Paul Rhys


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Paul Rhys was born on 19 December 1963 in Neath, Wales. He has said that seeing the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever was what first got him interested in becoming an actor. During his time at RADA Rhys was cast as Dean Sharp in Julien Temple's 1986 film Absolute Beginners. In the early 1990s he played 2 brothers in Hollywood biopics: Theo Van Gogh ... See full bio »

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Chaplin Sydney Chaplin
(1992)
Da Vinci's Demons Vlad the Impaler
(2013-2015)
Vincent & Theo Theo Van Gogh
(1990)
Victoria Sir John Conroy
(2016)

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 2021 A Discovery of Witches (TV Series)
Andrew Hubbard
- Episode #2.9 (2021) ... Andrew Hubbard
- Episode #2.10 (2021) ... Andrew Hubbard
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... Andrew Hubbard
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... Andrew Hubbard
 2018 Lore (TV Series documentary)
Philip Smith
- Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley (2018) ... Philip Smith
 2017 Rellik (TV Mini Series)
Patrick Barker
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Patrick Barker
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Patrick Barker
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Patrick Barker
 2015-2017 TURN: Washington's Spies (TV Series)
King George III
- Washington's Spies (2017) ... King George III
- Sealed Fate (2015) ... King George III
- Thoughts of a Free Man (2015) ... King George III
 2016 Victoria (TV Series)
Sir John Conroy
- Brocket Hall (2016) ... Sir John Conroy
- Ladies in Waiting (2016) ... Sir John Conroy
- Doll 123 (2016) ... Sir John Conroy
 2013-2015 Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series)
Vlad the Impaler
- La Confessione Della Macchina (2015) ... Vlad the Impaler
- Angelus Iratissimus (2015) ... Vlad the Impaler
- Ira Deorum (2015) ... Vlad the Impaler
- The Devil (2013) ... Vlad the Impaler
 2015 Casanova (TV Movie)
Comte De St Germain
 2013-2014 Borgia (TV Series)
Leonardo da Vinci
- 1498 (2014) ... Leonardo da Vinci
- 1503, Part One (2014) ... Leonardo da Vinci
- 1499 (2014) ... Leonardo da Vinci
- 1496 (2014) ... Leonardo da Vinci
- 1495 (2014) ... Leonardo da Vinci
 2014 The Assets (TV Mini Series)
Aldrich Ames
- The Straw Poll (2014) ... Aldrich Ames
- Avenger (2014) ... Aldrich Ames
- A Small Useless Truth (2014) ... Aldrich Ames
- Check Mate (2014) ... Aldrich Ames
- What's Done Is Done (2014) ... Aldrich Ames
 2012 Eliminate: Archie Cookson
Archie Cookson
 2011 Great Expectations (TV Mini Series)
Compeyson / Denby
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Compeyson
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Denby
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Compeyson
 2011 Moving On (TV Series)
Andy
- Donor (2011) ... Andy
 2011 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Llewllyn Francis
- Downstairs, Upstairs (2011) ... Dr. Llewllyn Francis
- Kommando (2011) ... Dr. Llewllyn Francis
- Tattered and Torn (2011) ... Dr. Llewllyn Francis
 2010 When Harvey Met Bob (TV Movie)
Paul McCartney
 2010 New Tricks (TV Series)
Sebastian Carter
- Dead Man Talking (2010) ... Sebastian Carter
 2010 Marple (TV Series)
Lewis Pritchard
- The Blue Geranium (2010) ... Lewis Pritchard
 2010 Luther (TV Series)
Lucien Burgess
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Lucien Burgess
 2010 Being Human (TV Series)
Ivan
- Damage (2010) ... Ivan
- In the Morning (2010) ... Ivan
- Educating Creature (2010) ... Ivan
- Serve God, Love Me and Mend (2010) ... Ivan
- Cure and Contagion (2010) ... Ivan
 2009 The Queen (TV Series)
Prince Charles
- The Enemy Within (2009) ... Prince Charles
 2008 MI-5 (TV Series)
Alexis Meynell
- Episode #7.5 (2008) ... Alexis Meynell
 2008 Poirot (TV Series)
Robin Upward
- Mrs McGinty's Dead (2008) ... Robin Upward
 2008 Bonekickers (TV Mini Series)
Edward Laygass
- Army of God (2008) ... Edward Laygass
 2007 Unknown Things
Hoogstraten
 2006 The Ten Commandments (TV Mini Series)
Ramses
 2005 Murder in Rome (TV Movie)
Cicero
 2005 Beethoven (TV Mini Series documentary)
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Faith & Fury (2005) ... Ludwig van Beethoven
