Rhys Meyers The Next Bond?
Cork actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers could be the one to take the James
Bond baton from Pierce Brosnan after he did a screen test with the
franchise's producers in London last week.
Johnny O'Keefe, better known as Jonathan Rhys Meyers, a proud Corkonian
was actually born in Dublin.
After performances in Velvet Goldmine and Bend it like Beckham
the young Irishman has come to prominence for his striking good
looks aswell as his acting abilities.
According to reports, Meyers met with the James Bond organisation
representative Linda Broccoli in London last week for an initial
Fellow Irishman Pierce Brosnan (50), is contracted to one more
Bond but the producers are said to be anxious to have his successor
lined up well in advance.
Other actors thought to be in the running include Gerard Butler,
Clive Owen and Nick Moran.
Here at ShowBiz Ireland we feel that Colin Farrell would be a better
choice to fill Pierce's shoes after a convincing performance as
a CIA agent in The Recruit...
Ireland news 15/04/2003)