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Welsh actor Rhys Ifans torpedoes hopes he’ll play Rod Stewart in a biopic  

18 May 2021 2 minute read
Rhys Ifans picture by Rae Hanson 9CC 2.0) Picture by Claudio Guido (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has torpedoed hopes that he’ll play Rod Stewart in a biopic.

The Notting Hill star suggested that he’s too old for the role, despite him being the 76-year-old rocker’s first choice for a film about his life.

Stewart said last year he would love to see Ifans slip in to skin tight leather trousers to play him, but that prospect now looks unlikely.

He has been keen to create a big screen version of his life following the success of other biopics of music legends, such as Elton John’s Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody on the legendary rock group Queen.

When asked about the prospect of playing Rod Stewart in a biopic by Rob Brydon on the Brydon & podcast, he said: “Twenty years ago, maybe.

“I think I’m long past my sell-by date. It’s definitely not going to happen.”

He did, however, agree Rod’s life would make perfect material for a big screen drama, saying: “I think it would be a great film.”

Rod Stewart has previously said: “Yeah, Rhys would be a very good idea. [But] he has got to do something with his barnet.”

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Patricia Jones
Patricia Jones
3 years ago

Rod is unique hes not an easy guy to play but nor was Freddy Mercury and yet they managed to find Remi Malek and Adam Lambert who both are very different yet just have something that works.I am a big Rod Stewart fan ,have been since he was with the faces so Im looking forward to seeing his film.Next time I see him live I hope it will be in Las Vegas thats my dream.

Kristen Moulson
Kristen Moulson
3 years ago
Reply to  Patricia Jones

Yes I am a huge ROD Stewart fan too and having a film made of his life would be amazing even in his leapard pant years to now good luck

Pamela Hazelgrave
Pamela Hazelgrave
3 years ago

I’m a huge Rod Stewart fan too, I have been since I was twelve years old. This will be an amazing film. I can’t wait to see it. I think it would be wonderful if Owen Wilson would play Rod Stewart 🙏.

3 years ago

Love this idea but we are at least two years away. They will need a script actors pre production etc

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