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Rhys Ifans

Biography

British isles actor who played out the role from the sly lizard villain Dr. Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man. He portrayed Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter as well as the Deathly Hallows – Component 1 and in addition has played assignments in such movies only a small amount Nicky, Nanny McPhee Profits and Notting Hill. He examined to become an actor on the Guildhall College of Music and Play. He was the business lead singer of the rock band known as Super Furry Pets. He reportedly dated celebrity Sienna Miller plus they got complementing swallow tattoos. In 2011 he started dating celebrity Anna Friel. He made an appearance alongside Emily Blunt in the humor film The Five Calendar year Engagement.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rhys Ifans
Date Of Birth July 22, 1967
Place Of Birth Haverfordwest, England
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ysgol Maes Garmon, Royal Scottish Academy
Nationality British, Welsh
Parents Beti Wyn Davies, Eirwyn Evans
Siblings Llŷr Ifans
Partner Anna Friel
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Music Groups Super Furry Animals, The Peth
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain, International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
Movies The Amazing Spider-Man, Notting Hill, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Snowden, The Boat That Rocked, Little Nicky, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Mr. Nice, Hannibal Rising, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, The Replacements, Enduring Love, Greenberg, The 51st State, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Twin Town, Danny Deckchair, Mr. Nobody, She's Funny That Way, The Five-Year Engagement, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, The Shipping News, Vanity Fair, Anonymous, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Serena, Len and Company, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Informers, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Not Only But Always, Passion Play, Madame Bovary, Chromophobia, Rancid Aluminium, Love, Honour and Obey, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Another Me, Christmas Carol: The Movie, Janice Beard, Midsummer Dream, Under Milk Wood, Human Nature, Four Last Songs, Hooves of Fire, The Corrections, Hotel, You're Dead, Streetlife, The Deadness of Dad, Defining Moments
TV Shows Neverland, Berlin Station
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 He was a self-described "obsessive fan" of the 'Spider-Man' comics as a child and got the chance to play the villain (The Lizard) in the 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
2 Was engaged to Sienna Miller, having been in a relationship with her since June 2007 (March-June 2008).
3 Both parents were teachers.
4 Won a scholarship to Guildhall School of Music & Drama and graduated in 1997.
5 Has appeared in several rock promos: "Hometown Unicorn" and "God Show Me Magic" by the Super Furry Animals (both 1996), "Mulder and Scully" by Catatonia (1998), "Mama Told Me Not To Come" by Tom Jones and the Stereophonics (2000), and "The Importance of Being Idle" by Oasis (2005).
6 Was the original lead singer for the band Super Furry Animals, leaving before the band became well known.
7 Left Wales at age 18 to study acting in London.
8 Name is pronounced Reese Ee-vans.
9 Has performed at the National Theatre and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
10 His first language is Welsh, and at one time, he went to the all Welsh speaking school, Maes Garmon.
11 Both he and his brother Llyr Ifans are from Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, UK.
12 Welsh-speaker, has starred in many Welsh language dramas, comedies and entertainment programmes (for Welsh-language channel S4C).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Berlin Station 2016 TV Series Hector DeJean
Dominion 2016/I Dylan Thomas
Snowden 2016 Corbin O'Brian
Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 Zanik Hightopp
Len and Company 2015 Len
Under Milk Wood 2015 Captain Cat
The Marriage of Reason & Squalor 2015 Helmut Mandragorass / Dr. Algernon Hertz
Happyish 2015 TV Series Jonathan Clow
Serena 2014/I Galloway
Madame Bovary 2014 Monsieur Lheureux
She's Funny That Way 2014 Seth Gilbert
Elementary 2013-2014 TV Series Mycroft Holmes
Another Me 2013 Don
Playhouse Presents 2013 TV Series Chris
The Corrections 2012 TV Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 The Lizard Dr. Curt Connors
The Five-Year Engagement 2012 Winton Childs
Neverland 2011 TV Mini-Series Jimmy Hook
Anonymous 2011/I Earl of Oxford
The Organ Grinder's Monkey 2011 Short Rhys
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 Xenophilius Lovegood
Passion Play 2010 Sam Adamo
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Phil Green
Mr. Nice 2010 Howard Marks
Greenberg 2010 Ivan Schrank
Mr. Nobody 2009 Father Nemo
Pirate Radio 2009 Gavin
The Informers 2008 Roger
A Number 2008 TV Movie Salter's Sons
The Last Word Monologues 2008 TV Series Hugh
Come Here Today 2008 Short Alex
The Golden Age 2007 Robert Reston
Hannibal Rising 2007 Vladis Grutas
Four Last Songs 2007 Dickie
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 McBunny (voice)
The Undertaker 2005/I Short The Undertaker
Oasis: The Importance of Being Idle 2005/II Video short Billy Fisher
El sueño de una noche de San Juan 2005 Lysander (English version, voice)
Chromophobia 2005 Colin
Not Only But Always 2004 TV Movie Peter Cook
Enduring Love 2004 Jed
Vanity Fair 2004 William Dobbin
Danny Deckchair 2003 Danny Morgan
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands 2002 Dek
The Shipping News 2001 Beaufield Nutbeem
Formula 51 2001 Iki
Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 Bob Cratchit (voice)
Hotel 2001 Trent Stoken
Human Nature 2001 Puff
Little Nicky 2000 Adrian
The Replacements 2000 Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff
Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000 Eye Ball Paul
Love, Honor and Obey 2000 Matthew
Rancid Aluminum 2000 Pete Thompson
Hooves of Fire 1999 TV Short Head Elf (voice)
You're Dead... 1999 Eddie
Janice Beard 1999 Sean
Notting Hill 1999 Spike
Heart 1999 Alex Madden
Dancing at Lughnasa 1998 Gerry Evans
The Deadness of Dad 1997 Short Dad / Uncle Dai
Trial & Retribution 1997 TV Series Michael Dunn
The Sin Eater 1997 TV Short The Sin Eater
Twin Town 1997 Jeremy Lewis
Shakespeare Shorts 1996 TV Series Macbeth
August 1996 Griffiths
Screen Two 1995 TV Series Kevin
Nightshift 1993 TV Series
Rhag Pob Brad 1993 TV Movie Meirion
Spatz 1991 TV Series Dave

