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Questions

  1. Where can I write to Jonathan?
  2. How do you pronounce Rhys? Is Rhys Meyers his real last name?
  3. Does Jonathan have Facebook? Twitter?
  4. Is Jonathan’s girlfriend [fill in the blank]?
  5. Is Matthew Rhys Jonathan’s brother?
  6. Who are Jonathan’s brothers?
  7. How did Jonathan get the scars on his face? His chest?
  8. How is Jonathan’s heart condition?
  9. Why wasn’t Jonathan in [insert film title here]?
  10. Is that Jonathan singing on the “Velvet Goldmine” soundtrack?
  11. Is that really Jonathan singing in “August Rush” and does he have an album?
  12. How tall is Jonathan?
  13. What color are his eyes?
  14. Where is he from? What kind of accent does he have?
  15. Is Jonathan gay?
  16. Where does Jonathan live?
  17. Isn’t Jonathan supposed to be in [insert film title here]?
  18. Does Jonathan have tattoos?

Answers

  1. Where can I write to Jonathan?
    All fan mail is welcome by Jonathan and his management team. Be patient as it may take time to receive a response. Please send your mail to one of the following addresses:

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    c/o Pip Gill Publicity
    47-49 Rupert Street
    London W1D 7PE
    UK
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    c/o 42West
    11400 W Olympic Blvd
    Ste 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    USA

  2. How do you pronounce Rhys? Is Rhys Meyers his real last name?
    Rhys is pronounced Reese. Jonathan started his acting career going by the name “Jonathan Rhys-Myers”. He added an e to Myers and dropped the hyphen as he continued to make movies for reasons unknown. Jonathan’s real full name is Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keeffe. He changed his last name when he took up acting, taking his mother’s maiden name of Meyers.
  3. Does Jonathan have Facebook? Twitter?
    There are accounts on Facebook and Twitter by people claiming to be Jonathan that pop up or continue to exist. Don’t be fooled. These are ALL fake accounts. Twitter and Facebook are normally quick to delete fake accounts when they pop up. Only verified accounts will be linked from the JRMfansite and so far, while one did pop up on Twitter, we have yet to confirm that it was legit and it’s not actively used.
  4. Is Jonathan’s girlfriend [fill in the blank]?
    Jonathan has been dating Australian model and activist Victoria Keon-Cohen since 2012. He has had significant relationships with Reena Hammer, Lisa Butcher, Cha Cha Singe, and Toni Collette. Delving further into gossip about Jonathan’s love life is not reported on this website. Please feel free to visit the JRMfansite message forum where you can find more discussion regarding this very popular topic and learn about his past loves.
  5. Is Matthew Rhys Jonathan’s brother?
    Matthew Rhys played Jonathan’s brother in Titus. He is not one of Jonathan’s real brothers.
  6. Who are Jonathan’s brothers?
    Jonathan has three younger brothers, Jaime, Alan, and Paul. They are not into acting, but music. All 3 have been in bands together, including Suzy’s Field and The OK’s. Jamie can also be seen playing a drummer in “August Rush”, alongside his big brother Jonathan. Suzy’s Field reunited in 2013 to record a new album. Jonathan will be taking part on some tracks.
  7. How did Jonathan get the scars on his face? His chest?
    Though his scars are not that noticeable (one is on his forehead) and usually airbrushed out of images, I have been asked this question a lot. He got them from accidents as a child. Falling off chairs and all that. Nothing too earth shattering.

    There is a more recent scar in the middle of his chest. This scar is from surgery he had for an ulcer in late 2003.

  8. How is Jonathan’s heart condition?
    Jonathan was born with a weak heart condition. He had to spend several of his early months in the hospital. He has stated in interviews that, “Yes. I had a weak heart and very weak kidneys, so I was kept for seven months in St. James’ hospital, Dublin, where I was born. I was in an incubator.” (Hot Press, December 2002) He has also stated he shouldn’t really be such a smoker, but he continues to smoke anyways.
  9. Why wasn’t Jonathan in [insert film title here]?
    Jonathan has been up for or been offered numerous roles, such as “All The Pretty Horses”, “Queen of the Damned”, and “Breakfast on Pluto”. He has either not wanted the part or did not get the role.
  10. Is that Jonathan singing on the “Velvet Goldmine” soundtrack?
    Yes. Jonathan sings “Baby’s On Fire” and “Tumbling Down” on the soundtrack (and in the movie too). He also sings “The Ballad of Maxwell Demon” and “Sebastian” in the movie. A different version of “Maxwell Demon” performed by Shudder to Think is on the soundtrack. “Sebastian” is not on the soundtrack at all.
  11. Is that really Jonathan singing in “August Rush” and does he have an album?
    Yes, that’s really him singing in “August Rush”. The soundtrack features the songs he sings in the film, but no Jonathan does not have his own album. There are no current plans for Jonathan to record an album in the future either. He has expressed interest in music and has not ruled it out, but his main focus is acting.
  12. How tall is Jonathan?
    There is much debate over Jonathan’s height. He is a very slim man and not at all tall compared to many other actors. Jonathan was also still growing when he first started acting. It’s speculation to say he is between 5’9″ and 5’11″.
  13. What color are his eyes?
    This is another area of debate. Sometimes they are very blue… other times they appear a green or hazel color. So depending on the image, lighting, and color clothing he wears, Jonathan’s eyes can be a bit of a mystery.
  14. Where is he from? What kind of accent does he have?
    Jonathan was born in Dublin but grew up in County Cork, Ireland. His accent is not as thick of a Cork accent as it used to be. Once he started acting, he tried to soften and loosen it up. You can hear his natural accent in the film “Bend It Like Beckham”.
  15. Is Jonathan gay?
    While Jonathan is not gay, he is a very open minded individual. He has stated in many interviews that he can appreciate male beauty and is not one to judge anyone’s sexuality. He has played gay and bisexual characters in various films and has no problem with gay or straight love scenes.
  16. Where does Jonathan live?
    Jonathan often resides in London when he’s not off filming in various parts of the world. Film sets are usually where he calls home. He still visits County Cork, Ireland whenever he gets a chance to spend time with family and friends. He also owns a place in Spain and a house in Los Angeles.
  17. Isn’t Jonathan supposed to be in [insert film title here]?
    Often IMDB and other sites pick up on films that Jonathan might be considering or that the producers wish to sign him for. Sometimes, a film project he has signed on for falls through with financing. Even when it’s confirmed that Jonathan is not doing a film project, there are still incorrect mentions on websites. Just to clear up some common and frequent questions, Jonathan is not signed and not going to do “The Last Unicorn” or “Adina”. Both projects were speculated about but neither films are even being made at the moment.
  18. Does Jonathan have tattoos?
    Jonathan has several tattoos. On his left arm are two decorative bands along with a series of dots. On the inside of his right arm is the phrase “no mud, no lotus”, which is related to symbolism in Buddhism. Mud is a symbol for suffering. The lotus flower represents enlightenment. You can’t have one without understanding and embracing the other. A good explanation of the meaning behind this phrase can be read on this blog.