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Matthew Rhys

Highest Rated:   100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Lowest Rated:   20% Love and Other Disasters (2006)
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Swarthy, striking, and Welsh, actor Matthew Rhys is earning a reputation as one of his country's hottest exports. A graduate of London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he enrolled in 1993, Rhys got his first professional role in 1997's House of America, a psychological drama that cast him as one of three siblings in a ragingly dysfunctional family. The first years of his career were spent largely in the theatre and on television; while still an RADA student, Rhys won a place in the cast of the BBC TV series Back Up and then spent a year doing theatre in London's West End.The actor gained familiarity with an international audience when he was cast in the role of Demetrius, one of Tamora's loathsome offspring, in Titus, Julie Taymor's 1999 screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Although the film was eviscerated by critics and careened into box office oblivion, Rhys, with his peroxided hair and enthusiastically vile behavior, made a distinct impression on viewers. That same year, audiences were treated to two more helpings of the actor, when he starred as Tom Courtenay's son in Peter Hewitt's Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (interestingly, the film also starred Laura Fraser as Rhys' love interest; Fraser also starred in Titus as Lavinia, the object of Demetrius' abuse), and as an aspiring teenage boxer in the black comedy Heart.2000 brought with it a host of projects for Rhys, the most notable of which was the London West End production of The Graduate, in which Rhys starred as Benjamin Braddock opposite Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson. The production, which earned a huge amount of publicity thanks to Turner's decision to disrobe entirely for the crucial seduction scene, proved to be extremely popular, and Rhys garnered wide praise for his portrayal of Braddock. Thanks to this, and to his friendship with two other rising Welsh actors, Ioan Gruffudd and Rhys Ifans, Rhys was soon being hailed in the British press as one of the key players in a new generation of Welsh talent. Over the next several years, he would appear in films like Love and Other Disasters and The Edge of Love, as well as on the TV series Brothers & Sisters. Once Brothers & Sisters ended, he took the lead (opposite Keri Russell) on the FX Cold War drama The Americans.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Come What May
  • Actor
$33.8k 2016
100% Mr Calzaghe
  • Actor
2015
29% Burnt
  • Reece
2015
No Score Yet Art of the Heist
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Scapegoat
  • John/Johnny
2012
No Score Yet Patagonia
  • Mateo
2010
No Score Yet Luster
  • Actor
2010
45% Patagonia
  • Actor
2010
35% The Edge of Love
  • Dylan Thomas
2008
No Score Yet Virgin Territory
  • Count Dzerzhinsky
2007
No Score Yet Beau Brummell: This Charming Man
  • Lord Byron
2007
20% Love and Other Disasters
  • Peter Simon
2006
38% Fakers
  • Nick Edwards
2004
No Score Yet Tabloid
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife
  • Justin Price
2003
No Score Yet Otherworld
  • Actor
2003
25% Deathwatch
  • Doc Fairweather
2002
40% The Abduction Club
  • James Strang
2002
56% Taliesin Jones
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Lost World
  • Edward Malone
2001
40% Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?
  • Ray Smith
2001
32% Very Annie Mary
  • Nob
2001
No Score Yet Testimony of Taliesin Jones
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Sorted
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Shooters
  • Eddie
2000
No Score Yet Peaches
  • Actor
2000
68% Titus
  • Demetrius
1999
No Score Yet Heart
  • Sean McCardle
1999
No Score Yet House of America
  • Boyo
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Girls
2012
  • Chuck Palmer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
95% The Americans
2013
  • Philip Jennings Phillip
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
49% The Bastard Executioner
2015
  • Gruffud Y Blaidd Gruffudd y Blaidd Gruffed Y Blaidd
  • 2015
80% Death Comes to Pemberley
2013-2014
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy John Jasper
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Kevin Kevin Walker
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

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