Born: 27 July 1977
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Best known as: Star of Woody Allen's Match Point
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers co-starred opposite Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's 2005 movie, Match Point. Rhys-Meyers was discovered by a talent agent and made his movie debut in 1994's A Man of No Importance. During the '90s he appeared in more than a dozen films, including Michael Collins (1996, starring Liam Neeson), Velvet Goldmine (1998, with Ewan McGregor) and Titus (1999, starring Anthony Hopkins). Rail-thin and slightly androgynous, Rhys-Meyers has played both sinister and sexy, moving from small parts to leading roles. He won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the TV mini-series Elvis (2005, with Rose McGowan), and earned favorable reviews for his turn as a love-torn tennis pro in Match Point. His other films include Bend It Like Beckham (2002, with Keira Knightley) and Mission Impossible III (2006, starring Tom Cruise). In 2007 he began starring as Henry VIII in the Showtime series Tudors.
Extra credit: Actress Natalie Dormer played Anne Boleyn to his Henry VIII in Tudors.
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