Jonathan Rhys Meyers has played everyone from Elvis (in 2005 miniseries Elvis) to Dracula (in 2013 TV series Dracula) and Henry VIII in The Tudors (the latter earning him two Golden Globe nominations.) On film, he’s helped out Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible III, played bisexual glam rocker Brian Slade in Velvet Goldmine and, of course, coached football to Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra in Bend It Like Beckham. And let’s not forget Woody Allen’s Match Point, in which he plays social climbing tennis pro Chris Wilton who has the hots for Scarlett Johansson.
Now Rhys Meyers embraces his inner Jack Bauer in high-octane thriller 97 Minutes, playing an Interpol agent embedded deep in a terrorist cell, who doesn’t have very long at all to save a hijacked 767 before NSA director Alec Baldwin has it shot down. In fact, he only has 97 minutes. (Less time than James Franco has to cut off his arm in 127 Hours, but longer than how quickly Nicolas Cage can steal a car in Gone in 60 Seconds.)
Let’s hope Rhys Meyers isn’t so busy when he sits down to take your (please note!) career-related questions, ready to promote said film. Get them in by midday Friday 22 June and we’ll print his answers in July.
• 97 Minutes is released on digital platforms on 10 July.