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Profile of Rhys Ifans on Famous Like Me

Name: Rhys Ifans  
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Date of Birth: 22nd July 1968
Place of Birth: Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, UK
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Rhys Ifans (born 22 July 1968) is a Welsh actor.

He was born in Haverfordwest, Dyfed, but raised in Ruthin, North Wales, and his first language is Welsh. He appeared in many Welsh language television programmes before embarking on his film career, as well as performing at the Royal National Theatre, London and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. He also had a singing career, briefly as lead vocalist of the Super Furry Animals before they found national success.

In 2005 Rhys made a guest appearance for the rock band Oasis in their video The Importance Of Being Idle.

His brother, Llyr Evans, is also an actor. Rhys began using the Welsh spelling of his surname, "just to be difficult".

Selected Filmography

  • Midsummer Dream (2005)
  • Not Only But Always (2004) (TV)
  • Enduring Love (2004)
  • Vanity Fair (2004)
  • Danny Deckchair (2003)
  • The Shipping News (2001)
  • The 51st State (2001)
  • Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
  • Little Nicky (2000)
  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
  • Twin Town (1997)

For his performance as Peter Cook in Not Only But Always, Ifans won the 2005 BAFTA award for Best Actor.

External link

  • Rhys Ifans at the Internet Movie Database

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