Mark Rylance is an English actor, theatre director and playwright. He was the first artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, from 1995 to 2005. His film appearances include Prospero's Books (1991), Angels and Insects (1995), Institute Benjamenta (1996), and Intimacy (2001). Rylance won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies (2015). He will play the title role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and in 2017 will star in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk based on the British evacuation in WWII. Rylance is a patron of the London International Festival of Theatre. In 2016 he was named in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.