Hollywood star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers received a royal welcome from Trinity College students at the weekend.
The Philosophical Society awarded its Honorary Patronage to the Cork-born star of ‘The Tudors’ at a special ceremony.
Previous personalities who have been given this honour include US presidential candidate Senator John McCain who came to Trinity in 2006.
Meyers, 31, who plays King Henry VIII in the award-winning series ‘The Tudors’, has starred on the big screen in ‘Mission Impossible III’, ‘Matchpoint’, ‘Michael Collins’ and ‘Alexander’.
Other previous guests of the society include actors Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, as well as Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and aid campaigner Bob Geldof.
Society president Barry Devlin said: “We look for people who we feel represent the spirit and values embodied by former pioneering Irish people like Oscar Wilde. We are delighted to present this award to such a list of diverse and talented individuals like Jonathan Rhys-Myers.”