Irish-born actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is best known for his work in the movies “Mission: Impossible III,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “Bend It Like Beckham,” and “Match Point.”
His performances in teleseries like “Elvis,” in which he portrayed the iconic artist Elvis Presley, and “The Tudors,” in which he took on the role of King Henry VIII, have also helped him earn recognition over the years. He received the Golden Globe Award for “Elvis,” while the Golden Nymph Award went to “The Tudors.”
Jonathan has also achieved success as a model, serving as the face of well-known companies including the Versace men’s line and Hugo Boss fragrances. In addition to all of this, he also sings and has played musical parts.
Why did Jonathan Rhys Meyers leave Vikings?
Since Jonathan Rhys Meyers experienced several personal setbacks during the first half of the Season 5 filming, including his wife having a miscarriage and him falling off a wagon, it is possible that he requested that his character be killed off or otherwise eliminated from Vikings.
How much did Jonathan Rhys Meyers make from Vikings?
In the two-hour Season 5 premiere, Jonathan Rhys Meyers officially joins the Vikings cast as Bishop Heahmund, a historical person who, well, isn’t quite your father’s bishop. On Vikings, he reportedly made up to $200,000 per episode.