- Love & Loss (2005) ... Ludwig van Beethoven
- The Rebel (2005) ... Ludwig van Beethoven
 2005 Hellraiser: Deader (Video)
Winter
 2005 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Cicero
- Murder in Rome (2005) ... Cicero
 2003 The Deal (TV Movie)
Peter Mandelson
 2003 Y Mabinogi
Lord Pwyll (voice)
 2003 Vacuum (Short)
Adam
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Matthew Hopkins
- Echoes (2003) ... Matthew Hopkins
 2002 The Lives of Animals (TV Movie)
John
 2002 I Saw You (TV Series)
Ben Walters
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Ben Walters
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Ben Walters
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Ben Walters
 2002 Food of Love
Richard Kennington
 2001 From Hell
Dr. Ferral
 2001 The Cazalets (TV Series)
Rupert Cazalet
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Rupert Cazalet
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Rupert Cazalet
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Rupert Cazalet
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Rupert Cazalet
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Rupert Cazalet
 2001 The Innocent (TV Movie)
David Pastorov
 2000 Anna Karenina (TV Mini Series)
Nikolai
- Part 3 (2000) ... Nikolai
- Part 2 (2000) ... Nikolai
- Part 1 (2000) ... Nikolai
 2000 I Saw You (TV Movie)
Ben Walters
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Douglas Milton
- Paranoia (2000) ... Douglas Milton
 1999 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
David Lack
- Wings of Angels (1999) ... David Lack
 1999 Love Lies Bleeding
Jonathan
 1994-1998 Performance (TV Series)
Edgar / Christopher
- King Lear (1998) ... Edgar
- Summer Day's Dream (1994) ... Christopher
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini Series)
Charles Stringham
- The War (1997) ... Charles Stringham
- The Thirties (1997) ... Charles Stringham
- The Twenties (1997) ... Charles Stringham
 1996 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Sam Wicks
- Job Satisfaction (1996) ... Sam Wicks
 1995 The Haunting of Helen Walker (TV Movie)
Edward Goffe
 1995 Ghosts (TV Series)
Capt Peter Buckle
- Blood and Water (1995) ... Capt Peter Buckle
 1994 The Healer (TV Movie)
Dr. John Lassiter
 1994 Nina Takes a Lover
Photographer
 1993 Mystery!: Gallowglass (TV Mini Series)
Sandor
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Sandor
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Sandor
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Sandor
 1992 Chaplin
Sydney Chaplin
 1992 Rebecca's Daughters
Anthony Raine
 1991 Becoming Colette
Chapo
 1990 Opium Eaters (TV Movie)
Thomas De Quincey
 1990 Vincent & Theo (TV Mini Series)
Theo Van Gogh
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Theo Van Gogh
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Theo Van Gogh
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Theo Van Gogh
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Theo Van Gogh
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Amable Massis
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990) ... Amable Massis
 1990 Vincent & Theo
Theo Van Gogh
 1990 Chillers (TV Series)
Adam Marshall
- A Bird Poised to Fly (1990) ... Adam Marshall
 1989 Spirit
Douglas Rimmer
 1989 The Heroes (TV Movie)
Ivan Lyon
 1988 Tumbledown (TV Movie)
Hugh MacKessac
 1987 Little Dorrit
Bright Young Gentleman
 1987 My Family and Other Animals (TV Mini Series)
George
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... George
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... George
 1987 Lionheart
Mayor of the Underground City
 1987 The Spirit (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Dean Swift
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(January 1990-October 1990; December 1990-January 1991) He acted in the Royal National Theatre Season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt;" Tony Harrison's play,"The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Person of ... See more »

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Parents are Kathryn Ivory, Irish-Welsh and Richard Charles Rhys, Welsh. See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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