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    Rupert Everett leans across the table and invites me to inspect his face. 'Some people are spreading rumours about me,' he says darkly. It's being whispered that his good looks owe everything now to the surgeon's knife and nothing any more to nature.
    The speculation is fed by a crudely-doctored photograph in a celebrity magazine that not only airbrushed out his noble nose, but made him look rather more cherubic than is credible for a 50-year-old man.
    Then there is his appearance this week in Channel 4's two-part documentary The Scandalous Adventures Of Lord Byron, retracing the romantic and notorious poet's European odyssey.

    Following in those scandalous footsteps: Rupert Everett in the Byron series

    He certainly looks younger. Has his face been lifted back 20 years?
    'Come on, look for yourself', he commands. 'You won't find any marks or scars. I have not had a face lift. Do you see marks of any kind?'
    I confirm that I can't see a line or a scar to suggest he's been near a surgeon's knife.
    Any Botox then? He responds by leaning forward over the table and wiggling his eyebrows up and down to show that his forehead is not frozen. Although in the past he has admitted he's tried it.
    'Why not?' he says. 'But all these things are better for girls. Because a man's forehead that doesn't move is too big. For girls, if they have hair over it, it's all right, but for guys it's not really a thing that works particularly well.'
    As the rest of the diners in the Soho restaurant watch baffled, he goes on to insist that I check behind his ears for skin tucks. I have known him for years, and even I found it hard to believe it was him in that photograph.
    Altered image: Rupert as Camilla Fritton

    'Yes, those images went all the way round the world and at one point I even lost a job from a great Australian director because of him seeing the before and after images in a newspaper. You can protest as much as you like, but they just doctor the photos.'
    He says he won't rule out any future cosmetic work if he felt that, as an actor, he needed it. But at the moment he puts his looking better in the flesh than he has for years down to shaving off his beard and growing out last year's severe close-cropped hairstyle.
    Standing at over 6ft, he has arrived in a white Tshirt which shows off his bulging arm muscles and firm torso.
    For some years he has trained at the gym six times a week.
    He is undoubtedly fit and a powerful swimmer, at one point, following in Byron's footsteps, fearlessly swimming the Hellespont, a now dangerously busy shipping strait between the Balkans and Asia Minor.
    In fact, he has no qualms about doing everything - well, almost everything - the poet did at the age of 22 two centuries ago.

    His clothes come off when he is filmed having a vigorous Turkish bath and, in another scene, he dresses up in Albanian dress worn by Byron for an exotic oil painting in 1814.
    He bursts into laughter as he describes how his interest in Byron began at school, a Catholic monastery.
    'During an English lesson, we were told that a hundred years after Byron died, two vicars exhumed his body. When they crowbarred open the coffin they found he was almost perfectly preserved, and, incredibly just as priapic in death as he was in life.
    'I found that hilarious. Imagine, a full century after a life of sinning and he still had something to show for it.'
    As a young actor Rupert found himself becoming even more hooked on Byron as he was offered a number of projects about him.
    After the success last year of his Channel 4 documentary The Victorian Sex Explorer, which traced the journeys of 19th-century traveller Sir Richard Francis Burton, he was invited to film this follow-up on Byron, following in the footsteps of the poet's first grand tour.

    At the time, the bisexual Byron was anxious to leave England - probably because he'd had a traumatic love affair with a choirboy, which could have ruined him. He was always looking for excitement and set off creating a stir throughout the brothels and embassies of Europe, visiting Lisbon, Malta, Albania, Turkey and Greece.
    'Byron was scandalous,' says Everett. 'He was obsessed with sex, which, of course, the TV people loved and wanted to show, and he was political - so that's when I really started learning more about him. I read seven or eight biographies and his life seems to have been amazing.
    'My lasting image is that he was an extremely courageous character. He was disabled by a withered foot, but he did not let that come between him and his determination to become a sex symbol, which is not only brave, but simply marvellous. And he was so brash.
    'You can see how, playing through his life, he had a great appetite for sex, which I loved, and he had huge issues with intimacy, which are all fascinating.'
    Everett's own life has certainly had its own colourful ingredients, with him creating many a drama about himself during an almost 30-year career. He too, has displayed sexual freedom, sleeping with women and men, and has been daringly outspoken and controversial, sometimes seeming not to care how it might affect him or his career.

