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USA Today

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: A regular guy The ‘Dracula’ star talks America, the red carpet and reading material. USA Today, October 18, 2013 Five things you should know about Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 36, as he takes on the iconic leading role in Dracula, NBC’s new drama debuting Oct. 25. He’s fond of America: ”I don’t understand why Europeans are so rough on Americans; there are an immense amount of smart and lovely people in your country,” the Dublin-born star says. He’s not a sharer: ”No Instagram pictures of me on a bloody...

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The Independent

Interview with the vampire: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Dracula Jonathan Rhys Meyers has ‘something of the night about him’ – so he’s well cast as Dracula. Sarah Hughes meets him By Sarah Hughes The Independent, October 18, 2013 The first time I meet Jonathan Rhys Meyers he has been filming all day in 40-degree heat with ice packs strapped underneath his three-piece suit to stay cool. Playing the lead in a new version of Dracula, an ambitious co-production between the US network NBC and the UK’s Sky Living, has meant...

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Countdown to Dracula is heating up!

The countdown to “Dracula” is heating up! Sky Living hosted a special screening of the pilot episode with a cast Q&A that Jonathan attended in London. Props and costumes from the show were on display. You can see behind the scenes photos of the gorgeous production design on The Hollywood Reporter. Sky Ireland held a premiere for the show at Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin on October 10. Jonathan introduced the pilot screening by reading a passage from Bram Stoker’s original novel. A Q&A with cast members followed along with...

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Radio Times

Jonathan Rhys Meyers – I didn’t want my Dracula to be anything like my friend Christopher Lee’s The actor says he was keen to keep his performance distinct from Lee’s “iconic” take on the role By Ben Dowell Radio Times, October 10, 2013 Jonathan Rhys Meyers has revealed that his friendship with actor Christopher Lee encouraged him to make his own Dracula as different from Lee’s “iconic” performance as possible. Speaking at the launch of Sky Living’s new drama series Dracula, which premieres on the channel on 31 October,...

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Belle du Seigneur coming soon on DVD

“Belle du Seigneur” is finally getting a release in North America after being released theatrically in Russia and France. It’ll be out on DVD in Canada on December 10. The English title is “A Grand Affair”. There is no description yet of what else the disc may contain or what version of the film this will be, but this may be the only way to pick up a NTSC version of the film. You can preorder the DVD now on Amazon.ca.

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“Another Me” in competition at Rome Film Festival

The Rome Film Festival is taking place November 8-17, 2013 and they have just announced 4 new films that will be screened in competition. “Panda Eyes” is one of the films but it’s officially changed names back to the original novel title, “Another Me”. “Another Me” is due for release in UK theatres on November 15. It’s likely to receive a world premiere in Rome first. No word yet on release dates for “Another Me” in other countries.

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Dracula news and gallery updates

“Dracula” promotion is heating up and more publicity images including new posters were released. 10 new stills have been added to the Gallery as well 4 previous images have been updated to larger size versions. Parade posted a new interview with Jonathan as well as Entertainment Weekly, where the “Star Wars” rumors are debunked. Sky Living released a video of cast interviews. Unfortunately, the video is only available to those in the UK and Ireland. And New York Comic Con is just around the corner. No word yet on...

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Parade

Dracula’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers: ‘I Look Like the Bad Guy’ By Erin Hill Parade, September 15, 2013 In Dracula, Jonathan Rhys Myers, 36, portrays a dashing version of the iconic vampire, who battles ancient enemies in Victorian London. (NBC, premieres Oct. 25). What first drew you to the role of Dracula? When you’re offered iconic roles like this, you take the opportunity to play them. I thought it would be interesting. It’s a variation on a theme, which is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, we can’t just repeat and give the...

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New Dracula promotional stills

With the NBC premiere of “Dracula” only 7 weeks away now, new promotional photos are popping up. Five new stills have been added to the Gallery. Early previews of the pilot episode have been trickling out as well with many saying Jonathan has been perfectly cast as the title character.

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Jonathan at premiere of City of Bones

Enjoy video of Jonathan greeting fans at the Norwegian premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”: You can also see a short but very sweet interview with Jonathan that includes his girlfriend Victoria from seher.no. As part of the premiere, Jonathan and fellow cast members put their hands (in the case of Jonny, fists) in wet concrete and signed them for placement at the theatre in Norway.

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