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Added article

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

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Variety

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...

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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...

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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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Speculation on new project?

From an article on Malcolm McDowell, during his Cannes Film Festival press interviews, comes speculation about a possible new project in the works for Jonny: McDowell has spent decades as a journeyman actor in U.S. television with the occasional opportunity for something original such as Mike Hodges’ excellent “ll Sleep When I’m Dead.” He is planning to work with Hodges again on a screen treatment of the Thomas Mann novella “Mario and the Magician” costarring with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Kaplan, who is raising the money for it, says they...

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Tudors Tidbits

From the Vancouver Sun comes news that “The Tudors” will air this fall as part of the CBC schedule in Canada. Recent articles and blogs related to “The Tudors” and all that Emmy buzz: Hank, you sexy devil! The King of Showtime In Contention: Drama Emmy alert: what to watch on TV Should Jonathan Rhys Meyers switch to episode #108? Or #107? Yesterday’s edition of Daily Variety has “The Tudors” boldly featured on the cover with a dvd inside containing the last 4 episodes of the series! And some...

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Elvis and Hugo

“Elvis” is reairing on Showtime this Sunday at 6 pm. Be sure to check local listings for exact showtimes in your area. Showtime is also having a marathon of “The Tudors” starting Sunday at 10 pm. And Hugo Boss has put up a US website and UK website with a different version of Jonathan’s ad, behind the scenes photos, and a hot featurette on the making of the ad. Be sure to check it out (both versions of the website are a little different.)

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No Bronte?

According to AMC Pictures, Jonathan is no longer attached to “Brontë”. No further details are none at this time. You have the opportunity to give Showtime feedback about “The Tudors”. Fill out the survey online.

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Photos Added

Added 35 images to the Gallery (which has now hit over 2 million views!): “AngloMania” Met Costume Institute Gala (+2) Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy party (+1) N.E.R.D. aftershow party (+2) Nylon Guys Summer Issue party (+10) Women to Women book launch party (+3) Alexander premiere (+5) British Fashion Awards (+8) B. Monkey (+1) Mission: Impossible III (+3)

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Brontë back on track

According to AMC Pictures, “Brontë” has changed directors and a few cast members, but is scheduled to start production on August 28, 2007. Jonathan is still attached but has new co-stars in Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood and new director Charles Sturridge. Thanks to Mouret and BrontëBlog for this new information.

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