Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt Post by Hen Hanna Post by Don P Post by Hen Hanna
i was looking at this cover and realized...
omg, J Rhys Meyers is Irish.
The surprise is natural. The name Rhys (and Rees etc.) is unambiguously
Welsh and Meyer(s) usually Jewish. (But Leopold Bloom reminds us Jews
can be Irishmen too.)
My surprise came mainly from watching the Woody-Allen movie
[Match Point] a few times and noticing lack of Irish accent.
I'm no expert, obviously, but I think there's just a possibility that
he was acting!
the plot summary of the Woody-Allen movie [Match Point] must be available at the usual places
The opening 30 minutes or so were brilliant.
J Rhys Meyers plays a tennis coach in a posh tennis club for the upper-class.
He grew up as an Irish orphan, and is desperately trying to be accepted by
the upper-crust -- ideally wooing and marrying a rich girl.
I just felt that the opportunity for exploiting Irish accent -- his trying to hide it... gradually getting better at hiding it... was all missed.
there was not even one instance of a telling (or tell-tale) usage of Anglo-Irish vocab, e.g. when he gets upset, he'd say [Don't you twig?]
(and then he'd appear [omg, that betrays my roots!] )
or [thin wind], etc.