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Singapore Straits Times

Fire and ice By Clara Chow Singapore Straits Times, August 22, 2007 Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers holds court in a new series as the oversexed King Henry VIII, as he cruises into Hollywood leading-man territory. There is something elemental about Jonathan Rhys Meyers. One moment, he is smouldering like embers, and the next, he is cool as ice. It is a quality that comes through in the Irish actor’s most memorable film performances. In Velvet Goldmine (1998), he channelled David Bowie to portray an androgynous glam-rocker with equal...

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OK!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers By Justin Power and Gemma Watson OK!, July 10, 2007 ‘All actors are bitter and twisted — including me!’ The ‘Match Point’ star on the problem with Hollywood — And why he wants to be Tom Cruise! Jonathan Rhys Meyers — he’s the sparky Irish actor who has quietly taken Hollywood by storm. With a track record that includes working with the likes of directing legend Woody Allen, screen icon Tom Cruise and Hollywood siren Scarlett Johansson, it’s clear Jonathan, 29, can hold his...

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Gold Derby Live Chat

Gold Derby Live Chat Session with Jonathan Rhys Meyers What follows is a heavily edited version of Jonathan’s live internet chat held by The Gold Derby on June 18, 2007. You can read the full transcript on Gold Derby’s website. cyndi21: Jonathan, what has been your most memorable professional project so far? Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Most memorable prof project thus far: Children of Huang Shi rougevelvet: How was it working with your brother in August Rush? Is he bitten by the acting bug, or will he stick to music?...

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Variety

Emmy Contender: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ‘The Tudors’ By David Mermelstein Variety, June 7, 2007 To play the king: That was the challenge facing Dublin-born Jonathan Rhys Meyers, an actor best known for playing creeps and sociopaths, including most memorably recently the heartless social climber in Woody Allen’s “Match Point.” For “The Tudors,” in which he stars as a young Henry VIII, the actor, who turns 30 next month, needed to blend menace with emerging gravitas. He also had to upend entrenched stereotypes of a man most viewers know as...

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Angeleno

Rock ‘n’ Ruler! By David Hochman Angeleno, April 2007 Jonathan Rhys Meyers seems to have it all: the looks, the lips and a lockdown on the royal act. He played Elvis, and now he does Henry VIII in this month’s mega Showtime miniseries The Tudors. But has the trash-talking Irish rogue really gone from pauper to prince? Catching up with Jonathan Rhys Meyers is trickier than it appears. On one hand, the Irish actor is everywhere these days. He’s playing a young, virile version of King Henry...

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Los Angeles Times

Chiseled, not grizzled By Kristin Hohenadel Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2007 Jonathan Rhys Meyers creates a young HenryVIII with brawn enough to lure 12 wives in ‘The Tudors.’ Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland — FORGET the red wig and the fat suit. For his starring role as King Henry VIII in the new Showtime series “The Tudors,” Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes do with his own cropped brown hair, sculpted silhouette and Hollywood teeth. “Listen,” said the pillow-lipped 29-year-old Irish actor on a chilly summer afternoon on set...

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Marie Claire

Two-Minute Date: Jonathan Rhys Meyers By Kelly Marages Marie Claire, April 2007 IF YOU EVER have the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, prepare yourself for some heavy truths. Consider: “I believe people have been getting blow jobs for hundreds of years,” he says matter-of-factly. “You should see The Libertine. There’s everything in that. You know, dildos, blow jobs. Believe me, sex is as old as the hills.” To be fair, Rhys Meyers is not waxing willy-nilly on medieval bump ‘n’ grind; rather, he’s referring to a particularly...

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Elle

Dangerous Beauty By Pauline O’Connor Elle, March 2007 Like Henry VIII, whom he portrays in next month’s debut of the The Tudors on Showtime, Jonathan Rhys Meyers suffers no fools (among them unambitious women, do-gooding actors, and prying journalists) gladly. Jonathan Rhys Meyers can make even the most wholesome act—like sipping a mug of hot cocoa in the garden patio of Beverly Hills’ L’Ermitage hotel—seem positively louche. It’s not just because with lips like overripe cherries and cut glass cheekbones, the 29-year-old Irish actor looks like Dionysius....

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Neon

The Pension is Safe By Ingo Mocek Neon, February 2007 Mr Rhys Meyers, after your advertising contract with Versace you signed with Boss. Soon you will be the new face for “Hugo”. Aren’t you an actor? Yes, why? Aren’t you afraid to be noticed more for your work as a model than for your movies “Match Point” and “Velvet Goldmine”? I have lots of fears. My mother used to say: “Luck and bad luck are two dogs that are constantly following each other”. And what does that...

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New York Times

When Henry VIII Was Young, Beardless, Even Thin By Alan Riding New York Times, October 11, 2006 With a cornucopia of sex, politics and religious conflict, the life of Henry VIII seems well suited to dramatization on screen. After all, even in the rollicking 16th century, it is impossible to find another king who had six wives, executed nobles and prelates at a whim and provoked the Vatican into ordering his excommunication. Yet if high drama seems assured, casting the right actor to play the lead is trickier because,...

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