Jonathan Rhys Meyers had a major role in the updated version of Roots, the epic mini-series about slavery which made a big splash on several cable channels back in May. The Dublin actor played Tom Lea, a North Carolina slave owner whose children are central to key plot conflicts in the story. Up next for Rhys Meyers are a rock-n-roll film and a thriller – London Town and Shadow. In the former, Rhys Meyers will play Joe Strummer, frontman of the legendary rock band The Clash.
London Town also stars Dougray Scott as well as Natascha McElhone. Rhys Meyers will also appear opposite Brit Shaw and Michael Biehn in the suspense-thriller Shadow. ♦