Max Irons to star in The Girl with the Red Riding Hood

Max Irons, son of Jeremy Irons, has been set to star with Amanda Seyfried and Shiloh Fernandez in The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, the Warner Bros action film that will be directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke, in preparation for its July 7 start date in Vancouver.

Amanda Seyfried is playing a woman in a medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf. Earlier this week, Shiloh Fernandez nabbed the role of an orphaned woodcutter for whom Seyfried falls, much to the displeasure of her family.

Irons will play Henri, the son of a blacksmith who, through an arrangement, is to marry Seyfried’s character.

Julie Christie, who would make her first studio movie since 2004’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” would play Seyfried’s grandmother, whose favorite pastime is knitting — with a pair of silver needles.

Gary Oldman would play Father Soloman, a man whose title is the Witchfinder General and whose job is to find and kill the werewolf.

The final decision to cast the two teenagers competing for Seyfried’s affection came after Hardwicke held a two-day “smack-down” where she brought eight young actors to a Hollywood sound stage and had them compete for the part. “It was wild,” says the director, reminiscing about the 21 hours of tape she culled from the intense two-day try-out. “We had eight guys all competing with each other for two parts. They all read with Amanda and they also had to do fight scenes with each other. It was kinda good to get their aggression out.”

As for Irons—who happens to be the son of Jeremy Irons—Catherine loved his classical British training which fit the more refined, mysterious role of Henry perfectly. “I don’t want to say too much about Max’s character. He’s one of the surprises in the movie. He’s not what you think he is on the surface.”

Irons has been nominated for an Ian Charleson Award in the UK – the award celebrates outstanding new talent in the theatre. He’s repped by UTA and UK-based Tavistock Wood.

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Max Irons to star in Runaway

Watch out for…

ALAN CUMMING and MAX IRONS, who play the villains in the TV drama being made of Martina Cole’s best-seller Runaway. Mind you, most of Ms Cole’s characters are villainous: it’s just a question of levels.

They join Jack O’Connell and Jo Van Der Ham, who play the two star-crossed leads. Cole set her lurid story in the Soho of the Sixties and Seventies – but filming is taking place in South Africa.

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Jeremy Irons to participate in WWII Commemoration Gala

WWII Commemoration Gala – Marking the 65th Anniversary of the End of The War in Europe

Monday 10 May 2010 – 7:30 PM

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This dazzling gala concert, which commemorates the end of the Second World War in Europe, features a spectacular line-up of international stars and Russia’s top musical talent.

The concert will raise money for British Red Cross – the humanitarian organisation which helps people in need all over the world.

A programme of popular classics and war time favourites will transport the audience back to that long-awaited spring of 1945 when peace returned at last, set against an atmospheric backdrop of specially-created pictures and images. Alongside all the nostalgia, there will be plenty of contemporary entertainment to enjoy too, paying tribute to the Allies’ great  victory in a fusion of music and culture.

The line-up will include performances by the world-renowned Alexandrov Red Army Choir, folk-diva Nadezhda Babkina, one of the most popular singers across the former USSR Tamara Gverdsiteli, Russia’s very own Frank Sinatra – Iosif Kobzon,  rock star Alexander Marshall, the young but already acclaimed Kvatro group, the animator Ksenia Simonova (famous for creating unique installation of sand live on stage); and other very special guests. The programme will also feature performances from some of the UK’s biggest rock acts, Jethro Tull and Rick Wakeman who boast combined record sales of over 100 million, as well as ‘The People’s Tenor’ Russell Watson and actor Jeremy Irons.

This event not only marks the achievements of the Allies and their resistance movements 65 years ago, but also pays tribute to the special relationship between the British Red Cross and Russia – and to the vital role played by the Red Cross at the end of the war in helping and supporting Soviet families who had lost relatives during the fighting.

For combined concert and VIP reception tickets please contact Ensemble Productions on 0208 832 7424 or email: info@ensembleproductions.co.uk

Supported by: http://www.ensembleproductions.co.uk/events2010.html

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