The 30-year-old Irish actor was busted on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 18) at the Dublin airport trying to board a plane to England. He faces charges of drunkeness and breach of the peace, report celebrity news sources.
Rhys Meyers allegedly exhibited erratic, abusive behavior at the airport gate and at the desk for British airline BMI, thus prompting the police to confront the actor and deny him permission to board.
The actor was 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 has had previous problems with alcohol and went to rehab earlier this year.
He was in Dublin to promote his latest film, "August Rush," which opens nationwide on Wednesday, Nov. 21. His other film credits include "Mission: Impossible III," "Match Point," "Alexander," "Vanity Fair" and "Bend It Like Beckham."
On TV, he's played a king of another sort by starring in the miniseries "Elvis," a role for which he earned a Golden Globe.