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Sang some of the songs that appear in Velvet Goldmine (1998).

Has a nephew called Dylan, son of his brother, Alan.

Has three younger brothers: Jamie, Paul and Alan.

He was born with a heart condition, and was baptized rather quickly for fear he would not live long.

Has a horse named Belle.

He changed his last name when he took up acting, taking his mother's maiden name of Meyers.

"Rhys" is pronounced "reese."

Beat out at least 200 actors for the role of Elvis Presley.

In order to avoid the boyish and somewhat androgynous junkies and weak- willed characters he found himself typecast as, he underwent a fitness regime in 2004 and gained and maintained about 25 extra pounds of muscle, so he can also be considered for more masculine roles.

Does a superb impression of his Match Point (2005) director Woody Allen

Face of the "Versace" men's collection of Autumn/Winter 2006 and Spring 2007 as well as of the new fragrance of "Hugo Boss".

Resides in London and Los Angeles when not filming. Owns an apartment in Morocco and Dublin.

Has played "The King" in several different roles starting with Elvis Presley in the CBS mini-series Elvis (2005) (TV) and later portraying "King Henry VIII" in the Showtime program "The Tudors" (2007).

Arrested at the Dublin airport November 18, 2007 on charges of public drunkenness and breach of the peace.

His mother, Geraldine Meyers, passed away, at age 50, after a sudden illness (November 21, 2007).

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