1998 August
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Off to Rome

Due to a delayed plane, Jonathan was late to the premiere of “Velvet Goldmine” at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Jonny recently did a lot of press in New York and London, so be on the look-out for interviews and features in the coming months. Right now, he is vacationing in Africa before he is off to Rome to film “Titus Andronicus”, which has been confirmed.

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Rolling Stone

Hot Actor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Rolling Stone, August 20, 1998 A fresh face in a world hungry for a new Leonardo DiCaprio/Daniel Day-Lewis mutation, Jonathan Rhys Meyers – who makes a suitably colorful impression as Bowie-esque rock star Brian Slade in the upcoming Velvet Goldmine – is about to learn about fame, fame, fame, fame. In the film, directed by Todd Haynes (Safe), Slade’s manager, played by Brit comic Eddie Izzard, declares, “The secret to being a star is to behave like one.” But the twenty-one-year-old Rhys...

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More Movie News

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...

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Rolling Stone

There is a great article and picture of Jonathan in the new Rolling Stone hot issue – picked as a hot actor. Very cool.