Jeremy’s Press Interviews and Reviews for SVU

Click on the links for articles about the conference call phone interviews Jeremy did on Friday 7 January 2011.

All of the articles/interviews are basically the same, though.

Starry Constellation Magazine

The Daily Actor – complete with Audio Podcast!! Jeremy_Irons <–Click the link to listen!
from TV Guide:

Cheers to Jeremy Irons for his sterling guest shot on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The Oscar-winning British actor brought aching nuance to an uncommonly complicated role: a sex-addiction specialist conflicted over revealing the identity of the pervo perp who assaulted his daughter. Turned out the doctor was a recovering sex addict himself who believed he might’ve raped his girl during an alcoholic blackout when she was 16.

Pretty seedy stuff, but Irons found the humanity in a character he could’ve played as a small-screen variation on his twisted roles in Reversal of Fortune and Dead Ringers. SVU has racked up a string of best guest-actress statuettes in recent years (Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn, et. al.), but Irons could become the show’s first male Emmy winner.

TV Tango (@TVTango) tweeted live during the conference call with Jeremy and SVU executive producer Neal Baer. Here are their tweets – from the most recent to the oldest:

Conf. call w/ Jeremy Irons & Neal Baer of LAW & ORDER #SVU is over. Irons guest stars in the episode “Mask” on Wed Jan 12 at 10pm ET on NBC.

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “[Irons’ character] demands the large talent that Jeremy has. We specifically wrote the role for his talents.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “SVU is way up there with those I enjoyed. A lovely team of people. A very happy experience.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I have one [comedy] lurking around that I might make next year. People don’t come to me first for comedy.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “As I heard from Mariska and Chris, their kids went crazy” over Irons because of his voice for LION KING’s Scar.

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I’ve done the odd comedy. Not hugely successful. I was known for comedy on stage [when I was <30].”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I loved the fast pace of shooting. If I don’t have time to finish the crossword in a day, I’m really happy.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “Chris [Meloni] texted me throughout the shoot ‘I love Jeremy Irons.'” Irons: “We are talking about getting married.”

Neal Baer, EP of #SVU: “[Irons] fits into the show quite well, but he brings to the show this intensity. It’s very alluring to an audience.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I think I always try 2 put my foot, so to speak, in a place where it’s not expected where I walk in my career”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “There is a professionalism [in American TV] that makes some British work seem amateur.”

Jeremy Irons about working on #SVU: “You do feel like you’re entering an area of safety. They honed their craft on all levels.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “I watched them [Christopher Meloni & Mariska Hargitay] in awe as they worked.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU: “[My character] contains enigmatic qualities. A multi-layered role I can get my teeth into.”

Jeremy Irons, guest on #SVU, on why doing network TV: “Because it fit in timewise. #SVU is so popular amongst a wide variety of my friends.”

On conference call w/ Jeremy Irons & Neal Baer of LAW & ORDER #SVU. Irons guest stars in the episode “Mask” on Wed Jan 12 at 10pm ET on NBC.



Jeremy Irons Speaks Against Toxic Waste Incinerator in Cork Harbour

An audio recording of Jeremy Irons’ submission to appeals to An Bórd Pleanála (the Irish Planning Appeals Board) against the granting of planning permission to construct a 100,000 tonne Toxic Waste Incinerator in Cork Harbour, Ireland. the recording is accompanied by a collage of faces, places and events during the ongoing ten year old battle by Harbour communities to prevent the proposed incinerator.