### The French article:

Paul Rhys s’octroie un moment dans un petit restaurant de Londres, où s’entretient avec lui un journaliste, dans ce secondaire, pas trop loin de chez lui. Inévitablement, en tant qu’acteur britannique, il nous partage une partie de sa vie et de ses projets à venir via des rôles marquants dans le cinéma et la télévision. Surtout, il évoque son expérience dans des films très populaires tels que Saltburn d’Emerald Fennell et Napoléon de Ridley Scott. Ainsi, il fait du cinéma une belle et enrichissante exploration de sa propre personne, où il a eu l’occasion de se révéler à travers de nouveaux personnages.

– Born in 1963 in Neath, Wales
– Over thirty years’ worth of material would make a brilliant memoir
– Career resurgence nears 60
– In two of this year’s most talked-about films, Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn and Ridley Scott’s Napoleon
– Christmas in the BBC comedy-drama Men Up
– Saltburn, a butler of few words
– Napoleon, he plays the scheming Talleyrand
– Men Up, a gay man suffering erectile dysfunction
– Rhys read, talked to a specialist in sexual dysfunction and spoke to several men
– He can see that the argument is “a strong one, that gay men and women in the past were marginalised and not given chances to play anything, could not be seen to be playing straight roles
– His most defining relationship was with a woman named Arkie Whiteley, who died in 2001 at 37
– His legacy of an unloving, traumatic childhood played a part
– He had a dysfnuctional home life
– He struggled through school and ultimately attended the famed RADA drama school
– Mr. Rhys always wanted to be david bowie but ended up as a gifted actor