PHOTOS: Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel Filming ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’

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Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel recreate Cambridge 100 years ago as they film scenes for The Man Who Knew Infinity.  (Scroll down for two full articles from the Cambridge News.)

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Written by GARETH MCPHERSON

Punters got their money’s worth today when they saw Hollywood stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel filming on the banks of the River Cam.

Slumdog Millionaire star Patel is playing a Cambridge maths genius in The Man Who Knew Infinity, which co-stars Irons.

The punters caught a glimpse of Harrow-born Patel on the Backs as the crew filmed near to Trinity College Bridge today (Monday), while touts across the city used the Cam’s Hollywood link to entice extra tourists onto the river.

River users were held back while some of the filming took place, as actors took the same risk of falling in the drink as everyone else when they got into punts.

One punter told the News: “The touts were telling people all day they would get a chance to see Hollywood stars filming so it helped them. It was ridiculously busy. Everyone had to wait for them to do their filming, which wasn’t for very long but it caused a bit of chaos.”

The film is about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, who died in 1920 aged just 32, but helped lay the foundations for the digital age. He was brought to Cambridge by professor G H Hardy, who is played by Irons.

Google honoured Ramanujan on the 125th anniversary of his birth by replacing its logo with a doodle on its home page. As well as the River Cam, scenes will be shot in Trinity College, where Ramanujan became the first Indian to be elected a Fellow.

The film has been described by its executive producer Joe Thomas as a meeting of Russell Crowe film A Beautiful Mind with Good Will Hunting, which starred the late Robin Williams.

The river has been a popular place for television and film producers of late. Filming for the Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne took place in the Backs last autumn, while ITV viewers will see the Cam in the drama Grantchester next month.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Punters-in-Cambridge-stopped-in-their-tracks-by-filming-of-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-starring-Dev-Patel-and-Jeremy-Irons-20140819060223.htm#ixzz3Amdj3SGI

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Written by NEWS REPORTER

Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel had to be rescued from the River Cam after he lost his footing and slipped down the bank.

But it wasn’t a real emergency – the 24-year-old actor was filming scenes for his new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and was plucked to safety from the cold water by co-star Jeremy Irons.

The pair spent the day in Cambridge as they rehearsed and shot scenes for the Hollywood biopic about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Dev is playing the Indian maths maestro and Jeremy Irons, 65, will star as G H Hardy, the Cambridge professor who brings him to the UK.

Also spotted by the river was Devika Bhise, who was in The Accidental Husband starring Uma Thurman.

Much of the film is being shot in and around Trinity College, where Ramaunjan became the first Indian to be elected as a Fellow.

In the scene shot late on Monday afternoon, the two actors are seen strolling along when Ramanujan hears cheering along the river bank and runs over to see what is going on.

The crowd is watching a punting race, but in his haste to see the boats, Ramanujan slips down the steep bank and ends up in the river.

He has just enough time to hand his precious books to Hardy, before he bobs under the water. Dev was spotted spitting out some of the river water which he had swallowed during the stunt.

He was also seen earlier in the day riding a bike along the Backs as he rehearsed for another scene.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a brilliant mathematician, who helped pave the way towards today’s digital age, but died of malnutrition and illness in 1920, aged just 32.

The film, which is being directed by Matt Brown, is based on Robert Kanigel’s biography.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/SLIDESHOW-Hollywood-star-Dev-Patel-rescued-from-River-Cam-in-Cambridge-by-his-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-co-star-Jeremy-Irons-20140819140751.htm#ixzz3ArYYJkL8
 

Jeremy Irons Wins Emmy for Outstanding Narrator

Jeremy Irons won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for “Game of Lions”. The awards were announced during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday 16 August 2014, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Jeremy was not in attendance to accept his award.

The awards will be broadcast on Sunday 24 August at 8pm ET/PT on FXM, with a replay at 10pm ET/PT.

