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Jonathan rhys meyers dating natalie dormer

“Dracula can’t be the antagonist,” says showrunner Daniel Knauf.“He has to be the one driving the story, but you don’t want to denude him.

The Order of the Dragon was a chivalric order for selected nobility, founded in 1408 by Hungary’s King Sigmund.Meyers has a history of alcohol misuse and several stints in rehab under his belt, and the photos of the one-time heartthrob looking bleary-eyed and dishevelled will be interpreted as evidence that he has fallen off the wagon and is once again wrestling with the demons that have so often threatened to capsize his career.If so, it would be a sad decline for a star whose early roles promised a great deal but whose inability to curb his darker impulses have tripped him up again and again.Now she is the star of The Forest, a psychological thriller released next month.She told ES Magazine: “It means the work has paid off.On a sunny September day near Killruddery House, an Elizabethan mansion outside of Dublin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers strides imperiously across an immaculately seeded lawn.

Clad in a purple velvet cloak and an elaborately embroidered rose-colored doublet, he looks every inch the king he is portraying.

With his talent for playing playing monsters — Henry VIII on “The Tudors” comes to mind — Rhys Meyers says he’s more than willing to follow in the footsteps of a galaxy of actors — Gary Oldman, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi, among them — who’ve portrayed the Vlad the Impaler in the movies.

“I play the bad guy because I look like one,” he says. It’s just part of those energies that encompass me.” Still, Rhys Meyers admits he was daunted by the prospect of playing another sinister historical figure. I really loved Gary Oldman’s version and ‘Nosferatu.’ But I knew it was going to be a network show, and I was going to find a way to make it fascinating within those parameters.” It’s not like NBC is skimping on the blood to keep advertisers happy.

"Although I'm sure it was there before." For those whose memories need refreshing, Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 until his death in 1547 at age 55.

He is famous for bringing about the Reformation; infamous for having had six wives whose fates spawned the children's rhyme, "Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived." While the most commonly held image of the British king is as a fat, bearded, middle-aged man, The Tudors, which premiered April 1, focuses on the life and loves of the young, twentysomething royal, who was lithe, attractive and excelled at jousting — on the playing fields and in the bedroom.

Dormer, 33, studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in South Kensington before winning her role in The Tudors.