|Born|| Rhys Owain Evans|
22 July 1967 (age 45)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
|Worked in||Human Nature|
|Other works|| The Amazing Spider-Man|
Rhys Ifans (born Rhys Owain Evans; 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He is known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in Notting Hill and Jed Parry in Enduring Love and as a member of the Welsh rock groups Super Furry Animals and The Peth. Ifans also appeared as Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man. He played Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, in Anonymous. Ifans gained fame in the United States as the gambling footballer turned American football player Nigel Gruff in the 2000 film The Replacements.
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Wales, the son of teacher parents. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school. He went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Ifans made his small screen debut as the host of Welsh children's TV show, Stwnsh. Various roles in theater and Welsh language television also followed. His breakthrough on the big screen came in the British hit Twin Town, where he acting alongside his younger brother Llyr Ifans. More film success followed, notably as Hugh Grant's scruffy housemate in Notting Hill. Other projects include Dancing at Lughnasa, Little Nicky, Enduring Love, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Ifans's brother, Llŷr Evans, is also an actor. They starred together in the Welsh produced film Twin Town. Rhys was romantically linked to actress Sienna Miller, and has a swallow tattoo on his right wrist to match hers. In June 2008 it was reported that Miller had ended the relationship with Ifans just a few months after they had become engaged.
During 2011 Comic Con, Ifans was arrested for misdemeanour battery, by San Diego police, after allegedly pushing a guard prior to speaking on a guest panel. In August 2011, the local District Attorney's office announced that Ifans would not be charged due to lack of evidence.
|1997||Twin Town||Jeremy Lewis|
|Trial & Retribution, Series 1||Michael Dunn|
|1998||Dancing at Lughnasa||Gerry Evans|
|Notting Hill||Spike||Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor: Musical or Comedy
|2000||Rancid Aluminium||Pete Thompson|
|Love, Honour and Obey||Matthew|
|Kevin And Perry Go Large||Eyeball Paul|
|The Replacements||Nigel Gruff|
|Christmas Carol: The Movie||Bob Cratchit||voice|
|The Shipping News||Beaufield Nutbeem|
|The 51st State||Iki|
|2002||Once Upon a Time in the Midlands||Dek|
|2003||Danny Deckchair||Danny Morgan|
|2004||Vanity Fair||William Dobbin|
|Enduring Love||Jed||Nominated – Empire Award for Best British Actor|
|2005||Midsummer Dream||Lysander||voice: English version|
|2006||Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties||McBunny||voice|
|2007||Four Last Songs||Dickie|
|Elizabeth: The Golden Age||Robert Reston|
|2008||Come Here Today||Alex|
|2008||A Number||Benard (B2)|
|The Boat That Rocked||Gavin Kavanagh|
|Mr. Nobody||Nemo's Father|
|2010||Mr. Nice||Howard Marks|
|Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||Uncle Phil|
|Passion Play||Sam Adamo|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Xenophilius Lovegood|
|Exit Through the Gift Shop||Narrator|
|2011||Anonymous||Edward de Vere|
|Neverland||James Hook||TV movie|
|2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard|
|The Five-Year Engagement||Winton Childs|
- ↑ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com
- ↑ Wloszczyna, Susan (3 June 1999). "Undies and all, 'Hill' is heaven for the flatmate from hell". USA Today. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/USAToday/access/42111798.html?dids=42111798:42111798&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun+03%2C+1999&author=Susan+Wloszczyna&pub=USA+TODAY&desc=Undies+and+all%2C+'Hill'+is+heaven+for+the+flatmate+from+hell&pqatl=google. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- ↑ http://www.clickonline.com/movies/uncut-interview--rhys-ifans-(the-amazing-spider-man)/11254/
- ↑ Biography for Rhys Ifans at IMDb.
- ↑ Louise Ford (9 March 2008). "Sienna Miller to marry lover Rhys Ifans". Sunday Mirror. http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/sunday/2008/03/09/sienna-miller-to-marry-lover-rhys-ifans-98487-20345639/.
- ↑ "people.aol.com". http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1558340,00.html.
- ↑ "Sienna Miller Dumps Rhys Ifans". MTV UK. 4 June 2008. http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/sienna-miller/news/41812-sienna-miller-dumps-rhys-ifans.
- ↑ "'Spider-Man' Villain Rhys Ifans Cited at Comic-Con". TheWrap. 23 July 2011. http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/exclusive-spider-man-villain-rhys-ifans-arrested-battery-comic-con-insulted-us-police-say-29.
- ↑ "Rhys Ifans in the clear over arrest". 15 Aug 2011. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/3751846/Rhys-Ifans-in-the-clear-over-arrest.html.
- ↑ "Rhys Ifans Will Play the Lizard in ‘Spider-Man’". /film. 14 October 2010. http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/13/rhys-ifans-will-play-the-lizard-in-spider-man/. Retrieved 13 October 2010.