Llŷr Ifans

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Llŷr Ifans
Born 1968 (age 48–49)
Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Other names Llŷr Evans
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Gwilym
Children 1
Relatives Rhys Ifans (brother)

Llŷr Ifans (Welsh pronunciation: [ɬɨːr ˈivans], born 1968) is a Welsh actor, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire.

Early life[edit]

Llyr Ifans is best known for appearing opposite his brother Rhys Ifans in the cult film, Twin Town, in 1997. A sequel with the suggested title Swansea Al Akbar was mooted but the plans were called off in 2011.[1]

In September 2007 Ifans appeared at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in their production of A Toy Epic, which ran at the Mold venue and then was taken on a short tour around Wales.

He also appeared in the short Welsh-language television drama S.O.S. Galw Gari Tryfan.

In 2015 Ifans gave "an enjoyably louche performance as the town's resident middle-aged delinquent, Nogood Boyo" in the S4C film of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood. [2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of actor Rhys Ifans who appeared with him in the film Twin Town. Both are Welsh-language speakers. Llŷr is married to BBC Radio Cymru DJ and television presenter Lisa Gwilym, and has a young son (born 2013). They currently live in Y Felinheli.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Ymadawiad Arthur (Arthur's Departure) (1994)
  • Twin Town (1997) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Very Annie Mary (2001) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Yr Heliwr (A Mind to Kill):
    • Bloodline episode (1995) (as Llŷr Evans)
    • Engineer episode (2002) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Y Syrcas (The Circus) (2013)


  1. ^ "Sequel to Twin Town called off", Wales Online, 14 August 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Stephen Dalton (2 July 2015) "'Under Milk Wood': Edinburgh Review", The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/llyr-evans-strips-down-stage-2122256

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