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 is currently filming the second season of ‘Berlin Station,’ a TV spy series for Epix and has recently starred in the Oliver Stone’s latest film ‘Snowden,’ alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. James Bobin’s ‘Alice and Wonderland: Looking through the Glass’ (2016) opposite Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter was released in cinemas May 2016.
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) for this portrayal of Hugh Grant’s roommate ‘Spike,’ where he starred opposite Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. 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; ‘The Boat that Rocked,’ 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 Replacement’s’, where he starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman.
On 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. Most recently, he played the Fool in the West End production of King Lear at the Old Vic Theatre autumn 2016.
His latest project is The Parting Glass, alongside Melissa Leo, Edward Asner, Anna Paquin, Cynthia Nixon and Denis O’Hare; a drama about a family reeling with their sister’s death, due for release later in the year.