“Every time the Tories get a bit of power they rip off all the things I love. The mining industry Milk.” – Rhys Ifans
Best known for his role in “Notting Hill” as Spike, Rhys Ifans has made himself as a popular actor in the acting as well as music industry. He is a Welsh actor who was born on 22nd of July, 1967 in Haverford-west.
He is trained in Guildhall School of Music and Drama as he has an interest in both the subjects from his early age.
He started his professional career from 1990, and he is actively involved in this field till now. Though he has appeared in several TV shows, he is popular from his notable works in the movies.
Until 1995, he was known only as a musician. But in 1996, he played the role of Griffiths in the movie “August.” From this movie, he started his career in the film industry.
In 1999, he got a chance to work in the successful movie “Notting Hill” where he portrayed the role of Spike. Because of his unique way of presenting himself, he was easily distinguished, and many directors want to work with him.
He has worked in many successful movies. In 2004, he worked in the movie “Enduring Love” as Jed. From this movie, he got nominated for Empire Award for Best British Actor as well. He played the role of Robert Reston in the movie “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” in 2007.
His acting was well criticized, and audience also loved his acting. He also got an opportunity to work in the movies like “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”.
In 2012, he appeared as Dr. Curt Connors in the worldwide successful and popular movie “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Many movies are on pending which are assumed to be a successful one.
Some of them are “She’s Funny That Way,” “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” and “Madame Bovary.”
Because of his acting skills, he has been nominated for many prestigious awards over time. He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role from the movie “Notting Hill” in 1999.
From the same movie, he got nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor as well. Lately, he was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Best Villain from the movie “The Amazing Spiderman.”
He is a tall guy with the height of 6 feet 2 inch. Though he has already reached 49, he is not married yet. He started dating Sienna Miller a long time back. They were engaged, and both have the same tattoo on their wrist as well.
But their relation broke up in 2008. Now, he is having an affair with Anna Friel who is also an actress. He had many girlfriends over his career. But he has yet found the best one to be his wife.
Divorce is the one thing he does not want to have in his life. As he is not married yet, some believe that he is a gay. He loves to play with the children as well.
His shirtless pictures are still popular on the web, and you can follow him on social sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has the net worth of $275 million. His interviews and movies can be watched on YouTube.
If you want to know more about him, you can find his full biography in Wikipedia and IMDb.