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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 19, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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This tall, attractive, reed-thin actor with expressive eyes is perhaps best remembered as Theo, older brother of artist Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo" (1990).

This tall, attractive, reed-thin actor with expressive eyes is perhaps best remembered as Theo, older brother of artist Vincent Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo" (1990).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Deal, The (2004)
3.
 Food of Love (2002) Richard Kennington
4.
 From Hell (2001) Doctor Ferral
5.
 Haunting of Helen Walker, The (1995) Edward Goffe
6.
 Nina Takes a Lover (1994) Photographer
7.
 Spirit (1992) Douglas Rimmer
8.
 Rebecca's Daughters (1992) Anthony Raine
9.
 Chaplin (1992) Sydney Chaplin
10.
 Becoming Colette (1991) Chapo
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Raised in Neath, South Wales
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Attended RADA
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Worked on stage in England and Scotland
1984:
Early theater credit, "The Orphan" at the Greenwich Theatre
1984:
Spent a season with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre
1986:
Feature film debut in Julien Temple's "Absolute Beginners"
1988:
Had small role in the epic adaptation of Dickens' "Little Dorrit"
1990:
First major film role, Theo Van Gogh in Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo"
1990:
American TV debut, "Tumbledown" (aired on A&E)
1990:
Appeared in "Bent" at the Royal National Theatre
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Starred as Thomas de Quincy in BBC biopic "The Opium Eaters"
1992:
Cast as Sydney Chaplin in Richard Attenborough's biopic "Chaplin"
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Co-starred with Alan Bates in BBC drama "102 Boulevard Haussman" by Alan Bennett
1994:
Co-starred in the Donmar staging of Noel Coward's "Design for Living"
1995:
Starred in miniseries "Gallowglass" shown on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
1995:
Cast as Simon Templar in BBC Radio 4 production of "The Saint"; first time character was featured on radio in over 50 years
1997:
Supported Ian Holm in the National Theatre staging of "King Lear"; reprised role of Edgar in 1998 TV adaptation
1997:
Appeared in the acclaimed Channel 4 miniseries "A Dance to the Music of Time"
1997:
Played the younger incarnation of A E H Houseman in the stage premiere of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love"
1998:
Had featured role in the Cannes-screened "Love Lies Bleeding"
1999:
Portrayed "Hamlet" at the Young Vic in London; later toured Japan in the role
2000:
Had supporting role in the Channel 4 miniseries adaptation of "Anna Karenina"
2001:
Played leading role of a successful barrister accused of raping a colleague in the two-part British TV drama "The Innocent" (Yorkshire Television)
2001:
Had leading role in the BBC adaptation of "The Cazelet Chronicle"
2001:
Undertook villainous role in the feature film "From Hell"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

" . . . Rhys's gaunt Hamlet, first seen handsomely shuffling around the palace in a black coat and smiling through a haze of tears, is one of the most convincing and inventive portrayals of the melancholic prince I have ever seen." --From "The Perfect Prince of Despair" by Nicholas de Jongh in London's Evening Standard, April 9, 1999.

"Actually, I identify more with damaged creatures . . . " --Paul Rhys quoted in the London Times, January 4, 2001.

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companion:
Arkie Whiteley. Actor. Co-starred together in "Gallowglass"; no longer together.

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