Friday 2 December 2016

Willie like a Thorne without the rose

Willie Thorne and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are addicts, but Thorne could keep it hidden longer, writes Declan Lynch

Published 24/05/2015 | 02:30

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

We were presented last week with images of two famous men who have gone to hell.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers was pictured in London emerging from an off-licence in a state of advanced dishevelment, already drinking from a bottle of vodka which he had purchased, apparently with some difficulty.

The pictures provided such a perfect illustration of a man in the grip of an alcoholic fever. They might have been deliberately staged for some textbook on the subject, with an asterisk informing us that the drunk person in the photographs is "played by an actor".

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