‘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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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

Max Irons in ‘The Sunday Times’

Max Irons is interviewed in The Sunday Times Culture section for 31 August 2014.

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Dorian Gray release date and film festival information

Here are the current release dates for Dorian Gray, starring Max Irons:

Canada                  September 2009 (Toronto Film Festival)
UK                          9 September 2009 (London Film Festival)
Greece                 17 September 2009
Italy                     23 October 2009
Australia             12 November 2009
Finland               25 December 2009

DORIAN GRAY will also screen at the 18th Chichester International Film Festival

Closing Gala Presentation

With thanks to Momentum Pictures for this closing gala.

We are delighted to close this year’s Festival with an important new UK production.

When a strikingly beautiful but naïve young Dorian (Ben Barnes) arrives in Victorian London he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin) paints a portrait of Dorian to capture the full power of his youthful beauty and when it’s unveiled Dorian makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture – even his soul.

Dorian’s wild adventures continue, but soon he notices that his portrait, which is now locked away in the attic, has taken on an evil and disturbing air, while his own beautiful face goes unmarked by his deeds. Forced by his own evil actions to flee the country, Dorian returns twenty-five years later. To the surprise of his old friends, he looks exactly the same but he’s jaded, having found pleasure but never happiness and he’s haunted by the monstrous painting in the attic. His fear and paranoia grow as rumours of his past misdeeds circulate. Will Dorian get one last chance for love and redemption and more importantly, will he escape with his life?

We hope to welcome some guests involved in this production to introduce our closing gala presentation.

The Sunday Gala Presentation will be preceded by a delicious Spanish meal provided by local restaurant: EL CASTIZO.
Food at 19.00, Film at 20.30

Dorian Gray will also be screened at 11.00 on Sun 6 Sep (All Tickets £7)

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Dorian Gray will have its world premiere at TIFF

Dorian Gray
directed by Oliver Parker
at the ROY THOMSON HALL
9:30 pm on 11 September 2009

and

at the WINTER GARDEN THEATRE
12:30 pm on 13 September 2009

http://tofilmfest.ca/films?by=Film&at=Dorian_Gray&yr=2009#Dorian_Gray

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Tickets are $38.33 (CDN) + GST + .25 building fee + 4.25 service fee

Toronto International Film Festival ®

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival is pleased to announce the addition of two Gala Presentations and eight Special Presentations to the programming lineup for this year’s Festival, running September 10 to 19. Included are works from critically acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, Werner Herzog, Rebecca Miller, Michael Moore and Oliver Parker, and featuring on-screen performances by Drew Barrymore (in her directorial debut), Jim Broadbent, Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Colin Farrell, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Val Kilmer, Christopher Lee, Juliette Lewis, Blake Lively, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves.

Ticket packages for the Festival are now available for purchase by cash, debit or Visa†. Purchase online at tiff.net/thefestival, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-8… (10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed weekends and holidays) or in person at the Festival Box Office at Nathan Phillips Square (10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week), located at 100 Queen Street West, in the white tent, west of the square.

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Dorian Gray Oliver Parker, United Kingdom
World Premiere
In Victorian London, the handsome Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic and cunning Lord Wotton (Colin Firth). Immersed in the hedonistic pleasures of the city, Dorian vows he would give anything to keep his youth and beauty – even his soul. Based on the Oscar Wilde novel, Dorian Gray examines the destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness that can result from both.

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