ActorDate of birth
27th July 1977
Place of birth
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Year of debut
First feature film
A Man Of No Importance
From the age of three, Jonathan Rhys Meyers was raised by his mother when his father left the family. He was expelled from school at 16. He became involved in acting when a casting agent spotted him playing pool. He began his career by starring in Irish movies including The Disappearance Of Finbar and Michael Collins. He also landed lead roles in the TV movie Elvis and the TV series The Tudors. He has gone on to star in a range of movies from Velvet Goldmine to From Paris With Love.
He was born Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keefe. When he began acting he took up his mother’s maiden name Meyers.
According to digitalspy, he hates the sound of his own voice. When discussing hearing his singing voice in August Rush, he said "I'm absolutely horrified and stunned that I could shame myself so much".
He beat over 200 actors to land the role of Elvis Presley in Elvis.
Early in his career, he appeared in a Knorr soup advertisement.
He has featured in Hugo Boss' advertising for their fragrance Hugo.