1998
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Face to Watch

Jonathan is featured in the October/November 1998 Jump Magazine as one of 5 future famous faces to watch for. They spell his last name wrong but it’s still pretty cool. You can email a thank you to letters@jumponline.com. Also, September’s British Esquire has a “Velvet Goldmine” article with interviews with Jonathan and Ewan McGregor plus some new images. Jonny was also on a recent weekend edition of Entertainment Tonight where clips from VG were shown.

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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.

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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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