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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Tudors. He has been the face of several advertising campaigns for Hugo Boss fragrances. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Mary Geraldine "Geri" Meyers and musician John O'Keeffe. He was raised Roman Catholic by his family. Born in Drimnagh, he moved to Cork, at one year old and was raised there with his three younger brothers, Jamie, Alan, and Paul, who are all professional musicians. When he was three, his parents separated. His mother raised Rhys Meyers and his brother Alan while his other two brothers went to live at their grandmother's house with their father. Rhys Meyers attended North Monastery School. Rhys Meyers was expelled from the North Monastery Secondary School at age 16 for truancy and spent much of his time hanging out in pool halls. Casting agents looking for

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- Reported Suicide Attempt

Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- Reported Suicide Attempt

"Bend It Like Beckham" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized in London Tuesday night after reportedly attempting to commit suicide by overdosing on pills in his mansion. According to U.K.… READ MORE >

John vs. Jonathan: Who'd You Rather?

John vs. Jonathan
Who'd You Rather?

"From Paris with Love" stars John Travolta, 55, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 32, got chummy at an event in NYC this week.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather Lachey vs. Lachey Dempsey vs. Cooper… READ MORE >

- 1781 days ago
Hi, I'm An Alcoholic -- Let's Party!

Hi, I'm An Alcoholic -- Let's Party!

So you're fresh out of rehab. Where's the one place you just gotta go to avoid that temptation? Why Villa night club, of course. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lindsay Lohan -- both recent rehab… READ MORE >

- 2513 days ago
Rhys Meyers -- It's Happy Hour Somewhere!

Rhys Meyers -- It's Happy Hour Somewhere!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers said last year he would never drink again. Twice in the last three days does not constitute "never."Sporting a pair of unfortunate mUggs (man-Uggs), Meyers was seen at 10:00… READ MORE >

- 2589 days ago
Rhys Meyers Popped for Being Plowed in Public

Rhys Meyers Popped for Being Plowed in Public

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was nabbed yesterday by Irish cops, after he allegedly got rowdy in Dublin Airport, and he's been charged with public drunkenness and breach of peace, reports the AP.The actor… READ MORE >

- 2590 days ago
Timberlake's Bringin' ... Well, You Know the Rest

Timberlake's Bringin' ... Well, You Know the Rest

What would you do after being named International Man of the Year? For Justin Timberlake, the answer was to make a move for David Furnish's nipple. After Kelly Osbourne and Furnish read… READ MORE >

- 3029 days ago
Rhys Meyers Following in Halle & Demi's Footsteps

Rhys Meyers Following in Halle & Demi's Footsteps

"M:I:3" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the new face of Versace's fall ad campaign.After enlisting the services of beautiful Hollywood heavyweights like Halle Berry, Demi Moore and Madonna in seasons… READ MORE >

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