Facts about Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Biography
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers played King Henry VIII in four seasons of the history-is-sexy series The Tudors (2007-2010).
Rhys Meyers — whose real name is Johnny O’Keefe — was discovered by a talent agent and made his movie debut in 1994’s A Man of No Importance.
Rail-thin and slightly androgynous, Rhys-Meyers played both sinister and sexy in small parts and leading roles throughout the first decade of the 2000s.
After The Tudors, he played a famous vampire in the series Dracula (2013-14) and joined the cast of Vikings in 2017.
While continuing to work, Rhys Meyers has had many box office disappointments and several highly publicized incidents with alcohol abuse since 2010.
Actress Natalie Dormer played Anne Boleyn to his Henry VIII in Tudors.