Jeremy Irons at Vaclav Havel Memorial Event

Jeremy Irons attended an event in memory of the late former Czechoslovak and Czech President Vaclav Havel, in central London, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The evening included theatre, readings, photographs and music. Jeremy Irons read excerpts from Havel’s Letters to Olga and his dissident essay The Power of the Powerless.

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Jeremy Irons Bobsledding in St. Moritz – Photo Gallery

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“Cowboy boots, curious as a child, happy to go 135 km/h…”

[Google Translated from Italian…]

ST.MORITZ – It was an impromptu, no one knew. Not even the staff of the track by Bob in St. Moritz. Sunday afternoon at the counter of the Info-Point’s Olympia Bob Run occurred Jeremy Irons, the English film star who has starred in Hollywood, among others, “Mission,” “Stealing Beauty”, “The Iron Mask” and “Die Hard 2 – Die Hard”. Really hard, in fact, jumped the track at 135 km / h with Bob.

Jeremy is a very approachable person. It is pleasantly entertained with the staff of the runway, pilots, and the people present. A little ‘agitation at the start, but when he returned the truck, along with Bob and bobbisti, was enthusiastic. With his boots Cow Boy, wanted at all costs push the truck from Bob at the start of the track.

He wanted to know all the details that are experienced during a descent. The pilot historian Donald Holstein gave technical and scientific explanations. Jeremy enjoyed himself. The Director of the track Roberto Triulzi (pictured): “An actor, a planetary star, but really genuine.”

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Jeremy Irons in ‘Night Train to Lisbon’

Jeremy Irons has joined Bille August’s adaptation of Pascal Mercier’s bestselling novel Night Train to Lisbon for Studio Hamburg Production and C-Films.

According to Variety, Night Train to Lisbon will start filming on 8 March in Bern, Switzerland. It will also film in Lisbon, Portugal. Filming will take place over the course of about two months.

Screen Daily reports that Billie August is currently prepping “Night Train to Lisbon,” an adaptation of the best-selling thriller by Pascal Mercier, and he’s assembled an all-star international group of actors for the project. Jeremy Irons takes the lead, a Swiss professor who becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that sends him off on a journey to the Portugese city of the title, and joining him are Vanessa Redgrave, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Christopher Lee and Lena Olin

Based on the best-selling book by Pascal Mercier, the story follows a Swiss professor who saves a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, only to come across a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author that compels him to leave his boring life and embark on an adventure in search of the scribe. Here’s the Amazon synopsis:

In Swiss novelist Mercier’s U.S. debut, Raimund Gregorius is a gifted but dull 57-year-old high school classical languages teacher in Switzerland. After a chance meeting with a Portuguese woman in the rain, he discovers the work of a Portuguese poet and doctor, Amadeu de Prado, persecuted under Salazar’s regime. Transfixed by the work, Gregorius boards a train for Lisbon, bent on discovering Prado’s fate and on uncovering more of his work. He returns to the sites of Prado’s life and interviews the major players—Prado’s sisters, lovers, fellow resistors and estranged best friend—and begins to lose himself. The artful unspooling of Prado’s fraught life is richly detailed: full of surprises and paradoxes, it incorporates a vivid rendering of the Portuguese resistance to Salazar.

Martina Gedeck (“The Lives of Others”), Jack Huston (the half-face dude in “Boardwalk Empire”), August Diehll (“Inglourious Basterds”), and Portugese actors Nicolau Breyner, Adriano Luz, Jose Wallenstein and Beatriz Batarda round out the cast. It’s a very exciting collection of talent, and we hope it signifies good things about the script, and a possible return to form for August. The film, a U.S.-Swiss-German co-production, is set to shoot in March next year, so we likely won’t see it until sometime in 2013.

Jeremy Irons in St. Moritz

Jeremy Irons was in St. Moritz recently to ski and to attend the Gunter Sachs Memorial Service, St.Moritz, Switzerland – 24 Feb 2012 – at the Dracula Club in the Hotel Waldhaus Am See.

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Old friends Jeremy Irons and Maryam Sachs strolls around St Moritz arm-in-arm on skiing trip

By Daily Mail Reporter

They had the ease of a couple who have been friends for years as they strolled around St Moritz arm-in-arm.

Actor Jeremy Irons and writer Maryam Sachs were seen taking in the scenery in the Swiss ski resort last week, looking thrilled to be in each others’ company.

The pair walked along in the resort, looking in the shop windows, as they headed back after a long day of skiing.

Old friends: Jeremy Irons was seen strolling around the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz with Maryam Sachs last weekOld friends: Jeremy Irons was seen strolling around the Swiss ski resort of St Moritz with Maryam Sachs last week

Jeremy, 63, looked typically eccentric in his cord trousers, red jumper, leather gilet and grey hat, teamed with a red scarf and black boots.

Meanwhile, Iran-born Maryam wore a fur-trimmed hat, fringed jacket and leggings, accessorised with a pair of knee-high boots.

Jeremy, who is happily married to Irish actress Sinead Cusack, has been out of the spotlight in recent months, but will be returning to his acting roots in the two television movies Henry IV, Part I and Part II later this year.

It's been a long day: Jeremy carried his skiis and ski poles as he headed back after a full day of skiingIt’s been a long day: Jeremy carried his skis and ski poles as he headed back after a full day of skiing.
Deep in conversation: Writer Maryam and actor Jeremy appeared deep in conversation at points during their walk togetherDeep in conversation: Writer Maryam and actor Jeremy appeared deep in conversation at points during their walk together

The British actor takes the title role of the monarch in the movies, which will also star Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and War Horse star Tom Hiddleston.

Confirming the cast earlier this year, Pippa Harris, Executive Producer, Neal Street Productions, said: We are delighted to confirm Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston as our remaining Kings who, along with Ben Whishaw as Richard II, are leading a phenomenally talented ensemble of cast and crew.

‘With the support of NBC Universal and the BBC, we have been able to bring a new scale to the films never before attempted for television.’

The television films will be aired as part of BBC Two’s Shakespeare season later this year.
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Gunter Sachs Memorial Service 2012 in St.Moritz

Gunter Sachs Memorial Service 2012 in St.Moritz

Gunter Sachs Memorial Service 2012 in St.Moritz




Showtime at 92Y: The Borgias: One-on-one with Jeremy Irons

This event has been cancelled, due to scheduling conflicts with Jeremy’s next film Beautiful Creatures.



Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2012, 8 pm
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
New York City

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Jeremy Irons, Academy Award-winner (Reversal of Fortune), one of the master actors of our day and an endlessly charming talk show guest, visits 92Y to talk about his career and his starring role as the devious Rodrigo Borgia in the second season of Showtime’s sumptuous drama “The Borgias.”

Brief Bio

Caryn James, a film and culture critic, is writer and owner of the James on screenS film and television blog for Indiewire and a contributor to The New York Times Book Review and other publications. Previously, she was film critic, chief television critic and critic at large for The New York Times. She is the author of the novels What Caroline Knew and Glorie.

Showtime at 92Y:

Showtime, the cable channel responsible for some of the sharpest, smartest series on television, joins 92Y in offering a behind-the-scenes look at its hit shows in a series of conversations at 92Y with critic Caryn James. Jeremy Irons, star of The Borgias, Edie Falco and the producers/creators of “Nurse Jackie” and Laura Linney and the cast of “The Big C” will talk about their creative process and share clips from the new season.

Oscar Dailies: Jeremy Irons Video Interview

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Shira Lazar for Oscar Dailies, from one of the filming locations for Henry IV. He spoke about winning his Oscar and his thoughts on what he values in a director.

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