Rupert Graves is an English actor. His acting career started way back in the 1970s with roles on television. He stepped up in the 1980s with performances in the films A Room with a View, Maurice, and A Handful of Dust. He also had notable roles on the shows Good and Bad at Games and Fortunes of War. Continuing his film career, he appeared in such features as The Madness of King George, Intimate Relations, and Dreaming of Joseph Lees, among others. Around the same time he had notable roles on the shows The Forsyte Saga: To Let and Charles II: The Power & the Passion. As of 2010, he stars as D.I. Lestrade on Sherlock.