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Greg Wise is an actor and producer from Britain. Wise was formally trained and was inclined toward being an architect, having come from a family of architects. But in order to pursue acting, he made the decision to enroll at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After graduating, he appeared in the popular musical “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and in local theaters. Sense and Sensibility and The Feast of July marked his big-screen acting debuts. To this day, his portrayal of Sense and Sensibility’s protagonist remains his most well-known role. Wise chose the movies and TV shows he worked on over the years, staying mostly out of the spotlight. His most recent appearance was as Lord Mountbatten in the popular Netflix series “The Crown.” His other significant credits include the crime thriller “Judas Kiss,” the miniseries “The Buccaneers,” and the drama series “Cranford” on the BBC. In addition to his work in theater, Wise has produced films, published a book on his sister, and acted in big-screen productions.

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Career of Greg Wise

Greg Wise, who attended York’s esteemed St. Peter’s School, chose to attend Heriot-Watt University to pursue a degree in architecture. He began playing with the Edinburgh University Theatre Company during his college years, and he loved it so much that he dropped out to pursue acting. He enrolled in the drama program at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. In the musical “Good Rocking Tonight,” which was based on the life of Jack Good, he played his first professional role. He made his big-screen breakthrough in 1995 as the lead in the feature films “Feast of July” and “Sense and Sensibility.” Greg Wise’s career took off after Ang Lee’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Critics gave the film high marks and he received multiple award nominations.

Wise appeared in other historical dramas and small TV shows throughout the ensuing years, including as “The Moonstone” (1996), “The Buccaneers” (1995), “Madame Bovary” (2000), and “Cranford” (2009). He costarred with Emma Thompson, his partner, in the 1998 neo-crime drama film “Judas Kiss.” However, as Wise became more involved in other endeavors, the quantity of projects he selected started to decline. He recorded a reading of several chapters from “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” written by Thomas Hardy. In 2010, he also became a producer for the BBC’s “The Song of Lunch,” which starred Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.

In addition to these endeavors, he returned to the theater in 2015 as the lead in Brad Fraser’s “Kill Me Now.” He was chosen to play Gilbert Aldridge in the miniseries “The Outcast” that same year. He was chosen to play the recurring role of Lord Mountbatten in the Netflix series “The Crown” in 2016. He appeared frequently in the first two seasons and is scheduled to return in the upcoming third season. He most recently appeared on a regular basis in the second season of the Swedish television series “Modus,” which is a psychological thriller.

In addition, Greg Wise is the author of a book. He made the decision to collaborate with his sister Clare on a book about life and death. Greg participated regularly in Clare’s blog prior to the two of them writing the book, taking over when Clare became too ill. He became aware that he enjoyed chronicling their lives in writing and desired to expand it into a book. Quercus Imprint published Greg’s book “Not That Kind of Love” in 2018. The bond and friendship that Greg and his sister had was the main subject of the novel. Greg knew that Clare would die of cancer, so he made the decision to document their life.

Greg has admitted in multiple interviews that he doesn’t have a singular focus and instead divides his interests equally. In addition, he mentioned how much he prefers to take his time and focus on tasks that bring him delight.

Individual Life of Greg Wise

Greg Wise was born in New Castle, England, on May 15, 1966. Yvonne Jeannine Czeiler and Douglass Wise were well-known architects. Clare, his younger sister, died of cancer not too long ago. On the “Sense and Sensibility” set, he met Dame Emma Thompson, who would become his future wife. They began dating in 1995. Gaia Romilly Wise, born in 2000, is the couple’s only child. They were married in July 2003. Following multiple unsuccessful attempts at conception, the couple chose to adopt in 2003. They took in and raised Tindyebwa Agaba, a child soldier from Rwanda. 2009 saw Agaba awarded British citizenship. Since adopting Agaba, Wise has been actively involved in charitable work and the construction of schools throughout Africa.

Random Facts of Greg Wise

According to Greg Wise, anything starring David Attenborough is his favorite TV show. He enjoys reading as well, and one of his favorite books is “The Vintner’s Luck” by Elizabeth Knox.

Net worth of Greg Wise

The estimated net worth of Greg Wise is about $1 million.