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'Tudors' Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers Found Guilty of Threatening to Kill Cops

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 7:30AM
Jonathan Rhys MyersTroubled 'Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was found guilty yesterday of threatening to kill three French policemen. The AFP reports that a court in the suburban French town of Bobigny handed Rhys Meyers a one-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay a 1,000-euro ($1,351) fine for a drunken altercation with police at a Paris airport.

The 34 year-old actor launched the attack in a bar at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris back in 2009. The court heard how he first struck and cursed at a barman who had refused to pour him a drink. Rhys Meyers, who was described in court as being "extremely aggressive" at the time, then abused the gendarmes who arrived to arrest him, screaming "I'm going to give a million dollars to ruin your life. I'll kill you and your family."

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The King Prepares to Die on 'The Tudors' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 21st 2010 6:05AM
The TudorsIt's been a long road for King Henry on 'The Tudors' (Sun., 9PM ET on Showtime), and he hasn't aged well. He's had all sorts of health problems, and the time has come for him to bid farewell to his family.

And let's face it. It can't be easy for a handsome actor like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to see himself age on screen right before his very eyes. Downright frightening, I'd say!

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'The Tudors' - 'Season Four Premiere' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 12th 2010 1:32AM
The Tudors, Season 4 Premiere
(S04E01) "My lady, you must give men leave to look, because they will look upon you. There is no hope for it." - Thomas Culpepper to Queen Katherine

What I love about 'The Tudors' is that there's really no other show on TV like it right now. It's not a crime show, a hospital show, a cop show, a family drama, a situation comedy, a sci-fi show or a reality show. I guess you'd classify it as historical drama, but it's so well done. Everything is top notch, from the costumes to the locations (it's shot in Ireland) to the music and, most definitely, the cast.

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'The Tudors' Season 4: Mid-Life Crisis, Illicit Affairs and the Series Finale

by Anna Dimond, posted Apr 11th 2010 2:00PM
Illicit affairs, political intrigue and a teen vixen are in the royal mix when 'The Tudors' returns to Showtime tonight at 9PM ET for its fourth and final season.

The show, which depicts the history and personal life of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in lurid detail, begins season 4 just as the king has married his fifth wife, the 17-year-old Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant). Lacking royal lineage and prone to the type of behavior befitting girls her age, Howard's poor behavior catches up with her, and her eventual execution leaves the King to marry for a sixth and final time.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Stirs Up Trouble on 'The Martha Stewart Show' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 3rd 2010 2:00AM
Martha Stewart, Jonathan Rhys MeyersIf only Martha Stewart had been around during the time of Henry VIII. She might have changed the whole course of the English monarchy.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who plays the controversial king on 'The Tudors,' was stirring up more than just good eats on 'The Martha Stewart Show' today.

"If I had been one of your wives," said Martha, pounding her fist on the counter, "you would have been in trouble! You would have been a better king!"

Not only that, I'm sure she could have done some creative things with the head of a pig, as well.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 'I grew up watching Dallas' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 1st 2010 9:00PM
Regis and Kelly, Jonathan Rhys MeyersEver wonder how foreign actors pick up American accents for roles? Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers says part of it's growing up with American TV shows.

"It's almost subconscious," Meyers told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) this morning on watching shows like 'Miami Vice,' '21 Jump Street,' and 'Dallas' when he was a kid. "Because this is constantly being filtered into your living room, and you're hearing it through the tube the whole time, it's so much easier when you're an adult to be able to go to that accent."

As Ripa reminded him, though, "Well, you're a gifted actor!" Yeah, that definitely has something to do with it.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Tudors' Season 4 to Premiere April 11, 2010

by Nicholas White, posted Nov 6th 2009 8:07PM
The TudorsLook for royal domination when 'The Tudors' returns for a final round of royalty, mayhem, and wives on April 11, 2010.

'The Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has drawn wide acclaim as Henry VIII, and was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe two years in a row. 'Tudors' co-star and longtime friend James Frain says Rhys-Myers has really "owned" the show, which will wrap next year after four seasons.

"I have known Johnny for a while -- I did a movie with him in '97 called 'Titus,' right when we were both starting out," Frain told us at last week's Hollywood premiere of his film 'Everybody's Fine.' "It's really cool to see him be like 'the star' that he's become, and really just own that, and take that into being this great, incredible character."

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Joss Stone agrees to return for The Tudors final season

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2009 7:31PM
The TudorsShe kind of had to, didn't she? It's great that Joss Stone is coming back for The Tudors' fourth season, but considering her character outlived Henry himself and remained associated with him, she kind of needed to, didn't she?

I guess they could have changed history some more and simply gotten rid of her, but I like that she's coming back. Stone has a sexy side that plays well in the world of The Tudors. And considering that she's playing the "homely" wife, that's a testament to her skills.

