Oscar-winning film star Jeremy Irons entertained a packed village hall with tales from the sets of his landmark films.

The actor, a long-term resident of Watlington, kept the audience enthralled for 90 minutes while highlights from his movies were shown including Brideshead Revisited.

The iconic scene from The French Lieutenant's Woman was also shown where he first encounters Meryl Streep's character during a storm on The Cobb at Lyme Regis.

Mr Irons, who was star billing for the 130th evening of Wootton Talks held in the village near Woodstock, chatted about making The Mission in the jungle of South America with Robert de Niro.

He also spoke about how George Martin, The Beatles producer, had taught him to play an vintage oboe in a scene with hostile local tribesmen.

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Mr Irons, who also starred in The House of Gucci with Lady Gaga, gave an insight into the approach of the director, Ridley Scott.

And a sequence was also shown of his Oscar-winning role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune.

Mr Irons was in conversation with Alex Thompson, a film expert from Finstock.

The evening made nearly £1,000 for Wootton Talks current project to raise funds for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - making a total so far of £11,500.