Rhys Ifans

Actor, Singer
After a decade on the UK stage, actor Rhys Ifans was propelled into the mainstream with his scene-stealing performance as the unkempt and uninhibited roommate of Hugh Grant in the blockbuster "Notting Hill" (1999) ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1968 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (56)

Berlin Station 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 (Movie)

Zanik Hightopp (Actor)

Snowden 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Madame Bovary 2015 (Movie)

Monsieur Lheureuse (Actor)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Seth Gilbert (Actor)

Under Milk Wood 2015 (Movie)

First Voice / Captain Cat (Actor)

Another Me 2014 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Dominion 2014 (Movie)

Dylan Thomas (Actor)

Elementary 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Panda Eyes 2014 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Serena 2014 (Movie)

Galloway (Actor)

The Restraint of Beasts 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Neverland 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors (Actor)

The Five-Year Engagement 2012 (Movie)

Winton Childs (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anonymous 2011 (Movie)

Earl of Oxford (Actor)

Mr. Nice 2011 (Movie)

Howard Marks (Actor)

Passion Play 2011 (Movie)

Sam Adamo (Actor)

Exit Through The Gift Shop 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

Ivan Schrank (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Xenophilius Lovegood (Actor)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

Phil Green (Actor)

Mr. Nobody 2009 (Movie)

Nemo's Father (Actor)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

Gavin (Actor)

The Informers 2009 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

Robert Reston (Actor)

Four Last Songs 2007 (Movie)

Dickie (Actor)

Hannibal Rising 2007 (Movie)

Grutas (Actor)

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

Voice of McBunny (Actor)

Chromophobia 2005 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

El Sueno De Una Noche De San Juan 2005 (Movie)

Lysander (Voice)

Danny Deckchair 2004 (Movie)

Danny Morgan (Actor)

Enduring Love 2004 (Movie)

Jed (Actor)

Vanity Fair 2004 (Movie)

William Dobbin (Actor)

Hotel 2003 (Movie)

Trent Stoken (Actor)

Once Upon a Time In the Midlands 2003 (Movie)

Dek (Actor)

Formula 51 2002 (Movie)

Iki (Actor)

Human Nature 2002 (Movie)

Puff (Actor)

Janice Beard 2002 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Christmas Carol: the Movie 2001 (Movie)

of Bob Cratchit (Voice)

Love, Honour & Obey 2001 (Movie)

Mathew (Actor)

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

Beaufield Nutbeem (Actor)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

Eye Ball Paul (Actor)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

Rancid Aluminum 2000 (Movie)

Pete Thompson (Actor)

The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

Nigel Gruff (Actor)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

Alex Madden (Actor)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

Spike (Actor)

You're Dead 1999 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

Gerry Mundy (Actor)

Twin Town 1997 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Streetlife 1996 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

A Number (TV Show)

Actor

Neverland (Movie)

Jimmy Hook (Actor)

Not Only But Always (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Under Milk Wood 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After a decade on the UK stage, actor Rhys Ifans was propelled into the mainstream with his scene-stealing performance as the unkempt and uninhibited roommate of Hugh Grant in the blockbuster "Notting Hill" (1999). Having provided 90 percent of the romantic comedy's more hilarious moments, Ifans' big personality was snapped up for a few more Hollywood supporting roles in the Adam Sandler comedy "Little Nicky" (2000), Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of the novel "The Shipping News" (2001), and the thriller "Hannibal Rising" (2007). However, the Welsh actor remained better known overseas, where he was associated with a group of similarly-aged hip London actors including Jude Law and Ewan McGregor; all three being collectively known as the Primrose Hill set. Ifans earned a BAFTA TV Award for his portrayal of English comedian Peter Cook in the biopic "Not Only but Always" (Channel 4, 2004), and was steadily recognized for his assortment of slightly damaged common men and mischievous dreamers in films like "Dancing at Lughnasa" (1998), "Danny Deckchair" (2004) and Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio" (2009). With his remarkable ability to become unrecognizable and a versatility that could channel sensitivity or unbridled swagger with equal flair, Ifans laid out a path for a long career as a valuable, quirky screen player.

Relationships

Eirwyn Evans

Father

Beti Evans

Mother

Llyr Evans

Brother
Born c. 1970 appeared together in "Twin Town" (1997) acts primarily in Welsh-language productions

Sienna Miller Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2007 Rumored to be engaged as of March 2008 Reportedly split in June 2008

Jessica Morris

Companion
Born c. 1968 dated c. 1997 no longer together

EDUCATION

Eugene O'Neill Center's National Theatre Institute

Waterford , Connecticut

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man" as Peter Parker's nemesis The Lizard

2012

Cast opposite Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement"

2011

Played the Earl of Oxford opposite Vanessa Redgrave and David Thewlis in the drama "Anonymous"

2010

Cast as Xenophilius Lovegood in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"

2010

Acted opposite Emma Thompson in the family comedy "Nanny McPhee Returns"

2010

Played Ben Stiller's old friend and former bandmate in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg"

2009

Played the 'king of the airwaves' in Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio"

2007

Starred in "Hannibal Rising," the prequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"

2007

Joined Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

2004

Co-starred with Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton in "Enduring Love"

2004

Cast as an Aussie who becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons in the comedy "Danny Deckchair"

2003

Co-starred in the feature "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands"

2002

Cast as Iki in the drug comedy feature "Formula 51"

2001

Cast as the British foreign news editor of a local newspaper in "The Shipping News"

2001

Portrayed a feral man raised in the woods by his unstable father in "Human Nature"; written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry

2000

Appeared in "Love, Honour and Obey" with Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller and Jude Law

2000

Had a scene-stealing role as a Welsh star kicker and chain smoker in the football comedy "The Replacements"

2000

Played Adam Sandler's brother in "Little Nicky"

1999

Offered a memorable performance as Hugh Grant's off-the-wall roommate in the romantic comedy "Notting Hill"

1998

Acted in the thriller "You're Dead" featuring John Hurt

1998

Played role of Gerry, the dreamer father of an illegitimate child in "Dancing at Lughnasa"

1997

Breakthrough screen role (opposite brother Llyr Evans) as one of a pair of sociopathic brothers in "Twin Town"

1996

Featured in Anthony Hopkins' directorial debut "August" (filmed in 1994)

1995

Starred in the dreary drama, "Streetlife" produced by BBC Wales

1994

Had a featured role in the West End production of "Beautiful Thing"

Raised in Ruthin, Wales

Acted in several television projects, in both English and Welsh

Bonus Trivia

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His name was pronounced 'Reese EE-vans'

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Ifans was at one time a vocalist in the popular Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals, but none of the recordings on which he appeared were officially released

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Ifans was arrested on July 23, 2011 for battery after an altercation with a security guard. The 44-year-old became engaged in a confrontation with a female security guard at a Comic-Con event in San Diego after it was discovered that members of the stars entourage did not have the proper credentials to enter.

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