Jeremy Irons to Attend The New Yorker Festival 2016

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Sat., Oct. 8 — 7:00 P.M. — 90 minutes

Gramercy Theatre
127 E. 23rd St.

Jeremy Irons talks with Rebecca Mead

The real thing.

Jeremy Irons is a film, stage, and television actor. He made his Broadway début in 1984 in Tom Stoppard’s play “The Real Thing,” for which he received a Tony Award for Best Actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film “Reversal of Fortune,” and both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in the television miniseries “Elizabeth I.” He has also starred in the films “Lolita,” “The Man in the Iron Mask,” and, most recently, “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”

Rebecca Mead joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1997. She has profiled many subjects, among them Lena Dunham, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Santiago Calatrava, Nico Muhly, Slavoj Zizek, and Loïc Gouzer. She has also written more than a hundred Talk of the Town stories. She is the author of “One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding” and “My Life in Middlemarch.”

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BAFTA – Jeremy Irons: A Life in Pictures

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosted Oscar-winning and double BAFTA-nominated actor Jeremy Irons, at a special ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Friday 9 September 2016.

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Jeremy Irons at the 2016 Venice Film Festival

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the 2016 Venice Film Festival to present Jerzy Skolimowski with the Golden Lion for Career Achievement, during the opening of the festival.

Jeremy Irons outlined Skolimowski’s achievements at a ceremony starting at 7pm on Wednesday 31 August.

Irons played the main role in Skolimowski’s 1982 film Moonlighting about Polish workers in London at a time when martial law was introduced in Poland by the country’s then-communist regime.

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‘Their Finest’ to Premiere at TIFF 2016

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“…Jeremy Irons turns up for a delicious cameo…”

Their Finest will have its World Premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

It will screen on Sunday, September 11, at Roy Thomson Hall at 3:30pm. (Gala Presentation)

Additional screenings include:

Monday, September 12th at The Princess of Wales Theatre at 3:00pm

Tuesday. September 13th at Sciotabank Theatre Cinema 01 at 9:30am (Press & Industry)

Wednesday, September 14h at Sciotabank Theatre Cinema 02 at 9:45am (Press & Industry)

Saturday, September 17th at the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre at 11:45am

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Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) directs a sterling British cast — including Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston and Richard E. Grant — in this period comedy-drama about a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.

Director Lone Scherfig (An Education) returns to the Festival with this rousing romantic comedy set in Britain’s wartime film industry. Featuring a cast teeming with some of the UK’s most charismatic comedic actors, Bill Nighy and Richard E. Grant among them, Their Finest is about boosting morale in a period of national — and personal — crisis.

Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton, who also appears at the Festival in Orphan and The Girl With All the Gifts) is a “slop” scriptwriter, charged with bringing a female perspective to war films produced by the British Ministry of Information’s Film Division. Her current project is a feature inspired by stories of British civilians rescuing soldiers after the retreat at Dunkirk. Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, despite the fact that it’s paying the rent. At least lead scenarist Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) appreciates her efforts.

While on location in Devon, Catrin begins to come into her own and earn the respect of her peers. She’s the only crewperson that Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy), a past-his-prime yet nonetheless pompous actor, will talk to.

Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, the film pops with witty banter and flows with lovely period detail. The characters are uniformly textured and the performances nuanced. Nighy is perfectly cast in his endearingly withering role, and Jeremy Irons turns up for a delicious cameo. It is, however, Arterton’s show. She brings subtlety, intelligence, and a range of beautifully gauged emotions to Catrin, whose path to self-renewal is an inspiring example of a talented woman forging her place in the world.

Jeremy Irons Reads Robert Browning Poetry

The Poetry Hour has added recordings of Jeremy Irons reading Robert Browning’s poems Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess, Memorabilia, A Toccata of Galuppi’s and A Light Woman to their audio archive.

Visit their website for the full text of the poems.

Click on the audio players below to listen:

Porphyria’s Lover

Memorabilia

A Toccata of Galuppi’s

A Light Woman

My Last Duchess

Visit The Poetry Hour’s website to also hear poems recorded by Max Irons and Sinead Cusack.

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Jeremy Irons Stars in ‘Their Finest’

Jeremy Irons has a small role, as the Secretary of War, in the film Their Finest, directed by Lone Scherfig. The film is based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

The film will have a Gala Presentation at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF runs from 8th to 18th September. The exact dates, times and locations of the Gala Presentations will be released on 23rd August.

[No confirmation yet on whether Jeremy will be in attendance at TIFF this year.]

Jeremy filmed his role in Their Finest, at the end of September 2015, in Wales.

Read more about the film on IMDb

Read more at the TIFF website.

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Jeremy Irons Photographed by Clay Enos

Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice photographed by Clay Enos.  Clay Enos was the on set stills photographer for Batman v Superman.

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