Rhys Ifans stars in BERLIN STATION as “Hector DeJean,” the dark, charming and tenacious Case Officer Hector DeJean, a jaded old friend of Miller’s.
Rhys Ifans is a gifted actor known for his enduring presence, his distinctive approach to comedy, and his ability to elegantly disappear into compelling and complex roles that are always memorable.
Ifans recently filmed Oliver Stone’s new film Snowden, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailane Woodley. James Bobin’s Alice and Wonderland: Looking through the Glass (2016) opposite Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter recently showed in cinemas.
In 2014, Ifans starred in the National Theatre’s one man show Protest Song. The play received excellent reviews across the board from both audiences and critics.
Rhys Ifans is perhaps the most commercially known for his scene-stealing performance in Roger Michell’s Notting Hill (1999) where he starred opposite Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. For this portrayal of Hugh Grant’s roommate ‘Spike’, Ifans received a BAFTA nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
Additional credits include: Dominion’ as Dylan Thomas directed by Steven Bernstein; Kevin Allen’s Under Milk Wood as Captain Cat and Len and Company, directed by Tim Godsall. Judd Apatow’s The Five-Year Engagement, opposite Jason Segel and Emily Blunt; independent film Serena directed by Susanne Bier and also starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper; Isabel Coixet’s Another Me; Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spiderman; Anonymous, directed by Roland Emmerich; the closing chapter to the “Harry Potter” franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Noah Baumbach’s dark comedy, Greenberg with Ben Stiller; Pirate Radio, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman; Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age; Peter Webber’s Hannibal Rising; Once Upon A Time in the Midlands, directed by Shane Meadows; Michel Gondry’s comedy drama, Human Nature, where he starred opposite Patricia Arquette; Mike Figgis’ Hotel; Lasse Hallström’s The Shipping News; and Howard Deutch’s comedy, The Replacements, where he starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman.
On British television, he played the role of Peter Cook in Terry Johnson’s “Not Only But Always”, for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor. He also appeared in “Shakespeare Shorts,” “Trial and Retribution,” “The Two Franks,” “Judas and the Gimp,” “Night Shift,” “Spatz,” “Burning Love,” and “Review.” Rhys played the lead in Marc Evans’ Sky Playhouse short “Gifted.”
On stage, Ifans starred at the Donmar Warehouse in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, Robert Delamere’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and Michael Sheen’s Bad Finger. He was seen at the National Theatre in Matthew Warchus’ Volpone and Roger Michell’s, Under Milk Wood; the Duke of York Theatre in Hettie MacDonald’s Beautiful Thing; at the Royal Court Theatre in James MacDonald’s Thyesters; and at the Royal Exchange in Braham Murray’s Smoke and Ronald Harwood’s Poison Pen.
Ifans played the role of the Fool in the West End production of King Lear at the Old Vic Theatre last autumn.