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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Actor Date of birth 27th July 1977
Place of birth Co. Dublin, Ireland
Year of debut 1994
First feature film A Man Of No Importance
Biography

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.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers's films

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible III
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
120 Mins
Released
2006

Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) comes up against a ruthless weapons dealer (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Contains moderate action violence.

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Packshot for the film Bend It Like Beckham
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2002

Comedy about an Indian girl who ignores her family's traditions because of her obsession with football. With Keira Knightley. Moderate language and sexual references.

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Packshot for the film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
125 Mins
Released
2013

A teenage girl (Lily Collins) discovers she comes from a noble line of demon hunters. Contains moderate violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film From Paris With Love
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
88 Mins
Released
2010

A rookie cop (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) teams up with a reckless agent (John Travolta) in Paris. Contains strong bloody violence, language and hard drug use.

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Did you know?

  • 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.