Matthew Rhys Biography
Matthew Rhys born Matthew Rhys Evans, on 8 November 1974 in Cardiff, Wales, to Glyn, a headmaster, and Helen Evans, a teacher, is a Welsh actor.
Matthew Rhys Age
He was born on 8 November 1974. He is 43 years old as of 2018.
Matthew Rhys Family
Rhys was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, to Glyn, a headmaster, and Helen Evans, a teacher . He is younger brother to Rachel Evans now a BBC broadcast journalist.
Matthew Rhys Wife | Children
He has been in a relationship with his The Americans co-star Keri Russell since 2013. They have a son named Sam, born in late May 2016.
Matthew Rhys Education
He went to Welsh-medium schools, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Llandaff North, Cardiff. He was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship in 1993. He applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London at age 17, after playing Elvis Presley in a school musical, and was accepted .
Matthew Rhys Career
Rhys appeared in the BBC police series Back-Up as well as in House of America during Rhys time at RADA. Later he returned to Cardiff to act in his own language in the Welsh film Bydd yn Wrol , for which he won Best Actor at the Bafta Cymru .
Rhys went to New Zealand in January 1998, to star in Greenstone, a colonial costume drama for television. Later he landed a role in Titus, Julie Taymor’s adaptation of Titus Andronicus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. He also played Ray in Peter Hewitt’s film comedy, Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? He also did two consecutive films with Jonathan Pryce: The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, a film about a dysfunctional single-parent family in which he played the elder son, and Sara Sugarman’s comedy Very Annie Mary, in which he played the role of Nob. Rhys later reunited with Very Annie Mary star Rachel Griffiths on Brothers & Sisters.
Rhys played the lead role in 2000, in Metropolis, a drama series for Granada TV about the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London. Later he starred in Peaches, the film of the play written and directed by Nick Grosso. In the 2000 world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate, alongside Kathleen Turner at The Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, Rhys starred as Benjamin .
He also travelled to Ireland to star in the 18th century swashbuckling adventure, The Abduction Club. He was cast as Darren Daniels in Tabloid,the lead role and then returned to New Zealand to shoot the epic drama Lost World for the BBC. He was also cast in the independent horror film Deathwatch in Prague and Fakers, a comic crime caper.
He played the role of Justin Price, the murderer in the final episode of the long-running television series Columbo in 2003. He later appeared opposite Brittany Murphy in the independent feature Love and Other Disasters, in Virgin Territory opposite Hayden Christensen, Tim Roth and Mischa Barton, and playing poet Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love, the love quadrangle biographical film .
After being cast in ABC’s show Brothers & Sisters, as lawyer Kevin Walker he moved to Santa Monica . The show had a five-season run, which came to an end in 2011.
Rhys, in January 2012, appeared in a BBC Two two-part drama adaptation of Charles Dickens’ last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, left unfinished at his death in 1870. On 15 April 2012 the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) aired it in the United States as one feature-length episode . He was scheduled to reprise Sir Alec Guinness’ 1959 double role of John Barratt/Jacques DeGué in a new adaptation of The Scapegoat, in 2012. Rhys was also cast as “Jimmy” in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway revival of John Osborne’s play, Look Back in Anger, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
He starred next to Keri Russell in FX’s series The Americans, a 1980s Cold War spy drama about Russian KGB sleeper agents (Rhys and Russell, who portray married KGB agents with two children, among other agents and handlers). The sixth season ,the final season of The Americans was aired in 2018 , the show was debuted in January 2013 .
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Matthew Rhys Movies
- 1999 Titus
- 1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?
- 2000 Sorted Carl
- 2001 Very Annie Mary
- 2002 Deathwatch
- 2002 The Abduction Club
- 2002 Shooters
- 2003 Y Mabinogi
- 2004 Fakers
- 2006 Love and Other Disasters
- 2007 Virgin Territory
- 2008 The Edge of Love
- 2009 The Think Tank
- 2010 Patagonia
- 2011 Everything Carries Me To You
- 2012 The Scapegoat
- 2015 En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait
- 2015 Burnt
- 2017 The Post
- 2019 Mowgli
- 2019 You Are My Friend
- TBA The Torture Report
Matthew Rhys TV Shows
- 2000 A History of Britain
- 2001 The Lost World
- 2003 POW
- 2003 Columbo
- 2006–2011 Brothers & Sisters
- 2006 Beau Brummell: This Charming Man
- 2012 The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- 2013–2018 The Americans
- 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley
- 2015 The Bastard Executioner
- 2015 Archer
- 2016 The Wine Show
- 2017 Girls
- 2018 Death and Nightingales
Matthew Rhys Net Worth
Rhys has a net worth of $2 million dollars.
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Emmy winning actor Matthew Rhys in new role to help a Welsh firm crack America
Updated on: 19 September 2018
Fresh from his lead actor Emmy award success, Matthew Rhys has taken up a new role to help one Wales’ leading technology firms break into the lucrative US market.
The Cardiff-born actor has been made ambassador for Carmarthenshire-based water solutions firm Hydro Industries.
The business has a growing client base for its solutions in providing clean water to some of the world’s most remote regions, including those in Somalia and Sudan, as well as treating waste water for multi-national companies.
In his non-remunerated role he will help promote Hydro globally, but particularly in the US, where it has ambitious growth plans.
Hydro is also involved in exploratory talks over how to address the pressing Michigan water crisis.
Earlier this week Mr Rhys took the outstanding lead actor award at the Emmys in Los Angeles for his role in the drama The Americans.
He said: “It is businesses like Hydro that make you proud to be Welsh. The team are using their technology for good, getting to the remote and rural places that desperately need clean drinking water.
They are also creating highly-skilled jobs at home in south Wales . It is a great company and I’m delighted to be on board.”
Chief executive of Hydro, which is based in Llangennech, Wayne Preece said: “I have been a huge admirer of Matthew for a long time – not only his work but the way he flies the flag for Wales all over the world.
“We are determined to show that Welsh businesses can be powerhouse global exporters, and so it’s great to have the support of one of Wales’ most famous exports.”
Earlier this month Hydro was one of two Welsh technology that accompanied Prime Minister Theresa May on a trade mission to Africa.