Sunday December 8, 2019

Jeremy Irons on being Hollywood royalty and king of his own castle

From his island in west Cork, the actor reveals his views on what home, Tinseltown and Ireland can offer the world

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

30th August, 2015
Jeremy Irons at home in Kilcoe Castle in west Cork. Picture: John Allen

‘Would you like some vegetable soup?” Jeremy Irons asks. We’ve just completed our hour-long interview, switched off the dictaphone and I’ve thanked him for his time. This is usually the moment the journalist is politely escorted from the interviewee’s house – that is, if they ever made it into the house in the first place.

But instead we’re in a castle: Jeremy Irons’s castle. And Irons, an...

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