We are big fans of the BAFTA A Life In Pictures talks series. Both because it recognises talented individuals whose careers should actually be celebrated and also because it gives one the opportunity to hear first hand about some of our greatest talents careers and lives first hand (as well as possibly ask a question or two). If you have not already done, it's worth having a look at their previous sessions over here.
I couldn't be happier that Jeremy Irons has been invited along to chat about his life and extensive career, bringing to life some very engaging characters in too many brilliant films to list here, but that has seem him work alongside the likes of; Meryl Streep, Harold Pinter, Roland Joffé, Robert DeNiro, David Cronenberg, Roald Dahl, Michael Winner, Anthony Hopkins, Jacques Audiard, Barbet Schroeder, Glenn Close, Steven Soderbergh, Louis Malle, Wayne Wang, Bernardo Bertolucci, Adrian Lyne, Franco Zeffirelli, Fanny Ardant, Al Pacino, Michael Gambon, István Szabó, Claude Lelouch, Ridley Scott, Lasse Hallström, Leonardo DiCaprio, J.C. Chandor, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, David Lynch, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey, Neil Jordan and many others, while taking the time to direct a film and be the second best Die Hard villain.
A career which shown no signs of slowing down having completed a number of high profile TV and film features in the last couple years including: his ongoing role in The Borgias, Raimund Gregorius's Night Train to Lisbon, Matt Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity, Giuseppe Tornatore's La corrispondenza and and Ben Wheatley's dark High-Rise and Avery Brundage's Race, not to mention his ongoing role as Alfred Pennyworth in the DC Universe. And a number of anticipated upcoming feature films which includes Justin Kurzel's adaptation of Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Jeremy Irons will be chatting about his illustrious career in retrospect at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly on Friday 9th September 2016
BAFTA TO HOST A LIFE IN PICTURES: JEREMY IRONS’ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AUDI
BAFTA is proud to announce Audi as the partner to A Life in Pictures. BAFTA’s Chief Executive Amanda Berry OBE said: “BAFTA and Audi have enjoyed a long and successful partnership and I am thrilled they are now supporting A Life in Pictures. Audi is a brand synonymous with innovation and creativity, and one that is hugely supportive of film.”
‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has hosted such figures as Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, David Fincher, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Peter Greenaway.
|BAFTA A Life In Pictures Jeremy Irons ©BAFTA/Jessie Craig|
After training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969. His first major film role came in 1981 with The French Lieutenant’s Woman, for which he received a BAFTA nomination in 1982. In the same year, Irons also received a BAFTA nomination for perhaps his best-known performance, as Charles Ryder in the multi-BAFTA-winning television series Brideshead Revisited. Irons made his New York debut in 1984 and won a Tony Award for his Broadway performance opposite Glenn Close in The Real Thing.
In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune, winning multiple awards for his performance, including an Oscar for Best Actor. Other film credits include The Mission (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), The Lion King (1997), Being Julia (2004), Appaloosa (2008), and award-winning independent feature Margin Call (2011).
Irons’ most recent films include High-Rise (2015), the JG Ballard adaptation from director Ben Wheatley; The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016), directed by Matthew Brown; Race (2016), directed by Stephen Hopkins, based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics; The Correspondence (2016), an English-language Italian romantic film directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore; and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), directed by Zack Snyder, in which Irons plays the role of Alfred Pennyworth.
In December 2016, Irons will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the game-based film Assassin’s Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel.
BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Jeremy Irons
Friday 9 September at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
19.00 Champagne Taittinger Reception
19.30 Event Begins
21. 00 Event Ends
Recordings of previous events in the A Life in Pictures series are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel: www.bafta.org/guru.
The Establishing Shot: BAFTA TO HOST A LIFE IN PICTURES: JEREMY IRONS' IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AUDI FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - UPCOMING EVENT
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