Jeremy Irons to Star in ‘Love, Weddings and Other Disasters’

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Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons are set to star in the independent romantic comedy “Love, Weddings and Other Disasters” with Dennis Dugan directing from his own script.

Fortitude will introduce “Love, Weddings and Other Disasters” to buyers at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

The female-driven, multi-story rom-com follows the people who work to create the perfect wedding day for the spouses-to-be even as their own relationships are outlandish and imperfect.

Diego Boneta, Dnce guitarist JinJoo Lee, Jesse McCartney and Veronica Ferres will also appear in the film.

“Love” is Dugan’s first independent feature. His directing credits include “Happy Gilmore,” “Just Go With It,” “Big Daddy’ and the two “Grown Ups” titles with combined worldwide box office revenues topping $2 billion. Fully financed by Align, filming will begin Sept. 16 in Boston.

‘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 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 at the Toronto Film Festival 2015

Jeremy Irons was at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, to premiere his films High-Rise and The Man Who Knew Infinity.

High-Rise had it’s Gala World Premiere at the Elgin/Winter Garden Theatre’s Visa Screening Room on Sunday 13 September.

The Man Who Knew Infinity had its Gala World Premiere on Thursday 17 September at Roy Thomson Hall.

Jeremy also participated in Q&A sessions about both films.

Toronto 2015: Ben Wheatley on ‘High-Rise’ and Cult Filmmaking – from Rolling Stone

TIFF: ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ – The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan – from Biography.com

TIFF: In Defense of the Conventional Movie, from ‘Spotlight’ to ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ – from Indiewire.com

Shinan Govani: Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and the Sutherlands – not a bad way to wrap up TIFF  – from The Globe and Mail

Jeremy Irons says Alfred in ‘Batman v Superman’ ‘completely different’ – from the Toronto Sun

VIDEO – Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel on Canada AM

VIDEO – The Loop – Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons on the Red Carpet for “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

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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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Max Irons at TIFF 2014

Max Irons and some of the cast of The Riot Club, including Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth and Holliday Grainger, were at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September, for the Red Carpet Gala Premiere of the film. The cast walked the red carpet, spoke to the press, signed a few autographs and posed for photos and then were introduced before the film screening at Roy Thomson Hall.

[All photos by www.jeremyirons.net]

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The Riot Club” Premiere – Arrivals – 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

The Riot Club” Premiere – Red Carpet – 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Variety Studio Presented By Moroccanoil At Holt Renfrew – Day 2 – 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

2014 Toronto International Film Festival Portraits

The Riot Club” Premiere – Arrivals – 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Post Premiere Party for “The Riot Club” Sponsored By Hugo Boss And GQ

2014 Toronto International Film Festival Portraits – Day 4

2014 Toronto International Film Festival – Guess Portrait Studio – Day 4

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 –

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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 TIFF.net Photostream on Flickr for hundreds of photos from the Evolution Opening VIP Party

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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.]

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

Photo ©www.jeremyirons.net

Photo ©www.jeremyirons.net

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

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http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/Q/ID/2415606281/

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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.
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Jeremy Irons also made an appearance on Live at Noon on CP24 –

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More on the Cronenberg: Evolution exhibition –


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