's best friend in The Next Best Thing (2000).(Everett was a backup vocalist on her cover of "American Pie", which is on the film's soundtrack).He said: 'I think, all in all, I'm probably much happier than they are.I may not be as rich or successful, but at least I'm vaguely free to be myself.' But despite Everett's insistence that he is being overlooked for lead parts, his supporting roles have been quite prominent ones.