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Recently learned that Jonny was in a film that was completed last April – “The Loss of Sexual Innocence”, starring Julian Sands and Saffron Burrows. Directed by the acclaimed Mike Figgis (“Leaving Las Vegas”, “One Night Stand”), the film is a non-linear collection of short stories about the phases and complexities of sexual activity. Jonny sure likes making films that deal with sex eh? The film was recently picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, who will release it here in the US. It will premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival and it’s US premiere will be at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Pretty cool!

Also it has been confirmed that Jonny has been cast as Chiron in the updated version of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” that will start filming this fall. Heard that Jonny has been in some episodes of British soap Eastenders recently. This sounds highly unlikely though.

Small image of Jonathan from “Velvet Goldmine” in the new issue of Premiere Magazine with Drew Barrymore on the cover. “VG” premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival August 16, opening the festival. Jonny, along with Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, and Todd Haynes attended. It’s US premiere will be at the New York Film Festival.

And lastly, it has finally been settled, Jonny’s last name is spelled – Rhys Meyers. No dash. The confusion of his last name leads me to believe the rumor that perhaps Rhys Meyes is not his real last name, but possibly Price as was suggested by a resident of Cork in my guestbook. Hmm…

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