Rupert’s career in television began at the BBC with Chris Menaul in The Case of the Frightened Lady, which subsequently led to working with Les Blair on Honest Decent and True, a film for Screen 2 with Richard E Grant, Gary Oldman, Arabella Weir and Ade Edmondson about an advertising agency.  The film was devised during several months of improvisation - which along with the work of Mike Leigh was highly innovative at that time.

His television credits include: BAFTA Award Winning drama Tumbledown, directed by Richard Eyre in which he played Nick Lawrence (brother to Robert Lawrence, played by Colin Firth), London’s Burning, a BAFTA nominated  film that later became the highly successful television series that attracted up to 20 million viewers, in which Rupert played Leading Fireman Malcolm Cross.

He appeared in Dennis Potter’s Lipstick on Your Collar, and BAFTA award winning Longitude as Lt. Bertie directed by Charles Sturridge, for Granada Television. Recent credits include Silver Commander, Head of Anti Terrorism, in Stockwell for ITV 1 shortlisted for Grierson Award 2009, and Steve Wright in The Suffolk Strangler, part of the Crimes that Shook the World series, for FIVE.