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Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an Irish actor and model born in 1977. He is best known for his portrayal of Henry VIII in Showtime's hit TV series ''TheTudors'', though his first big break came in 1998 in the form of Todd Haynes' ''VelvetGoldmine'', in which he played bi-sexual glam rock singer [[strike:David Bowie]] Brian Slade, to considerable critical acclaim. Meyers' international fame was boosted after his leading role in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''MatchPoint'', and his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Music/ElvisPresley in the 2005 TV miniseries, "''Elvis"''. He has recently been cast as ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' in an upcoming NBC series based on Creator/BramStoker's classic tale, and as BigBad Valentine Morgenstern in the film adaptation of ''TheMortalInstruments''.

Not to be confused with JohnRhysDavies.

Oh...and he's also [[EstrogenBrigadeBait rather attractive]]. Did we mention that?
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!!Notable roles include:
* The Assassin, ''MichaelCollins'' (1996)
* Brian Slade, ''VelvetGoldmine'' (1998)
* Pitt Mackeson, ''Film/RideWithTheDevil'' (1999)
* Chiron, ''[[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Titus]]'' (1999)
* Steerpike, ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' (2000, BBC mini-series)
* Joe, ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002)
* Davey, ''I'll Sleep When I'm Dead'' (2003)
* George Osborne, ''VanityFair'' (2004)
* Cassander, ''Alexander'' (2004)
* Chris Wilton, ''MatchPoint'' (2005)
* Music/ElvisPresley, ''Elvis'' (2005 - TV mini-series)
* Declan, ''[[Film/MissionImpossible Mission: Impossible III]]'' (2006)
* Louis Connely, ''AugustRush'' (2007)
* King Henry VIII, ''TheTudors'' (2007-2010)
* James Reese, ''FromParisWithLove'' (2010)
* Adam, ''Shelter'' (2010)
* Dracula, ''Series/{{Dracula}}'' (2013)

!!Tropes applicable to this actor include:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeathGlare
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Not only is he this trope, but it as well as [[NiceCharacterMeanActor its inverse]] seem to be his impression of most actors.
* ShirtlessScene
* [[StageNames Stage Name]]: He was originally Jonathan O’Keefe, but changed his name when he went into acting.
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