Charity Work
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Jonathan attends Peace Earth Foundation Gala

Last night, Jonathan attended a fundraising gala for the Peace Earth Foundation held in London. Peach Earth was founded by actor and director Forest Whitaker to help societies worldwide affected by war, conflicts, and violence. Jonathan was joined by Victoria Keon-Cohen. Victoria is a model as well as filmmaker and founder of Equity Models Union Committee. She was recently seen with Jonathan while in Toronto during filming of “City of Bones” and may just be his new girlfriend. Also in attendance was Natalia Vodianova, Jonathan’s co-star in “Belle Du...

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Doodle by Jonathan Rhys Meyers up for auction

Jonathan has contributed to a charity auction for National Doodle Day. Various celebrities have contributed doodles over the years to raise money to support the work of Epilepsy Action. Jonathan’s work is up for auction on Ebay. The auction ends March 11.

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Auction to save Christ Church in Dublin

Jonathan is participating in an upcoming charity auction to benefit Christ Church in Dublin. No details yet on what he’s donated that will be part of this auction. A famous cathedral needs to find €2m for its future upkeep. Christ Church in Dublin, a major tourist attraction, requires an initial cash injection of €1m for essential stonework repairs to its famous bell tower and another €1m for refurbishment of its Chapter House. Yesterday, model Rosanna Davison, dancer Michael Flatley, singer Roger Whittaker, actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a host...

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Plates for Parkinson’s Update

Bright spot of news to share… Jonathan’s plate that he designed and signed to raise money the Parkinson Society Maritime Region ended up getting the highest bid over such celebs as Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. with a winning bid of $1,717.96! A big fan of Jonathan won the plate and had a special story to share regarding it. The Parkinson Society posted a lovely story about the winner of Jonathan’s plate: Plates for Parkinson’s Update The 3rd annual Plates for Parkinson’s campaign raised almost $12,000 for support...

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Plate for Parkinson’s

Jonathan has designed and signed a special plate that is currently being auctioned on Ebay in support of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region. Proceeds from the sale of this plate and other celebrity plates, benefits the Parkinson Society Maritime Region’s efforts to fund research, support services and education about this disease. There are still 7 days left to bid on Jonathan’s plate.

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Jonathan supports Hope fast

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Supports HOPE 18th August 2008 The HOPE Foundations 24-hour volunteer fast was launched today by HOPE ambassador Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. HOPE, who work for the street children of Kolkata, are organising the 24-hour fast in conjunction with the National Day of Volunteering ‘Give it A Swirl Day’, which will take place on Friday the 26th of September 2008. HOPE is encouraging everyone nationally to get involved, get sponsored and get fasting! The foundation is hoping to have over 2,500 people abstaining on the day for the abused and...

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Children of Huang Shi benefit premiere

The American Red Cross of Greater New York is holding a special premiere of “The Children of Huang Shi” on Sunday, May 18 at 6:30pm at the DGA Theatre (110 W. 57th St.) There will be a pre-screening reception with director and cast and post screening reception. You can learn more on the NY Red Cross website, where you can also purchase tickets (starting at $100/ticket.) The premiere is being held to benefit Red Cross volunteer recruitment and preparedness training in “at risk” communities in New York City. Additionally,...

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More on Hope

More details about Jonathan’s involvement with the Hope Foundation. From the Irish Independent: Meyers to be face of ‘Calcutta’ charity By Ralph Riegel Tuesday February 19 2008 AN IRISH charity last night celebrated securing Golden Globe winning actor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, as its international goodwill ambassador. The 31-year-old Cork actor has agreed to work with the Hope Foundation to highlight the plight of street children in India. Hope — which was founded in Cork nine years ago — is now involved in a total of 57 different projects in India...

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Helping children in India

Jonathan has been named the ambassador for a charity foundation that strives to help children in Calcutta, India: Rhys Meyers to help Calcutta children Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has revealed his plans to champion the rights of children living on the streets of Calcutta. The Hollywood star was unveiled at a ceremony in Dublin today as the ambassador for the Hope Foundation, a charity formed in his native Cork. Rhys Meyers said: “I’m deeply honoured to become an ambassador for an organisation like the Hope Foundation.” “Hope, an...

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Charity involvement plus another August Rush screening

The upcoming Chicago Film Festival will have a special screening of “August Rush” on October 13th at 12:00pm as part of a Family Focus showcase for films geared to family audiences. You can look into purchasing tickets online. Like last year, Jonathan again played in a charity football match for St. Killian’s in Dublin to aid the Bray Women’s Refuge early this month. And this Saturday, Jonathan is expected to participate in a special event for Tara Heritage Day. From the Gaiety School of Acting website: Help Stuart Townsend,...

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