Paul Rhys

Actor
This tall, attractive, reed-thin actor with expressive eyes is perhaps best remembered as Theo, older brother of artist Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo" (1990).
Born: 12/19/1963 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (34)

Turn 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deader 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Assets 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Da Vinci's Demons 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Expectations 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

When Harvey Met Bob 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Eliminate: Archie Cookson 2010 (Movie)

Archie Cookson (Actor)

Luther 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hercule Poirot, Series IX 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ten Commandments (ABC) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deal 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Mind 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Food of Love 2002 (Movie)

Richard Kennington (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

From Hell 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Ferral (Actor)

King Lear 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Lies Bleeding 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nina Takes a Lover 1995 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Becoming Colette 1992 (Movie)

Chapo (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Sydney Chaplin (Actor)

Rebecca's Daughters 1992 (Movie)

Anthony Raine (Actor)

Spirit 1991 (Movie)

Douglas Rimmer (Actor)

The Heroes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tumbledown 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Vincent & Theo 1990 (Movie)

Theo Van Gogh (Actor)

Lionheart 1987 (Movie)

Mayor of Underground City (Actor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Dean Swift (Actor)

102 Boulevard Haussmann (TV Show)

Actor

Being Human (Tv Show)

Actor

Borgia (Tv Show)

Actor

Gallowglass (TV Show)

Actor

The Cazalets (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This tall, attractive, reed-thin actor with expressive eyes is perhaps best remembered as Theo, older brother of artist Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo" (1990).

Relationships

Arkie Whiteley

Companion
co-starred together in "Gallowglass" no longer together

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
attended on George Bernard Shaw scholarship; won National Theatre's Poel Prize and the Bancroft Gold Medal in 1985 (the final year it was presented) while a student

attended Catholic school in Wales

Milestones

2001

Undertook villainous role in the feature film "From Hell"

2001

Had leading role in the BBC adaptation of "The Cazelet Chronicle"

2001

Played leading role of a successful barrister accused of raping a colleague in the two-part British TV drama "The Innocent" (Yorkshire Television)

2000

Had supporting role in the Channel 4 miniseries adaptation of "Anna Karenina"

1999

Portrayed "Hamlet" at the Young Vic in London; later toured Japan in the role

1998

Had featured role in the Cannes-screened "Love Lies Bleeding"

1997

Appeared in the acclaimed Channel 4 miniseries "A Dance to the Music of Time"

1997

Supported Ian Holm in the National Theatre staging of "King Lear"; reprised role of Edgar in 1998 TV adaptation

1997

Played the younger incarnation of A E H Houseman in the stage premiere of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love"

1995

Starred in miniseries "Gallowglass" shown on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"

1995

Cast as Simon Templar in BBC Radio 4 production of "The Saint"; first time character was featured on radio in over 50 years

1994

Co-starred in the Donmar staging of Noel Coward's "Design for Living"

1992

Cast as Sydney Chaplin in Richard Attenborough's biopic "Chaplin"

1990

First major film role, Theo Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo"

1990

American TV debut, "Tumbledown" (aired on A&E)

1990

Appeared in "Bent" at the Royal National Theatre

1988

Had small role in the epic adaptation of Dickens' "Little Dorrit"

1986

Feature film debut in Julien Temple's "Absolute Beginners"

1984

Early theater credit, "The Orphan" at the Greenwich Theatre

1984

Spent a season with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre

Worked on stage in England and Scotland

Raised in Neath, South Wales

Starred as Thomas de Quincy in BBC biopic "The Opium Eaters"

Attended RADA

Co-starred with Alan Bates in BBC drama "102 Boulevard Haussman" by Alan Bennett

Bonus Trivia

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" . . . Rhys's gaunt Hamlet, first seen handsomely shuffling around the palace in a black coat and smiling through a haze of tears, is one of the most convincing and inventive portrayals of the melancholic prince I have ever seen." --From "The Perfect Prince of Despair" by Nicholas de Jongh in London's Evening Standard, April 9, 1999.

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"Actually, I identify more with damaged creatures . . . " --Paul Rhys quoted in the London Times, January 4, 2001.

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