Fans may best remember Rhys Ifans for his roles in Notting Hill and Enduring Love, among others, but he now has a more iconic role to play, as the Hand of the King in House of the Dragon.
Aside from being an actor, the 55-year-old is also a musician and has his own band. Acting-wise, he has several TV and movie projects to his name, making him an established actor since the early 1990s. So, know more about Rhys Ifans’ successful career and the net worth he has already amassed.
Rhys Ifans’ Stage, TV, and Movie Career
According to his Wikipedia page, the Welsch actor has conquered the stage, TV, and movie worlds. His early stage work included Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Under Milk Wood, and Volpone.
In the early 2000s, he did Accidental Death of an Anarchist, followed by Don Juan in Soho in the mid-2000s.
From the late 2010s to the early 2020s, he became a part of King Lear, A Christmas Carol, Exit the King, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
TV-wise, he was seen in Pobol y Chyff, Sdwnsh, Sali Mali, The Last Word Monologues, Berlin Station, and the most recent House of the Dragon.
When it comes to films, he was cast in Twin Town, Notting Hill, Little Nicky, Kevin & Perry Go Large, The Replacements, The 51st State, Vanity Fair, Hannibal Rising, Enduring Love, and Danny Deckhair.
He also gets credits for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Mr. Nice, Mr. Nobody, Nanny McPhee, and the Big Bang, The Amazing Spider-Man, She Funny That Way, Last Call, and The King’s Man.
Rhys Ifans’ Music Career and Net Worth
Rhys Ifans used to be the lead vocalist of the rock band Super Furry Animals. But starting in 2007, he became a member of the psychedelic rock band The Peth.
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Today, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s worth $12.5 million.
Rhys Ifans’ House of the Dragon Role
Fans see a different Rhys Ifans in the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragons.
He plays the role of the Hand of the King, Otto Hightower, and he has a major role in the spinoff series.
He used to be a knight before he became the Hand of the King to Jaehaerys Targaryen (Michael Carter) when he lost his son, Baelon Targaryen.
Baelon and his wife Alysanne’s death heavily affected Jaeherys and his health quickly deteriorated, making Otto the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
He remains the Hand after Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) is declared the new King by the Lords of Westeros.
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