He was expelled from North Monastery Secondary School for truancy at age sixteen.
He is also known for film roles in Mission Impossible III (2007), August Rush (2007), and Match Point (2005).
He was in a relationship with Reena Hammer from 2004 until 2012. He married Mara Lane in 2016; they welcomed a son named Wolf Rhys Meyers later that same year.
He won a Golden Globe Award for portraying Elvis Presley in the TV miniseries Elvis (2005).