Jonny is regal
From Unison comes an article about the Irish director Ciaran Donnelly getting the job of directing the final 2 episodes of “The Tudors”. Each episode is 60 minutes long. Another Irish director, Brian Kirk, also directed 2 earlier episodes. Brian Kirk had the following to say about Jonathan’s performance as Henry VIII.
Brian Kirk, whose episodes involved Henry VIII’s blossoming romance with Anne Boleyn, said he was very impressed with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers’ ability to “pull off” the role of the English monarch.
“He actually can play a king and has the regal authority”, he said. “He is wonderfully charming but can also bring the natural arrogance that comes with being born to power.”