This was followed by a role in 51st State, a film that centers around a fictional drug.
The film was shot on location in Liverpool and had an all-star cast, including Samuel L.
Later that year, he also featured in the film adaptation of Ian Mc Ewan's novel Enduring Love, which co-starred Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton and Bill Nighy.
Rhys Ifans won a BAFTA for his portrayal of the late comedian Peter Cook, in Not Only But Always in 2005.
In 2003, Rhys Ifans played the lead role in Danny Deckchair, playing Danny Morgan, an unhappy construction worker that ties helium balloons to his deckchair at a party and takes flight.He then went on to play Eyeball Paul in Kevin and Perry Go Large.This film was an expansion of a Harry Enfield sketch and also starred Kathy Burke.Rhys Ifans grew up in Ruthin, North Wales and attended the primary school at which his mother worked - Ysgol Pentrecelyn - and then Ysgol Maes Garmon, a Welsh language secondary school. Film & TV Career: In 1990, Rhys Ifans presented a children's TV show entitled Sdwnsh (translated to 'Mash' in English).Whilst he was at school, he also took acting classes at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. He presented 31 of the 15 minute programmes on the Welsh TV channel S4C.In 1999, he appeared in Notting Hill, the hugely successful film written by Richard Curtis and starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.2000 saw him feature as Adrian in Adam Sandler's comedy Little Nicky.The film received a lukewarm reception at the time of release but has since gathered support.Both of his parents were teachers: his mother at a nursery and his father at a primary school.Rhys grew up with Welsh as his first language, hence using the Welsh spelling of his surname (though he states that this is simply to be difficult).That same year, he appeared in a music video for Oasis' 'The Importance of Being Idle'.He accepted their 'Video Of The Year' award at the NME awards for them.