Jonathan didn’t win at this year’s Irish Film and TV Awards in his category. He also didn’t attend the ceremony. From the Herald comes word that he was unable to attend due to personal reasons. He also didn’t attend last night’s Oscar Wilde party in Los Angeles, where he received an honor from the US-Ireland Alliance.
Rhys Meyers no-show at IFTAs due to ‘family crisis’
MISSING: Tudors star not only big name absent from TV awards
By Melanie Finn
Monday February 16 2009
Troubled Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was forced to pull out of the IFTAs due to a “family crisis”, the Herald can exclusively reveal.
The Golden Globe winner was due to be the big celebrity draw at the glitzy bash at the reopened Burlington hotel.
However, it has now emerged that a critical family emergency led to the Cork-born actor pulling the plug on the appearance.
His co-star in the Tudors — which won six awards on Saturday — has leapt to defend the hunky actor for missing the night.
Speaking after bagging the gong for Best Actress in a TV Role, Maria Doyle Kennedy told the Herald his absence was due to personal reasons.
“He couldn’t be here because of a family thing. I can’t say any more about it but I know that he was gutted he couldn’t be here,” she said.