Jeremy attended Hugo Boss party at TIFF


With parties happening all over the city last night, the question was not which one but how to best allocate time. Hugo Boss hosted a low-key but high-style gathering for Appaloosa at its Hazelton Avenue showroom. Not to mix film metaphors but knowing that three musketeers Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen and Jeremy Irons would be stopping by made this party a must.

In past years, Hugo Boss events would be crammed to the point of being uncomfortable. Not so this year which, according to the brand’s Canadian president Les Minion, was intentional. “We’re trying to downsize,” he said, looking handsome as usual. “Otherwise you lose the intimacy.”

Consequently, the pedigreed and polished actors seemed at ease. Women could not resist having their picture taken with Mr. Mortensen while a lovely chat with Mr. Harris (more on this next time) revealed he took eight years to prepare for Pollock. (Good thing he won the Oscar.)

Leaving the Appaloosa party wasn’t easy. But Holt Renfrew was calling. And I was already fashionably late.

Jeremy to be on Ryan Tubridy show on 15 September 2008

Jeremy was at University College Dublin on Wednesday 10 September to receive a Lifetime Membership to the UCD Law Society and RTE radio host Ryan Tubridy interviewed him at the event.  The complete interview, which is about 35 minutes long, will air on the Tubridy show on RTE Radio 1 on Monday 15 September.

Read excerpts from the interview on the NEWS page.

Lion-hearted Irons likes cartoon image

Lion-hearted Irons likes cartoon image

By Colin Bartley
Thursday September 11 2008

JEREMY Irons doesn’t mind being synomynous with a cartoon character.

The English actor has starred in major Hollywood films such as ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘The Mission’ and ‘Reversal of Fortune’, for which he won an Oscar.

But to the younger audience, it seems, he is best known as the voice of a cartoon character.

Last night he picked up another award when he was made an honorary lifetime member of the UCD Law Society.

In front of a packed lecture theatre in Belfield, Irons was questioned by students and host Ryan Tubridy on his life and career.

He accepted the accolade, saying it was convenient as he was in the area.

“I’m building a house in Dublin and just moved in two days ago so it was no problem,” he said.

But without doubt it was his performance as Scar in ‘The Lion King’ that interested most of the audience.

“How does it feel to have a generation associate you with the voice of a cartoon character?” Ryan Tubridy asked Irons.

“I’ve faced up to that. I am known as the voice of Scar. It was very hurtful at my first screening of the film in Radio City, New York.

“My character was hanging from a cliff and fell to his death. All the audience stood up and cheered,” Irons replied.

– Colin Bartley