2006 January
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Academy Awards

The 78th Academy Awards Nominations were announced this morning. “Match Point” received one nomination for Best Original Screenplay! Congratulations to Woody Allen! And Jonathan will be a presenter at the 2006 Meteor Ireland Music Awards. They are being held at the Point Theatre this Thursday and will be broadcast on RTÉ2 at 9pm on February 5.

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New Project!

Exciting news to report about an interesting new project for Jonathan. From Zap2It: Showtime has snagged “Elvis” and “Match Point” star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to take the lead role in “The Tudors,” a new series doubling as drama and English history lesson. Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of “The Tudors,” which will star Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII, the ruler best remember for his later, more portly years. Instead, “The Tudors” will focus on the early part of his reign, which lasted from 1509 to 1547. Michael Hirst, who knows a...

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Golden Globes Press Conference

You can view video of Jonathan’s press conference after winning his Golden Globe at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s website.

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New Project!

Congratulations Jonathan for winning Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for “Elvis” at last night’s Golden Globe Awards! “Elvis” did not win any other awards. And “Match Point” came away empty handed as well. His reaction to winning from Virgin: Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers said on Tuesday that getting a Golden Globe was like winning the FA Cup. The 28-year-old scooped the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Film Made for Television title at the Los Angeles awards ceremony for his performance in Elvis. “It’s like...

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TV Appearances

Jonathan’s appearance on the View has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 19. His appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live airs tonight on ABC at 12:05 am.

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Not on the View

Jonathan did not appear on the View this morning. He was substituted with someone else. He is still set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night. The show is taping this evening in Los Angeles. Jonathan is also set to attend this Sunday’s Tea Party put on by BAFTA in Los Angeles. As well, he is expected to attend the Golden Globe Awards also held in Los Angeles, which is airing live on NBC on January 16, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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Spin

Tennis the Menace By Dave Itzkoff Spin, January 11, 2006 Whether he’s feuding with his directors or talking dirty to Scarlett Johansson, Match Point’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an actor with balls to spare A word of advice to aspiring silver-screen heartthrobs: If your current headshots and audition reels aren’t getting you noticed in Hollywood, try hanging out in dingy, smoke-filled Irish pool halls. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was just 16 years old, still “a little spotty, a little small, a little skinny,” and goofing off in one...

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TV Appearances Scheduled

Jonathan will be appearing on The View this Thursday! And Jonathan will also be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, set to air late Friday night. Jimmy Kimmel Live is taping Jonathan’s interview on Jan. 12. You can find out about tickets through 1iota. The View has standby tickets you can look into if you wanted to attend that taping. (Thanks Shelia)

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August Rush

From Production Weekly (thanks to moonatnight for passing this along): “Mission: Impossible 3″ co-stars Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, may reunite on Kirsten Sheridan’s upcoming fantasy love story “August Rush”. Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and Robin Williams star in the film, which starts shooting February 13 in New York. Set in Central Park, it’s the story of young lovers and gifted musical prodigies Louis and Lyla have one night together before they are parted for ten years. But that one night leaves a legacy of...

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Esquire

All Dressed Up by Stephen Garrett Esquire, January 2006 WHETHER AS A MOODY glam rocker in 1998′s Velvet Goldmine , a rugged soccer coach in 2002′s Bend It Like Beckham , or as the King himself in 2005′s CBS miniseries Elvis , twenty-eight-year-old Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has angled his brooding visage and stormy screen presence into one of the most promising careers of the past decade. Now Woody Allen’s London-set Match Point signals potential fulfilled. In it, Rhys Meyers plays an Irish striver who trades...

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