Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans

Highest Rated: 100% The Parting Glass (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)

Birthday: Jul 22, 1968

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The King's Man Actor 2020
88% Misbehaviour Eric Morley 2020
83% Official Secrets Ed Vulliamy 2019
100% The Parting Glass Actor 2018
61% Snowden Corbin O'Brian $21.6M 2016
70% Len and Company Len 2016
29% Alice Through the Looking Glass Zanik Hightopp $77.1M 2016
44% She's Funny That Way Seth Gilbert 2015
43% Madame Bovary Monsieur Lheureux $0.2M 2015
16% Serena Galloway $0.4M 2015
No Score Yet Another Me Father 2014
68% 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
45% Anonymous Earl of Oxford $4.5M 2011
53% Mr. Nice Howard Marks 2011
3% Passion Play Sam $2.6K 2011
77% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Xenophilius Lovegood $295M 2010
76% Nanny McPhee Returns Phil green $29M 2010
96% Exit Through The Gift Shop Narrator $3.3M 2010
76% Greenberg Ivan Schrank $2.3M 2010
61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) Gavin $8.1M 2009
12% The Informers Roger 2009
No Score Yet A Number Bernard (B1)/Bernard (B2)/Michael Black 2008
34% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Robert Reston $16.3M 2007
16% Hannibal Rising Grutas $27.6M 2007
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties McBunny $28.3M 2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs Dickie 2006
No Score Yet El Sueño de Una Noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) Actor 2005
31% Chromophobia Colin 2005
No Score Yet Not Only But Always Peter Cook 2004
59% Enduring Love Jed $0.4M 2004
49% Vanity Fair William Dobbin $16.1M 2004
51% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Dek 2003
55% Danny Deckchair Danny Morgan 2003
41% Hotel Trent Stoken 2003
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe Actor 2002
26% Formula 51 Iki $5.2M 2002
43% Janice Beard 45 wpm Sean 2002
49% Human Nature Puff $0.7M 2002
55% The Shipping News Beufield Nutbeem $11.5M 2001
29% Love, Honour and Obey Matthew 2001
No Score Yet Rancid Aluminum Pete Thompson 2001
No Score Yet Heart Actor 2001
13% Christmas Carol - The Movie Bob Cratchit 2001
22% Little Nicky Adrian $38.6M 2000
41% The Replacements Nigel Gruff $44.1M 2000
0% Kevin & Perry Go Large Actor 2000
83% Notting Hill Spike 1999
No Score Yet You're Dead... Actor 1999
No Score Yet Heart Alex Madden 1999
64% Dancing at Lughnasa Gerry Evans 1998
46% Twin Town Jeremy 1997
14% August Griffiths 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Berlin Station
2016-2019
Hector DeJean 2019
2018
2017
2016
95% Elementary
2012-2019
Mycroft Holmes 2014
2013
2012
57% Neverland
2011
Jimmy Hook 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2002

QUOTES FROM Rhys Ifans CHARACTERS

Jed Perry says: I'm just trying to help you, Joe, because really you're just like me.

Trudy Dunphy says: What happened to you up there ?

Trudy Dunphy says: What happened to you up there?

Danny Morgan says: Everything.

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors says: Poor Peter Parker. No father. No mother. No uncle. You're all alone.

George Stacy says: He's not alone.

Dr. Curt Connors says: All these souls, lost and alone. I can save them, I can cure them! There's no reason to stop me Peter!

Dr. Curt Connors says: There's rumor of a new species in New York. It can be aggressive, if threatened...

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth, Peter, come and get it!

Dr. Curt Connors says: Your father and I were going to change the lives of billions, including mine...

Dr. Curt Connors says: Your father and I were going to change the lives of billions, including mine... [looks at his missing hand]

Dr. Curt Connors says: Do you have any idea what you really are?

Jeremy says: Jeremy Lewis: Do you know what they do to you if you're caught doing drugs in Morroco? Julian Lewis: No? Jeremy Lewis: They hand you over to the RUG squad. Aaaah I fuckin' had ew!

Jeremy says: Do you know what they do to you if you're caught doing drugs in Morroco?

Julian says: No?

Jeremy says: They hand you over to the RUG squad. Aaaah I fuckin' had ew!

Man in the Shadows says: Hello Dcotor. Did you tell the boy?

Dr. Curt Connors says: Tell him what?!

Man in the Shadows says: Did you tell the boy the truth about his father?!

Dr. Curt Connors says: No!

Man in the Shadows says: Well that's very good. We'll leave him be for now!

Dr. Curt Connors says: You should leave him alone!

Dr. Curt Connors says: Wonderful things are coming, wonderful things!

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors says: Poor Peter Parker, no mother. No father, no uncle. All alone.

