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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
1He 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).
2Was engaged to Sienna Miller, having been in a relationship with her since June 2007 (March-June 2008).
3Both parents were teachers.
4Won a scholarship to Guildhall School of Music & Drama and graduated in 1997.
5Has 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).
6Was the original lead singer for the band Super Furry Animals, leaving before the band became well known.
7Left Wales at age 18 to study acting in London.
8Name is pronounced Reese Ee-vans.
9Has performed at the National Theatre and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
10His first language is Welsh, and at one time, he went to the all Welsh speaking school, Maes Garmon.
11Both he and his brother Llyr Ifans are from Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, UK.
12Welsh-speaker, has starred in many Welsh language dramas, comedies and entertainment programmes (for Welsh-language channel S4C).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Berlin Station2016TV SeriesHector DeJean
Dominion2016/IDylan Thomas
Snowden2016Corbin O'Brian
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016Zanik Hightopp
Len and Company2015Len
Under Milk Wood2015Captain Cat
The Marriage of Reason & Squalor2015Helmut Mandragorass / Dr. Algernon Hertz
Happyish2015TV SeriesJonathan Clow
Serena2014/IGalloway
Madame Bovary2014Monsieur Lheureux
She's Funny That Way2014Seth Gilbert
Elementary2013-2014TV SeriesMycroft Holmes
Another Me2013Don
Playhouse Presents2013TV SeriesChris
The Corrections2012TV Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man2012The Lizard Dr. Curt Connors
The Five-Year Engagement2012Winton Childs
Neverland2011TV Mini-SeriesJimmy Hook
Anonymous2011/IEarl of Oxford
The Organ Grinder's Monkey2011ShortRhys
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Xenophilius Lovegood
Passion Play2010Sam Adamo
Nanny McPhee Returns2010Phil Green
Mr. Nice2010Howard Marks
Greenberg2010Ivan Schrank
Mr. Nobody2009Father Nemo
Pirate Radio2009Gavin
The Informers2008Roger
A Number2008TV MovieSalter's Sons
The Last Word Monologues2008TV SeriesHugh
Come Here Today2008ShortAlex
The Golden Age2007Robert Reston
Hannibal Rising2007Vladis Grutas
Four Last Songs2007Dickie
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties2006McBunny (voice)
The Undertaker2005/IShortThe Undertaker
Oasis: The Importance of Being Idle2005/IIVideo shortBilly Fisher
El sueño de una noche de San Juan2005Lysander (English version, voice)
Chromophobia2005Colin
Not Only But Always2004TV MoviePeter Cook
Enduring Love2004Jed
Vanity Fair2004William Dobbin
Danny Deckchair2003Danny Morgan
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands2002Dek
The Shipping News2001Beaufield Nutbeem
Formula 512001Iki
Christmas Carol: The Movie2001Bob Cratchit (voice)
Hotel2001Trent Stoken
Human Nature2001Puff
Little Nicky2000Adrian
The Replacements2000Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff
Kevin & Perry Go Large2000Eye Ball Paul
Love, Honor and Obey2000Matthew
Rancid Aluminum2000Pete Thompson
Hooves of Fire1999TV ShortHead Elf (voice)
You're Dead...1999Eddie
Janice Beard1999Sean
Notting Hill1999Spike
Heart1999Alex Madden
Dancing at Lughnasa1998Gerry Evans
The Deadness of Dad1997ShortDad / Uncle Dai
Trial & Retribution1997TV SeriesMichael Dunn
The Sin Eater1997TV ShortThe Sin Eater
Twin Town1997Jeremy Lewis
Shakespeare Shorts1996TV SeriesMacbeth
August1996Griffiths
Screen Two1995TV SeriesKevin
Nightshift1993TV Series
Rhag Pob Brad1993TV MovieMeirion
Spatz1991TV SeriesDave

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Len and Company2015performer: "Stay Free" / writer: "Women are M.A.D"
Rage2008TV Series 1 episode
Human Nature2001performer: "I've Gotta Crow" 1954
Dancing at Lughnasa1998performer: "Anything Goes" 1934, "The Isle of Capri' 1934

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Under Milk Wood2015co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Science of Sleep2006thanks: for the title "The Science of Sleep"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match of the Day: Euro 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Elementary: Season 2 - Meet Mycroft2014Video documentary shortHimself
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn2012DocumentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Amazing Spiderman T4 Premiere Special2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Moment With2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Neverland: Where It All Began2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
iTunes Festival London 20102010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Exit Through the Gift Shop2010DocumentaryNarrator
Cinetipp2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Annually Retentive2007TV SeriesHimself
Oasis: The Importance of Being Idle2005/IVideo documentary shortHimself / Billy Fisher (uncredited)
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot2005TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Essential Poems for Christmas2004TV MovieHimself - Reader
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dal: Yma/Nawr2003Documentary
The ELLE Style Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
HBO First Look2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Vaughan Tonight2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Adam Sandler Goes to Hell2001Video documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHimself
Against the Dying of the Light2001Short documentaryHimself
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Exclusive1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Dancing at Lughnasa: Interviews1998Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Dancing at Lughnasa: On Location1998Video documentary shortHimself / Gerry Evans (uncredited)
Shakespeare Shorts1996TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Macbeth

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Holmes of Their Own2013Video shortMycroft Holmes
Holmes Sweet Holmes2013Video shortMycroft Holmes
In Liu of Watson2013Video shortMycroft Holmes
Set Tour with Lucy Liu2013Video shortMycroft Holmes
Oasis: Time Flies 1994-20092010VideoBilly Fisher
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
Lock the Box2006Video shortBilly Fisher (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Best ActorSeville European Film FestivalMr. Nice (2010)
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorNot Only But Always (2004)
2005Sian Phillips AwardBAFTA Awards, Wales

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BAFTA Cymru AwardBAFTA Awards, WalesBest Actor (Yr Actor Gorau)Under Milk Wood (2015)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainThe Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
2005Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British ActorEnduring Love (2004)
2005EmmyInternational Emmy AwardsBest Performance by an ActorNot Only But Always (2004)
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleNotting Hill (1999)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Comedy/RomanceNotting Hill (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalNotting Hill (1999)


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#Quote
1Notting 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.
4Every 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.
6I'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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