Jeremy Irons to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Batman vs. Superman Film

Jeremy Irons has been cast in the role of Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder.

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“As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement.

From Forbes: “…the Man of Steel follow-up — tentatively referred to as Batman vs. Superman unless/until a new title is announced — is all but guaranteed to rule the summer, especially now that it’s moved release dates to 2016 for a much stronger position. With Batman and Superman squaring off against one another, plus Wonder Woman dropping in for a brief appearance, and the prospect of some other heroes likely cameoing in some way, the film is instantly presumed to be in the running for a $1 billion showing sight-unseen… Batman vs. Superman — is scheduled to start shooting in Detroit in the coming weeks, and director Zack Snyder was there scouting additional locations last Wednesday.”

Warner Bros. will release the film worldwide on May 6, 2016.

Jeremy Irons to Give Masterclass for Associated Studios

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A WORKSHOP WITH THE LEGENDARY ACTOR JEREMY IRONS – Monday Evening 10th Feb 2014

We are delighted that Jeremy Irons is coming in to give a masterclass on Monday 10th February from 7pm-9.30pm at our new venue St. Alban’s Fulham.

Address:
St. Alban’s Fulham
2 Margravine Road
London W6 8HJ
Tube: Baron’s Court

What to prepare:

There are places available for 4 participants, two men and two women who need to read/learn the first scene from Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. This will be followed by a Q&A.

Please note that it can be nerve racking to work on ones skills in front of an audience. Last time we had Jeremy in a few of the participating actors did get excellent opportunities as a result of the workshop, however one or two did feel very nervous and vulnerable in the presence of an audience. Most of our workshops have no audience, however there is so much to learn from this it is an opportunity not to be missed. If you want to participate be prepared to fail before succeeding and come with an attitude of working publicly, rather than performing publicly.

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Scene One: Pub. 1977. Spring.
Emma and Jerry meet for the first time in two years. For 7 years they had an affair and a secret flat, and Jerry says no-one else knew. Now Emma is having an affair with Casey, an author whose agent is Jerry and whose publisher is Robert, Emma’s husband. Emma says she found out last night that Robert has betrayed her with other women for years, and admits she revealed her affair with Jerry.
In 1977 Emma is 38, Jerry and Robert are 40. I think this scene is just a two-hander.

Cost:
Participants: £50 (4 places)
Observers £10

To apply please e-mail info@associatedstudios.co.uk with a CV and a photo

Jeremy Irons in Athens, Greece for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jeremy Irons spoke at the Pallas Theater in Athens, Greece, on Monday 27 January 2014, as part of a Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Photo via @ipapagrigoriou on Twitter

Photo via @ipapagrigoriou on Twitter

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Photo by Studio Kominis

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Photo via @nikosdendias on Twitter

Jeremy at the Palia Agora cafe on Tuesday morning, 28 January. Photo via @fevis on Twitter and the Palia Agora facebook page.

Jeremy at the Palia Agora cafe on Tuesday morning, 28 January. Photo via @fevis on Twitter and the Palia Agora facebook page.

Jeremy Irons at the Producers Guild of America Awards

Jeremy Irons attended the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Jeremy spoke on stage to introduce PGA Award nominees 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Jeremy Irons and Jared Leto inside at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)

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Photo via @commishqc on Twitter

Photo via @commishqc on Twitter

Jeremy Irons on ‘Sunday with Miriam’

Miriam O’Callaghan interviewed Jeremy Irons and Lord David Puttnam on Friday 17 January 2014, at the Cork Airport, ahead of the ceremony at which Jeremy Irons was made an Honorary Corkman. The interview aired on Sunday 19 January on RTE Radio 1 on Sunday with Miriam.

Click on the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

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Sunday with Miriam is also available on iTunes as a free podcast.

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Jeremy Irons at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jeremy Irons, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie, for his performance as King Henry IV in The Hollow Crown, was in attendance at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Jeremy Irons Reads TS Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’

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The text of ‘Four Quartets’ may be found HERE.

Jeremy Irons reads Four Quartets by T.S.Eliot.

Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot’s career as a poet. While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in twentieth-century poetry, its four parts, ‘Burnt Norton’, ‘East Coker’, ‘The Dry Salvages’ and ‘Little Gidding’, present a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author. It was the way in which a private voice was heard to speak for the concerns of an entire generation, in the midst of war and doubt, that confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece.

With an introduction by Michael Symmons Roberts, Lord David Alton and Gail McDonald.

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