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5 Questions With: Henry Cavill

by Katy Kroll, posted Apr 3rd 2009 6:00AM
"This season ... I'm going to put on 50 pounds and grow a full beard."

British actor Henry Cavill got his big Hollywood break in an unlikely place: Ireland. That's where the Showtime series 'The Tudors' is filmed, in which he plays King Henry VIII's close friend and confidante Charles Brandon. As the king tears through wives, mistresses and men who cross him, Charles is one of the few constants in his life.

As 'The Tudors' heads into its third season (premiering April 5), AOL TV chatted with Cavill about life in the king's court, co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers' recent stint in rehab ... and why there's no "bromance" brewing for Henry VIII. -- By Katy Kroll


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Joss Stone joining the cast of The Tudors

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 6th 2008 9:04AM
Joss StoneR&B singer Joss Stone is giving television acting a try. Stone is taking on the role of Anne of Cleves in season three of Showtime's The Tudors. Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife; the marriage was annulled after less than a year. The role is Stone's first significant part on a TV series. She previously appeared in an episode of American Dreams and in the film Eragon.

Fans of the singer will have to wait a while for Stone to turn up on the drama series. The third season begins with the king's marriage to Jane Seymour (played by Anita Briem), with Anne of Cleves coming into the picture later on.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-10 (season finale)

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 1st 2008 10:33PM
Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn
(S02E10) I'm just going to come out and say it. I really enjoyed the season finale of The Tudors. The wife-number-two storyline is all wrapped up. And now next season we'll move on to wife-number-three, Jane Seymour. I think I'm even more excited for next season because I know next to nothing about Henry's wives post Boleyn drama. I know many of you history buffs will disagree, saying that you'd rather they keep to the facts because Tudor history alone is interesting enough. I feel, at this point, I'd rather just watch the story --which is basically a primetime melodrama with corsets and crowns and public executions. So, I'm not as worried about accuracy. And by the way, public executions on Melrose Place would have been awesome.

But, enough about what's to be, let's talk about what happened tonight. My review of the season finale is after the jump.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-8

by Kristin Sample, posted May 18th 2008 10:08PM
Anne Boleyn
(S02E08) Much to Anne's chagrin and Henry's delight, Jane Seymour joined the queen as the new lady-in-waiting. Henry, not as athletic and spry as he once was, was injured in a jousting match. Everyone scrambled to figure out who will succeed him if he does die. Pope Paul III decided to execute the Bull of Excommunication against the king. Jane Parker started planting her seeds of revenge against her husband. And Thomas Cromwell continued to do what he's done since the end of season one, play puppet master. (Okay, puppet master is harsh.)

What an episode! My review is after the jump.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-07

by Kristin Sample, posted May 11th 2008 10:13PM
Mark Smeaton and Anne Boleyn (S02E07) I need to point something out first. When they show Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the opening credits, he stares into the camera and widens his eyes just a little bit at the last second. It's perfectly sexy and haunting and dangerous at the same time. I know some readers have commented that his portrayal of Henry is insufferable at times (too much screaming "I'm the king of England" and the like). But I think Rhys Meyers' Henry VIII balances a good amount of wanting to do the right thing (or at least feel like he's doing the right thing) with wanting to do exactly what he wants, because after all, he's king.

A review of tonight's The Tudors (not just the opening credits!) is after the jump.

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The Tudors: Episode 2-6

by Kristin Sample, posted May 4th 2008 10:19PM
Thomas Cromwell is played by James Frain. (S02E06) "It's called a printing press, my lord. And it will change the world." --Thomas Cromwell to George Boleyn

Thomas Cromwell continues to wage war on the Catholic Church. Henry is haunted by the death of Thomas More. A paranoid Anne loses her grip on her husband's affections. The turbulent royal couple try to fix up baby Elizabeth with King Francis's youngest son. George Boleyn marries, much to his dismay and even more to the dismay of his new wife Jane (not to mention the dismay of George's lover Mark Smeaton).

Just another day in the life of a Tudor. A review of tonight's show is after the jump...

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The Tudors: Episode 2-5

by Kristin Sample, posted Apr 27th 2008 10:05PM
James Frain, Henry Cavill and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(S02E05) This was by far the heaviest episode of The Tudors I've seen. I'll get to my review of the heavier parts later. First, however, I think I'll begin with some of the lighter parts of the episode, all of which were provided by the Pope. I know I've said it before but Peter O'Toole is an invaluable addition to this show. All of his scenes were impeccable tonight (not really anything different from any other night). I think by far his best scene was after Michelangelo threw a tantrum and used foul language when one of his apprentices didn't paint Moses right. Also great but a little haunting was the pope's mention of Cardinal Fisher's martyrdom. He had this eerie expression on his face while he "lamented" that he would not be able to die for Christ like Fisher.

Read on after the jump for my full review of The Tudors...

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