The first character still from Roots has been released by the History channel. Roots will be premiering tonight at MIPTV in Cannes and according to their official handles Jonathan will be present to represent the show and network. Click on the link here to be taken to the full size image
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who plays Tom Lea in Roots, MIPTV 2016’s World Premiere Screening, will represent the HISTORY Channel series in Cannes this evening.
MIPTV has released a new trailer of Roots which premiered last night on Entertainment Tonight before the upcoming premiere in Cannes in a few days time. Lots more new footage of Jonny has been included this time round. A few people have asked if he is still scheduled to attend the event but unfortunately I know as much as everyone else. The only way we will find out is when official pictures are released. Until then enjoy viewing the new trailer
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Today Jonathan Rhys Meyers Source is celebrating it’s 7th birthday in its new home. Sadly I was not able to buy back our original domain yet but will make sure the one we have continues to grow. Lots of changes have been made behind the scenes and really proud of how the site is shaping up. Thanks to my friend Kaci together we have created a new look career section which has been a work in progress for some time but finally happy to say it is near completion and should be back online shortly. As always thankyou to everyone who continues to visit and support the site and it’s social media platforms. 2016 should be a wonderful year with many anticipated projects slated for release with hopefully many new ones to follow
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’.”
2 new stills from Jonnys upcoming film Damascus Cover have been added to the gallery and will be replaced with high quality when I find them. The previously uploaded stills were also replaced with better quality earlier in the month. I’ve had a few people ask about the films release but as of now I know as much as anyone else and as far as I am aware it is still in or has just finished post production. When a release date is announced it will be posted here but until then enjoy the stills, posters and captures from the promo sales trailer
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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.
Screen captures from Jonnys role in Stonewall have now been uploaded to the gallery. I was fairly surprised to see him in more scenes than I was expecting so if you haven’t seen the film yet and don’t want to know what happens I suggest avoiding looking until you’ve had the opportunity to view it. For those who didn’t get the opportunity to view it at the cinema on it’s release it is now available to purchase on the US iTunes store
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The official trailer for Jonnys role in Roots where he plays slave trader Tom Lea has been released online. Screencaptures from it have been added to the gallery. The trailer can be found below the cut
The eight-hour event series — which examines one family’s struggle to survive during the era of American slavery — is set to premiere on History, Lifetime and A&E on Memorial Day, May 30, at 9/8c (two days before the Emmy cutoff period). It will then continue for the next three nights, with the finale slated for June 2.
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Yesterday Jonny attended his first event of 2016 in Los Angeles, California. High quality pictures have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
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