Jeremy Irons to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Lucca Film Festival

Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2015 Lucca Film Festival in Italy, on 20 March. lucca film festival 2015 banner The 2015 festival is also celebrating the films of David Cronenberg.  There will be a screening of Dead Ringers, starring Jeremy Irons, on Thursday 19 March, at 18:15. On Friday 20 March, Jeremy will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at 21:30. A screening of M. Butterfly will follow the award presentation. On Saturday 21 March, Jeremy will give a lecture at 11:00 and at 15:00 Sinead Cusack will be on hand to introduce a screening of her film Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg. For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

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Jeremy Irons in Toronto for Cronenberg Evolution Exhibit

Jeremy Irons was in Toronto, Canada 30 October 2013 – 1 November 2013, to participate in events at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, in conjunction with the David Cronenberg: Evolution exhibition.

Jeremy contributed an interview to the David Cronenberg: Virtual Exhibition material put together by TIFF –


Jeremy attended the exhibit’s VIP opening party:

Noah Cowan ‏@noahlightbox  Jeremy Irons and the mugwump share a drink and a laugh. David Cronenberg : Evolution is now officially open!

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Jeremy Irons and the mugwump share a drink and a laugh. David Cronenberg : Evolution is now officially open!

Photography by George Pimentel

Photograph by George Pimentel

Check out the Photostream on Flickr for hundreds of photos from the Evolution Opening VIP Party


On Thursday 31 October, Jeremy Irons and David Cronenberg introduced a screening of Dead Ringers.  Jeremy stuck around for a Q&A session, after the screening.  [Thank you to Kristen Skeet for the videos.]


TIFF’s From Within – The Films of David Cronenberg: Jeremy Irons and David Cronenberg on Dead Ringers – from Next Projection

On Friday 1 November, Jeremy participated in “In Conversation with Jeremy Irons” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a 1 hour 30 minute conversation and retrospective of his career, with an audience Q&A at the end.

“I Am the Master of My Destiny”: Jeremy Irons Talks at TIFF’s Bell Lightbox 

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Jeremy Irons: Man of silky voice and steely truths
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While in Toronto, Jeremy was also a guest on “Q” with Jian Ghomeshi


Jeremy Irons also sat down with George Stroumboulopoulos to talk about his career in film and the David Cronenberg retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. But before they got into that conversation, Irons wanted to talk about Rob Ford, Toronto’s mayor.

To see the full interview, tune into George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC Television on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. or 11:30 p.m.
Jeremy Irons also made an appearance on Live at Noon on CP24 –

More on the Cronenberg: Evolution exhibition –