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Here is the full list of nominees in the category:

Outstanding Narrator

WINNER -
Game Of Lions • Nat Geo WILD • Wildlife Films
for National Geographic Channels
Jeremy Irons, Narrator

One Life • Nat Geo WILD • BBC Earth
Productions
Daniel Craig, Narrator

Penguins: Waddle All The Way • Discovery
Channel • A John Downer Production for BBC
and Discovery Channel
Jane Lynch, Narrator

Too Cute! • Holiday Special • Animal Planet •
Produced by True Entertainment, LLC for
Animal Planet
Henry Strozier, Narrator

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley •
HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association
with George Schlatter Productions and Whoop
Inc. Productions
Whoopi Goldberg, Narrator

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Here’s what the Jouberts had to say about Jeremy Irons as their narrator:

What does Jeremy Irons bring to “Game of Lions” as narrator?
More than you would imagine. He brings a perfection and voice, obviously, but he reads the script with such authority that it reeks of credibility, and so it should. Jeremy has been a friend and collaborator for 12 years now, on seven films. So he understands every sentence and the behavior that is being described. If he does not understand what I have written, we stop, I convince him that it is correct or we change it. We have come to know Jeremy as a man of such professional integrity and character and personal mettle that very few have.
Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/new-film-plays-a-game-of-lions#ixzz374yKVMdn

Jeremy Irons Photographed for Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Jeremy Irons was photographed by Mario Testino, as part of the International Best-Dressed List photo shoot, on May 2, 2014, on Park Avenue in New York City.

Vanity Fair September 2014 Jeremy by Mario Testino

Jeremy Irons to Star in Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’

As reported by Jeremy Irons .net in February 2014, Jeremy Irons has officially joined the cast of the Jesse Owens biopic Race.

Variety has just published this article with filming updates:

by Justin Kroll
Film Reporter @krolljvar

Focus Features has officially acquired domestic rights to the Jesse Owens biopic “Race,” with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons joining the cast.

Stephan James will play Owens with Stephen Hopkins directing the pic.

The pic is based on the true story of Owens, the legendary sports superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics — where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Sudeikis will star as Owens’ obsessive coach and mentor Larry Snyder, who, after his own prestigious track career, became a coach at Ohio State University. Irons will play Avery Brundage, the head of the American Olympic committee who fought to have the 1936 Olympics take place in Berlin.

“Race” is written by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel. The movie is produced by Jean Charles Lévy for Forecast Pictures, Luc Dayan for ID+, Kate Garwood and Stephen Hopkins for Totally Commercial Films, Louis-Philippe Rochon and Dominique Séguin for Canada’s Solofilms, and Karsten Brünig and Thierry Potok for Germany’s Trinity Race.

Filming to Start on “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

From Variety

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Moves to Production

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July 15, 2014
by Dave McNary
Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary

After eight years of development, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” will go into production next month in the U.K. with Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons and newcomer Devika Bhise starring.

Patel will portray math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons will play G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite his lack of formal training and education and plucked him from obscurity in Edwardian India. Bhise will portray Ramanujan’s wife.

Shooting will start Aug. 3 at Trinity College in the University of Cambridge — the first film to be shot at Trinity — followed by two weeks in various locations in South India.

David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment has come on board to handle international sales.

The film is an Edward R. Pressman and Animus Films production in association with Xeitgeist and Marcys Holdings. Pressman and Animus’ Jim Young will produce along with Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film, Pressman’s chief operating officer Jon Katz and Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas.

Matthew Brown will direct and wrote the screenplay based on the biography “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan” by Robert Kanigel. Pressman and Young acquired film rights to the biography in 2006, published in 1991.

Patel came on board the project last year at Cannes and Irons signed on in Decemeber. Bhise has recently joined the cast; she played the role of the goddess Namagiri in “The Partition,” a play based on Kanigel’s book, at the Spotlighter’s Theater in New York.

Bhise has a supporting role in an episode of the upcoming MTV series “One Bad Choice.”

Pressman produced “Wall Street,” “Bad Lieutenant” and “Reversal of Fortune,” for which Irons won the Best Actor Oscar.

