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Top 10 Facts - Jonathan Rhys Meyers
11.14.2015
Fact #1

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born in Dublin, Ireland. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old. At the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his brothers alone. He has 3 younger brothers.

Fact #2

His movie acting debut was a very small role in the ?lm A Man of No Importance, where his simple cast credit is as "First Young Man". His ?rst lead role was in the ?lm The Disappearance of Finbar.

Fact #3

Rhys Meyers is also a talented singer and musician. He performed his own vocals in Velvet Goldmine.

Fact #4

He acted as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis. His role in Elvis earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Fact #5

For his role as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Tudors he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Fact #6

He has been the face model for several Hugo Boss fragrances advertising campaigns.

Fact #7

In 2013, Meyers appeared as the villain Valentine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on Cassandra Clare's novel, City of Bones. He also starred in the NBC drama series Dracula as the titular character.

Fact #8

He starred in the CBC/ Showtime co-production The Tudors as Henry VIII. He was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best { Actor in a Television Drama in 2007 for the role.

Fact #9

His ?rst musical roles was as "Brian Slade" in Velvet Goldmine; two of the songs he sang ("Baby's on Fire" and "Tumbling Down") are on the ?lm's soundtrack.

Fact #10

"This Time" was not released as a single but peaked at number 84 in the Canadian Hot 100. Besides acting, Jonathan has also modelled for several clothing companies. He modeled for Club Monaco in 2001. Was chosen as the face for the Versace men's collection of Autumn/Winter 2006 and Spring 2007.

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