Jeremy Irons to receive Ischia Legend Award

Italian film and music fest will honor British actor July 13

ISCHIA, Italy -- Oscar winner Jeremy Irons will receive the Ischia Legend Award in July at the Ischia Global Film and Music Fest.

Irons, who won an Oscar in 1990 for "Reversal of Fortune," will join ranks with Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Vanessa Redgrave, Hilary Swank and Stefania Sandrelli when he receives the award on July 13.

The British actor's career spans more than three decades, in which he was nominated for a Golden Globe after starring opposite Robert De Niro in "The Mission," and a BAFTA after starring opposite Meryl Streep in "The French Lieutenant's Woman."

The Ischia Global Film and Music Fest will be held July 11-18. It will be hosted by Eleonora Abbagnato and opens with the premiere of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," starring Shia LaBeouf.