Screen Caps of Max Irons in ‘Dorian Gray’

Max’s character’s name in the movie ‘Dorian Gray’ is Lucius. He’s on screen for only a few minutes and speaks one line.

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Photography: ‘Don’t make me sound teenaged,’ says Sam Irons – Times Online

Photographer Sam Irons is evidently a bit of a romantic, but then he pleads: “Don’t make me sound too teenaged.” The son of the actors Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack is trying to explain his eerie, faintly threatening photographs, now showing at Jacobson Space in London alongside works by other emerging artists as well as such heavyweights as Andreas Gursky and Gerhard Richter.

A deserted French art fair, unpainted wooden booths free of art or the blank-walled back of a flashy New Mexico casino — empty of people, action or life of any kind, Irons’s images are stripped of narrative in an attempt to capture what he says is his experience of being in the world: “knowing but not knowing, belonging but not belonging, understanding but not understanding”, without the benefit of hindsight to really comprehend the significance of any given experience. Bumbling through life, essentially, as we all do.

Irons, 30, describes his overarching theme as “fairly teenagey existentialist angst”, which he feeds, to an extent, by heading off on road trips on his own, armed with his beloved Hasselblad camera, a tripod and a tent, to see what he can find. He admits that there is a certain romance to it (enhanced by his refusal to shoot with a digital camera, citing the superior tonality of film: “I’ve never seen a decent digital picture of a grey sky”).

“I went to Japan on my own and I had a really lonely, terrible time staying in a capsule hotel for an entire month — there’s an element of self-flagellation. I went out every day and shot, shot, shot and then I got home and found that my Hasselblad had a light leak the whole time. I got about a film and a half, which was a stab to the heart. But I still shoot on the same camera.”

The pictures have something of the stage set about them; perhaps not surprising when you consider his day job — a film location scout — and of course, his parentage. Didn’t he ever feel tempted to take to the boards in their wake? “I did a film when I was 9, but I just never got the bug,” he says. “I love actors, I love being around them, they’re great fun, if occasionally … exasperating, but I find it much easier on the other side of the lens. Growing up with two quite well-known parents you feel you’re being looked at a lot and I wanted to turn the tables.”

Nowhere … do we go from here? is at Jacobson Space, 6 Cork Street, London W1, until Jan 30

via Photography: ‘Don’t make me sound teenaged,’ says Sam Irons – Times Online.

Sam Irons exhibition at Jacobson Space

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Jeremy Irons to return to RSC in ‘The Gods Weep’

Latest News: Irons makes RSC return

First published: 07 Jan 2010

Actor Jeremy Irons will return to the Royal Shakespeare Company this spring to lead the cast of a new play The Gods Weep.
The world premiere, by Dennis Kelly,  plays at the Hampstead theatre between February and April.

Oscar-winning actor Irons rejoins the RSC after 23 years away to star in Kelly’s The Gods Weep, a play about a corporate giant who decides to split his power among his subordinates, unleashing a bloody struggle.

The multi award-winning star of stage and screen, whose film credits include Reversal Of Fortune – for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role – Dead Ringers, The Lion King and Die Hard With A Vengeance, last worked with the company in the 1986/7 season when he appeared in The Winter’s Tale and Richard II. His most recent London stage appearances came in 2006’s Embers and 2008’s Never So Good.

Irons is joined in the cast of The Gods Weep by Nikki Amuka-Bird, Karen Archer, Neal Barry, Babou Ceesay, Sam Hazeldine, Joanna Horton, Stephen Noonan, Luke Norris, Sally Orrock, Helen Schlesinger, Laurence Spellman, John Stahl and Matthew Wilson.

The RSC premieres open a Hampstead theatre spring season which also includes Sebastian Barry’s new play about Hans Christian Andersen’s visit to Charles Dickens’s home, Andersen’s English, and Jonathan Harvey’s new play Canary.

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Show Details: The Gods Weep

Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigour he has shaped the world around him in his own image.
But when he decides to divide power between his subordinates, the world he has created rapidly begins to fracture. Having unleashed a bloody power struggle Colm is forced to confront the very human cost of his actions as around him the body count begins to rise. Dennis Kelly’s savage new play explores what happens when corporate greed and state security frighteningly overlap.

Dennis Kelly is an acclaimed and multi award-winning playwright whose recent work includes Orphans, DNA, Love and Money and Osama the Hero which premiered at Hampstead Theatre. He is currently under commission by the RSC to write the book of Matilda, A Musical to be staged in late 2010

Maria Aberg directs following her celebrated RSC production of Roy Williams’ Days of Significance.

Performance Details

Venue – Auditorium

  • March: 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (2:30pm), 20 (7:30pm), 22, 23, 24 (2:30pm), 24 (7:30pm), 25, 26, 27 (2:30pm), 27 (7:30pm), 29, 30, 31 (2:30pm), 31 (7:30pm)
  • April: 2, 3 (2:30pm), 3 (7:30pm)

showing at:  Hampstead Theatre

box Office: 020 7722 9301

Details

Age: General

Genre: Play

Sub Genre: Play (Drama)

previews from: 11.03.2010

opening night: 17.03.2010

Playbill.com article

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