Rhys Yates is an up-and-coming talent born and raised in a tough area of north-west London. He found direction in acting, first via the National Youth Theatre’s social inclusion programme Playing Up, which then provided him with the necessary qualifications to gain a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
While he made his screen debut in the bittersweet indie drama Common People (2013), it was in 2016 that Rhys’ talent began to shine through, landing roles in crime drama Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky), historical comedy Plebs (ITV) and BAFTA-winning British soap EastEnders (BBC). However, he is perhaps best known for the character of Julius in the star-studded historical action epic Britannia (Sky/Amazon), co-created by Jez Butterworth. More recently, Rhys’ added Brit flick Postcards from London (2018), a quirky drama about five art-mad male escorts, to his filmography.
Rhys will soon be seen in British horror movie Cassette, written and directed by debut filmmaker Marcus Harben and co-starring YouTube star Tanya Burr.