Matthew Rhys

Matthew Rhys

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1974-11-08 (46 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, UK

32 Movies · 21 TV shows

Also Known As: Matthew Rhys Evans

Biography

Matthew Rhys Evans (born 8 November 1974; ) is a Welsh actor. He is known for playing Kevin Walker in Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and Philip Jennings in The Americans (2013–2018), for which he received two Golden Globe Award nominations and a Primetime Emmy Award. In film, he appeared as Dylan Thomas in the film The Edge of Love (2008) and as Daniel Ellsberg in the film The Post (2017) and starred in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). In 2020, he starred in the lead role on the HBO period series Perry Mason, for which he received his third Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

Personal Life

Rhys was housemates for nearly 10 years with fellow Welshman and actor Ioan Gruffudd, and served as best man at Gruffudd's wedding to actress Alice Evans. Both are patrons of Trust PA, a UK spinal injuries charity.On 15 July 2008, Rhys was honoured by Aberystwyth University as a Fellow. On 8 August 2008, he was honoured at the Welsh National Eisteddfod by being accepted as a member to the druidic order of the Gorsedd of the Bards, for his contributions to the Welsh language and Wales. His bardic name in the Gorsedd is Matthew Tâf. In August 2009, Rhys took to the stage with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales as part of the National Eisteddfod.Rhys has been in a relationship with his The Americans co-star Keri Russell since 2014. They had their first child, a son, in 2016.He is a supporter of Plaid Cymru and Welsh independence.

Early Life

Rhys was born in Cardiff, Wales, on 8 November 1974 (some sources say 4 November). His first language is Welsh. He grew up in Cardiff and attended Welsh-medium schools, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd (in Whitchurch, Cardiff) and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (in Llandaff North, Cardiff). In 1993, he was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship.At age 17, after playing Elvis Presley in a school musical, he applied to and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.During Rhys's time at RADA, Rhys appeared in the BBC police series Backup as well as in House of America. He returned to Cardiff to act in his own language in the Welsh film Bydd yn Wrol (Be Brave), for which he won Best Actor at the BAFTA Cymru (Welsh BAFTAs).

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Seal Team

Seal Team

2021
After his best friend is killed in a shark attack, a lovable yet tenacious seal assembles a team to fight back against a gang of sharks. The international seals are not trained for such a mission. The...

2020.

2 TV shows
TV
Perry Mason

Perry Mason

8
2020
The series is set in Los Angeles in the early 20th century. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and the effects of a broken ...
TV
The Owl House

The Owl House

6.56
2020
An animated fantasy-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebel witch, Eda, and an adorable littl...

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

7.67
2019
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. His perspective on life has changed after he m...
TV
Infinity Train

Infinity Train

6.05
2019
In order to open the doorway of the train, passengers must explore a series of endless cars that contain unique worlds and puzzles to solve in order to uncover the mysteries of the train.
The Report

The Report

5.55
2019
The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate's sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the trut...

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

7.33
2018
A human child raised by wolves must face off against a tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.
TV
Death and Nightingales

Death and Nightingales

6.44
2018
Fermanagh, Irish countryside, 1885. On her 23rd birthday, Beth, who lives on a remote farm with Billy Winters, her tyrannical stepfather, whom she can barely stand, prepares to flee from such a suffoc...

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke

2017
When celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing, fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden...
The Post

The Post

5.83
2017
There was a cover-up in four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join the fight. It was inspired by true events.

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Desus & Mero

Desus & Mero

2016
The Bronx's very own Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, aka the Bodega Boys, give you their takes on politics, sports, entertainment and other subjects they don't really know about. The brand is strong! Wa...
TV
The Wine Show

The Wine Show

2016
The Wine Show sees the series’ main presenters and enthusiastic wine novices, actors Matthew Goode & Matthew Rhys, take us on a fresh, informative and entertaining journey into wine, looking behind th...

2015.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Burnt

Burnt

6
2015
Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michel...
Come What May

Come What May

2015
There are troops in France. The people of a small village decided to flee to the coast because they were afraid of the enemy.
Mr. Calzaghe

Mr. Calzaghe

2015
The story of Joe Calzaghe's rise to fame.

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

2014
An all star cast unite to perform a distinctive BBC Wales Television adaptation of Dylan Thomas's radio play, presented in collaboration with National Theatre Wales, to mark the centenary of Dylan Tho...
TV
BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

6.06
2014
The most popular sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everythin...

2013.

2 TV shows
TV
Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

5.53
2013
The book is called Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Darcy are getting ready for their annual ball when festivities are stopped.
TV
The Americans

The Americans

6
2013
The Americans is a story about two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Stan Beeman is an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

6
2012
Choirmaster John Jasper is obsessed with his nephew's fiancé. Will he take his opportunity to get rid of Edwin Drood?
The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat

2012
In 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face - is told.

2010.

