Jeremy Irons attended the Private View opening of son Sam Irons’s new photography exhibition at the Tim Sheward Projects in London’s Bankside.
Event photos by Laurie McShea
Sam Irons’s work will be on display until 02 November 2013.
Jeremy Irons was photographed for The New York Times Style Magazine, in Budapest, Hungary, by Monika Hofler.
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When Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons auditioned for theater school in the 1960s, he wasn’t the shoo-in many would now suspect, given his subsequent accolades. “I just told the admissions panel, ‘Well, I think I might quite like the life of being an actor.’ That’s apparently not what they wanted to hear.” Of the four English schools he applied to, only the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School took the bite. Last Tuesday, New School for Drama students and faculty had a rare opportunity to hear such stories not often told, as Irons peppered anecdotes like this throughout his Q and A session with faculty member and actress Karen Ludwig.
In front of a tightly packed audience at the Drama Theatre, Irons and Ludwig’s hour-long conversation covered quite a range. From love scenes with Meryl Streep (an experience both share actors share: Irons’ A French Lieutenant’s Woman and Ludwig’s Manhattan) speculations on his true calling (“I always thought I’d end up an antique dealer”), and the makings of a good director (“He’s like a great chef; ingredients have to simmer”), the actor’s responses drew in many laughs and, more than once, applause. When asked why he initially pursued acting as a career, Irons said that he “loved the smell, the theatre house, and the idea that everyone involved was working their own life.”
With notable awards such as a “Best Actor” Oscar for Reversal of Fortune, two Golden Globes, and an Emmy, Irons’ work transcends both film and theater. He is commended for his virtuosity in portraying some of literature’s more difficult roles, such as Humbert Humbert from Lolita. Stay tuned via the connect portal for video of the Q and A session.
Jeremy Irons attending the opening reception of the 2012 Art Market Budapest on 7 November 2012.
Jeremy was interviewed at the Art Market Budapest opening and it aired on Hungarian radio: http://hangtar.radio.hu/kossuth
Interview starts: (Translated from Hungarian dubbing)
Magyar Radio- What captures you?
Jeremy Irons- It’s very personal I think what captures you in art. The great thing about this show is the different artists. That so many different artists’ work are exhibited so I would be very surprised if somebody wouldn’t find a piece that he likes. It’s fantastic even if sometimes the meaning of two objects next to each other is completely different. It’s true that there’s only one or two objects from the same artist, but you get inspired. For example, I saw a painting from this artist from Budapest and I’ll ask for further information about where I could find more of his works. So, I hope that everyone who has an opportunity, not only from Hungary, but from Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia will come and see these pictures and will find something they like. What that thing is is personal. I was captured by a picture because it was created in such a beautiful style. There are colours in it and it tells a story, it conveys a feeling. But my taste is not everybody else’s.
Magyar Radio- I was wondering if artists can be distinguished on the basis of where they are coming from. Which country or region?
Jeremy Irons- No, I don’t think you can identify their origin. If you see the pictures in the National Gallery here in Budapest, you will see something similar as in Prague. You can feel some Central European effect that you won’t meet in Paris or London at artists from the same age. Maybe the approach was more romantic. But as for modern artwork, it’s very difficult to distinguish. Perhaps, there’s some kind of humour in the Central European art that you can’t find in the same form in Western Europe. Humour I like.
Magyar Radio- Working here you perhaps gained some personal experience about this mentality?
Jeremy Irons- Yes, to a certain extent. And I am very happy that I could experience it.
The photography exhibit “I don’t want to get over you” by Sam Irons, is on display from 31 May – 12 June 2012, at the A. Elfes Monumental Masons, 17 Osborn St., E1 6TD London, England.
Jeremy Irons was the host of Superjam 2011, in aid of the Sunflower Jam Charity, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on Friday 8 July 2011. Max Irons and Sinead Cusack were also in attendance.
For over 100 utterly stunning photos from the event (including a couple of Jeremy) check out Gabrielle McMillan Photography.
London-based label Percival has tapped Sam Irons to photograph its Autumn/Winter 2011 lookbook:
Click on the thumbnails for larger images:
Sam’s photography can be seen in the banners on the website for Art Dubai
31thirtyone is a charitable photographic project with the aim to take 31 portraits in as many days. this year, all the photographs will take place during august. this will prove to be not only a logistical, but a photographic challenge too.
the resulting photographs will be put together as a physical and online exhibition, running concurrently later in the year. there will be a limited number of prints of each portrait, plus a special one-off signed, mounted & framed copy, which will be put on public auction.
all proceeds from these sales will be donated to this year’s nominated charity – crohns & colitis UK (NACC)
Here’s what photographer Matt Humphrey had to say in his blog about his photo shoot with Jeremy and Sinead:
” full of surprises
August 23, 2010
last week finished on an absolute high, after successfully fitting in 3 sittings on the friday to take my tally to 19. the late addition of jeremy irons was a great surprise, and a fantastic addition to the project. he and sinead cusack were also wonderful hosts when i visited their home in the country and, having made my trip out there, they made sure i returned not only with some great shots but laden with supplies for the journey and a bag full of vegetables! the whole experience was such a pleasure, and one that i feel honoured to have shared with them. “
Learn more and see the other portraits at www.31thirtyone.com
Sinead Cusack was also photographed for the 31thirtyone project: