Matthew Rhys
British actor
Matthew Rhys
For the rugby player see Matthew Rees. For the novelist, see Matt Rees. Matthew Rhys Evans, known professionally as Matthew Rhys, is a Welsh actor, best known as Kevin Walker on the U.S. ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and as Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love.
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Matthew Rhys provides only real glimmer in WWII drama 'Come What May'
LATimes - 5 months
In “Come What May,” director Christian Carion dramatizes the other side of the World War II front line — the civilians fleeing invading troops. The images of uprooted, desperate travelers can’t help but remind one of contemporary refugee crises. Yet with its old-fashioned gloss, the incident-packed...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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'The Americans' recap: Are travel plans in the future for Philip and Elizabeth?
LATimes - 9 months
The Cold War is heating up, the FBI is closing in and KGB officer Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is getting sick of his job. Does this mean it’s time for Philip and his spy wife, Elizabeth (Keri Russell), to collect their kids Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) and go home? Not to...
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What’s on TV Wednesday
NYTimes - 9 months
“The Americans” reaches the dramatic end of its season. “White Nights” dances through the Soviet Union. And Matthew Rhys channels Mr. Darcy, sort of.
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'The Americans' recap: Paige's role grows as Cold War gets hotter
LATimes - 9 months
Suburban teen Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) plays a more prominent role each year on “The Americans” Cold War thriller. In Season 1 of this FX series, Paige knew something was strange about her travel agent parents Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys). Unbeknownst to this snoopy 13-year-old,...
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'The Americans' recap: Everybody needs a vacation, even KGB spies
LATimes - 10 months
Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) need a vacation – desperately – to ease the strain of their incredibly stressful lives. For not only do they serve as KGB officers whose assignments could get them killed, they’re struggling to keep their arranged marriage intact, raise...
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'The Americans' recap: What to do with Pastor Tim? Spies disagree
LATimes - 11 months
Teenager Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor) bears a terrible burden in knowing that Mom and Dad are only travel agents on the side. Their main career, of course, is spying for the Soviet Union. Paige promised her parents, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys), that she’ll keep quiet. Yet...
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'Americans' costars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys reportedly expecting a baby
LATimes - about 1 year
Keri Russell's latest covert operation has maternity written all over it: "The Americans" star is reportedly expecting her third child -- her first with costar-boyfriend Matthew Rhys. The "Felicity" alum is said to be four months along, according to Us Weekly, which was first to report the pregnancy...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Rhys
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 37
    The production played a limited engagement through 8 April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He stars opposite Keri Russell in FX's series The Americans, a 1980s Cold War drama about KGB sleeper agents. The series premiered in January 2013. Rhys was housemates for nearly 10 years with fellow Welshman and actor Ioan Gruffudd, and served as best man at Gruffudd's wedding. Both are patrons of Trust PA, a UK spinal injuries charity.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In August 2009, Rhys took to the stage with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales as part of the National Eisteddfod.
    More Details Hide Details Rhys has been in a relationship with his The Americans co-star Keri Russell since 2013. They welcomed their first child together in late May 2016.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His bardic name in the Gorsedd is Matthew Tâf.
    On 15 July 2008, Rhys was honoured by Aberystwyth University as a Fellow.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003, he played "Justin Price," the murderer in the final episode of the long-running television series Columbo.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared opposite Brittany Murphy in the independent feature Love and Other Disasters, in Virgin Territory opposite Hayden Christensen, Tim Roth and Mischa Barton, and playing poet Dylan Thomas in the love quadrangle biographical film The Edge of Love. He moved to Santa Monica after being cast in ABC's show Brothers & Sisters, as lawyer Kevin Walker. The show had a five-season run, coming to an end in 2011. In January 2012, Rhys appeared in a BBC Two two-part drama adaptation of Charles Dickens' last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, left unfinished at his death in 1870. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) aired it in the US as one feature-length episode on 15 April 2012. In 2012 Rhys was scheduled to reprise Sir Alec Guinness's 1959 double role of John Barratt/Jacques De Gué in a new adaptation of The Scapegoat. That same year, Rhys was cast as "Jimmy" in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of John Osborne's play, Look Back in Anger, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Rhys starred as Benjamin in the 2000 world premiere of the stage adaptation of The Graduate, alongside Kathleen Turner at The Gielgud Theatre in London's West End.
    More Details Hide Details Rhys travelled to Ireland to star in the 18th century swashbuckling adventure, The Abduction Club. He played the lead role of Darren Daniels in Tabloid, and then returned to New Zealand to shoot the epic drama Lost World for the BBC. His other film credits include the independent horror film Deathwatch in Prague and Fakers, a comic crime caper.
    In 2000, Rhys played the lead role in Metropolis, a drama series for Granada TV about the lives of six twenty-somethings living in London.
    More Details Hide Details Next he starred in Peaches, the film of the play written and directed by Nick Grosso.
  • 1998
    Age 23
    In January 1998, Rhys went to New Zealand to star in Greenstone, a colonial costume drama for television.
    More Details Hide Details He then landed a role in Titus, Julie Taymor's adaptation of Titus Andronicus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Next he played Ray in Peter Hewitt's film comedy, Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? After returning to Wales, he did two consecutive films with Jonathan Pryce: The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, a film about a dysfunctional single-parent family in which he played the elder son, and Sara Sugarman's comedy Very Annie Mary, in which he played the role of Nob. Rhys would later reunite with Very Annie Mary star Rachel Griffiths on Brothers & Sisters.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Soon after, in 1993, he was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Scholarship.
    More Details Hide Details During his time at RADA, Rhys appeared in the BBC police series Back-Up 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).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1974.
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