Jeremy Irons at the 2015 Lucca Film Festival

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the Lucca Film Festival in Italy.  He attended a press conference on Friday 20 March at 12.30pm.  He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday night.

Jeremy conducted a Masterclass on Saturday at the Teatro del Giglio with the participation of Claudio Carabba, Manrico Ferrucci (General Director of the Teatro del Giglio), Nicola Borrelli (director Lucca Film Festival), Alessandro Romanini (coordinator of exhibitions dedicated to Cronenberg) and Domenico De Gaetano (cultural association Volumina).

Also on Saturday,  at 18:30 at the church of San Francesco, Jeremy was present at the concert of the soundtracks composed by Howard Shore composed for David Cronenberg films.

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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!

Noah Cowan ‏@noahlightbox
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 –


Jeremy Irons to attend TIFF Lightbox Events

Jeremy Irons introduces a screening of Dead Ringers



Thursday October 31
6:30 PM


Part of  From Within: The Films of David Cronenberg

We are honoured to welcome Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons to introduce our screening of his first collaboration with David Cronenberg.

Get Tickets: 416.599.TIFF | 1.888.599.8433


Friday November 1 at  7:00 PM


Special Events – In Conversation With…Jeremy Irons

One of the most esteemed actors in contemporary cinema, Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Elizabeth I) joins us at TIFF Bell Lightbox to look back at his impressive career and discuss his collaboration with David Cronenberg on Dead Ringers and M. Butterfly.

Get Tickets: 416.599.TIFF | 1.888.599.8433

Jeremy Irons at 2012 Sarajevo Film Festival


Some photos via @chrisdz and @vjosab on Twitter, @neshill and @m_juric on Instagram, Nikolina Vicelic ‏@NikolinaVicelic on Twitter, and Ranko Vucinic ‏@rankovucinic on Twitter and Sinisa Sunara / Cropix .

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Jeremy Irons Guest of the Sarajevo Film Festival

With a great pleasure the Sarajevo Film Festival announces arrival of one of the greatest actors of today, the Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons.

Jeremy Irons returns to Sarajevo in capacity of the curator of Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, which will award one young artist this year again.

Sarajevo audience had a chance to greet this big friend of the Sarajevo Film Festival, the actor with a fascinating international career, during the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2007 when he presided the Grand Jury of the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival’s Competition Programme.

British actor realized his roles in around seventy films, among which only some to single out, “Waterland”, “The Man in the Iron Mask”, “M. Butterfly”, “The Mission”, “Reversal of Fortune” for which he won Oscar and Golden Globe for the Best Actor in the Leading Role.

On the occasion of Jeremy Irons’ arrival to Sarajevo, on Saturday a special screening of the film TRASHED, directed by Candida Brady will take place in the Meeting Point Cinema, starting at 2.30 p.m. After the screening, a Q&A with the special guest, Jeremy Irons, will take place.

Jeremy was also in Dubrovnik and attended a press conference there.

Jeremy Irons in NY Times T Magazine – Hungarian Rhapsody

Hungarian Rhapsody

Culture, Travel   By KATHRYN BRANCH| September 20, 2011, 6:26 pm

Original article HERE

Photo by Monika Höfler

A rich film tradition and low production costs have long brought stars to Budapest, among them Jeremy Irons, 63, pictured here on the shores of the Danube River. Irons made “Nijinski,” his first movie in the capital, in 1980, and returned to make “M. Butterfly,” “Being Julia” and Showtime’s “The Borgias.” When not on set, Irons explores the city’s “wonderful crumbling faded beauty” on his motorcycle. “It’s very hard to find the soul of a city,” he says, but he suggests starting at the Dohany Street Synagogue (011-36-1-413-5500), the Hungarian State Opera (right; and the Western Railway Station (Terez korut at Nyugati ter), designed by the Eiffel Company of Paris. Irons also recommends Cafe Kor (011-36-1-311-0053;, Pomo D’Oro (011-36-1-302-6473; and Nobu (, inside the Kempinski Hotel (011-36-1-429-3777;, where he usually stays.

Tuscan Sun Festival – A Fan’s First-hand Account

Thank you to [you know who you are] for this account of Jeremy at the 2011 Tuscan Sun Festival:

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“The evening was a mix of theater, music and ballet and told the story of the 9 year long relationship between Chopin and female writer George Sand. Though I really like Chopin’s music and they played the pieces pretty well, I just wished there were less music and more Jeremy.

As for his acting: he was breathtaking… I was very curious whether he could do a convincing Chopin. Not only because he had to play a young man (half of his age), but because of Chopin’s character, who was a fragile, angelic man, ill all the time, sophisticated and sensitive in a sort of feminine way (while Sand was the more dominant, stronger party in the relationship). And yes, he did it… He transformed completely, especially in the second half of the play, when he becomes more and more ill and lonely and finally brakes up with Sand. You just wanted to take him to your arms carefully and protect him – just like George Sand must have felt about Chopin.

I’m not sure if I have ever seen him being so painfully beautiful like this evening. His hair was something like in Appaloosa, curly at the back, and his skinny, fragile figure was emphasized with long, narrow-fitted clothes. And his face… it was truly expressive, lost, and dreamy (do you remember the last scene of M Butterfly? I could compare his between-genders presence to that). Every bit of him was alive, his playing was so subtle, sensitive and expressive!

As for the set, they had two armchairs and a table at each side of the stage, Sinead on the right, Jeremy on the left. At the back, in the middle the piano. Simon Trpceski played the pieces, while Jeremy sort of pretended to play them either sitting on a chair with his back to the audience or standing at the side of the piano.

There was an ovation at the end of course, they got flowers, and Jeremy threw his to the audience with a cheeky smile before he disappeared behind the curtains. Outside of the theater the crowd waited for them. The musicians came, then the dancers came, God knows who else came, but not them. I waited at least an hour but they must have left through a stage door or something, which was a bit disappointing. Both Max and Sam were there with girlfriends. I saw them briefly, they walked away on foot. Now they are at the charity dinner.”