Rhys Ifans (born Rhys Owain Evans; 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician. He is most famously known for playing Eyeball Paul in Kevin & Perry Go Large. He is also known for his portrayal of characters such as Spike in Notting Hill and Jed Parry in Enduring Love and as a member of the Welsh rock groups Super Furry Animals and The Peth. Ifans also appeared as Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man. He played Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, in Anonymous. Ifans also has a recurring role as Mycroft Holmes on the CBS series Elementary. Ifans gained fame in the United States for playing Nigel Gruff, a footballer turned American football player with a gambling addiction, in the 2000 film The Replacements.