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February 4, 2010
Where you've seen him "I think that most of my work has been an apprenticeship for what I'm going to do in my future," says Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose learned trades now include glam-rock superstar ("Velvet Goldmine"), king of England (Showtime's "The Tudors") and the King (TV's "Elvis"). Among his other notable films: Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil," J.J. Abrams' "Mission: Impossible III," Julie Taymor's "Titus" and Woody Allen's "Match Point." He has notably not appeared in a teen sex comedy or spoof movie: "I did a terrible audition for one of those years ago; four minutes into the audition, 'Listen guys, this is a crock.
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October 25, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It is a little late to be worrying much over the body of Dracula. From pulp he came and to pulp he shall forever return. For every serious or even vaguely faithful take on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel - Browning, Murnau, Coppola, Herzog, et al. - there must be 20 or 30 instances where the character is turned to daffier uses. He has been Hammer House of Horrored, Mad Monster Partied, Mel Brooksed, George Hamiltoned, Abbott and Costelloed and Scooby-Dooed from here to Romania and back.
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October 23, 2013 | By Katherine Tulich
This is not your great-great grandfather's Dracula. It's NBC's - and that means in this lush, re-imagined world, the mysterious count made famous in Bram Stoker's 1897 classic now has washboard abs, is posing as an American (vampire) in London, and is a complicated antihero. The new series, which premieres Friday and seems to have shed any lingering gothic inhibitions about sex, blood and gore, stars the brooding Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. "I guess it was inevitable with my looks I would be asked to play a vampire one day," Rhys Meyers says with a laugh on the phone from his North London home.
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October 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Kristin Chenoweth will go to great lengths in order to raise money to combat breast cancer, including nearly losing her lunch on network TV all over genial Jay Leno. The actress and singer stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday night and resumed her ongoing deal with Leno in regards to her work raising money for breast cancer. She eats something disgusting of Leno's choosing and he coughs up cold, hard cash. Pretty sweet deal, right? Well, not exactly sweet. This time Leno provided Chenoweth with two dishes dear to his Scottish mother's heart: blood pudding and haggis.
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May 23, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
A decadent, exotic city, the brink of war, the sweep of history, a gang of scruffy urchins, the lips and eyes of Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- these are the main ingredients in Roger Spottiswoode's "The Children of Huang Shi," a small-scale, would-be epic about an inexperienced British journalist whose accidental arrival in Japanese-occupied Nanking leads to the heroic rescue of 60 Chinese orphans.
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November 18, 2007 | William Georgiades, Special to The Times
"You can only do so many skinny pretty-boy roles," declares Jonathan Rhys Meyers in a downtown New York cafe. He's just come from a taping of "Live With Regis and Kelly," where he was interviewed by guest host Vince Vaughn. "I decided I had to become more masculine and move away from all those young man roles. I'm 30 now. And the very best roles for actors come between the ages of 30 and 50. And I want to be ready for them all."
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October 25, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It is a little late to be worrying much over the body of Dracula. From pulp he came and to pulp he shall forever return. For every serious or even vaguely faithful take on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel - Browning, Murnau, Coppola, Herzog, et al. - there must be 20 or 30 instances where the character is turned to daffier uses. He has been Hammer House of Horrored, Mad Monster Partied, Mel Brooksed, George Hamiltoned, Abbott and Costelloed and Scooby-Dooed from here to Romania and back.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2008
She'll be back: Fox has renewed freshman drama "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" for next season. Renewed: Showtime has ordered a third season of "The Tudors," with Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to return as King Henry VIII.
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December 22, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
An Irish Elvis? That's the choice the producers of a CBS TV movie about the late King of Rock 'n' Roll have made, casting Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the title role of "Elvis." Rhys-Meyers, 27, who has appeared in such films as "Bend It Like Beckham," "Vanity Fair" and "Alexander," begins work on the project next month. Camryn Manheim, an Emmy winner for "The Practice," will play Elvis' mother, while Randy Quaid will portray his manager, Col. Tom Parker.
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April 26, 2007 | Mike Boehm
Tom West is the new vice president of development at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where job one will be raising about $75 million needed to complete funding for the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, along with an additional $11 million or so for annual operations. West, whose hiring was announced Wednesday, spent the last nine years as a fundraiser for the Kennedy Center in Washington, most recently as vice president of development.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By Katherine Tulich
This is not your great-great grandfather's Dracula. It's NBC's - and that means in this lush, re-imagined world, the mysterious count made famous in Bram Stoker's 1897 classic now has washboard abs, is posing as an American (vampire) in London, and is a complicated antihero. The new series, which premieres Friday and seems to have shed any lingering gothic inhibitions about sex, blood and gore, stars the brooding Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. "I guess it was inevitable with my looks I would be asked to play a vampire one day," Rhys Meyers says with a laugh on the phone from his North London home.
