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Rhys Ifans

Lowest Rated:   0% Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)
Birthplace:   Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has not only one of the most distinctive names in the film industry but also one of its most idiosyncratic appearances. Tall, lanky, and snaggletoothed, Ifans can go from raving freak to persuasive romantic interest in less time than it takes to pronounce his name correctly.Ifans got his start acting in a number of Welsh language dramas and comedies, and he made his feature film debut in Anthony Hopkins' August (1996). The following year, he was part of one of the most successful films in Great Britain in 1997 when he starred in Twin Town. As one half of a set of twins (the other was portrayed by his real-life brother, Llyr Evans), he played what was undoubtedly one of the most riveting and revolting characters to come into contact with film audiences in years. The film's success opened the way for more work, and the following year he did a complete about-face, appearing as the charmingly errant father of Catherine McCormack's young son in Dancing at Lughnasa.The year after that, Ifans rejected grooming and general communication skills to play the role that was to give him international recognition, starring as Hugh Grant's hygienically challenged roommate in the romantic comedy Notting Hill. Many a critic agreed that Ifans virtually stole the show from his better-known co-stars, and that same year he had a chance to prove himself further in such diverse features as Heart, a black comedy in which he played a writer; and Rancid Aluminum, in which he starred as a man forced into business with the Russian mob after his father's death. Following an unlikely appearance as a football player in The Replacements (2000) and a turn as the son of Old Scratch in Little Nicky (2000), Ifans' role as a socially challenged forest dweller turned opera-loving socialite in the eccentric Human Nature provided audiences with abundant laughs and a further glimpse into the quirkiness of a truly unique actor.Of course the ever-eccentric Ifans was only warming up, and after supporting roles in such efforts as The 51st State, The Shipping News and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Ifans once again took the lead in the 2003 comedy Donnie Deckchair. Cast as a man whose desperate attempt to escape the monotony of suburban life includes a bundle of large helium balloons and a lightweight deck chair, Ifans charmed Australian audiences in the family-friendly effort. Outside of his film work, Ifans briefly served as lead singer of the band Super Furry Animals before they struck the big time in the late 1990s.In 2006 he voiced McBunny in Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, but had major roles the next year in two very different projects -- Hannibal Rising and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He appeared in 2009's Pirate Radio, reteaming with Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis. Ifans had a strong supporting turn in Greenberg in 2010, and was center stage in Roland Emmerich's Shakespearean drama Anonymous in 2011. The next year he was part of the cast of the Spider-Man reboot, and was the romantic rival to Jason Segel in the comedy The Five-Year Engagement.


Highest Rated Movies



60% Snowden
  • Corbin O'Brian
$21.6M 2016
70% Len and Company
  • Len
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Zanik Hightopp
$77.1M 2016
42% She's Funny That Way
  • Seth Gilbert
43% Madame Bovary
  • Monsieur Lheureux
$0.2M 2015
16% Serena
  • Galloway
$0.4M 2015
No Score Yet Another Me
  • Father
67% Mr. Nobody
  • Nemo's Father
$4.1k 2013
92% Skyfall
  • Actor
$299.4M 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors
$262.1M 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement
  • Winton Childs
$28.7M 2012
46% Anonymous
  • Earl of Oxford
$4.5M 2011
55% Mr. Nice
  • Howard Marks
3% Passion Play
  • Sam
$2.6k 2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Xenophilius Lovegood
$295M 2010
76% Nanny McPhee Returns
  • Phil green
$29M 2010
95% Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Narrator
$3.3M 2010
75% Greenberg
  • Ivan Schrank
$2.3M 2010
61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)
  • Gavin
$8.1M 2009
12% The Informers
  • Roger
No Score Yet A Number
  • Bernard (B1)/Bernard (B2)/Michael Black
35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Robert Reston
$16.3M 2007
15% Hannibal Rising
  • Grutas
$27.6M 2007
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • McBunny
$28.3M 2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs
  • Dickie
No Score Yet El Sueño de Una Noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream)
  • Actor
31% Chromophobia
  • Colin
No Score Yet Not Only But Always
  • Peter Cook
58% Enduring Love
  • Jed
$0.4M 2004
50% Vanity Fair
  • William Dobbin
$16.1M 2004
51% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
  • Dek
55% Danny Deckchair
  • Danny Morgan
38% Hotel
  • Trent Stoken
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • Actor
26% Formula 51
  • Iki
$5.2M 2002
43% Janice Beard 45 wpm
  • Sean
49% Human Nature
  • Puff
$0.7M 2002
55% The Shipping News
  • Beufield Nutbeem
$11.5M 2001
25% Love, Honour and Obey
  • Matthew
No Score Yet Rancid Aluminum
  • Pete Thompson
No Score Yet Heart
  • Actor
17% Christmas Carol - The Movie
  • Bob Cratchit
22% Little Nicky
  • Adrian
$38.6M 2000
41% The Replacements
  • Nigel Gruff
$44.1M 2000
0% Kevin & Perry Go Large
  • Actor
83% Notting Hill
  • Spike
No Score Yet You're Dead...
  • Actor
No Score Yet Heart
  • Alex Madden
66% Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Gerry Evans
46% Twin Town
  • Jeremy
14% August
  • Griffiths


No Score Yet Berlin Station
  • Hector DeJean
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Elementary
  • Mycroft Holmes
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
57% Neverland
  • Jimmy Hook
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2002

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