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"My mother… she's very young for her age. I think Phil makes her feel younger. At any rate, she's crazy about him."
Bella Swan on Renée Dwyer and Phil.[src]

Phil Dwyer is Renée Dwyer's second husband and Bella Swan's stepfather, as well as the stepfather-in-law of Edward Cullen and the step-grandfather of Renesmee Cullen.

He is portrayed by Matt Bushell in the first movie adaptation and later by Ty Olsson.



Phil married Renée the same month Bella turned 17. They had planned to get married in Mexico, but that did not happen. Though Bella didn't like the fact that her mother remarried someone younger, she found Phil to be a decent guy and accepted him. However, because he was a minor league baseball player, he spent a majority of his time away from his new family. Renée stayed home with Bella while her husband travelled for work, and she always missed her husband terribly whenever he was away. Seeing how lonely her mother was being away from her new husband, Bella decided to move back to Forks and live with her biological father, Charlie, so Renée and Phil could travel together.


Main article: Twilight

Phil in Twilight.

"Guys, c'mon. I love you both. We got a plane to catch."
―Phil's only line in the movies.[src]

In Twilight, Bella notes that Phil gave her a CD of his favorite band for Christmas, and she listens to it while in Forks. Eventually, Phil is able to get a contract signed with the Suns, a minor league baseball team located in Jacksonville, Florida, and moved there with Renée.

In the Twilight film, Phil is only seen at the beginning. He packs up the car in Phoenix to bring Bella to the airport, urging them to hurry, though his face isn't shown clearly.

When Bella is taken to the hospital, Renée texts Phil to reassure him and tells him to stay in Florida.


Main article: Eclipse

In Eclipse, Bella and Edward pay a visit to Renée and Phil in Jacksonville, but due to his busy schedule, he is constantly absent. Before Bella's graduation, Phil attempted to demonstrate a slide and tangled up with the catcher and broke his thigh bone, causing him and Renée to be unable to attend Bella's graduation.[1]

Breaking Dawn

Main article: Breaking Dawn

Phil and Renee in Bella's dream.

"Phil! It's happening."
―Renée, about Bella and Edward's wedding[src]

Phil makes his only official appearance in the series at Bella and Edward's wedding at the end of summer. Like Renée, he has no knowledge of the existence of his step-granddaughter, Renesmee Cullen, or that Bella has become a vampire after the wedding.

In the movie, Phil is seen up close in Bella's dream and at the wedding, but has no speaking lines. At the wedding, he mostly remains in the background, sitting next to Renée during the ceremony and the reception.

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

Main article: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined

In Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Phil has a stepson named Beau instead of a stepdaughter. He appears at the end of the novella at Beau's fake funeral with a brokenhearted Renée in Forks. Though Beau hurts for his mother, he is comforted by the fact that Phil will be there to take care of her.

Physical appearance

Phil's physical description is never fully explored, but it is known that he is bald, has blue eyes and is around 6 feet tall. In Breaking Dawn - Part 1, he has a small goatee.

Personality and traits

From Bella's description, Phil seems to be a decent man and very accepting to Bella. Like Renée, he has an adventurous spirit and lives to travel.

Film portrayal

Matt Bushell and Ty Olsson

Phil is portrayed by Matt Bushell in the Twilight movie and by Ty Olsson in Breaking Dawn - Part 1.[2]


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