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors says: All these souls, lost and alone. I can save them, I can cure them! There's no reason to stop me Peter!

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth, come and get it.

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth, Peter, come and get it!

Dr. Curt Connors says: Why the sudden interest in the cold blooded?

Dr. Curt Connors says: There's rumor of a new species in New York. It can be aggressive, if threatened...

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors says: All these souls, lost and alone, I can save them! I can cure them!

Dr. Curt Connors says: Ready to play god?

Spike says: "Nice firm buttocks !"

Spike says: Nice firm buttocks!

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth about your parents Peter.Come and get it!

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth about your parents Peter. Come and get it!

Dr. Curt Connors says: There`s a rumour of a new species in New York. It can be aggresive if threatened.

Dr. Curt Connors says: If you want the truth Peter, come and get it!

Dr. Curt Connors says: You`r4e father and I were gonna change the lives of millions, including mine.

Dr. Curt Connors says: You're father and I were gonna change the lives of millions, including mine.

Dr. Curt Connors says: Ready to play God?

Narrator says: Banksy: "I don't think Thierry played by the rules in some ways; but,then there are not suposed to be any rules. So, I don't really know what mine is. I mean I always used to encourage everyone I met to make art, I used to think everyone should do it.....I don't do that so much anymore."

Banksy says: I don't think Thierry played by the rules in some ways; but, then there are not suposed to be any rules. So, I don't really know what mine is. I mean I always used to encourage everyone I met to make art, I used to think everyone should do it. I don't do that so much anymore.

Narrator says: Bansky: "I don't know what it means, Thierry is huge success and a rival in the art world. I mean, maybe, Thierry was a genius all along. Maybe, he got a bit lucky. Maybe, it means art is a bit of a joke."

Narrator says: I don't know what it means, Thierry is huge success and a rival in the art world. I mean, maybe, Thierry was a genius all along. Maybe, he got a bit lucky. Maybe, it means art is a bit of a joke.

Banksy says: I don't know what it means, Thierry is huge success and a rival in the art world. I mean, maybe, Thierry was a genius all along. Maybe, he got a bit lucky. Maybe, it means art is a bit of a joke.

Narrator says: Shepard Fairey "I do think the whole phenomenon of uh Thierry's obsession with street art, becoming a street artist, a lot of suckers buying into his show and him selling a lot of expensive art, um, very quickly. It is anthropologically, sociologically it's a fascinating thing to observe and maybe there's some things to be learned from it."

Shepard Fairey says: I do think the whole phenomenon of uh Thierry's obsession with street art, becoming a street artist, a lot of suckers buying into his show and him selling a lot of expensive art, um, very quickly. It is anthropologically, sociologically it's a fascinating thing to observe and maybe there's some things to be learned from it.

Narrator says: Thierry: "I feel good. I feel good as a Artist, to have a reputation, now. You know, an artist is not a guy that you see in one show and you can decide who it is or if he copies Banksy or if he copies uh Shepard Fairey or if he copies... It is about time. You'lll see in the time who I will be. Because, with time you will see my creativity. You will see if I am a real artist or not."

Thierry Guetta says: I feel good. I feel good as a Artist, to have a reputation, now. You know, an artist is not a guy that you see in one show and you can decide who it is or if he copies Banksy or if he copies uh Shepard Fairey or if he copies... It is about time. You'lll see in the time who I will be. Because, with time you will see my creativity. You will see if I am a real artist or not.

Narrator says: Banksy: "Most artists spend years perfecting their craft finding their style. Thierry seems to have missed all those bits. I mean there's no one quite like Thierry. Even if his art looks quite a lot like everyones elses."

Banksy says: Most artists spend years perfecting their craft finding their style. Thierry seems to have missed all those bits. I mean there's no one quite like Thierry. Even if his art looks quite a lot like everyones else's.

Narrator says: Critic: I see this particuliar one reoccurring in so many different umm mediums..why does that one reoccur so many times?" Thierry: "Because, I think it part of the pop culture and you are all passed away and I'm here." Critic: "OK"

Banksy says: He kind of the rightful heir to Andy Warhol in a way. Andy Warhol made a statement by repeating famous icons until they became meaningless. But, he was extremely iconic in the way he did it. But, then Thierry really made them meaningless.

Narrator says: Banksy: "He kind of the rightful heir to Andy Warhol in a way. AndyWarhol made a statement by repeating famous icons until they became meaningless. But, he was extremely iconic in the way he did it. But, then Thierry really made them meaningless."

Narrator says: Narrator: Mr Brainwash has arrived

Howard Marks says: Are you asking me to be a spy?

William Thacker says: I've opened Pandora's Box!

Spike says: I knew a girl named Pandora in High school once . . . Never did see her box though!