Rhys Ifans to portray Welsh poet Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Welsh Poet and Writer, Dylan Thomas. So naturally that means we’re set for numerous tributes in the form of film, television, and events.

One of those pieces is Dominion, a indie film that will tell the story of Thomas’ final days in the city of New York before his untimely death in 1953 at the age of 39. Today, Variety is reporting that Thomas will be portrayed by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, who most of you will know as the goofy roomate in Notting Hill, or as The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Ifans joins John Malkovich and Diego Luna, in a script penned by Steven Bernstein, who will also direct. Filming is expected to start this month.

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