Matthew Rhys

Highest Rated: 100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Birthday: Nov 8, 1974
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Fred Rogers 2019
94% The Report Actor 2019
51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle John Lockwood 2018
88% The Post Daniel Ellsberg $80.4M 2018
No Score Yet The Torture Report Actor 2018
42% Come What May Actor $33.8K 2016
100% Mr Calzaghe Actor 2015
28% 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
37% 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
34% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2018
75% Death and Nightingales
2018
Billy
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Wine Show
2016
Host
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
96% The Americans
2013-2018
Director Philip Jennings Phillip Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
89% Girls
2012-2017
Chuck Palmer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
80% Death Comes to Pemberley
2013-2014
Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
47% The Bastard Executioner
2015
Gruffud Y Blaidd Gruffudd y Blaidd Gruffed Y Blaidd
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Fitzwilliam Darcy John Jasper
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Director Kevin Kevin Walker
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Justin Price
  • 2003

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