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Paul Rhys

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 december 1963 (56 years) at Neath (United-kingdom)

Paul Rhys (born 19 December 1963) is a Welsh television, film and theatre actor.

Rhys was born in Neath, Glamorgan, and studied at RADA, leaving with the Bancroft Gold Medal in 1987. While there, he obtained his first major screen role, in Absolute Beginners (1986). Since then he has seldom been off the stage and screen. His first US exposure was when American film director Robert Altman cast Rhys, who was then still a student, as Theo van Gogh in Vincent and Theo opposite Tim Roth as Vincent.


Rhys had a relationship with the late Australian actress Arkie Whiteley, with whom he appeared in Gallowglass.

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Filmography of Paul Rhys (15 films)

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When Harvey Met Bob, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Ian Hart, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Paul Rhys
Roles Paul McCartney
Rating69% 3.4798553.4798553.4798553.4798553.479855
In October 1984, rock musician Bob Geldof is appalled by the plight of starving Ethiopians which he sees on television news. He persuades his pop musician friends to record the million-selling charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Determined to stage a massive live concert, Geldof brings in hard-headed rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith who provides a realistic foil to Bob's wish-list of performers. Preparations are fraught with arguments, and Geldof is disappointed to fail to secure Bruce Springsteen. After addressing his old school, and with only five days before the big event, Geldof gets involved with the complicated matters of finance, logistics and co-ordinating international broadcasters. Geldof gets Prince Charles and Princess Diana to attend simply by asking them. Finally the day of the concerts arrives and, as Paul McCartney sings "Let It Be", Harvey and Bob know they have succeeded.
The Ten Commandments (TV series), 2h47
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, Claire Bloom, Omar Sharif, Silas Carson, Mía Maestro
Roles Ramses
Rating52% 2.6048052.6048052.6048052.6048052.604805
Moses's mother, Jochebed, saves her baby from the edict of the Pharaoh that all newborn male Hebrew children must die by placing him in a basket on the Nile River. He is found by the Pharaoh's daughter Bithia and adopted into the royal house.
Hellraiser: Deader, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Doug Bradley, Kari Wuhrer, Paul Rhys, Marc Warren, Linda Marlowe
Roles Winter
Rating46% 2.3017752.3017752.3017752.3017752.301775
Investigative reporter Amy Klein (Kari Wührer) is sent to Bucharest at the behest of Charles (Simon Kunz), her boss and apparent friend, to investigate the origins of a video tape apparently depicting the ritualistic murder—and subsequent resurrection—of a member of a cult calling themselves "The Deaders". In Bucharest, Amy tracks down the return address of the VHS and discovers the corpse of a girl, named Marla, who had sent the tape holding a puzzle box, the Lament Configuration. Amy returns to her hotel and solves the puzzle of opening the box which causes Pinhead (Doug Bradley) to appear and says to Amy 'Don't think for a moment that you are not in danger'. She then visits some of the Bucharest subculture on a train where she meets Joey, who warns her about her the Deaders and notices that Amy has a 'self destructive thing'.
Murder in Rome
Genres Documentary
Actors Richard Ridings, Paul Rhys, Owen Teale, Penny Downie
Roles Cicero
Rating76% 3.8238153.8238153.8238153.8238153.823815
Nous sommes à Rome en 81 av. J.-C.. Le riche propriétaire italien Sextus Roscius est trouvé assassiné dans une ruelle mal famée du quartier de Subure. Son fils accusé de parricide va être défendu par Cicéron, un jeune orateur qui débute à Rome. Malgré les conseils de sa protectrice Cecilia Metella, il s’engage dans une défense offensive.
The Deal
The Deal (2003)
, 1h16
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors David Morrissey, Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Kelly, Paul Rhys, Stuart McQuarrie
Roles Peter Mandelson
Rating69% 3.4953253.4953253.4953253.4953253.495325
In the prologue, opening in medias res, shows Gordon Brown (David Morrissey) taking a telephone call from Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) to arrange a meeting at the Granita restaurant in Islington.
Food of Love, 1h52
Directed by Ventura Pons
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Juliet Stevenson, Kevin Bishop, Allan Corduner, Paul Rhys, Geraldine McEwan, Craig Hill
Roles Richard Kennington
Rating60% 3.000213.000213.000213.000213.00021
Paul Porterfield (Kevin Bishop) is an 18-year-old music student who is offered the chance to be the page turner for the acclaimed pianist Richard Kennington (Paul Rhys). Kennington, and his agent and lover Joseph Mansourian (Allan Corduner), is instantly attracted to Paul's youth and attractiveness, but Kennington's attempts to get to know Paul better are thwarted by Paul's possessive, neurotic mother, Pamela (Juliet Stevenson) who is initially unaware of the attraction. She dotes on her son but is faced with the revelation that her husband is cheating on her and the exasperation of her son, who feels suffocated by her love. Paul is keen to escape his mother and meets Kennington in a hotel; After talking Kennington offers Paul a massage which leads on to other things. After meeting up again in Barcelona, the two begin an affair behind the back of Pamela and Mansourian, who consistently attempts to contact Kennington to no avail after his dog dies. On the last day before Kennington returns to New York, and Pamela and Paul head on to Grenada, Pamela makes excuses and goes to Kennington's hotel to seduce him. He is clearly not interested. While consoling herself in the bathroom, she finds a pair of her son's boxer shorts hanging on the shower line.
From Hell
From Hell (2001)
, 1h57
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films, Children's films, Lobotomie
Actors Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian William Richardson, Jason Flemyng
Roles Dr. Ferral
Rating67% 3.3993453.3993453.3993453.3993453.399345
In 1888, Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) and her small group of London prostitutes trudge through unrelenting daily misery. When their friend Ann Crook (Joanna Page) is kidnapped, they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Martha Tabram (Samantha Spiro); and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one as various prostitutes are murdered and mutilated post-mortem.
The Haunting of Helen Walker, 1h28
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Florence Hoath, Valerie Bertinelli, Paul Rhys, Diana Rigg, Michael Gough
Roles Edward Goffe
Rating60% 3.0037453.0037453.0037453.0037453.003745
Hélène Walker est placée comme gouvernante dans un manoir anglais isolé. La seule servante de la maison se suicide et le père part en voyage d'affaires. Hélène reste donc seul à élever les deux enfants. Une nuit elle entend des hurlements dans la chambre des enfants et découvre que les enfants sont possédés par l'esprit de la servante qui s'est suicidée peu après son arrivée. Hélène court au village chercher le curé pour qu'il les exorcise, mais quand il arrive au manoir c'est trop tard : la servante a tué les enfants.
Chaplin (1992)
, 2h23
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Hopkins, Geraldine Chaplin, Moira Kelly, Dan Aykroyd, Penelope Ann Miller
Roles Sydney Chaplin
Rating75% 3.799213.799213.799213.799213.79921
The film is structured around lengthy flashbacks as the elderly Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey, Jr.) (now living in Switzerland) recollects moments from his life during a conversation with fictional character George Hayden (Anthony Hopkins), the editor of his autobiography. Chaplin's recollections begin with his childhood of extreme poverty, from which he escapes by immersing himself in the world of the London music halls, after which he relocates to the United States.
Vincent & Theo, 2h15
Directed by Robert Altman
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Peinture, Vincent van Gogh
Actors Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Kitty Courbois, Johanna ter Steege, Vladimir Yordanoff
Roles Theodore 'Theo' Van Gogh
Rating68% 3.4476653.4476653.4476653.4476653.447665
Une évocation de la vie du peintre maudit Vincent van Gogh et de ses rapports avec son frère Théodore, qui fit tout pour le soutenir.
Tumbledown (1988)

