2nd Earl of Rochester

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John Wilmot, 2nd Earl Of Rochester - In Popular Culture
... Rochester is believed to have served as the model for the libertine character Willmore in Aphra Behn's Restoration comedy The Rover ... Two plays have been directly written about Rochester's life Stephen Jeffreys wrote The Libertine in 1994, and was staged by the Royal Court Theatre ... Jeffreys's play, starred Johnny Depp as Rochester, Samantha Morton as Elizabeth Barry, John Malkovich as King Charles II, Rosamund Pike as Elizabeth Malet, and Rupert ...

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