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Birth information

27 July 1977 Dublin, Ireland

Given Name

Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe

Nickname

Johnny
JRM

How tall is Jonathan Rhys Meyers?

1.77 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Mara Lane

Life Story of Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Meyers on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone.

Rhys Meyers grew up with a tumultuous childhood and being permanently expelled from school at age 16. Happy to be out of school, he began spending time in a local pool hall where he was discovered by Hubbard Casting. The casting agents were talent-spotting for the David Puttnam production of War of the Buttons (1994), and asked Rhys Meyers to appear for an audition. After three days of auditions, however, he did not get the role, and Rhys Meyers gave up on his acting aspirations. Soon afterward, he received a call to audition for a national ad campaign for Knorr soup, and though embarrassed by the attention from the ad, he soon found himself considered for a major film. His movie acting debut was a very small role in the film Ein Mann ohne Bedeutung (1994), where his simple cast credit is as "First Young Man"....

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Producers Filmography
The Aspern Papers (2018) , The 12th Man - Kampf ums Überleben (2017) , Damascus Cover (2017) , Dracula (2014) , Eternal Return (2013) , Pass the Salt, Please (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
Altitude , Rajah Sir James Brooke, Hide and Seek , American Night (2019) John Kaplan, Awake (2019) John Doe, Vikings (2018) Bishop Heahmund, The Aspern Papers (2018) Morton Vint, The 12th Man - Kampf ums Überleben (2017) Kurt Stage, Damascus Cover (2017) Ari Ben-Sion, Die Wurzeln des Glücks (2017) David, Black...

Birth information

27 July 1977 Dublin, Ireland

Given Name

Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe

Nickname

Johnny
JRM

How tall is Jonathan Rhys Meyers?

1.77 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Mara Lane

Life Story of Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Meyers on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone.

Rhys Meyers grew up with a tumultuous childhood and being permanently expelled from school at age 16. Happy to be out of school, he began spending time in a local pool hall where he was discovered by Hubbard Casting. The casting agents were talent-spotting for the David Puttnam production of War of the Buttons (1994), and asked Rhys Meyers to appear for an audition. After three days of auditions, however, he did not get the role, and Rhys Meyers gave up on his acting aspirations. Soon afterward, he received a call to audition for a national ad campaign for Knorr soup, and though embarrassed by the attention from the ad, he soon found himself considered for a major film. His movie acting debut was a very small role in the film Ein Mann ohne Bedeutung (1994), where his simple cast credit is as "First Young Man"....

Significant features of Jonathan Rhys Meyers

His sense of fashion

What movies did Jonathan Rhys Meyers play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The Aspern Papers (2018) , The 12th Man - Kampf ums Überleben (2017) , Damascus Cover (2017) , Dracula (2014) , Eternal Return (2013) , Pass the Salt, Please (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
Altitude , Rajah Sir James Brooke, Hide and Seek , American Night (2019) John Kaplan, Awake (2019) John Doe, Vikings (2018) Bishop Heahmund, The Aspern Papers (2018) Morton Vint, The 12th Man - Kampf ums Überleben (2017) Kurt Stage, Damascus Cover (2017) Ari Ben-Sion, Die Wurzeln des Glücks (2017) David, Black...

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Dracula (2013)

Sang some of the songs that appear in Velvet Goldmine (1998).

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Has three younger brothers: Jamie O'Keeffe, Paul O'Keeffe and Ali O'Keefe.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Chosen by Cosmopolitan Magazine at #34 of the 100 Most Sexiest Men in the World. [1998]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Der Klang des Herzens (2007)

He changed his last name when he took up acting, taking his mother's maiden name of Meyers.

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Fairuza Balk and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Der Macher (1997)

"Rhys" is pronounced "reese."

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Der Macher (1997)

Beat out at least 200 actors for the role of Elvis Presley.

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Fairuza Balk and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Der Macher (1997)

In order to avoid the boyish and somewhat androgynous junkies and weak-willed characters he found himself typecast as, he underwent a fitness regime in 2004 and gained and maintained about 25 extra pounds of muscle, so he can also be considered for more masculine roles.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Good Morning Britain (2014)

Does a superb impression of his Match Point (2005) director Woody Allen

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kate Garraway, Ben Shephard, Lucy Verasamy, etc.

Longtime companion of heiress Reena Hammer from 2004 to 2012.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Face of the "Versace" men's collection of Autumn/Winter 2006 and Spring 2007 as well as of the new fragrance of "Hugo Boss".

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Resides in London, England and Los Angeles, California when not filming. Owns an apartment in Morocco and Dublin, Ireland.

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Ewan McGregor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Has played "The King" in several different roles starting with Elvis Presley in the CBS miniseries Elvis (2005) and later portraying King Henry VIII in the Showtime program The Tudors (2007).

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Arrested at the Dublin airport November 18, 2007 on charges of public drunkenness and breach of the peace.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Favorite actors are Joaquin Phoenix and Cillian Murphy.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Auditioned for the lead in Tigerland (2000), but lost out to Colin Farrell. He later admitted that Colin was the best choice for the role.

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Toni Collette and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

The first acting work he did was a commercial at age 15 for which he was paid 500 pounds.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Thought of joining the priesthood when he was a kid.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Bought his mother a home from his first big paycheck.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jasper Pääkkönen in Vikings (2013)

Lived in Italy for a few years.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Was offered a part in the hit thriller Gangs of New York (2002) but turned it down because he was too busy.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Katheryn Winnick in Vikings (2013)

Idolizes Johnny Depp.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Katheryn Winnick in Vikings (2013)

Is good friends with fellow Irish actor Stuart Townsend. The two of them protested at the "Save Tara Hill Campaign" in 2006.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Is good friends with Cillian Murphy who is one of his favorite actors.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Katheryn Winnick in Vikings (2013)

Ranked 44 on AfterElton's Gay Icon List.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Katheryn Winnick in Vikings (2013)

Close friends with his The Tudors (2007) co-star Annabelle Wallis.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Peter Franzén, and Alex Høgh Andersen in Vikings (2013)

Currently filming Mission: Impossible III (2006) in Rome with Tom Cruise. [August 2005]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Peter Franzén, Josefin Asplund, etc.

In New York filming August Rush [September 2007]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

He has been chosen to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming television mini-series to be aired on CBS. [November 2004]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Alex Høgh Andersen in Vikings (2013)

Friends with fellow Irish actor Katie McGrath.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Finishing press for Mission: Impossible III (2006) and will start filming Showtime's The Tudors (2007) in Ireland. [May 2006]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Moe Dunford in Vikings (2013)

Still resides in County Cork, Ireland [2004]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Filming the final season of the Showtime series, The Tudors (2007). [July 2009]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo in Vikings (2013)

At Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th street in New York City, Hugo Fragrance Counter, Main Floor, promoting the new men's fragrance Hugo Element by Hugo Boss. [January 2009]

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ciaran O'Grady in Vikings (2013)

Became a father for the 1st time at age 39 when his wife Mara Lane gave birth to their son Wolf Rhys Meyers was born on December 15, 2016.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Vikings (2013)

Suffered from depression and alcoholism.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jennie Jacques, and Moe Dunford in Vikings (2013)

Relapsed following his wife's miscarriage.[Sept 2017].

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Moe Dunford, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo in Vikings (2013)

Has struggled with substance abuse.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jennie Jacques, Moe Dunford, Darren Cahill, etc.

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