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Len and Company 2015 performer: "Stay Free" / writer: "Women are M.A.D"
Rage 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Human Nature 2001 performer: "I've Gotta Crow" 1954
Dancing at Lughnasa 1998 performer: "Anything Goes" 1934, "The Isle of Capri' 1934

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Under Milk Wood 2015 co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Science of Sleep 2006 thanks: for the title "The Science of Sleep"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match of the Day: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Elementary: Season 2 - Meet Mycroft 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn 2012 Documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Amazing Spiderman T4 Premiere Special 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Moment With 2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Neverland: Where It All Began 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself
iTunes Festival London 2010 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010 Documentary Narrator
Cinetipp 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Annually Retentive 2007 TV Series Himself
Oasis: The Importance of Being Idle 2005/I Video documentary short Himself / Billy Fisher (uncredited)
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot 2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Essential Poems for Christmas 2004 TV Movie Himself - Reader
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dal: Yma/Nawr 2003 Documentary
The ELLE Style Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Vaughan Tonight 2002 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001 TV Series Himself
Against the Dying of the Light 2001 Short documentary Himself
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Daily Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
TFI Friday 2000 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Exclusive 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Dancing at Lughnasa: Interviews 1998 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Dancing at Lughnasa: On Location 1998 Video documentary short Himself / Gerry Evans (uncredited)
Shakespeare Shorts 1996 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Macbeth

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Holmes of Their Own 2013 Video short Mycroft Holmes
Holmes Sweet Holmes 2013 Video short Mycroft Holmes
In Liu of Watson 2013 Video short Mycroft Holmes
Set Tour with Lucy Liu 2013 Video short Mycroft Holmes
Oasis: Time Flies 1994-2009 2010 Video Billy Fisher
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
Lock the Box 2006 Video short Billy Fisher (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Best Actor Seville European Film Festival Mr. Nice (2010)
2005 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Not Only But Always (2004)
2005 Sian Phillips Award BAFTA Awards, Wales

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BAFTA Cymru Award BAFTA Awards, Wales Best Actor (Yr Actor Gorau) Under Milk Wood (2015)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2005 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actor Enduring Love (2004)
2005 Emmy International Emmy Awards Best Performance by an Actor Not Only But Always (2004)
2000 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Notting Hill (1999)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/Romance Notting Hill (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Notting Hill (1999)


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#Quote
1 Notting Hill (1999) was at once a set of wings and a ball and chain.
2 [on working with a stellar cast in Anonymous (2011)] You'd think that a cast of that stature would be intimidating, and it was quite the opposite. I felt so safe. And we all know each other. We know what it is to be underpaid and worked to the bone. So it was just a luxury from beginning to end.
3 [on whether he has reservations about Shakepeare's genius] I'm a British actor, so of course you suckle on the milk of William Shakespeare from the moment that you decide to act. But no, I'll say the body of evidence to prove that William Shakespeare from Stratford wrote all of these works is flimsy.
4 Every time the Tories get a bit of power they rip off all the things I love. The mining industry. Milk.
5 'I work hard and I party hard. When I go to work, I know what I am doing and I do it to the best of my abilities. When I party, I take exactly the same rule book with me. Except I might turn up later and outstay my welcome. I really don't know why that interests anybody, given that most of the population behaves in exactly the same way.
6 I'm a factory-floor actor. I learn the lines, I get there on time. I don't sit around with other actors and talk about the pain and the magic of acting. I'd rather just go down the pub. That's where the real magic happens. That's often where the ideas take flight. Very underrated, the pub, in terms of the history of creativity.


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