Directed by Richard Eyre
Genres Drama, War, Documentary
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Colin Firth, David Calder, Paul Rhys, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Sophie Thompson, Roddy Maude-Roxby
Roles Hugh MacKessac
Rating73% 3.6731553.6731553.6731553.6731553.673155
The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.
Lionheart (1987)
, 1h44
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Eric Stoltz, Gabriel Byrne, Nicola Cowper, Sammi Davis, Nicholas Clay, Dexter Fletcher
Roles Mayor of the Underground City
Rating52% 2.6090052.6090052.6090052.6090052.609005
Au Moyen Âge en Europe, un jeune chevalier exilé, Robert Nerra, va prendre en charge une bande d'orphelins pour rejoindre la troisième sainte croisade menée par Richard Cœur de Lion. Il devra les protéger du Chevalier noir, un ancien croisé devenu un marchand d'enfants qu'il destine à l'esclavage...
Absolute Beginners, 1h48
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Mandy Rice-Davies, Edward Tudor-Pole, Bruce Payne
Roles Dean Swift
Rating55% 2.753032.753032.753032.753032.75303
The film takes place in 1958, a time in which pop culture is transforming from 1950s jazz and early rock to a new generation on the verge of the 1960s. London is post-World War II, but pre-Beatles/Stones. The storyline incorporates elements of the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.