Jeremy Irons Hungarian TV Interview – Video and Screencaps

Here’s the link to the interview with Jeremy Irons, conducted by Nava Aniko, which aired on Hungary’s Magyar Televizio, on 22 December 2011 – VIDEO LINK

The video is dubbed in Hungarian, but it’s still possible to hear most of Jeremy’s English under the translator’s voice.  The interview is 40 minutes long and commercial free.  The interview was conducted on the set of The Borgias and there are some great behind-the-scenes shots of the sets and props.

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Jeremy Irons Interviewed by Scott Feinberg with Audio

From The Hollywood Reporter and Scott Feinberg’s Blog “The Race”

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On Thursday morning, I had the privilege of speaking for about 30 minutes with the great London-based stage and screen actor Jeremy Irons, just minutes after his name was announced as a best actor (in a TV drama) Golden Globe nominee for his work on the critically-acclaimed Showtime series The Borgias.

Irons, 63, has already won just about every acting award that exists: an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, an Emmy, a Tony, an Annie, and prizes from all of the major critics groups, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, and National Society of Film Critics. He mentions during our chat that he recently loaned his inimitable voice to a recorded reading of T.S. Eliot‘s The Waste Land, which could, hypothetically, earn him a Grammy, as well, which would make him just the 11th member of the elite EGOT club!

But, as Irons notes during our conversation, it is neither a desire for awards, nor a fondness for fame, nor even a particular passion for acting (he’s appeared in only 40 movies since his big screen debut 30 years ago) that keeps him in the game at this point in his life. Instead, it is a deep connection that he feels to certain characters that he reads, as well as a need for the creative companionship of other actors, that periodically draws him away from his various homes and hobbies and back into the fray.

The most memorable of his film roles include a lovestruck victorian in Karel Reisz‘s The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981); a Jesuit missionary in Roland Joffe‘s The Mission (1986); a pair of twisted twins in David Cronenberg‘s Dead Ringers (1988); a murder suspect in Steven Soderbergh‘s Kafka (1991); a shady spouse in Barbet Schroeder‘s Reversal of Fortune (1991); a Machiavellian lion in Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff‘s The Lion King (1994); a child predator in Adrian Lyne‘s Lolita (1997); a cheating/cheated-upon husband in Istvan Szabo‘s Being Julia (2004); and a debtor in Michael Radford‘s The Merchant of Venice (2004).

And now comes another: the slithery corporate titan John Tuld — which sounds to me a lot like Dick Fuld, the disgraced former chair of Lehman Brothers — in first-time filmmaker J.C. Chandor‘s timely Wall Street drama Margin Call. The star-studded indie that debuted at Sundance in Jan. was released on Oct. 21 and has been very warmly received by critics and VOD consumers. Irons only enters the film in its third act, but he absolutely dominates it during every subsequent moment in which he appears onscreen. Consequently, he is receiving his loudest awards buzz in years and could — despite being passed over by the BFCA, SAG, and HFPA last week (probably because he’s part of such a large and impressive ensemble from which it is hard to single out only one or two individuals) — earn his first invitation to the Academy Awards since he won the best actor Oscar 21 years ago.

Irons and I discussed all of the above — and more — during our time together, and I hope that you’ll tune in to our conversation at the top of this post.

‘The Borgias’ Season 2 Promo Video and Screencaps

View the original video HERE for full screen.

“The Borgias” Season 2 Promo, posted with vodpod

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‘Margin Call’ Blu-Ray Deleted Scene Featuring Jeremy Irons

From Movieweb.com

Deleted Scene: Strike Quick

Blu-Ray Special Features:

Audio commentary with writer/director J.C. Chandor and producer Neal Dodson

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by writer/director J.C. Chandor and producer Neal Dodson

“Revolving Door: Making Margin Call” featurette

“Missed Calls: Moments with Cast & Crew” featurette

“From the Deck: Photo Gallery”

Jeremy Irons Nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe Award

Jeremy Irons has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, for his role in The Borgias.  Here is his category and the competition:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. STEVE BUSCEMI BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b. BRYAN CRANSTON BREAKING BAD
c. KELSEY GRAMMER BOSS
d. JEREMY IRONS THE BORGIAS
e. DAMIAN LEWIS HOMELAND

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Jeremy’s reaction to being nominated:

“I am delighted to be nominated for my work in Neil Jordan’s The Borgias. In truth I know it reflects the tireless efforts and exceptional talents of all those who bring this splendid series to the screen. Without the magnificent work in the costume and set design, script writing, lighting and camera work, and the constant care in the direction , production, and marketing, this series would not have grabbed its audience as it appears to have done. That I am surrounded by a talented and dedicated cast is self-evident. But, of course, if you want to nominate anyone, and escape with your life, then you’d better first nominate the Pope.”

Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards NOMINATIONS


HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011
NOMINATIONS PRESS RELEASE

Live in HD on NBC Sunday, January 15, 2012
8:00pm – 11:00pm (EST)
5:00pm – 8:00pm (PST)

Jeremy Irons Interviewed by Hungarian ‘Women’s Journal’

Translated (awkwardly) from Hungarian by Google Translate:

Original text HERE

Jeremy Irons: “I love that you still have time to talk to each other”

Woman’s Journal

Cafe Column
13 December 2011

The actor slowly spends more time here than in his native England. The Borgias eighth rotation of the second year the Oscar-winning star was not spoiled by an interview with Hungarian journalists, but the Woman’s Journal was among the first exception.

The Borgias rotation due to a lot of time spent in Hungary, but also feature films shot here. What kind of picture emerged about us, Hungarians, and what you think about how to change over the years?

To be sure, was to get used to capitalism. Some on a couple of artist like to see that still regrets the change. I think a lot of artists have worked courageously during the previous era, they were more motivated. Some of them even lack the era. I believe, mostly Hungarians think that we live better than I did then. I like to be in Hungary. Always receiving a warm welcome and were very kind to me. Already accustomed to strangers, for a foreign conqueror. Were the Turks, then the Austrians and the Russians and the Nazis.  They hardened during this time. I hope that I prefer to see me as the ones listed above …

Sure can.
Budapest is a city of incredibly friendly and efficient, if one wants to make movies. It is therefore possible that I will return again and again. Fantastic in the studio, our technicians are wonderful, and always with a friendly welcome. When you arrive by plane, from the top to brown all over the country … I do not know why, but it’s true. In this case, I feel as if they come home and it feels good. When there are a few free days, the more you try to discover the country, outside Budapest section. I love the fact that Hungary is very different from the Anglo-Saxon country, whence I come. The history is different. I spend a lot of time with it, trying to understand. Despite the fact that their economies are increasingly uncertain legs, I love that you still have time to talk to each other, there is time for good meals … and Budapest did not become someone, like many large cities, where life is nothing but a non-stop pursuit mania. Somehow, the slower life in Budapest, and I appreciate that. Every city I love, what with the river in half. It is still working to discover, and I feel I can never be disappointed in him.

 The Borgias series is largely about power and corruption. There are things in your life that you would not have obtained if they do not live with the inherent power of movie stars?
If I would not be a movie star, not sure I get this level of pay than now. It’s actually almost corruption, as it very well, you could say we are paid extremely well, especially compared to the average worker. I love my job, but I hope I will never get corrupted, and I will always feel the responsibility it entails. I am a storyteller and very well paid. You slowly build up your audience, all actors do. I feel like I owe them loyalty. I always hope that the decisions I make will meet their expectations too. Of course, it happened to me too that I did something only for the money, but I did this only so that I can do something else that doesn’t pay so well.

The Borgias part about being a man can never have enough power. What would you rather do?

It’s never enough (you can’t get enough) of good company.Actually, everything else I meet. I am satisfied with my life so far, I consider myself lucky. Good friends blessed by fate. Interesting work, good for my health. I hope you have a lot of my time will be as fast as the flying. Yes, if something is never enough of the time.

Lajos Koltai told in many places that you will have the next film, in The Treehouse. How’s the film?

Unfortunately, a plan which has not become involved in the future, which is a shame. Hoped to succeed to bring together, but I do not think I realized. But this should rather ask Lajos.

His son, Max, also an actor, what advice saw him on that track?
At first I told him to cut it either. This work has become harder now than when I started at that time was. But it was his dream, and as a parent I could not do that placing obstacles in front of his dreams. I do not want to judge, since he is my son, but others say it that talented. He loves his job. The children of the people may not want more than to be happy. Nice to success and will always encourage you to work more as theater. Nowadays it’s less come together ever since called into film. I hope a lot will be on stage, as I did, because the terrain can be a lot of practice and sometimes even fail, because the stage of the downfall of us will never see your like the movies.

Jeremy Irons Interviewed for Hungarian TV

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Nava Aniko at Korda Studios in Etyek, Hungary, recently. The 40-minute interview will be broadcast on Hungarian TV on 22 December at 20:10.

All photos by Zirig Árpád

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In the interview, Jeremy not only spoke about movies and Hollywood, but about his worldview. He does not consider himself a politician and he does not believe in the death penalty. Jeremy also tells his view of how Budapest has changed over the years.

Also in the interview:
– he’s not into politics, and doesn’t believe in any kind of ‘-ism’
– he doesn’t attend services at the Anglican church – “my wife and kids are Catholics”
– Doesn’t believe in death penalty – “because it doesn’t stop criminality”
– why he believes in love – “God is love, and it means to me that love is the answer for everything”
– what he thinks about power, money and fame – “it means more people know me than how many I know”
– what’s his advice to his son Max – “go until you find what makes you happy”

The British actor starred in Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia in 2004, which was filmed partly in Budapest.

Irons conducts the conversation in Hungarian as well, announcing in the interview Merry Christmas greetings to all in Hungarian.

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