Henry IV

I was reading at that the two part Henry IV will air this summer on BBC2 and on PBS for those of us on the American side.

Anyone else excited?

I'm pretty ecstatic with the prospect of Irons and Hiddleston together in a film.
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Princess Leia

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The Borgias

I've been watching the first disc of the show now that Netflix has it and I must say that I like it so far. It only has the first four episodes, but I would like to see the rest of season 1. Anyone else watched the show? What are your thoughts?

I watched another show about a similar subject simply called Borgia, but I must say that the Irons version is far superior.

I didn't much care for Lucrezia's betrothed upon first sight of him, and after what he did to her at the end of the episode? Oh, I want Caesare to cut out the man's heart with a spoon.
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Jeremy Irons Talking About The Borgias

The Borgias: An opulent and fascinating CTV/Showtime co-production chronicling the notoriously corrupt Borgia papal dynasty, starring Jeremy Irons and Colm Feore and written and directed by Neil Jordan. It is scheduled to debut sometime in the spring.

It has variously been described as a 15th-century Sopranos and The Tudors meets Rome, both of which are superficially true. But that doesn't begin to describe the stunning production and the indelible performances. All of it centred on Irons' riveting, ruthless Rodrigo Borgia, a.k.a. Pope Alexander VI.

"Well, I don't know," Irons archly demurs. "I think he's a pretty good guy just doing the best he can.

"I mean, power corrupts, you know . . . it was a time quite unlike the time we live in today. There were murders in Rome every night, poisonings most weekends. There was incest here and sodomy there . . . it was a good old rolling, rollicking society.

"And if you've got to try and run that, which the pope attempts to do, then, of course, you've got to play by some of the rules that society follows. I didn't judge him at all. I played him. I thought I was quite a good guy.

"But George Bush probably thought he was quite a good guy, too. I mean, they all do. Stalin probably liked himself. You know, it's for us to judge them, I think."


Irons Worries About Overpopulation

I saw this posted here at the Internet Movie Database. Thought I would share it with you all.


Jeremy Irons fears mankind will be hit with a devastating disease, insisting it is nature's way of curbing the population explosion.

The Betrayal star, who is currently making a documentary about sustainability, insists the surging global population will put a strain on Earth's resources until nature eventually takes revenge.

He tells Britain's Sunday Times, "One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it's unsustainable. I think we have to find ways where we're not having to scrap our effluent junk and are a really sustainable planet.

"I suspect there'll be a very big outbreak of something because the world always takes care of itself."

The 61 year old predicts it is "probably disease" that will one day restore the balance.