|Rhys Ifans as The Earl of Oxford in Anonymous|
|Rhys Ifans as the crazy Welsh roommate Spike from Notting Hill|
Or perhaps Spike in the wetsuit and scuba mask eating cereal...
|Rhys Ifans as Spike from Notting Hill|
Shudder...he really is a good actor isn't he? Ewwww......
I also loved him in Pirate Radio (The Boat that Rocked) as Gavin, the "greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position". If they need an eccentric Brit, who do they call?
|Rhys Ifans as Gavin from Pirate Radio|
But he can also do a straight period drama role such as Dobbin in Vanity Fair...
|Rhys Ifans as Dobbin in Vanity Fair|
And who does Emma Thompson call when she needs a creepy, slimy uncle with gambling debts for her latest Nanny McPhee? Why Rhys Ifans, that's who. It's hard to even imagine these are all the same people isn't it? What a chameleon!
|Rhys Ifans as nasty Uncle Phil in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang|
And of course for the odd father of the odd Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter? Yes, for Xenophilius Lovegood he hardly had to act at all!
|Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood from Harry Potter|
So whether or not you like all of the films he has been in (and I am a fan of pretty much all of these films to a greater or lesser degree) you have to admit that this guy can act. And I hope to see lots more of him in the future. Apparently without Sienna Miller.