    Some people might see parallels between him and Byron. Or perhaps discovering him early on affected the way he decided to lead his own life.
    'I didn't really know enough about Byron to end up trying to be like him,' he says. 'I was more keen to imitate people like James Dean and Montgomery Clift, as so many young actors of my day were.
    'In the Seventies, when I was starting out, everyone wanted to be tragic. It was only once President Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were in power that the whole idea was reversed, and we all became more positive.
    'But before that, when we were kids, everyone just wanted to commit suicide by 25 or be killed in a car crash. That was what was considered right and proper, and then things changed.
    'But I loved all those dark Fifties Hollywood times. Tragedy, I think, is deeply romantic and exciting.'
    Did he think that perhaps like Byron he was a worshipper of sex? 'No. I have been, but I'm 50 and he was 33. I'm not so interested in it at the moment.'

    The son of a former Army major, Everett moved to London as soon as he could to pursue dreams of being an actor, but he got expelled from the Central School of Speech And Drama.
    'I think they thought I was a bad influence - drugs. But I thought the school was tragic and was furious, actually. When I left public school for the world of showbusiness, I imagined it was going to be all parties and sex. Yet it was just as bureaucratic and as middle-class as public school, after all.'
    But his dark, brooding good looks and entertaining charm soon brought in invitations to grand parties given by the society hostesses of the day.
    He also became obsessed with Sir Ian McKellen, and admits stalking him. 'I hung around the stage door with all the other freaks', he says.
    He had early success playing British diplomat Guy Burgess, who spied for Russia, in the play and film Another Country. Women were attracted to him as much as men and for six years there was an on-off romance with TV presenter Paula Yates, while she was with Bob Geldof.
    In his autobiography, he refers to this relationship as 'a strange love affair of utter misfits'. Other girlfriends included Susan Sarandon and French actress Beatrice Dalle.
    His biggest Hollywood hit was My Best Friend's Wedding, as Julia Roberts' gay confidant - he describes her as being 'as skittish as a racehorse' in his no-holds-barred book.

    He also calls his friend Sharon Stone 'deranged' - 'I'm not being rude about her,' he explains. 'Madness is a prerequisite of being in showbusiness' - and reveals that Hollywood's irreverent nickname for the lofty Faye Dunaway is 'Done Fadeaway'.
    He also starred in The Next Best Thing with Madonna, The Madness Of King George, The Importance Of Being Earnest and the Shrek sequels.
    Now living in Bloomsbury, having moved back to London from New York two years ago, he has confided to me before: 'I'm a monster to live with. I'm not temperamental, I'm just spoilt.'
    Yet he explains he was never spoilt as a child, only by his profession because everything is done for you and everything is offered to keep you happy. 'I've always had a nice life. Life's to have a good time isn't it?'
    He has also described himself as 'either too selfish or too extreme to be a great lover and too vulnerable or too self-centred to take myself seriously.'

    He is currently filming The Legend Of Fritton's Gold, the sequel to his 2008 St Trinian's box-office hit. Everett once again plays headmistress Camilla Fritton, a character he says he based on his own mother and on the Duchess of Cornwall, the former Camilla Parker Bowles.
    'Camilla what a girl. She's fantastic, I love her. She's got a sense of humour, and she likes a drink and cigarette. She's my kind of girl, a marvellous woman. She strides around, she works in the garden, and she goes to parties. She wears nice hats and dresses, she has wonky teeth.'
    What's more, he went so far as to invite the Duchess to the premiere of the first film - as his date. 'She wrote me a very nice letter. She couldn't as she was doing something else that night. She was really nice,' he says with a mischievous chuckle.
    'I had met her once at a party, and I really liked her. I had this fantasy that the two of us would arrive in a Mini, like two girlfriends, and just run into the theatre and buy some popcorn. We would then ignore everyone. Like a couple of girlfriends going to the cinema.'
    In the first film, Rupert's character ended up in bed with Colin Firth. This time Colin returns as his character Geoffrey Thwaites, Minister of Education, who has now been driven to drink. And former Dr Who, David Tennant, takes a leading role as the villain.

