Jeremy Irons on Front Row BBC Radio 4

Jeremy Irons talks to Samira about playing Cambridge maths professor G. H. Hardy in The Man Who Knew Infinity – a film based on the real life story of self-taught Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Jeremy was interviewed in London on 17 March 2016 by Samira Ahmed.  This interview aired on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Wednesday 31 March 2016.

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Photo via Sally Fischer Public Relations. Samira Ahmed interviews Jeremy Irons.

Jeremy Irons on Empire Film Podcast #203

Jeremy Irons was a guest on the Empire Film Podcast #203.

Jeremy was interviewed in London on Friday 18 March 2016.  He discussed High-Rise, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Jeremy’s portion of the podcast begins at 39:06

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‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ – Official Trailer and Posters

The official trailer for The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel:

 

Interviews, Behind the Scenes and B-Roll Footage:

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The Man Who Knew Infinity to Premiere at TIFF 2015

The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Jeremy Irons as G.H. Hardy and Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, will premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, as one of the festival’s Gala Premieres.

Read more at the TIFF website.

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PHOTOS and VIDEO: Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel Filming ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’

From the Cambridge NewsArticle 1 and Article 2

Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel recreate Cambridge 100 years ago as they film scenes for The Man Who Knew Infinity.  (Scroll down for two full articles from the Cambridge News.) (Scroll down for two videos.)

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Written by GARETH MCPHERSON

Punters got their money’s worth today when they saw Hollywood stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel filming on the banks of the River Cam.

Slumdog Millionaire star Patel is playing a Cambridge maths genius in The Man Who Knew Infinity, which co-stars Irons.

The punters caught a glimpse of Harrow-born Patel on the Backs as the crew filmed near to Trinity College Bridge today (Monday), while touts across the city used the Cam’s Hollywood link to entice extra tourists onto the river.

River users were held back while some of the filming took place, as actors took the same risk of falling in the drink as everyone else when they got into punts.

One punter told the News: “The touts were telling people all day they would get a chance to see Hollywood stars filming so it helped them. It was ridiculously busy. Everyone had to wait for them to do their filming, which wasn’t for very long but it caused a bit of chaos.”

The film is about the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, who died in 1920 aged just 32, but helped lay the foundations for the digital age. He was brought to Cambridge by professor G H Hardy, who is played by Irons.

Google honoured Ramanujan on the 125th anniversary of his birth by replacing its logo with a doodle on its home page. As well as the River Cam, scenes will be shot in Trinity College, where Ramanujan became the first Indian to be elected a Fellow.

The film has been described by its executive producer Joe Thomas as a meeting of Russell Crowe film A Beautiful Mind with Good Will Hunting, which starred the late Robin Williams.

The river has been a popular place for television and film producers of late. Filming for the Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne took place in the Backs last autumn, while ITV viewers will see the Cam in the drama Grantchester next month.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Punters-in-Cambridge-stopped-in-their-tracks-by-filming-of-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-starring-Dev-Patel-and-Jeremy-Irons-20140819060223.htm#ixzz3Amdj3SGI

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Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel had to be rescued from the River Cam after he lost his footing and slipped down the bank.

But it wasn’t a real emergency – the 24-year-old actor was filming scenes for his new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and was plucked to safety from the cold water by co-star Jeremy Irons.

The pair spent the day in Cambridge as they rehearsed and shot scenes for the Hollywood biopic about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Dev is playing the Indian maths maestro and Jeremy Irons, 65, will star as G H Hardy, the Cambridge professor who brings him to the UK.

Also spotted by the river was Devika Bhise, who was in The Accidental Husband starring Uma Thurman.

Much of the film is being shot in and around Trinity College, where Ramaunjan became the first Indian to be elected as a Fellow.

In the scene shot late on Monday afternoon, the two actors are seen strolling along when Ramanujan hears cheering along the river bank and runs over to see what is going on.

The crowd is watching a punting race, but in his haste to see the boats, Ramanujan slips down the steep bank and ends up in the river.

He has just enough time to hand his precious books to Hardy, before he bobs under the water. Dev was spotted spitting out some of the river water which he had swallowed during the stunt.

He was also seen earlier in the day riding a bike along the Backs as he rehearsed for another scene.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a brilliant mathematician, who helped pave the way towards today’s digital age, but died of malnutrition and illness in 1920, aged just 32.

The film, which is being directed by Matt Brown, is based on Robert Kanigel’s biography.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/SLIDESHOW-Hollywood-star-Dev-Patel-rescued-from-River-Cam-in-Cambridge-by-his-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-co-star-Jeremy-Irons-20140819140751.htm#ixzz3ArYYJkL8

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Filming to Start on “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

From Variety

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Moves to Production

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July 15, 2014
by Dave McNary
Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary

After eight years of development, “The Man Who Knew Infinity” will go into production next month in the U.K. with Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons and newcomer Devika Bhise starring.

Patel will portray math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Jeremy Irons will play G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite his lack of formal training and education and plucked him from obscurity in Edwardian India. Bhise will portray Ramanujan’s wife.

Shooting will start Aug. 3 at Trinity College in the University of Cambridge — the first film to be shot at Trinity — followed by two weeks in various locations in South India.

David Garrett of Mister Smith Entertainment has come on board to handle international sales.

The film is an Edward R. Pressman and Animus Films production in association with Xeitgeist and Marcys Holdings. Pressman and Animus’ Jim Young will produce along with Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film, Pressman’s chief operating officer Jon Katz and Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas.

Matthew Brown will direct and wrote the screenplay based on the biography “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan” by Robert Kanigel. Pressman and Young acquired film rights to the biography in 2006, published in 1991.

Patel came on board the project last year at Cannes and Irons signed on in Decemeber. Bhise has recently joined the cast; she played the role of the goddess Namagiri in “The Partition,” a play based on Kanigel’s book, at the Spotlighter’s Theater in New York.

Bhise has a supporting role in an episode of the upcoming MTV series “One Bad Choice.”

Pressman produced “Wall Street,” “Bad Lieutenant” and “Reversal of Fortune,” for which Irons won the Best Actor Oscar.

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Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is coming to Cambridge to film Hollywood movie The Man Who Knew Infinity with Jeremy Irons

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Slumdog-Millionaire-star-Dev-Patel-is-coming-to-Cambridge-to-film-Hollywood-movie-The-Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-with-Jeremy-Irons-20140722060156.htm#ixzz38DZQC6Dk

Jeremy Irons to Star in ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’

From Variety:

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G. H. Hardy and Ramanujan

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LONDON — Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” the biopic of Srinivasa Ramanujan, with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician.

Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity in Edwardian India and installed him in Cambridge University.

The film will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan” by Robert Kanigel.

Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers, along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner, and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Pressman said, “I am delighted to be working with Jeremy again. Our last collaboration on ‘Reversal of Fortune’ earned an Oscar for Jeremy, and I could not overstate his amazing talent. We are very fortunate to be able to add an actor of such stature to our production.”

Production on “The Man Who Knew Infinity” is expected to commence on locations in the U.K. and India next year.

Pressman’s COO Jon Katz is serving as executive producer along with Tristine Skyler, Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas, Pamela Godfrey, Mark Montgomery and Min-Li Tan. Tayyab Madni will serve as an associate producer.