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Rhys Ifans

Rhys IfansAKA Rhys Evans

Born: 22-Jul-1968
Birthplace: Ruthin, Wales

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Notting Hill

Born Rhys Evans, he changed his last name to the Welsh spelling, Ifans, "just to be difficult". He began performing in youth theater at 13. In his later teens, he sang lead vocals with neighborhood friends who became the rock band Super Furry Animals. At 22, Ifans had a supporting role on the British sitcom Spatz, running from 1990-92. But he is best known in the U.K. as a bong-breather and glue-sniffer in Twin Town (1997), costarring his brother, Llyr Evans.

Stateside, Ifans was first recognized playing Hugh Grant's unkempt and scurrilous roommate in Notting Hill. He has also played an English twerp in The Shipping News, a cross-dressing weapons dealer in Formula 51, an ape man in Human Nature, and a son of Satan in Little Nicky.

Father: Eirwyn Evans (teacher)
Mother: Beti Evans (teacher)
Brother: Llyr Ifans (actor, Twin Town)
Girlfriend: Jess Morris (owns Magnolia PR firm, cohabiting 2001)
Girlfriend: Sienna Miller (actress, dated 2006-08, engaged 2008)

    High School: Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold, Wales
    University: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Amazing Spider-Man (13-Jun-2012) · The Lizard -- Dr. Curt Connors
    The Five-Year Engagement (27-Apr-2012) · Winton Childs
    Neverland (4-Dec-2011)
    Anonymous (11-Sep-2011) · Earl of Oxford
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (11-Nov-2010) · Xenophilius Lovegood
    Passion Play (10-Sep-2010)
    Nanny McPhee Returns (24-Mar-2010) · Phil Green
    Mr. Nice (14-Mar-2010) · Howard Marks
    Greenberg (14-Feb-2010) · Ivan Schrank
    Exit Through the Gift Shop (24-Jan-2010) · Narrator
    Mr. Nobody (12-Sep-2009)
    Pirate Radio (1-Apr-2009) · Gavin
    The Informers (22-Jan-2009) · Roger
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age (9-Sep-2007) · Robert Reston
    Hannibal Rising (7-Feb-2007)
    Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (15-Jun-2006) [VOICE]
    Four Last Songs (18-May-2006)
    Chromophobia (21-May-2005)
    Not Only But Always (30-Dec-2004)
    Enduring Love (4-Sep-2004)
    Vanity Fair (1-Sep-2004) · William Dobbin
    Danny Deckchair (16-May-2003)
    Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (20-May-2002) · Dek
    The Shipping News (18-Dec-2001) · Beaufield Nutbeem
    Formula 51 (7-Dec-2001) · Iki
    Christmas Carol: The Movie (15-Sep-2001) · Bob Cratchit [VOICE]
    Hotel (12-Sep-2001)
    Human Nature (18-May-2001)
    Little Nicky (2-Nov-2000)
    Love, Honour and Obey (5-Oct-2000)
    The Replacements (7-Aug-2000)
    Kevin & Perry Go Large (21-Apr-2000)
    Rancid Aluminum (21-Jan-2000)
    You're Dead... (1-Oct-1999)
    Janice Beard: 45 Words Per Minute (13-Sep-1999)
    Notting Hill (13-May-1999) · Spike
    Heart (6-May-1999)
    Dancing at Lughnasa (12-Sep-1998)
    Twin Town (11-Apr-1997)
    August (16-Feb-1996) · Griffiths


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