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Jonathan Rhys Meyers
About JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS
Date of Birth: July 27, 1977
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Eye Color: Ice blue/green
Physical Feature: the way he walks is incredibly sexy (Match Point).
Height: 5'10" (1,78 m)
Family: Son of Geraldine Meyers-O'Keeffe (deceased Nov 2007) and John O'Keeffe. Three younger brothers: Jamie, Alan and Paul and two sisters, Sharon and Maria. All musicians.
In the past, has been linked with actresses Asia Argento, Toni Collette, Rachel Leigh Cook, Estella Warren & Irish model Glenda Gilson. Had an on/off relationship with heiress Reena Hammer from 2004 until 2010. Since late 2012, he has been seeing Australian Model Victoria Keon-Cohen.
Education:"I've never gone to acting school and I never will, so I'm learning about the business from the people who are in the business. It doesn't seem like I work at all. And the unknown is always exciting."
Hobbies: Music, Football, working out
'Johnny O'Keeffe' doesn't have the star quality of 'Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Source : Independent.ie By Aoife Anderson Tuesday November 13 2007
IRISH actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has revealed he changed his surname because he thinks his real name, Johnny O'Keeffe, is boring.The 30-year-old Cork star decided to adopt the name Rhys-Meyers at the very beginning of his acting career to make himself sound more interesting. The Tudors heart-throb said the two different names enabled him to separate his work life from his personal life.
"Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was the name I wanted the world to know me by, and not my birth name," he said. "I wanted to create almost this different person, which I suppose doesn't really exist. "People think it's all premieres and parties and glamour. And I suppose Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has some of that. "But Johnny actually sits at home, plays his guitar badly and hangs out with his friends. "It's good that there's a line for me to draw," he added. ...
The actor also revealed that, if he wasn't lighting up the big screen, he would have like to have become good enough at playing the guitar to become a musician. "I play music -- I just never wanted to do it as a job," he said. "My father is a musician, my brothers are musicians. "But if I had pushed it, I am sure I could have learned to be a bit better, to promote it," he added.
| CAREER HIGHLIGHTS|
New NBC TV series about Dracula
Big Break: Velvet Goldmine, Bend It Like Beckham & Elvis
| Interview with JRM in Details Magazine |
A few of JRM's favourites in 2007
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Snapped in a car in Soho London May 2010
JRM with his Best Actor awardat the 5th annual IFTA's (2008)
& below his acceptance speech
with his Honorary Patronage award from
the Trinity College Philosophical Society
during a special ceremony on
Sunday, October 6, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland.
Society president Barry Devlin said, “We look for people who we feel represent the spirit and values embodied by former pioneering Irish people like Oscar Wilde. We are delighted to present this award to such a list of diverse and talented individuals such as Jonathan Rhys Myers.”
Other recipient of this award was republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2006.
Jonathan with his proud Mum, Geri Meyers-O'Keeffe, who died in 2007 at the age of 50 after a short illness.
Celebrities at her funeral at St. Joseph's Church in Glanmire, County Cork, included fellow actors Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy. Rhys Meyers attended with his girlfriend, Reena Hammer; his father, John O'Keeffe; and his brothers, Alan, Jamie and Paul. The parish priest, the Rev. Noel O'Sullivan, described Meyers-O'Keeffe, a former charity worker, as a "loving, caring mother who would go out of her way to help people.... She was a small woman,
with a big heart."
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