2007 June

Live Chat with Jonny!

Next Monday, June 18 at noon PST (3pm EST) the Los Angeles Times awards website The Gold Derby is holding a live chat with Jonathan! Be sure to check in with the site’s chat room on Monday. You may need to create an account to participate. Thanks to TD for the alert on this.


August Rush sneak peek!

Coming Soon has a take on a special preview screening of footage of “August Rush”. The trailer is rumored to be debuting this weekend in theatres attached to another Warner Bros. release “Nancy Drew”. Expect it to appear online soon.


More Elvis DVD details

As reported earlier, “Elvis” is finally coming out on DVD in the U.S. More details are now out about the upcoming release: Starz Home Entertainment (formerly Anchor Bay) has announced the August 14th release of Elvis: The Miniseries on DVD. The feature is 173 minutes long, and presented in anamorphic widescreen. For those of you with a home theater setup, there is a Dolby 5.1 Surround track, but if you don’t have that yet then there’s also a Dolby 2.0 Stereo track as well. And if you can’t use...


New Images

Another small update to the Gallery. Added 2 new stills from “The Children of Huang Shi” and replaced one image with a larger one.


More on Tudors season 2

Zap2it has a great article on the history behind “The Tudors”, more details on the upcoming second season, and the possibility of additional seasons. See cut (beware plot spoilers for season 2) below for the full article. Thanks to Sheila for this find.


Elvis on DVD

Good news! “Elvis” is finally coming out in the U.S. on DVD! You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.com for the August 14th release date. Thanks to Megan for the news alert on this. And if you missed it the first time, Jonathan’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be repeating this Monday, June 11. Check your local listings for times.


Added article

Added a new article from Variety where Jonathan talks about his role as Henry VIII in “The Tudors”. Thanks to Sheila.



Emmy Contender: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ‘The Tudors’ By David Mermelstein Variety, June 7, 2007 To play the king: That was the challenge facing Dublin-born Jonathan Rhys Meyers, an actor best known for playing creeps and sociopaths, including most memorably recently the heartless social climber in Woody Allen’s “Match Point.” For “The Tudors,” in which he stars as a young Henry VIII, the actor, who turns 30 next month, needed to blend menace with emerging gravitas. He also had to upend entrenched stereotypes of a man most viewers know as...


Tudors filming again

According to Broadcast Industry News, the second season of “The Tudors” is now filming in Ireland: Second Series Of ‘The Tudors’ Filming Underway 06 June 2007 The second season of the major TV series ‘The Tudors’, starring Irish Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Match Point), John Kavanagh (The Tiger’s Tail), Nick Dunning (Alexander) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Tara Road) has started shooting in Ardmore studios. ‘The Tudors’ focuses on the turbulent early years of King Henry VIII’s reign as King of England, and will shoot for approx 20 weeks...


Casting news for Tudors

From Variety comes exciting casting news for the second season of “The Tudors” and some storyline details. O’Toole takes on ‘Tudors’ role Showtime show anoints a pope By JOSEF ADALIAN Peter O’Toole will follow his Oscar-nommed turn in “Venus” by playing Pope Paul III on Showtime’s “The Tudors.” Thesp has booked a seven-episode arc on the second season of the cabler’s frosh success story. He’ll lense his segs later this year for broadcast next spring. The season two storyline promises to pit O’Toole’s pontiff against Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Henry...

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