More Rhys Ifans Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Danny Deckchair)Rhys Ifans made a big impression on both critics and audiences worldwide with his performance as ‘Spike', Hugh Grant's untidy roommate, in the smash hit romantic comedy NOTTING HILL, also starring Julia Roberts.
Ifans most recent credits include HUMAN NATURE, directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman of BEING JOHN MALKOVICH fame; ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS directed by Shane Meadows; THE SHIPPING NEWS with Kevin Spacey directed by Lasse Hallstrom; LITTLE NICKY for New Line Cinema and THE REPLACEMENTS starring Keanu Reeves.
Other film credits include Anthony Hopkins' AUGUST; STREETLIFE; THE SIN EATER; TWIN TOWN; DANCING AT LUGHNASA; YOU'RE DEAD, LOVE, HONOR AND OBEY and KEVIN AND PERRY GO LARGE.
Ifans' extensive theatre work includes The Government Inspector and Hamlet at Theatre Clwyd in his hometown, and then on to such British productions as A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Regent Park, Poison Pen and Smoke at the Royal Exchange, Thyestes at the Royal Court, Beautiful Thing, at the Duke of York's, Under Milk Wood and Volpone at the Royal National and Bad Finger, at Donmar Warehouse. His television appearances both in England and Wales have included Shakespeare Shorts, The Two Franks, Judas and the Gimp and Spatz. He was a series regular on both Night Shift and Review.
Biography #3 (for Once Upon a Time in the Midlands)Following his feature film debut in August directed by Anthony Hopkins, Rhys Ifans appeared in Kevin Allen's Twin Town (opposite his brother, Llyr Evans) and Pat O'Connor's Dancing at Lughnasa (with Meryl Streep and Catherine McCormack). He received international critical and popular acclaim for his hilariously unhygienic performance as Hugh Grant's flatmate, Spike, in Notting Hill. He can currently be seen in Michel Gondry's Human Nature and Mike Figgis's Hotel and recently co-starred with Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore in Lasse Hallstrom's The Shipping News.
Ifans previously appeared alongside Once Upon a Time in the Midlands co-stars Robert Carlyle and Ricky Tomlinson (in 51st State) and Kathy Burke (in Kevin and Perry Go Large and Dancing at Lughnasa). Other feature film credits include Little Nicky, The Replacements, and Love, Honour and Obey.
On British and Welsh television, he has appeared in the short film The Sin Eater; Review Night Shift, Judas and the Gimp, The Two Franks and the BBC production of Macbeth.
On stage, Ifans has performed in Theatr Clwyd, Royal Court, Royal National and Donmar Warehouse productions including Hamlet, Brand, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Poison Pen, Smoke, Beautiful Thing, Volpone and Bad Finger.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands" (01-Jan-2000)