2005 January
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Airdates for Elvis

Airdates have been announced for “Elvis” (thanks Stacy): Also on CBS in May is ELVIS, the previously announced new four-hour mini-series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role which will be broadcast Sunday, May 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The fact-based drama, about the life of Elvis Presley, is being produced with the full cooperation and participation of the Elvis Presley Estate. His electrifying yet tumultuous story — from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame — will be told...

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Minor Trouble

Jonathan was recently involved in a minor domestic dispute and arrested in London the day after attending the London premiere of “Alexander”. No charges were formally filed and he is now in New Orleans filming the CBS mini-series “Elvis”. No official statements or details are known aside from the press and gossip reports. Media alerts! Jonathan is interviewed and featured in the February issue of i-D magazine (UK), the Sunday Times (UK) January 9 issue, and the January 7 issue of the Day & Night supplement of the Irish...

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Sunday Times

The man who would be King By Gerry McCarthy Sunday Times, January 9, 2005 His role in Alexander was fleeting but stardom beckons for Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley, says Gerry McCarth Oliver Stone was being magnanimous. He had agreed to see an unknown young actor from Ireland. The American director was accustomed to deference, respect for his power and submission to his ego. With Jonathan Rhys Meyers, however, he got precisely the opposite. “When I was 18 years old,” says Rhys Meyers, “I did an audition for...

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Irish Independent

Performance Artist By Vickie Maye Irish Independent, Day & Night supplement, January 7, 2005 Even with no cameras around – and with a hangover to deal with – Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a great performer, as Vickie Maye found out. Jonathan Rhys Meyers has seen better days. The eyes that (mostly female) interviewers fawn over are bloodshot. The chiselled cheekbones (that “enter a room before he does”, according to one Vogue writer) today merely serve to frame the dark, almost bruised-looking circles under his eyes. The hair hasn’t been...