Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the object of desire of every woman! A talented actor whose immersive eyes made us all watch again and again films like the Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, and of course Woody Allen’s Match Point, for which he received a Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival. His television role as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis, earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Enjoy the fragile style and iconic ethos of a man whose style and elegance is admirable and authentic!
As an authentic rebel, Rhys Meyers was expelled from the school at the age of 16 for truancy and spent much of his time hanging out in pool halls. Casting agents spotted Rhys Meyers and encouraged him to pursue a career in acting. His first film role came soon afterward, in A Man of No Importance (1994). Some of us loved him when he starred in the CBC/Showtime co-production The Tudors in 2007 as Henry VIII and others got in love with him when he played the David Bowie-inspired glam rock star in Velvet Goldmine.
From then on, his career reached its pick while he co-starred opposite Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie in Oliver Stone’s epic Alexander. Subsequent projects included August Rush and The Children of Huang Shi, Shelter, co-starring Julianne Moore, and From Paris with Love, co-starring John Travolta.
Rhys Meyers, a self-taught singer and guitarist, has appeared in a number of musical roles. He sang for his role as Brian Slade in Velvet Goldmine as well as in the TV miniseries version of The Magnificent Ambersons and Elvis. In the 2007 music drama August Rush, Rhys Meyers performed on-screen as singer-songwriter Louis Connelly and his songs were considered in the Best Original Song category of the 80th Academy Awards.
Rhys Meyers was chosen as the face for the Versace men’s collection of Autumn/Winter 2006 and Spring 2007 and he has also been the face of the Hugo Boss men’s fragrance range since 2005.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was won multiple awards including the Canal Grande Award for the Best Young Promising Actor at the Venice International Television Festival, for The Magnificent Ambersons in 2002, the Chopard Trophy of 2005 for Match Point, the GQ UK Men of the Year Award of 2006 and at the Monte Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Awards, the Best Performance by an Actor for The Tudors in 2008.