JONATHAN RHY MEYERS first gained international attention and a London Film
Critics Circle Award for his starring role in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine with
Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale and Toni Collette. Since then, Rhys Meyers has
snatched up a Golden Globe Award for his starring role in the CBS television
miniseries "Elvis" and was honored again when he received his 2nd Golden Globe
nomination for his role as Henry the VIII in "The Tudors."
Rhys Meyers recently wrapped filming Belle Du Seigneur, Rhys Meyers stars
opposite Natalia Vodianova in the English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's
epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official
and the protestant wife of one of his employees. Belle Du Seigneur is set to be
released in 2012.
In 2010 Rhys Meyers concluded his run as Henry the VIII in the fourth and final
season of the Showtime original series "The Tudors." The series, which earned
Rhys Meyers two Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of the king, focused
on the rarely depicted, turbulent early years of Henry's life including his
romantic and political relationships.
Rhys Meyers earned critical acclaim for his role in the edgy film by Woody
Allen, Match Point. Dubbed as Allen's "comeback," the film was nominated for
three Golden Globes including Best Picture. Match Point, which co-starred
Scarlett Johansson, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 with Rhys Meyers
winning the festival's Chopard Trophy for Male Revelation.
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