British and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will be the president of the international jury at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival this year.
The festival takes place between February 20 and March 1 in the German capital, Irons and its jury judging the program of the festival and distributing gold and silver bears. He replaces Juliette Binoche, who played the same role last year.
Irons, who first attended the Berlinale in 2011 with his film Margin Call, said: “It is with great pleasure and considerable honor that I take on the role of president of the international jury for the Berlinale. 2020, a festival that I have admired for so long and that I have always loved to attend. “
Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian added: “His talent and the choices he has made both as an artist and as a citizen make me proud to welcome him as president of the jury for the 70th edition of the Berlinale. “
Irons won an Oscar in 1991 for his lead role in Reversal of Fortune, while he won a Golden Globe and Emmy for his work in the HBO miniseries Elizabeth I. He can currently be considered Ozymandias in HBO’s Watchmen.