    Says Everett, who also plays the headmistress's brother, Carnaby: 'We come up against a secret society, the woman-hating AD1, and are looking for a treasure from a pirate ship of my ancestor.'
    Colin and Rupert started their careers at the same time when they appeared in the play Another Country. Of Firth, he says: 'Oh we have a very teasing relationship. I love Colin. He does have a definite allure for the young actors. They all love him.'
    And he adds, wickedly: 'Of course, I think he's sensationally beautiful! My heart stops still when I'm working with him.' When Everett first thought of the idea of bringing Ronald Searle's St Trinian's back to the screen - after its first incarnation in the Fifties - as an executive producer, he envisaged the update as 'very sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll'. But it was watered down. Was he disappointed?
    'No. Cinema is a business. The producers were making the film with families in mind. I was thinking only of my cackling friends. The two concepts worked very well together.'
    One of his latest ideas is that he wants to produce Pygmalion with glamour model Katie Price as Eliza Doolittle. A serious idea or, as Eliza might say, 'not bloomin' likely'? 'Don't you think it would be marvellous? Now that she's divorcing she might have a bit of time on her hands,' he laughs hysterically.
    He, of course, would be the perfect Professor Higgins. He says he met Ms Price on a photoshoot. 'There is something about her which is straight down the line, no nonsense, and she's very beautiful. Gorgeous bone structure and she's funny and raucous'.

    He himself comes from a wealthy upperclass military family which has remained close even though he feels he has given them a certain amount of grief with his unconventional lifestyle.
    He says he loves children, but has no desire to be a parent: 'I came from a generation where it was illegal to be gay. And very much enjoyed that. I grew into adulthood with a sense of being outside society, and I love that. I don't really want to be inside. The more I see of it the less I want to be part of it. It's not in my mind-set to clone family life in the gay world.'
    He has also written a screenplay about Oscar Wilde, another misfit, a role he would like to play. Is that because he has felt like one himself?
    'Well, I think misfits are far more interesting in history. People with power, which is normally people who are successful, become boring. And people who fail, or feel they have, are fascinating.'
    Lady Caroline Lamb, who fell obsessively in love with Byron, went on to describe him as 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Did that in any way apply to him, I ask? 'Not really', he laughs. 'You see, I'm really quite a sweetie'.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1203287/Those-infuriating-facelift-rumours-Camillas-wonky-teeth-Im-going-sex-50--RUPERT-EVERETT-comes-clean.html#ixzz0MrIkbSSA

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    My threshold is about a paragraph worth of writing on this guy so I didn't read it. The title gave me a snicker though. Sure, no face lift.

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    i like rupert. i can't help it. sure, he's outspoken but that's always more fun than the ones who play the game.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    My threshold is about a paragraph worth of writing on this guy so I didn't read it. The title gave me a snicker though. Sure, no face lift.
    Yeah, my threshold is about a paragraph, too.

    All I can say is 'Bitch, please.'

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    It must have been a body-down then, 'cause something ain't right.

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    This is like the 3rd story on him this week, what gives? Is he promoting something?

    I've always liked Rupert too!
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    I also choose to believe the rumors because I am, when it is all said and done, a dirty gossip.

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    ^^Oh dear Lord! What the hell happened to him???

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    Surely, the one on the right isn't him? It's fused with Kevin Kline.

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    Rupert seems to be under the impression anybody gives a fuck.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    um, that after pic is beyond photoshopped. that or he had the world's worst plastic surgery.
    i want to see candids so i can make up my mind.
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    His eyes have certainly been done

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    Too bad people like him can't get a brain lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny View Post
    ^^Oh dear Lord! What the hell happened to him???
    Certainly wasn't a face lift, oh no......
    Who lit the fuse on your tampon?

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    I think that picture must be a fake because he looks different in "Byron" , the programme he is presenting but I don't believe he is surgery free.

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