Jonathan Rhys Meyers
With his striking, glass-eyed looks, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has had a fast and furious acting career and now reigns supreme as historyâ€™s most notorious monarch. Born Jonathan Michael Francis Oâ€™Keeffe in Dublin, Ireland, on July 27, 1977, the natural center of attention was discovered in an Irish pool hall and was encouraged to pursue a career in acting.
His first role was in the Irish film A Man of No Importance in 1994. Jonathanâ€™s profile quickly filled in with roles in Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts, and Velvet Goldmine with Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale. Jonathan, as Bowie-esque rock star Brian Slade, even showcased his singing skills in the 1998 film. Jonathan played a girlsâ€™ soccer coach in the 2002 sleeper hit Bend It Like Beckham and received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Woody Allenâ€™s Match Point, heating up the screen with co-star Scarlett Johansson. Jonathanâ€™s portrayal of Elvis Presley in the CBS miniseries Elvis in 2005 earned an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award.
Jonathan now plays a quite different king, Englandâ€™s Henry VIII, in the Showtime series The Tudors. The role earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007. With his unique style, Jonathan is a natural top model, serving as the face of Versace men's collection in 2006 and 2007 as well as representing Hugo Boss since 2005. Long may this actor rule the entertainment world - and susceptible hearts.