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JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS (Valentine) 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 continues to land leading roles opposite today's hottest film actors and directors, and has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men.
Rhys Meyers will star as the lead in the highly anticipated NBC drama "Dracula" produced by Colin Callender and Tony Krantz. "Dracula" began production in January 2013.
Rhys Meyers received the great honor of a Golden Globe Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie" for his portrayal of the young Elvis Presley in the television miniseries "Elvis." In addition to this honor he received an Emmy nomination for his role. The flawless portrayal of the "king" by a young Irish actor floored critics and audiences alike.
Rhys Meyers starred opposite Natalia Vodianova in Belle Du Seigneur, 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.
Rhys Meyers appeared in the critically acclaimed feature Albert Nobbs. In the film he starred opposite Glenn Close and Brendan Gleeson. The film, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, centers around a woman (Close) in 19th century Ireland who distinguishes herself as a man in order to survive.
In From Paris With Love directed by Pierre Morel, Rhys Meyers starred opposite John Travolta. The film centers around a young embassy worker (Rhys Meyers) and an American secret agent (Travolta) who cross paths while working on a high-risk mission in Paris.
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. "The Tudors" was created by Michael Hirst and was directed by a variety of award winning directors including, Charles McDougall. "The Tudors" enjoyed excellent ratings over its four seasons.
Rhys Meyers showed great range in the musical romance August Rush alongside an all-star cast including Terrance Howard, Robin Williams and Keri Russell. The story centers around an orphaned musical prodigy who uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents, Rhys Meyers and Russell. The film was directed by In America's Kirsten Sheridan.
Rhys Meyers was seen in the blockbuster action sequel Mission Impossible III in which he co-starred with Tom Cruise, Laurence Fishburne, and Phillip Seymour Hoffmann under the direction of J.J. Abrams.
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.
Rhys Meyers is also recognized for his role as the girls' soccer coach in the award-winning sleeper hit Bend it Like Beckham in which he starred with Keira Knightly and Parminder Nagra. Rhys Meyers other film credits include starring roles in Oliver Stone's epic Alexander, with Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie; and Mira Nair's Vanity Fair, with Reese Witherspoon.
On the small screen, Rhys Meyers has starred in a wide range of longform projects, both here and in the U.K. Among his television credits are the Showtime presentation of "The Lion in Winter," with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close; Alfonso Arau's "The Magnificent Ambersons"; "Gormenghast"; "The Tribe"; and "Samson and Delilah."
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Rhys Meyers made his film debut in A Man of No Importance, and then played the young assassin in Neil Jordan's biopic Michael Collins His subsequent film credits have included The Maker, Telling Lies in America, starring Kevin Bacon; The Governess, opposite Minnie Driver; the thriller B. Monkey; Mike Figgis' The Loss of Sexual Innocence; Ang Lee's Western Ride with the Devil; Julie Taymor's Titus, with Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; Prozac Nation, opposite Christina Ricci; The Tesseract; the crime drama I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, with Clive Owen and Charlotte Rampling; and The Emperor's Wife.
Rhys Meyers currently resides in London.
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