Phillip Rhys

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Phillip Rhys
Phillip Rhys.jpg
Born (1974-06-14) 14 June 1974 (age 40)
London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Phillip Rhys (born 14 June 1974) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Croydon, South London, the second of three sons.[1] After graduating from Westminster College he spent a year living and working in Paris. He returned to London to study acting with Marianna Hill at the Lee Strasberg Institute,[1] and later with Jeffrey Tambor and Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Film and television career[edit]

His film work includes The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg and The Magnificent Eleven, co-written by Irvine Welsh. Rhys starred in Wilde Salome, a film written and directed by Al Pacino who also played the lead. Alongside his extensive television work, Rhys is known on the independent film circuit with roles in such films as Punks,[2] Woundings (with Ray Winstone and Guy Pearce), Kill the Man, in which he co-starred with independent film regular Luke Wilson, Americanizing Shelley, and Fathers and Sons, directed by Rodrigo García. Rhys also starred as intergalactic rock star Proto Zoa in the Disney-produced Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century series of films[3][4] and as Tanus, an Egyptian warrior, in the miniseries The Seventh Scroll. He also appeared in the second series of the American television series 24[5] and had a recurring role in Nip/Tuck.

Stage career[edit]

On stage, he received several good reviews for his performance in Dario Fo's The Devil with Boobs and a Drama-Logue Award for his role in the Los Angeles stage production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Other performances include "John Buchanan Jr." in Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke and a turn in John Patrick Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at Theatre West.

Charity work[edit]

He is involved in various non-profit and extra curricular organisations including the E.S.L. Educational Programmes for Adults, BAFTA LA Outreach and the Inner-City Filmmakers.

Personal life[edit]

On 22 November 2008, Rhys appeared on Soccer AM and confirmed he supports Crystal Palace Football Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "My hols: Phillip Rhys". The Times. 14 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Willis, John (2002). Screen World 2002, Volume 53; Volume 2002. Hal Leonard Corporation,. p. 203. ISBN 1557835985. 
  3. ^ O'Hare, Kate (17 January 1999). "DISNEY ROCKS THE FUTURE WITH 'ZENON: GIRL OF THE 21ST CENTURY'". The Buffalo News. 
  4. ^ Hischak, Thomas S.; Mark A. Robinson (2009). The Disney Song Encyclopedia. Scarecrow Press. p. 153. ISBN 0810869381. 
  5. ^ "'Bleak' Survivors back on the BBC". BBC. 21 November 2008. 

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