Jeremy Irons

KILCOE resident and Hollywood movie star Jeremy Irons is to take on a new role as ‘ambassador’ for the Cork film industry.

The Die Hard and Lion King star has agreed to represent the new Cork Screen Commission which will be launched at the upcoming Cork Film Festival on Friday, November 11th next.

The Cork Screen Commission aims to promote Cork as a filming location to international film and television producers.

Irons, who is currently starring in the hit TV show The Borgias has been resident in West Cork for many years, famously restoring Kilcoe Castle near Ballydehob.