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Jonathan Rhys Meyers


Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Match Point
Match Point Chris Wilton
(2005)
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible III Declan Gormley
(2006)
August Rush
August Rush Louis Connelly
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 The Aspern Papers (post-production)
Morton Vint
 2017 12th Man (post-production)
Kurt Stage
 2017 Damascus Cover (completed)
Ari Ben-Sion / Hans Hoffmann
 2017/II Black Butterfly
Jack
 2017 The Shadow Effect
Reese
 2017 Vikings (TV Series)
Bishop Heahmund
- Episode #5.19 (2017) ... Bishop Heahmund
- Episode #5.18 (2017) ... Bishop Heahmund
- Episode #5.17 (2017) ... Bishop Heahmund
- Episode #5.16 (2017) ... Bishop Heahmund
- Episode #5.14 (2017) ... Bishop Heahmund
 2016 London Town
Joe Strummer
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Lea
- Part 4 (2016) ... Tom Lea
- Part 3 (2016) ... Tom Lea
- Part 2 (2016) ... Tom Lea
 2015 Stonewall
Trevor
 2013-2014 Dracula (TV Series)
Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
- Let There Be Light (2014) ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
- Four Roses (2014) ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
- Come to Die (2013) ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
- Servant to Two Masters (2013) ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
- Of Monsters and Men (2013) ... Dracula / Alexander Grayson / Vlad Tepes
 2013 Eternal Return (Short)
Narrator
 2013 Another Me
John
 2012 Belle du Seigneur
Solal
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Viscount Yarrell
 2007-2010 The Tudors (TV Series)
King Henry VIII
- Death of a Monarchy (2010) ... King Henry VIII
- Secrets of the Heart (2010) ... King Henry VIII
- As It Should Be (2010) ... King Henry VIII
- Sixth and the Final Wife (2010) ... King Henry VIII
- You Have My Permission (2010) ... King Henry VIII
 2010 6 Souls
David / Adam / Wesley
 2010 From Paris with Love
James Reese
 2008 A Film with Me in It
Pierce 2
 2008 The Children of Huang Shi
George Hogg
 2007 August Rush
Louis Connelly
 2006 Mission: Impossible III
Declan Gormley
 2005 Match Point
Chris Wilton
 2005 Elvis (TV Mini-Series)
Elvis Presley
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Elvis Presley
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Elvis Presley
 2004 Alexander
Cassander
 2004 Vanity Fair
George Osborne
 2003 The Lion in Winter (TV Movie)
Philip
 2003 The Emperor's Wife
Chamberlain
 2003 Octane
The Father
 2003 The Tesseract
Sean
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
George Amberson Minafer
 2001 Tangled
Alan Hammond (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
 2001 Prozac Nation
Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
 2001 Happy Now
Mark Wraith (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
Steerpike
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Steerpike
 1999 Titus
Chiron
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Pitt Mackeson
 1999 The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Nic, aged 16
 1998 B. Monkey
Bruno
 1998 The Tribe
Adam
 1998 The Governess
Henry Cavendish
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Brian Slade
 1997 Telling Lies in America
Kevin Boyle
 1997 The Maker
Josh Minnell
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Sansone a 14 anni
 1996 The Disappearance of Finbar
Finbar Flynn
 1996 La lengua asesina
Rudolph
 1996 Michael Collins
Collins' Assassin (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
 1994 A Man of No Importance
First Young Man (as Jonathan Rhys-Myer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Versace Fall/Winter 2006-2007 Ad Campaign See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jonathan Rhys Myers | Jonathan Rhys-Meyers | Jonathan Rhys-Myer

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On his role in The Tudors (2007)) I based him on what I would do myself if I had absolute power at 28, 29 years old. I didn't have the physicality of "Henry", you know? And so I had to do it all internally. I had to create this incredibly strong, powerful man without being sort of like 6' 4" and 300 pounds. I had to make his intellect bigger than anybody else's. I had to make his ambition bigger... See more »

Trivia:

Suffered from depression and alcoholism. See more »

Trademark:

His sense of fashion

Nickname:

Johnny See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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