These are photos of Rhys Ifans at the premiere of his film Mr. Nice, last night in London. In the film, Rhys has a starring role as a famous (and real-life) Welsh drug dealer Howard Marks, who became one of the major marijuana suppliers in America, and was later imprisoned in America for years. It sounds like an interesting film, actually – and apparently, Howard “Mr. Nice” Marks is something like a patron saint for pot smokers. Regarding Rhys: I think he looks nice. God knows he’s not the best-looking man, but I like that he’s aging naturally and that his hair is thinning and yet… he still looks pulled together and rather sexy, in an unconventional way. I recently saw Rhys in Pirate Radio, and I was impressed – I wouldn’t have put Rhys and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the same room together (too much quirky charisma), but they really worked beautifully. Also: Rhys belongs in 1960s clothes, so I’m glad to see him in a cute little mod skinny tie and a slim-cut suit jacket.
Anyway, in a recent interview, Rhys talked about his long-past relationship with Sienna Miller. As you may remember, Sienna dumped Rhys for the very married Balthazar Getty, and Rhys totally won the public’s sympathy. I admired Rhys because he didn’t go on a publicity tour bashing Sienna – he’s never said one bad (or good) word about her, actually. But I guess after two years, he’s ready to discuss it. Sort of.
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans used music to mend his broken heart following his split from Sienna Miller – by founding a new rock band.
The “Notting Hill” star was devastated when Miller ended their year-long relationship in 2008, and he returned to his native Wales to recover.
And the former Super Furry Animals musician bounced back from the break-up by throwing himself into music with new band The Peth.
Ifans tells Britain’s The Times, “To come home and be with the people I love most in the world is better than lying on any couch. I highly recommend if an A-list superstar dumps you, just join a rock ‘n’ roll band.”
But Ifans admits he’s baffled by his resulting reputation as a womanizer after his romance with Miller – insisting he’s a loser when it comes to being a Lothario.
He adds, “Even though I’ve had my moments of drink and drugs excess that have gone on for far too long, when I gave the Lothario bit a little run, it was hopeless. You spend all night getting to like this girl, and then you’re supposed to move on, avoid her and her calls. I just couldn’t do it. I’m too soft.”
[From SF Gate]
Aw. I bet he’s a fun boyfriend. He’s sort of a fixer-upper, but he’s a keeper. I hope he finds someone nice, and not some immature, selfish user coughcoughSiennacough.
Here’s the trailer for Mr. Nice… ugh, Chloe Sevigny is in it. But otherwise it looks good.
Rhys on October 4, 2010. Credit: WENN.
What do men see in that chav?
Ugh. The hair! Get a comb!
Ryhs…sigh…give me him ANYTIME rather than Cruise, Pitt or whomever the flavor of the week is.
I like quirky, I like messy, I like the unconventional.
Screw the mannequins, white bread cookie cutter pretty men. Ugh!
HOT! Love you Rhys. Love those boys with a bit of edge, but with a marshmallow heart. Awwww…
I think Rhys is very handsome. <3
A lister? Sienna?? Pulleeeeaaassseee.
It’s OK, Rhys. She was only a B lister. Hardly a superstar. She gets around. You’re better off.
A list superstar?
C list strumpet more like!
Rhys is real guy hot and talented he is just underated. I would take him over Balthazar anyday of the week (but not Jude Law). And since he is in the UK Sienna would be considered A-list, because I am sure every Brit knows who she is.
Human Nature is one of my favorite movies and he was a amazing in it. Sienna really gets around doesn’t she? I mean its scary kinda. I remember them dating and I thought, hmmm I am not happy about this, and he can do better. Rhys is like totally my type and he should feel free to call me.
“…ugh, Chloe Sevigny is in it. But otherwise it looks good.”
i’ve always liked Rhys but he was in over his head with Sienna.
Who? I guess he’s not known much in the States. Never heard of him. And he is most definitely NOT cute, handsome or anything resembling sexy. To the Brits maybe but really, don’t they sell combs and brushes in Britain?
As for Sienna the “A-List superstar” . . . there is absolutely nothing I can say about that and keep a straight face!!!!!!!!!!!
He is absolutely hideous looking.
Sienna Miller is the most worthless trashy ho on the planet. he is way better off without her.
To me (based strictly on this photo) he looks like Hugh Grant after getting his head caught in a blender full of peroxide.
Awww, he only got hotter as I read his quotes. The one about joining a band instead of lying on the couch should be a bumper sticker.
“C list strumpet more like!” HA! I like/agree with this comment.
I can only ever see Ifans as Spike from “Notting Hill.” Even now I’m smiling at the memory of the scene where Spike steps out on his front stoop and the paparazzi photograph him in his highly-suspect underpants.
A-list is all relative when it comes to different counries. Being famous in one country doesn’t mean you are in another. Sienna is D-list in USA but may be A, at least B-list, in England. I hate his hair and he’s reall creepy looking. He would be great in a zombie movie.
she wasn’t his type anyway – he was single and not married with children, she dumped him because there wasn’t a home to wreck
Sienna & Jude SO deserve each other.
I see a fabulous future decorated with hangovers, “sniffles”, pounding headaches, mutual delusion, growing spurts of boredom culminating in teary brawls, and scathing denunciations of paparazzi/gutter press.
Ah… shallow love.
Yes, totally agree with you beth L. A list for what exactly. going out with jude law, bo-ho chic and other people’s husbands. certainly not for her movie credentials.
I think he is one of those people (of whom I am one!) that looks better in a moving image than in a still one. I find Rhys very attractive, but it is more in his expressions and accent and the personality that he conveys than just his features. Although I don’t find him ugly in any way either – he has lovely eyes, and I like his colouring.
He looks like he is just SATURATED with alcohol.
Awww, what a sweet little mess he is!
I would take him over Jude Law and what’s his name Getty-ugly-face-guy. Anytime.
It’s hard to feel sorry for men who get dumped by women who are entirely too young for them. fools.
I like him and I think he’s a very talented actor. Can’t wait to see him in Harry Potter. Also Sienna should forever loose all the woe-is-me credibility she’s had after how she treated Rhys. Bitch!
I’m madly in love with this totally normal guy. Are there any in America? Or do we girls need to charter a flight and go sightseeing in Wales? LOL
Human Nature is one of my fave movies too!
I think Sienna only dated him cus he was tight with Kate Moss and Sienna so wants her life/friends/style etc. Kate was so peeved and when it was over got to say “told ya so” in a big way
Adorable. That’s all.
Love this guy. That is all.
aw, a sweetie, I want him!
I adore him. Look at those sensitive eyes, swoon. This, ladies, is actual hotness, NOT Russell nastyazz Brand. ptui!
Just want to give this guy a friendly hug, tell him to get into the tub and SCRUB, then sit him down to a hearty meal! And I’d stand there and make him eat every bite! 😀
A-list superstar? That is the famous British sarcasm coming out there..
Oh yeah Rhys. Brit guys make you laugh.f
I bumped into him late one night in Mayfair, London a couple of years ago coming out of a small convenience store. He was TRASHED. I´m blonde so I am assuming that´s why I caught his eye and he stood staring at me for a good 30 seconds – I stared back trying to process the situation. Strange experience, but he was strangely attractive – even wasted.
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