Jonathan Rhys Meyers already played one of the most iconic fictional rock stars of all time in 1998’s Velvet Goldmine when he portrayed a mash-up of David Bowie, T. Rex’s Marc Bolan and gender-bending 1970s singer Jobraith. Now, in the upcoming feature London Town, he gets to dig in for real as The Clash leader Joe Strummer.
Rhys Meyers is captivating as Strummer, capturing the late Clash singer’s manic stage energy and in-your-face urgency as part of a cast that also includes Dougray Scott and Natascha McElhone.
Night Two of Roots showed us our first glimpse of Tom Lea and screen captures from it have been added to the gallery
Television Projects > Roots > Screen Captures > Night Two [+102]
Before the release of Roots in the US 3 new stills of Jonnys character have been added to the gallery in lovely high quality. I’m still hoping the ones already uploaded can be replaced but until then, enjoy!
Television Projects > Roots > Episode Stills [+003]
Yesterday Jonathan was among some of the cast of Roots talking to ABC Nightline. The interview can be found by clicking on the picture below and he appears at around 4:50
Last night Jonathan attended the premiere for Roots ‘Night One’ in New York held at the Lincoln Center with other cast members. Lots of pictures from the event have been added to the gallery thanks to my friend Emily. It also looks as though due to the drastic change in hairstyle since we saw him last, that he could actually be playing a Viking when Vikings begins filming. Very excited to find out!
Public Appearances > Events in 2016 > May 23 | Roots NY Screening [+061]
Television Projects > Roots > Meet the Cast: Tom Lea [+060]
Whilst there is a bit of a quiet spell I am updating the gallery with missing files and also replacing current ones such as events and projects with better quality versions. The first of the batch is back from 2008 where Jonny was unveiled as the Hope Foundation’s Ambassador
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The WWII drama from director Harold Zwart tells the true story of Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed on to co-star in The 12th Man, a drama about the resistance to the Nazi occupation of Norway in World War II. The Tudors star will play German commander Kurt Stage.
The 12th Man is the story of Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian resistance fighter, one of a dozen saboteurs trained by British intelligence to carry out a raid on an air traffic control tower in the Norwegian city of Bardufoss in 1943. The raid failed, and 11 of the 12 resistance fighters were captured and killed. Only Baalsrud escaped and survived.
TrustNordisk is handling international sales and shopping the project to buyers in Cannes