Fact: Welsh singer Charlotte Church, rugby legend Gareth Edwards and politician Neil Kinnock have joined Rhys Ifans for a film adaptation of beloved writer Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood. Thomas' 'play for voices', which is set in fictional seaside town Llareggub, was first performed in 1954. Church will portray Polly Garter, while Kinnock and Edwards will make guest appearances.
Fact: Stereophonics rocker Kelly Jones claims to have landed actor Rhys Ifans for a cameo in his as-yet-untitled film debut after the pair enjoyed a boozy evening together for Welsh holiday St. David's Day. Jones claims he persuaded the film star to read his script the morning after and Ifans liked it and agreed to make an appearance.
Fact: Actress Anna Friel marked her 36th birthday on Thursday (12Jul12) by enjoying a night out with partner Rhys Ifans in London. The couple visited The Ivy and the Groucho Club, and the Pushing Daisies star clearly enjoyed the celebration - she was pictured wearing a hat shaped like a birthday cake.
Quote: "Denis and I were kind of the only smokers on set. We would often find each other, me in varying degrees of reptilia and him on the other side of the law - a cop and a lizard sharing a smoke. I thought it would make a great poster - but, no, they didn't go for that." Welsh actor Rhys Ifans bonded with Denis Leary on the set of The Amazing Spider-man over their smoking habit. Ifans plays villain The Lizard, while Leary plays a police officer.
Quote: "My first masturbatory icon was Debbie Harry from Blondie. I was besotted." Welsh actor Rhys Ifans on his first big crush.
Quote: "It's never been housewives for me. I like strong, independent women." Actor Rhys Ifans on his penchant for romancing high-profile ladies. He is currently dating actress Anna Friel and has romanced Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.
Quote: "We stay in a lot... We like the same things. We laugh a lot. We love music. We don't need to go out to have a really good time." Actor Rhys Ifans on how he and girlfriend Anna Friel stay out of the tabloids.
Quote: "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. I'm a hopeless romantic and very, very old-fashioned. I've never been unfaithful." Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans on his failed attempt to be a ladies' man.
Fact: Keira Knightley will voice the fairy character Tinkerbell in new Peter Pan adaptation Neverland for Sky Movies. The two-part live action film event stars Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel, who became a couple while shooting the project.
Quote: "You can't - you forget your lines! No, the tears were real but the pot wasn't." Rhys Ifans insists he didn't smoke cannabis in preparation to play legendary drug smuggler Howard Marks in the upcoming movie, MR NICE.
Quote: "I'm not a big fan of Harry Potter but it feels like a privilege to get called up with people like Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon... When you're an actor and you get the call from Harry Potter, it's like getting your stripes. It was great." Welsh actor Rhys Ifans was thrilled to land a role in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS despite not being a fan of the franchise.
Quote: "I'm a godfather several times and I have so many mates with children I just wanted to do something where I could bring all these kids in my lives to watch, where I'm not sleeping naked or swearing. It's my present to them." Welsh actor Rhys Ifans on his decision to star in family movie NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG.
Fact: THE PETH's actor frontman Rhys Ifans is set to swallow a tiny camera so his intestines can feature in a video for the band's track LET'S GO F**KING MENTAL.
Quote: "(Rhys Ifans) is the best cook ever. He does these mad dishes that taste completely wonderful, like carrots poached in mandarin juice." Actress Sienna Miller admires her boyfriend's unusual taste in food.
Quote: "He's a total inspiration. I just kept looking at him and thinking, 'F**k it, if he's still alive, I'm going to keep on partying.'" Rhys Ifans was overawed to meet his hero KEITH RICHARDS.
Fact: Welsh actor Rhys Ifans thinks flatmate (and rumoured girlfriend) Sienna Miller is a witch - and when he moved into MILLER'S home following the flooding of his houseboat, he thanked the Stardust actress by giving her a white broomstick.