Rhys Meyers gets blotto in Dublin … surprise, surprise



Mollygood is reporting that formerly sober actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is back on the sauce…in a very public way, by being arrested at:

“Dublin Airport on Sunday for public drunkenness and breach of peace after exhibiting ??erratic, abusive? behavior at an airport gate and an airline desk?? That?s bad, but it gets worse: ?Rhys Meyers told the AP back in 2006 that he ?would never drink again? to help preserve his career.?

PEOPLE adds:

“Rhys Meyers, 30, was refused permission to board a London-bound flight when police confronted the actor twice after erratic, abusive behavior at an airport gate and at a desk of the British airline BMI, the Associated Press reports.

Dublin Airport Police said they called Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, after Rhys Meyers refused repeated requests to calm down, reports the AP.

The Cork-born actor and star of Showtime’s “The Tudors” was held for a short time, charged under Ireland’s Public Order Act and released on his own bail. He is due in court for his arraignment Dec. 5.

Rhys Meyers, who earlier this year did a stint in rehab, was in Dublin to promote his new movie “August Rush.”

Wow. I’m sure Dublin Airport has had more drunk and disorderly conduct than say, Omaha Eppley Airfield. He must have fallen hard off that wagon. Hopefully, this time around in rehab, they can teach him to stop staring into people’s souls via photographs–he always looks so cracked out. And is he with Freddie Highmore from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in the above photo? Must be: he also stars in “August Rush.”

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  • James Furbush November 19, 2007, 10:33 am

    Sarah! The best part about this photo is Freddie Highmore looks like he’s Rhys Meyers siamese twin… His head looks like it’s growing out of the dude’s shoulder…