Samuel James Brefni Irons – D.O.B. 16 September 1978
Date of Birth: 16 September 1978
Birth Name: Samuel James Brefni Irons
- Had a small role alongside Jeremy as Mamillius in The Winter’s Tale for the RSC at Stratford in 1986.
- Starred with Jeremy in Danny the Champion of the World (1989) (TV). Samuel Irons (Danny) is the real life son of Jeremy Irons (William Smith) and grandson of Cyril Cusack (Doc Spencer).
- Sam attended Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, where he studied English Literature .
- Sam graduated from Brighton University in 2004 with a degree in photography.
- Sam currently works as a photographer and film location scout.
An article about Sam, Jeremy, Cyril Cusack and ‘Danny Champion of the World’ from the Lewiston Journal 16 November 1988. (click to enlarge)
Sam Irons is a landscape photographer whose work meshes art history with his quest for exploration. A former assistant to Mario Testino and Alexi Lumbomirski, he was inspired to become a photographer by the works of William Eggleston. He won second place in the Fujifilm Student photographer of the year awards and has been published in many magazines and exhibited internationally.
Some of Britain’s most acclaimed and talented artists, that include renowned landscape and ballet painter Alan Halliday, and photographer Sam Irons exhibited works in the Air Gallery, in Dover Street, Mayfair for one week with donations from all sales going to support the work of the British Red Cross.
Clico Kingsbury of the Dadbrook Gallery and the organiser and curator of this fund raising week had put together a collection of works by Chinese artist Qu Lei Lei, photographer Sam Irons, Jessica Holmes (one of last year’s most sought after graduates from the Royal Academy Schools) and much loved sculptor Michael Cooper as well as Alan Halliday.
‘Not only are the artists on show enormously talented in their own fields, they are also humanitarians, and are very happy to support the British Red Cross through the sales of their works.’ said Clico Kingsbury. ‘There will be plenty of works for sale to suit all sized wallets, from canvases to posters.’
The Exhibition took place at the Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, Mayfair from 21st to 26th May, 2007.
Video of Sam Irons at the Monster Truck Gallery in Dublin!
Sam’s part starts at about one minute in…
Wall: An exhibition by Sam Irons
Show: 24th – 29th May 2007 at the Monster Truck Gallery in Dublin
New Photographs from Israel and Palestine. Taken during a 10-day walk between Ramallah and Bethlehem, ‘WALL’ is both a visual survey of the Israeli security barrier, and an enquiry into the psychology of exclusion.
Some of his photography: All photos copyright Sam Irons
Photos from Sam’s birthday dinner outing on September 16, 2008 at San Lorenzo restaurant in London.
Sam’s One Hundred Clearings series of photos was displayed in Corbridge Crescent, Tower Hamlets, London.
Here are a few photos:
Watch a short video clip of One Hundred Clearings here.
Randles, Martina. “LPA Futures – The five photographers chosen for the prestigious LPA futures award to talk to Dazed about their own personal style of photography.” Dazed Digital, May, 2009.
Alexander, Jesse. “1000 Words Interview: Nowhere…Do We Go From Here.” 1000
Words, March 12, 2010. http://blog.lisapritchard.com/2010/03/12/sam-ironsinterview-for-1000-words-photography-magazine/.
Hardy, Sarah. “Diptychs: Do You See What I See?” The Huffington Post, October 30, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sarah-hardy/diptychs-do-you-see-what-isee_b_4174289.html.
Wilkes, Rob. “On Reflection – Same Irons’ exploration of reality gives us pause for
thought…” We Heart, October 30, 2013.
Noakes, Emily. “Interview: Sam Irons.” Spindle Magazine, October 22, 2013.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Sam Irons, TSP (Tim Sherwoods Projects) Gallery, London
I Don’t Want To Get Over You, A. Elfes Monumental Masons, London, 31 May – 12 June, 2012
Wall, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin
Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Back of Beyond: Adam Bainbridge, Sam Irons & Neil Raitt, Hus Gallery, London
A year in Development, Four Corners Gallery, London
Water, Capricious Space, New York
No Lipstick, Group exhibition featuring work by Sam Irons, Frank Auerbach, Bram Bogart, Piero 1/2Botta, Beryl Cook, Pia Fries, James Hayward, Candida Hofer, Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt Larry Bell, Jason Martin, Pierre Soulages, Cindy
Sherman, William Tillyer, and Tom Wesselmann, Jacobson Gallery, London
Nowhere do we go from here, Group exhibition featuring work by Sam Irons, Larry Bell, Young-Jin Choi, Olafur Eliasson, Pia Fries, Andreas Gursky, Jason Marin, Nicholas Pope, Gerhard Richter, and Pierre Soulages, Jacobson Gallery, London
Winner of LPA (Lisa Pritchard Agency) Futures, PrintSpace Gallery, London
Session_2_Flags, Am Nuden Da, London
Artist Aid, Air Gallery, London