2 Movies
Patagonia

Patagonia

2010
Two women are narrated, one looking for her past and the other for her future. In the film, one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through the Argen...
Luster

Luster

2010
Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realized. Luster is forced to fight back against his alter...

2008.

2 Movies
A Child's Christmas

A Child's Christmas

2008
An old man and a young boy are talking. The old man takes the young boy back to the Christmas of his youth, and teases him with a mysterious assertion about snow.
The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love

9.5
2008
When the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his flirtatious wife are in London, they don't expect to run into Dylan's childhood sweetheart Vera. Vera is torn between the open admiration of her new found beau...

2007.

1 Movie
Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

2007
During the Black Death, the film is set in Tuscany. The Florentines took refuge from the plague in the Decameron. They have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are prostitu...

2006.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Love and Other Disasters

Love and Other Disasters

6
2006
The British edition of Vogue magazine has a flighty Emily "Jacks" Jackson. Jacks frequently hooks up with her ex-boyfriend, James Wildstone, and lives with Peter Simon, a gay screenwriter. Jacks assum...
TV
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

2006
On September 18, 2006 the United States and Canada saw the debut of The Rachael Ray Show. It is filmed in New York City. The last Harpo show in syndication to switch to HD was the 8th season of the sh...
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man

Beau Brummell: This Charming Man

2006
The original sharp-dressed dandy of 18th-century London is played by James Purefoy. The Prince Regent of Wales befriends and is responsible for inventing the modern suit.
TV
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

2006
The Walker family is very close.

2004.

1 Movie
Fakers

Fakers

2004
FAKERS is a fast moving tale of blackmail and forgery set in the upper echelons of the international art society. In present day London and Italy.

2003.

1 Movie
Otherworld

Otherworld

2003
While celebrating Lleu's 18th birthday, he and two friends go for a boat ride and discover the golden doorway to the Otherworld. They are transported back in time when they swim down. There is a confl...

2002.

4 Movies
The Abduction Club

The Abduction Club

2002
A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.
Shooters

Shooters

2002
Gilly decided to turn his life around after six years in prison. He tries to get his share of the money from the job that landed him inside, but J convinces him to get involved in one last scam.
Deathwatch

Deathwatch

5.47
2002
After a fierce battle in the trenches of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their unit. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover a bombed out G...
Taliesin Jones

Taliesin Jones

2002
Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis reveals a sweet examination of one ch...

2001.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Lost World

The Lost World

2001
This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's char...
Tabloid

Tabloid

2001
A slimy television host, who makes a living by embarrassing celebrities, is tricked into revealing some dark secrets of his own.
Very Annie Mary

Very Annie Mary

2001
There is a fictional village in the valleys of south-eastern Wales. Annie Mary Pugh was forced to take care of her father after he suffered a stroke, but she found the courage to sing again.
TV
Richard & Judy

Richard & Judy

8
2001
Richard & Judy was a British chat show presented by the married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. The show originally aired on Channel 4, from 2001 to 2008, but later moved to digital chan...
TV
The Lost World

The Lost World

2001
Professor Challenger, on an expedition to South America, shoots an animal that he claims is a pre-historic pterosaur. On his return to England, his fellow Professor, Summerlee, and most of the scienti...

2000.

2 Movies
Peaches

Peaches

2000
Frank leaves college during the summer.
Sorted

Sorted

2000
A young lawyer is investigating his brother's death.

1999.

2 Movies
Titus

Titus

6
1999
His sons and daughters are all taken from him. The earliest tragedy was Shakespeare's goriest.
Heart

Heart

1999
A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.

1997.

1 Movie
House of America

House of America

1997
"House of America" is a film. The film focuses on a family unit of brothers Boyo and Sid, their sister Gwenny, and their controlling mother in a depressed Welsh mining town. Welsh identity, its need f...

1995.

1 TV show
TV
Backup

Backup

1995
There is a drama about the working lives of policemen and women.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
GMTV

GMTV

1993
The Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee broadcasted in the United Kingdom from January 1, 1993 to September 3, 2010. In November of 2009, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITV. The...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Columbo

Columbo

4.89
1971
Columbo is a police detective who is often underestimated by his suspects. He solved all of his cases and secured all the evidence needed for an indictment despite his unprepossessing appearance. Only...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad, a steamboat captains up the River Congo in search of a mysterious figure who has carved out a brutal kingdom in which he has power of life and death over his nativ...
TV
Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

An animated Gremlins prequel takes place in 1920s Shanghai and shows how 10-year-old Sam Wing met the young Gizmo.
TV
P.O.W.

P.O.W.

P.O.W. James D'Arcy and Joe Absolom were in the series. The drama series is based on true stories, set in Germany in the year 1940, and follows the character of Jim Caddon as he is captured after his ...
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