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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More South Africa photos from the Academy of Achievement International Summit 2009

Jeremy Irons moderates the Golden Plate Awards ceremonies at the 2009 International Achievement Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jeremy Irons moderates the Golden Plate Awards ceremonies at the 2009 International Achievement Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jeremy Irons in a moment of reflection at the Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve during the 2009 International Achievement Summit in South Africa.

Jeremy Irons in a moment of reflection at the Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve during the 2009 International Achievement Summit in South Africa.

Jeremy Irons before an afternoon symposium at the Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve during the 2009 International Achievement Summit.

Jeremy Irons before an afternoon symposium at the Singita Sabi Sand Game Reserve during the 2009 International Achievement Summit.

Jeremy Irons shares a tender moment with Rosie Mashale, founder of the Baphumelele orphanage during the 2009 International Achievement Summit in South Africa.

Jeremy Irons shares a tender moment with Rosie Mashale, founder of the Baphumelele orphanage during the 2009 International Achievement Summit in South Africa.

Jeremy Irons lends a hand during lunch at the Baphumelele orphanage in Khayelitsha Township near Cape Town, South Africa while attending the 2009 International Achievement Summit.

Jeremy Irons lends a hand during lunch at the Baphumelele orphanage in Khayelitsha Township near Cape Town, South Africa while attending the 2009 International Achievement Summit.

Jeremy Irons and Dr. Jane Goodall

Jeremy Irons and Dr. Jane Goodall

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Jeremy Irons and the Academy of Achievement: International Summit 2009

Click here for the complete newsletter for the Academy of Achievement: International Summit 2009 in South Africa

Jeremy Irons helps feed toddlers on the visit to Baphumelele Children's Home.

Jeremy Irons helps feed toddlers on the visit to Baphumelele Children's Home.

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Jeremy Irons in South Africa

Jeremy Irons is in South Africa

Jeremy Irons arrived in Cape Town, South Africa on the same British Airways flight as rugby star Chris Jack.

Jeremy’s time in South Africa was spent in conjunction with events sponsored by the Academy of Achievement and their 2009 International Achievement Summit.

More details can be found at the following blog:

http://bengsons.blogspot.com/2009/07/quick-rundown-of-our-days.html

Here’s the relevant excerpt:

“…The event, which was at a orphanage for AIDS orphans in Khayalicha, was a summit of the Academy of Achievement (or something) which as far as I can tell is an organization for rich graduate and doctoral students interested in social change. What was nuts is the incredible number of celebrities there. Among those we met or at least stood close to: Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Nadine Gordimer (Nobel Laureate, author of July’s Children), Chris Matthews, Sam Donaldson, Jeremy Irons, Barbara Holden (Minister in the government and extremely important figure from the Anti-Apartheid, released from jail at the same time as Mandela)….”

Jeremy Irons’s Biography on the Academy of Achievement website

Jeremy Irons’s Profile on the Academy of Achievement website

Jeremy’s Academy of Achievement Interview

Jeremy’s Academy of Achievement Photo Gallery

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