Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Biography

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe, 27.07.1977)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an Irish actor popular for playing tyrannical King Henry VIII in 'The Tudors'.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Childhood
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born in Dublin, Ireland His parents are Mary Geraldine and John O'Keeffe, a musician but they separated when he was three.
He was raised in a Roman Catholic household.
He attended North Monastery School but was expelled at age 16 for truancy.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Acting career
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was encouraged to pursue a career in acting after he was scouted by casting agents.
He made his acting debut in a film called 'A Man of No Importance' in 1994. In 1996, he had a larger movie in the biopic movie 'Michael Collins' opposite Liam Neeson.
In 1998, he starred as a glam-rocker in 'Velvet Goldmine' opposite Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale and in 1999, he appeared alongside Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich in the Western, 'Ride with the Devil'.
2002 saw him play a girls' football coach in 'Bend It Like Beckham' starring Keira Knightley and in 2004 he appeared with Reese Witherspoon in 'Vanity Fair'; that same year he was in Oliver Stone's 'Alexander' opposite Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie.
In 2005, he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in CBS mini-series 'Elvis'. He landed a Golden Globe nomination for his subsequent portrayal of Henry VIII in the series 'The Tudors' in 2007.
In 2006, he was in 'Mission: Impossible III' alongside Tom Cruise, 'Shelter' with Julianne Moore, and in 2010 he was in 'From Paris with Love' opposite John Travolta.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Other career ventures
Jonathan Rhys Meyers appeared in Versace men's collection advertising campaigns between 2006 and 2007, as well as campaigns for Hugo Boss.
He works as a model as well as an actor and is signed to Independent Models in London.
In 2008, he became an ambassador for the charity The Hope Foundation.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Personal life
Jonathan Rhys Meyers dated Reena Hammer from 2004 to 2012 but is currently thought to be in a relationship with model Victoria Keon-Cohen.
In 2005, he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. He returned in 2007 and in 2009.
In 2010, he got banned from United Airlines for a racial slur incident involving alcohol.
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Lovetheboy

Your are a sick person, Who the hell do you think you are anyway ???? Elvis was gay.... come on get a life, don't have anything else to do or say, it is outrages to state comments like this one if Elvis was something, he was a wonderful generous kind awesome man with a wonderful soul and a voice to die for and on top of it would never say a thing like that to hurt someone.... Go to hell.....

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sherriemr

This is a crock of crap. Elvis Presley loved his mother..AND his dad...he took care of them after he made money...there's nothing wrong with that...AND...my son is VERY attached to me...and I dare anyone to tell him he's gay....he'll kick their butts in a heartbeat..lol

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derangedfangirl

My God... Before you say such harsh things, realize that:A. You never met Elvis Presley, so he could indeed have been homosexualand B. Since when has everyone not been entitled to their own opinions? (including people in the spotlight)I'm not taking sides, but it's unfair to immediately badmouth someone because they say something you don't agree with... even if said comments weren't made in good taste...

8 years 4 months ago
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chng2me

My mother taught me that I should never lower myself to the level of someone who was being mean, dishonest, etc. Well there will be no name calling from me because I'm trying not to lower myself to Jonathon's level and he has sunk to a mighty low level. It is pretty sad to try to defame a person who has passed away whether it be Elvis or whomever. Mom also taught me that the person who protests the loudest usually has something to protest about - How about it Jonathon?? Thank You Terri Miles from Flint, Michigan

8 years 6 months ago
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angelshoes

YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT..YOU PLAY ELVIS?? YOU SUCK AT THAT??? and still YOU DON"T HAVE ELVIS IN YOUR SOUL, IF YOU DID YOU WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE THAT THOUGHT??HOW COULD YOU SINK SO LOW>>GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAY.. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND>>BE CAREFUL..THERE IS A TONS OF ELVIS FANS YOU JUST MADE SUPER MAD>>>

8 years 5 months ago
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derangedfangirl

FYI: The comment I made before was directed to the other people who have bashed JRM... Again, not taking sides, but aren't you in essance just doing what he did? perhaps worse as it was ment to be malicious?

8 years 4 months ago
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nicoletta

he is just playing his part!if you do not agree with the personnality he presents you can say so,but definitely not by insulting him.

8 years 1 week ago
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Alliestarr

People have said many things about Elvis Presley over the years. This is a first...Elvis gay??.I hope my mom don't read this. She has been his #1 fan since day one. She may hunt you down and cut your tongue out.

8 years 6 months ago
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lupita

hi i would like to know what did he done ok

8 years 6 months ago
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MSharp

He is precious!

5 years 9 months ago
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