1998 July
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The Governess

“The Governess” official web site is completely up and running, with stills and movie clips for download.

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The Governess

“The Governess” is due out in select theaters July 31 – this Friday. And Jonny will be filming “Titus Andronicus” – a surreal comtemporary version of the Shakespeare play, co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. Shooting reportedly begins this September in Rome, Italy. This is completely uncomfirmed right now. And lastly, Jonny’s character in “Ride With The Devil” is a bad guy – at least in terms of the novel the movie is based on. There are rumblings the film will be out in 1999 instead of this coming...

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Interview Magazine cover

Jonny, along with Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale will be on the cover of Interview Magazine’s December issue. Pretty darn cool!

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Media Spottings

There are pix of Jonny from “Velvet Goldmine” in Film Review magazine #23 and the July-August issue of Film Comment magazine. There is a small picture of Jonny with co-star Minnie Driver from “The Governess”, which looks to be released soon in a limited number of theaters, in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. All of these pix can be found in the Gallery.

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More on the Mystery of the Last Name

Jonny’s long hair in Cannes was fake – hair extensions. My instincts that someone could not grow hair that fast proved right… he still looked the ‘part’ in promoting the glam rock flick “Velvet Goldmine”, didn’t he? One of Jonathan’s films that never got released, recently aired on UK television, “The Tribe”. Thanks to those who emailed me about this film! And finally, it appears the correct spelling of Jonathan’s last name is: Rhys-Meyers. His name has been spotted spelled: Rhys Myers, Rhys-Myers (by the Internet Movie Database and...

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Entertainment Weekly

Glamour Boy: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Entertainment Weekly, Summer Double Issue 1998 Age 20 Why him? With a splash of glitter and a drugged-out glaze, this Irish upstart (think River Phoenix meets Leonardo DiCaprio with a rogue’s brogue) puts the wham back in glam as a Bowie-esque megastar in Velvet Goldmine. Work Habits “I was an extraordinary liar and thief as a kid, so I was always playacting to survive.” Creative crutch “I’ve been listening to Bob Marley a lot lately; he makes me think I can change...