1998 October
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Irish Times

Going for Greatness by Michael Dwyer The Irish Times, October 31, 1998 At 21, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers realises fame is no longer his spur. His mission is to be a great actor, and with 12 films in three years, he’s well on his way. He talks to Michael Dwyer. When the American writer-director Todd Haynes was casting the young Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an enigmatic, bisexual pop star in the glam-rock opus Velvet Goldmine, he commented: “Johnny is just incredible. Being 19 is a full-time...

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Magazine Sightings

Magazine sightings: Minx and More, both UK magazines. And the “Velvet Goldmine” soundtrack is due out November 3 in the US.

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Entertainment Tonight

Stay tuned to Tuesday’s Entertainment Tonight’s episode for coverage of the “Velvet Goldmine” premiere. Not sure about other entertainment shows, so be on the alert. Jonathan is featured in latest Empire Magazine as well.

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Cork Film Festival

Jonny’s visit to the Cork Film Festival allowed him to show off his new hair style, longish and blonde, that he’s sporting for “Titus”. For those in the UK, you get to enjoy 3 Jonny films opening this week – “Finbar” is being released along with “The Governess” and “Velvet Goldmine”. “The Governess” is being shown this Friday at the Cork Film Festival and this Saturday, “Velvet Goldmine” will be shown. Jonathan is going to be there, managing to get away for 2 days from filming. His family will...

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More Magazines

Magazine sightings: Jonathan is in the November UK Elle and November Company. “Velvet Goldmine” premieres October 26 in New York. Rumor is Miramax is cutting the promotional budget for “VG”, but this is not the case. Due to the favorable critical response, like the recent glowing review in the New York Times, Miramax is stepping up in promoting this film. Hey, just look at any newstand – Jonathan and company are doing a good job of popping up everywhere!

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Great Media Coverage

I was able to pick up Jane, Spin and Elle – get these magazines fast! Elle has some great pictures and so does Spin. Jane has an excellent interview that really lets you get a peak into Jonny’s life. He does say that he and Toni Collette dated for about 11 months but are on a break from one another right now. Jonathan also says in the interview that he still loves her and hopes he marries her one day. He also says he hates acting and has a...

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Lots of Magazine Alerts

Jonny or “Velvet Goldmine” is featured in the latest Time Magazine, November Jane, UK Red, UK J17, Elle, Art Forum and i-D magazines – lots of new images will be coming soon to the gallery section that’s for sure! Ewan McGregor is on the cover of November Uncut magazine with a large feature on “Velvet Goldmine” inside. Jonathan will next month be filming a new movie in Ireland called “Last September”, to be directed by Deborah Warner and produced by Yvonne Thunder. Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon also star.

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more Velvet Goldmine

“Velvet Goldmine” will be opening October 23 in the UK and the soundtrack will be released in the US November 9. Jonny sings at least two songs in the movie with Thom Yorke of Radiohead providing the vocals for Brian Slade for the rest of the songs. New “VG” feature in November Spin Magazine has new images of Jonny. And lastly, there is a new book out by Christine Vachon, producer of “Velvet Goldmine”, called “Shooting to Kill”. Ewan McGregor is featured on the cover and serveral chapters are...

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Magazine Sightings

New magazine sightings: October W (“Velvet Goldmine”), Minx Magazine (“VG”), October Vogue (“VG”), Jonny article), and Jonny is on the cover of UK Sight and Sound magazine with an article on “VG” inside.

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I-D Magazine

SEXY BOY By David Cox I-D Magazine, October 1998 He’s not the new Ewan McGregor, although they star together in this month’s Velvet Goldmine. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a man on his own and a man with a troubled mind… Jonathan Rhys Meyers doesn’t smile once during our conversation about his role in the extravagant new glam rock film Velvet Goldmine. However, despite his straight face, the 21-year-old actor from County Cork is far from sulky and withdrawn; nor does he seem tired after traveling from a...