Llŷr Ifans (Welsh pronunciation: [ɬɨːr ˈivans], born 1968) is a Welsh actor.

Llŷr Ifans
Llyr Ifans, Terry Waite ar Asid.jpg
Llyr Ifans, Terry Waite ar Asid. Roc Ystwyth 1989. Image by Medwyn Jones.
Born1968 (age 54–55)
Years active1994–present
SpouseLisa Gwilym
RelativesRhys Ifans (brother)


Llyr Ifans is best known for appearing opposite his brother Rhys Ifans in the cult film, Twin Town, in 1997. A sequel with the suggested title Swansea Al Akbar was mooted but the plans were called off in 2011.[1]

In September 2007, Ifans appeared at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in their production of A Toy Epic, which ran at the Mold venue and then was taken on a short tour around Wales.

He also appeared in the short Welsh-language television drama S.O.S. Galw Gari Tryfan.

In 2015, Ifans gave "an enjoyably louche performance as the town's resident middle-aged delinquent, Nogood Boyo" in the S4C film of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the younger brother of actor Rhys Ifans who appeared with him in the film Twin Town. Both are Welsh-language speakers. Llŷr is married to law expert law expert D'Arcy O'Reilly.[3]

Ifans is a supporter of Welsh independence. "Our industry, culture and economy have suffered greatly – but there is no point looking back at the injustices of the past," he said. "It is time for us to show the world that we are a modern and confident country, that we are proud of our bilingualism and are ready to take the next big step towards independence. It's inevitable that we will make mistakes along the way but we will learn from them as they will be our own mistakes, and we won't have to suffer as a result of the mistakes and patronising attitudes of others".[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Ymadawiad Arthur (Arthur's Departure) (1994)
  • Twin Town (1997) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Very Annie Mary (2001) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Yr Heliwr (A Mind to Kill):
    • Bloodline episode (1995) (as Llŷr Evans)
    • Engineer episode (2002) (as Llŷr Evans)
  • Y Syrcas (The Circus) (2013)


  1. ^ "Sequel to Twin Town called off", Wales Online, 14 August 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Stephen Dalton (2 July 2015) "'Under Milk Wood': Edinburgh Review", The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ Mainwaring, Rachel (6 February 2009). "Llyr Evans strips down for stage role". WalesOnline. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Llŷr Evans". yes is more. Retrieved 22 April 2021.

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