In the red chair tonight: the Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who was in Toronto to support his friend and collaborator David Cronenberg, currently the subject of a major exhibition at the TIFF Bell Lightbox called David Cronenberg: Evolution. Jeremy starred in two classic Cronenberg flicks: 1988's Dead Ringers, in which he plays a pair of twin brother gynecologists; and 1993's M. Butterly, in which he plays René Gallimard, a French diplomat who falls in love with a Peking opera star with a big secret. (Go watch them both if you haven't already.) Not up on the filmography of the Canadian master of body horror? Engage in a little catch-up session by clicking through the gallery above.
And make sure you've got your TV locked on CBC on November 20 at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to catch George's interview with Jeremy. Want even more Irons in your TV diet? On this Friday's late show, November 22 at 11:30 p.m., we'll run an extended edition of their conversation.
Oh, and just for fun, here are the trailers for Dead Ringers:
and M. Butterfly: