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Jeremy Irons: I wish I'd buttoned my lip

15 April 2013 Last updated at 17:00 BST

The Oscar winning British actor, Jeremy Irons, tells Stephen Sackur that his words are often taken out of context and that his strong opinions often get him into trouble.

He has been in the media spotlight for his strong pro-smoking views, an apparent criticism of gay marriage and opinions expressed relating to sexual harassment.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 15 April at 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 16 April at 00:30 BST.

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