Rupert Friend (born 1 October 1981) is an English film actor, who is best known for his roles as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Prince Albert in the 2009 film The Young Victoria. He made his debut in the film The Libertine, as Billy Downs, a young friend and lover of Johnny Depp's John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, for which he was named 'outstanding new talent' at the 2005 Satellite Awards. In 2008, he and his Webber Douglas contemporary Tom Mison filmed the short The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers, which they wrote and in which they play the title characters. He also played in the film Cheri opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt.
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