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Jonathan Rhys Meyers


Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Match Point
Match Point Chris Wilton
(2005)
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible III Declan Gormley
(2006)
From Paris with Love
From Paris with Love James Reese
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 12th Man (filming)
Kurt Stage
 2017 Damascus Cover (post-production)
Ari Ben-Sion / Hans Hoffmann
 2016 London Town
Joe Strummer
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Lea
- Part 4 (2016) ... Tom Lea
- Part 3 (2016) ... Tom Lea
- Part 2 (2016) ... Tom Lea
 2015 Stonewall
Trevor
 2013 Eternal Return (Short)
Narrator
 2013 Another Me
John
 2010 6 Souls
David / Adam / Wesley
 2008 A Film with Me in It
Pierce 2
 2005 Elvis (TV Series)
Elvis Presley
 2003 The Lion in Winter (TV Movie)
Philip
 2003 The Emperor's Wife
Chamberlain
 2003 Octane
The Father
 2003 The Tesseract
Sean
 2001 Tangled
Alan Hammond (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
 2001 Prozac Nation
Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
 2001 Happy Now
Mark Wraith (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
Steerpike
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Steerpike
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Steerpike
 1999 Titus
Chiron
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Pitt Mackeson
 1999 The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Nic, aged 16
 1998 B. Monkey
Bruno
 1998 The Tribe
Adam
 1998 The Governess
Henry Cavendish
 1997 Telling Lies in America
Kevin Boyle
 1997 The Maker
Josh Minnell
 1996 The Disappearance of Finbar
Finbar Flynn
 1996 La lengua asesina
Rudolph
 1996 Michael Collins
Collins' Assassin (as Jonathan Rhys Myers)
 1994 A Man of No Importance
First Young Man (as Jonathan Rhys-Myer)
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Other Works:

Print and TV ads for new Hugo fragrances XX and XY See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jonathan Rhys Myers | Jonathan Rhys-Meyers | Jonathan Rhys-Myer

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On being a professional actor) I started acting at 18 years old because I got a lead role in a movie. It wasn't like I was a kid going, "When I grow up, I want to be an actor." So I think what drives me is I found something very young by mistake that I could do. But that doesn't necessarily mean I love it all the time. Because it's not lovable. The process of acting itself for me is really ... See more »

Trivia:

His mother, Geraldine Meyers, passed away, at age 50, after a sudden illness [November 21, 2007]. See more »

Trademark:

His sense of fashion

Nickname:

Jon See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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