2003
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Elle

Elle, December 2003 In Octane, Irish actor-cum-stud Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Bend it Like Beckham, Velvet Goldmine), plays The Father, the leader of a cult that preys on Nat Wilson (Mischa). Bijou claims that she introduced you to mojitos. She did, yeah. And also to black eyes. She gave me a black eye the night before I left. What? Why? Because I didn’t fancy her. She’s a total little minx. And I want you to print that — that I didn’t fancy her and that’s why she gave me a black...

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Octane news

“Octane” is now out on DVD and video in Australia. Jonathan is featured in a special calendar insert of the January 2004 issue of Japanese Premiere magazine and there is an “Octane” feature in the December issue of UK Elle.

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More

My oh Meyers! By Caroline Hedley More, November 12-25, 2003 It’s 10:30 am and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is half an hour late. When he finally arrives, he’s feeling rough after a heavy night out — not that you’d know to look at him. The 26-year-old Bend it Like Beckham star from Ireland is even more beautiful in the flesh than he is on screen. After a sobering black coffee, the actor — whose film, Octane, has just been released — perks up and tells us all...

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The Disappearance of Finbar on DVD

“The Disappearance of Finbar” is coming out on DVD in the UK October 13, 2003. You can order it through Amazon today.

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Bend It Like Beckham out on DVD

“Bend It Like Beckham” is now out on DVD in the US today. The DVD features commentary by director Gurinder Chadha and co-writer Paul Mayeda Berges, theatrical trailers, 10 deleted/extended scenes, “Who Wants to Cook Aloo Gobi?” featurette, “The Making of Bend It Like Beckham” featurette, Music video for “Hot Hot Hot”, Aloo Gobi recipe, and the film is presented in widescreen anamorphic format. You can order it through Amazon today. In other news, Oliver Stone’s “Alexander” began principal photography on September 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The project will...

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Edinburgh Film Festival

“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival on August 23. You can read about the premiere screening where Jonathan, co-star Clive Owen, and director Mike Hodges attended at iofilm.

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Octane opening Fright Fest

“Octane” will be the opening film of the 2003 Fright Fest to be held in London on August 22. Cast and crew are to be in attendance for the opening but no word on if Jonathan will have the time to make it for this or not. “Bend It Like Beckham” continues to perform well at the US box office. It has now reached $30.6 million with an additional $39 million gross overseas.

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New role as Cassander

Jonathan has accepted the role of Cassander in Oliver Stone’s upcoming project “Alexander”. Rehearsals start late August in Morocco. Filming has just wrapped on “Vanity Fair”, a day past his birthday. And while Jonathan has been invited to attend the premiere of “The Tesseract” in Japan, time may not permit him to attend. “Bend It Like Beckham” recently won for Best Sports Movie at the 11th annual ESPY Awards. You may have noticed more ads on TV lately for the movie… after all this time in limited release (it...

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New photo spread in GQ

Jonathan was featured in a fabulous photo spread in the June issue of US GQ magazine. Photos from this spread are now featured in the August issue of UK GQ magazine. Jonathan is rumored to have been cast as Cassander in Oliver Stone’s upcoming project “Alexander”. More details on that soon. The official website for I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is now up, though no content yet. It’s scheduled for release in 2004 in the US. There is still no word on any official release of “Prozac Nation” from...

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James Bond rumors

Jonathan has confirmed that the James Bond rumors are just that… silly rumors in a recent article on Dublin Daily saying, “I don’t know where that rumour came from… There is absolutely no truth to it. I have never even been asked to go for a screen test for the part. I have to admit it’s a nice thought though.” The full article has been archived in the Press section. Jonathan is currently in rehearsals for “Vanity Fair” with production to start in June. “Bend It Like Beckham” continues...

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