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April 4, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Beware the horror-thriller about personality disorder that suffers from its own fractious splits in title, mood and logic. "6 Souls," originally completed (and released overseas) years ago under the title "Shelter," begins as a run-of-the-mill gothic/psychological suspense film. Julianne Moore stars as a forensic psychiatrist who is skeptical of dissociative identity disorder but is confronted with a creepy patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) practically bursting with various entities and barely concealed menace.
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July 25, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jonathan Rhys Meyers may have recently completed roles in "The Tudors" and "Albert Nobbs," but he's not ready to return to the 21st century yet. His latest role will return him to the 19th century to play the coolest vampire of them all, Dracula. On Tuesday, NBC announced the 10-episode series "Dracula," starring Rhys Meyers as the count, who travels to London in the 1890s. He poses as an American entrepreneur seeking to introduce modern technology to Victorian society, but in reality he's seeking revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries before.
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February 5, 2010 | By Michael Phillips
Stupid fun, "From Paris With Love" doesn't do much for Paris or love, or your brain cells, but it flies like a crazed eagle on uppers and comes from the talented, propulsive schlocketeer Pierre Morel. A former cinematographer who learned to light brutality stylishly under the tutelage of international violence impresario Luc Besson, Morel turns his kinetic eye to a tale (story by Besson, script by Adi Hasak) of a low-level spy and Paris embassy functionary, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010
Where you've seen him "I think that most of my work has been an apprenticeship for what I'm going to do in my future," says Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose learned trades now include glam-rock superstar ("Velvet Goldmine"), king of England (Showtime's "The Tudors") and the King (TV's "Elvis"). Among his other notable films: Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil," J.J. Abrams' "Mission: Impossible III," Julie Taymor's "Titus" and Woody Allen's "Match Point." He has notably not appeared in a teen sex comedy or spoof movie: "I did a terrible audition for one of those years ago; four minutes into the audition, 'Listen guys, this is a crock.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña
Years later, Jonathan Rhys Meyers still rues the cool reception to his 2008 "The Children of Huang Shi." "Sometimes you can make a film that's so extraordinary, quite a beautiful film, and it doesn't work" at the box office, says the actor by phone from New York, "and sometimes you do a film and it's, 'Christ almighty, how the hell did that work?' You can't judge it. You can have 50 of the greatest actors in the world, the greatest director in the world, the greatest producers and an endless pot of money," and still wind up with a bad movie, he says.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Kristin Chenoweth will go to great lengths in order to raise money to combat breast cancer, including nearly losing her lunch on network TV all over genial Jay Leno. The actress and singer stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday night and resumed her ongoing deal with Leno in regards to her work raising money for breast cancer. She eats something disgusting of Leno's choosing and he coughs up cold, hard cash. Pretty sweet deal, right? Well, not exactly sweet. This time Leno provided Chenoweth with two dishes dear to his Scottish mother's heart: blood pudding and haggis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jonathan Rhys Meyers may have recently completed roles in "The Tudors" and "Albert Nobbs," but he's not ready to return to the 21st century yet. His latest role will return him to the 19th century to play the coolest vampire of them all, Dracula. On Tuesday, NBC announced the 10-episode series "Dracula," starring Rhys Meyers as the count, who travels to London in the 1890s. He poses as an American entrepreneur seeking to introduce modern technology to Victorian society, but in reality he's seeking revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries before.
NEWS
June 4, 2008 | Denise Martin, Special to The Times
BY NOW, it's hard not to think of Henry VIII as the smoldering monarch. As played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Showtime's "The Tudors," young Henry may as well be a rock star. This king's got chiseled cheekbones, a protruding pout, piercing blue eyes and a vigorous sex life -- Henry and second wife Anne Boleyn claw lustfully at each other's backs in bed until blood is drawn. The extra libido worked.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
A decadent, exotic city, the brink of war, the sweep of history, a gang of scruffy urchins, the lips and eyes of Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- these are the main ingredients in Roger Spottiswoode's "The Children of Huang Shi," a small-scale, would-be epic about an inexperienced British journalist whose accidental arrival in Japanese-occupied Nanking leads to the heroic rescue of 60 Chinese orphans.
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