Trashed Screening with Jeremy Irons in Skibbereen

Jeremy Irons attended a screening of his film Trashed, followed by a Q&A, at a fundraiser in aid of Village Well in Lesotho, South Africa, on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

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From The Southern Star newspaper:

Story by Kieran O’Mahony

SKIBBEREEN Town Hall was full to capacity recently for ‘An Evening with Jeremy Irons’ – which included the screening of the award-winning documentary Trashed which features the Oscar winner – as well as an extended Q&A afterwards with Mr Irons and microbiologist Dr Niall O’Leary from UCC.

As well as discussing the issue of waste, the event, with the aid of David and Patsy Puttnam, was also a fundraiser for a well-building project in Lesotho, South Africa and over €2,000 was raised through ticket sales.

Organiser Kay Quinn said: ‘It was a very successful evening and Jeremy Irons took time to show the community the documentary about how our waste is thrown out and forgotten, and how we must re-evaluate this attitude to valuable asset.

‘It was suggested on the night that every school in Ireland should be shown this documentary and the screening was a wake-up call for all of us to re-think plastic in particular,’ she said.

She also thanked David and Patsy Puttnam who brought Dr Niall O’Leary to answer any of the scientific questions which were asked by the audience in the Q&A session.

‘A special thanks to Jeremy Irons who gave up his time to show us his concern for our environment, while also helping to raise funds for the water wells in Lesotho at the same time,’ said Mrs Quinn.

‘We would also like to thank Anne Minihane and Stephen Bean for taking the photographs and Darragh Murphy for the sound.’

Following the screening of the documentary, which has won several international film awards, both Jeremy Irons and Dr O’Leary  took part in the Q&A under the guidance of Declan McCarthy as MC.

This turned into a lengthy discussion which touched on the proposed plastics factory which has been planned for Skibbereen.

Speaking afterwards Dr O’Leary said the Q&A with the local audience ‘was very engaged, running twice as long as planned and revealed a well-informed local community who are very concerned with the issue of plastics use, waste and disposal.’

He added that since Trashed was filmed in 2012, global plastic production and waste generation and disposal figures have only increased in the intervening period.

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All photos by Stephen Bean

 

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‘An Actor Prepares’ First Trailer and Screencaps

The first trailer for An Actor Prepares, starring Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston, has been released. JoBlo.com also has an exclusive clip from the film (see below).

Jeremy Irons portrays a famous, hard-drinking actor who suffers a heart attack and is forced to drive across the country to make it in time for the wedding of his daughter, played by Mamie Gummer. His only hope of making the wedding lies with his estranged son, played by Jack Huston, is a devoted husband and professor who couldn’t be more different from his father. As the two set out on their adventure, they become closer and realize they are more alike than they thought.

“Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston make a hilarious father and son duo in this delightful comedy,” said Laura Florence, VP of sales and marketing for Gravitas Ventures.

Gravitas Ventures plans to release An Actor Prepares in theaters and on demand on Aug. 31.

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Jeremy Irons – ‘Awakening in the West’ Clip

Jeremy Irons reflects on “just sitting” and giving the mind a rest so we can pass a better time in this life.

This is a preview clip from the documentary feature film (Awakening in the West) coming in 2018 – a StillnessSpeaks production (https://www.stillnessspeaks.com)

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Photos via Christopher Hebard

Better Start Running – Website, Trailer & More

Jeremy Irons’s upcoming film Better Start Running has a new website which features the first official trailer, photo gallery, clips, interviews and more.

Better Start Running also stars Alex Sharp, Analeigh Tipton, Edi Gathegi, Karan Soni, Maria Bello and Jane Seymour.

Check out the website at betterstartrunningmovie.com

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Better Start Running to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival

Jeremy Irons’s film Better Start Running (formerly titled Monumental) will have its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on 28 April 2018.

The film will screen again on April 30th. The full line up for the festival will be announced Sunday 1st April, when tickets go on sale.

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Red Sparrow Photocall and Press Conference

Jeremy Irons was present for the Red Sparrow Photocall at The Corinthia Hotel on February 20, 2018 in London, England.  He also participated in the Press Conference at Claridge’s Hotel on February 21, 2018 in London, England.

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Jeremy Irons Attends Red Sparrow European Premiere

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the Vue Cinema in London’s West End, on Monday 19 February 2018, for the European Premiere of Red Sparrow.

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