Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Trivia for King Henry VIII of The Tudors TV SeriesMovies, Video & TV
1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1977.
2. He is Irish.
3. H e stands at 5' 10" (1.78 m).
4. He has been starring as Henry VIII in the English TV series The Tudors since 2007.
5. His awards include a Golden Globe and IFTA (Irish Film and Television Awards). He won the IFTA for his role in The Tudors. Even though he was nominated for Golden Globe for The Tudors twice, he won it for his role as Elvis Presley in the TV movie Elvis (2005). Elvis brought him an Emmy nomination as well.
6. He sings the songs with his own voice in the romantic music movie August Rush where he plays Freddie Highmore’s dad. He also sang some songs for his movie Velvet Goldmine.
7. Jonathan Rhys Meyers co-starred with Keri Russell twice - once in Mission Impossible III and once in August Rush.
8. He played in Hugo Boss perfume commercials.
9. His favorite type of music is alternative and indie rock.
10. He is good friends with Irish actor Stuart Townsend, who dated actress Charlize Theron for 9 years.
11. He realized being skinny made him typecast for playing rejects, junkies and musicians. He put on muscle to bring a diversity of his career.
12. Rhys Meyers stayed with co-star/on screen band mate Alex O’ Loughlin during the making of August Rush.
13. His co-stars include Keri Russell, Alex O’ Loughlin, William Sadler, Robin Williams, Freddie Highmore (August Rush), John Travolta (From Paris with Love), Rachel Leigh Cook, Shawn Hatosy (Tangled), Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer (Match Point), Madeleine Stowe, Mischa Barton, Norman Reedus (Octane, the movie is also called Pulse), Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer (The Tudors), Simon Baker, Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, Mark Ruffalo (Ride with the Devil), Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor (Velvet Goldmine), Clive Owen, Charlotte Rampling, Malcolm McDowell (I’ll sleep when I’m dead), Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra (Bend it like Beckham), Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Michelle Williams, Anne Heche (Prozac Nation), Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart (Lion in the Winter), Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Crudup (Mission Impossible III), Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow (The Children of Huang Shi), Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Plummer, Jared Leto (Alexander), Gabriel Byrne, Reese Witherspoon (Vanity Fair) and Julianne Moore (Shelter).
14. Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ roles include drug-using college student, David Bowie-like rocker, special agent, a guy with a Multiple Personality Disorder, King Henry VIII, rock band singer still in love with a girl he spent one night with, social climber/ former tennis player, football coach of a girls team and more.