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
Many of you will remember that last year I unfortunately lost the domain the site had used for many years but as of today it is all back to normal after managing to buy it back. You will still be able to access the site through jrhysmeyers.org as well as jrhysmeyers.com until August when it expires and I will be back to using one main sole domain. If you notice any links that are still showing the .org link please let me know and I will change them as soon as possible. Don’t forget if you have us saved in your favourites/bookmarks/RSSFeeds please change the URL in good time. Thanks guys, – H x
We’re back! – jrhysmeyers.com
The line up for the LA Film Festival was announced yesterday and it was confirmed that London Town is to have it’s World Premiere there on June 3rd. No one as of yet is confirmed to be attending
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Very exciting news!
History has renewed hit drama “Vikings” for a 20 episode fifth season, with “The Tudors” star Jonathan Rhys Meyers joining the cast as a series regular.
“The brilliant writing and depth of historical research and authenticity brought to the screen by Michael Hirst paired with our talented cast and crew, has made this series one of the most compelling, visually stunning historical dramas on television,” said Bennett. “’Vikings’ has raided the hearts of audiences and we are thrilled that Jonathan Rhys Myers will become a bigger part of the History family after his incredible performance in our upcoming production of ‘Roots’.”
Fantastic news to hear Roots will premiere at the opening of Cannes this year! While the article states Jonathan is expected to attend conflicting schedules are always a possibility and that could change but keeping my fingers crossed!
A+E Studios’ historical drama miniseries “Roots” is set to have its international premiere on the opening night of the Cannes-set conference MipTV.
Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose and Malachi Kirby are all expected to attend the premiere screening along with exec producer Mark Wolper and co-exec producer LeVar Burton.
￼￼Developed by History and based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, “Roots” charts the journey of a family fighting against the adversity of slavery while witnessing and contributing to notable moments in U.S. history, including the American Revolution and Civil War.
IMDb has updated the page for Stonewall announcing that Germany and the UK will be the next countries to see the film with Ireland following shortly behind in early 2016. The release dates can be found below and the post will be edited as more dates are added
Germany: 19th November 2015
UK: 31st December 2015
Ireland: 7th January 2016
Very exciting news coming up lately with lots of project scheduled for release in 2016. I for one cannot wait to see all of them!
A+E Networks has lined up a roster of established actors and newcomers for its four- night, eight-hour event miniseries Roots, a remake of the iconic 1977 ABC mini, which drew critical praise and blockbuster viewership. Cast in the reboot, from A+E Studios, are Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Derek Luke, Chad L. Coleman and Erica Tazel.
Meyers (The Tudors) is Tom Lea, an uneducated slave owner desperate to claw his way into the elite company of Southern gentility
The Jonathan Rhys Meyers comeback has officially begun
The Irish heartthrob, arguably best-known for his starring role in TV’s The Tudors, has a major role in Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall, which debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 18 and rolls out worldwide later this month, and is starring in upcoming cold war spy thriller Damascus Cover alongside John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby, which was shopped to buyers in Cannes. Now Meyers has landed another leading role, signing on to star in Shambhala, a survivalist drama set in the Himalayas.
The feature, set to begin shooting this fall, was written by emerging Australian filmmaker Summer Nicks, who will also direct. Meyers will play the lone survivor of a plane crash in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Northern Pakistan. Hit with sudden amnesia, he must fight to stay alive and reach civilization in a remote, unfamiliar land.
“It’s a beautiful journey, a hero’s journey,” Xeitgeist’s co-founder Mark Montgomery tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Our characters has lost his memory, but is rescued by a brother and sister who live in this remote region.”
“We’ve got a really sensitive, intelligent actor in Rhys Meyers,” adds Montgomery. “With all the problems he’s faced, what the press said about his troubles, we can definitely work with this guy. We’re backing Jonathan.”
Xeitgeist plans to shoot on location near the Himalayas as well as in Singapore. London-based Carnaby Sales & Distribution, which worked with Xeitgest on Damascus Cover, is handling international sales for Shambhala and will be introducing the project to buyers at TIFF.
According to an Irish newspaper, Kevin McCann who is the producer of The Rising has confirmed after a meeting in London last month that Jonny has joined the production. He will be playing the role of Padraig Pearse who was the rank of Commander in Chief during the Easter Rising
Belturbet filmmaker Kevin McCann has just announced the casting of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Padraig Pearse and Fiona Shaw as Countess Markievicz in their feature moving ‘The Rising’ to be released next year as part of the centenary celebrations.
He told the Celt today: “It’s an exciting time as we launch the rebranding of the movie this weekend in the closing days of pre-production.”