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Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is coming to Cambridge to film Hollywood movie The Man Who Knew Infinity with Jeremy Irons

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Slumdog-Millionaire-star-Dev-Patel-is-coming-to-Cambridge-to-film-Hollywood-movie-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-with-Jeremy-Irons-20140722060156.htm#ixzz38DZQC6Dk

Jeremy Irons Receives 2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Narrator

Jeremy Irons has received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator for Game of Lions, the documentary by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, which premiered in the USA on NAT GEO in December 2013.

The Emmys will be broadcast live from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, California, on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00pm EST, hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Here is the full list of nominees in the category:

Outstanding Narrator

Game Of Lions • Nat Geo WILD • Wildlife Films
for National Geographic Channels
Jeremy Irons, Narrator

One Life • Nat Geo WILD • BBC Earth
Productions
Daniel Craig, Narrator

Penguins: Waddle All The Way • Discovery
Channel • A John Downer Production for BBC
and Discovery Channel
Jane Lynch, Narrator

Too Cute! • Holiday Special • Animal Planet •
Produced by True Entertainment, LLC for
Animal Planet
Henry Strozier, Narrator

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley •
HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association
with George Schlatter Productions and Whoop
Inc. Productions
Whoopi Goldberg, Narrator

 

Here’s what the Jouberts had to say about Jeremy Irons as their narrator:

What does Jeremy Irons bring to “Game of Lions” as narrator? 
More than you would imagine. He brings a perfection and voice, obviously, but he reads the script with such authority that it reeks of credibility, and so it should. Jeremy has been a friend and collaborator for 12 years now, on seven films. So he understands every sentence and the behavior that is being described. If he does not understand what I have written, we stop, I convince him that it is correct or we change it. We have come to know Jeremy as a man of such professional integrity and character and personal mettle that very few have.
Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/new-film-plays-a-game-of-lions#ixzz374yKVMdn

Jeremy Irons Hosts Watlington Horticultural Show

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Jeremy Irons opened his home in Watlington to the public on Sunday 29th June 2014.

Watlington in Bloom presented its horticultural show and Music in the Summer Garden event at the house in Hill Road, which the actor shares with his wife, actress Sinead Cusack.

Organiser Gill Bindoff asked that entrants arrive between 10am and noon. The show was open to the public from 2pm to 4pm.

In the evening, Chamber Variations, a quintet, entertained guests with music by Elgar, Mozart and others.

Tickets cost £15, which included light refreshments.

Tim Horton, of Watlington in Bloom, said: “These are occasions to celebrate local achievement, whether in growing or preserve-making.

“We can expect a boost to funds that will allow us to roll out new schemes and help with the look of the town.”

All photos below via the Watlington in Bloom facebook page

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Jeremy Irons Attends Prince’s Teaching Institute Event

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the Prince’s Teaching Institute Summer Residency joint English, History, Art and Music Summer School event at Homerton College Cambridge, on Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Read more HERE.

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Jeremy Irons at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Glenn Close was honoured at the Sundance Institute Celebration benefit on June 4, 2014 in New York for her distinguished career in entertainment and continuing advocacy of, and participation in, independent films. The Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award was presented to her by her long-time friend Jeremy Irons, with whom she has worked in film and on stage, in projects including The Real Thing, Reversal of Fortune and The House of the Spirits.

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Jeremy Irons Initially Mistook Glenn Close for a Man - Indiewire

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Jeremy Irons to Present Glenn Close with Sundance Vanguard Leadership Award

Jeremy Irons will be in New York City on 4 June 2014 :

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:00-10:30 p.m. Stage 37 508 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018 West 37th Street and 10th Avenue

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
7:00-10:30 p.m.
Stage 37
508 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
West 37th Street and 10th Avenue

Glenn Close will be honored at the Sundance Institute Celebration benefit on June 4, 2014 in New York for her distinguished career in entertainment and continuing advocacy of, and participation in, independent films. The Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award will be presented to her by her longtime friend Jeremy Irons, with whom she has worked in film and on stage, in projects including The Real Thing, Reversal of Fortune and House of the Spirits.

More information HERE.

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