Rupert Graves has been a performer since a very early age, and his first foray into show business was as a circus clown at the age of fifteen. He made his television debut in 1978 on an episode of Return of the Saint, and his film debut came in 1983’s St. Ursula’s in Danger. One of his more notable early roles was in A Room with a View. Since then, Graves has appeared in films such as The Madness of King George, V for Vendetta, and Death at a Funeral, and he can currently be seen as Detective Lestrade on the BBC’s Sherlock mini-series. He turns 51 today.