Jeremy Irons Participates in Face Britain

Famous Faces Get Arty

From artists to athletes, and actors to explorers, we are extremely grateful to all of our Famous Faces.  Each one of them has generously lent their time and support to Face Britain because they passionately believe that all young people should have the opportunity to be inspired by the arts.

Our Famous Faces will be creating their very own self portraits for Face Britain.  So to see a self portrait by Quentin Blake, Amir Khan, Jeremy Irons and everyone else involved, keep coming back to Facebritain.org.uk!

Max Irons to Star in Vivaldi Drama

UK actors Max Irons and Claire Foy set to star in Boris Damast’s Vivaldi Celsuis handling international sales on the historical drama to shoot this autumn.

 

UK actors Max Irons and Claire Foy are set to be cast in Boris Damast’s long-gestating historical drama Vivaldi which will begin principal photography this September at locations in Venice, Bruges, Hungary and Germany. The producers are also now in the final stages of negotiations with Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina and Sebastian Koch to join the cast.

The screenplay has been co-written by director Damast with Jeffrey Freedman and is based on the true story of how the headstrong genius and priest Antonio Vivaldi turned a talented, but traumatised group of girls – the illegimate daughters of courtesans – into a world-class orchestra which played the great concert halls of Venice and, ultimately, for the Pope. Vivaldi is exiled and separated from his beloved girls when his maverick ways arouse the suspicion of the powerful and scheming Venetian society. But, on learning of the nature of the dark plot against them, the composer does all in his power to rescue his pupils, his career and the very integrity of the city of Venice.

The film is being produced in conjunction with Andrea Kikot of Vivaldi UK Ltd., with Jean Luc van Damme of Belgium’s Banana Film, Harald Reichebner of Luxembourg/Germany-based European Enterprises, Mirko Ikonomoff of Italy’s Victory International, Hannes Schalle of Germany’s Moonlake Entertainment, and Jozsef Cirko of HCC Media Group in Hungary. International sales are being handled by London-based Celsius Entertainment.

Jeremy Irons and Max Irons to Participate in Poetry Week at Donmar Warehouse

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41 Earlham Street
Seven Dials
London WC2H 9LX

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Jeremy Irons will be a reader on Tuesday 31 May and Max Irons will be a reader on Thursday 2 June.

Following the success of her readings for the T.S. Eliot Festival in 2009, Josephine Hart makes a welcome return to the Donmar to produce and direct a week of poetry featuring a series of special readings with some of the country’s leading actors. She will devote each performance to the works of one or two poets, introducing and setting their poems in the context of their life. “The idea is simple,” Hart says, “an understanding of the life and philosophy of the poet illuminates the poetry and therefore makes the experience of reading or listening to each poem more intense.”

Readers  for Poetry Week:

Monday 30 May: Philip Larkin – Too clever to Live? – Charles Dance & Dan Stevens.

Tuesday 31 May: John Milton – Simply Sublime (2.30pm and 7.30pm) Emilia Fox, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Kendal, Dan Stevens.

Wednesday 1 June: Sylvia Plath – The Woman is Perfected – Harriet Walter.

Thursday 2 June: WWI Poetry – The Poetry is in the Pity (2.30pm and 7.30pm) Kenneth Cranham, Rupert Evans, Max Irons, Ruth Wilson.

Friday 3 June: T.S.Eliot – I Gotta Use Words – Harriet Walter & Edward Fox.

Book your tickets by calling (in the UK) 0844 871 7624.

Jeremy Irons donates signed POLO tie to Prince’s Trust auction

A Ralph Lauren POLO tie once owned by English Bafta Nominated and Academy Award winning Actor Jeremy Irons has been donated to the Sellebrity UK online auction site, in support of The Prince’s Trust charity.

It comes with a Prince’s Trust card hand written and again personally signed by him. The card has a short explanation as to where Jeremy wore it.

The tie is personally signed by Jeremy on the inside.

This item is donated in support of The Prince’s Trust

Superjam 2011 Press Photoshoot

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Charity Founder- Jacky Paice (Wife of Legendary Drummer Ian Paice) Actor and rock lover- Jeremy Irons will act as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. This year, to kick start the fundraising in a bigger and better way, a unique legendary event is being launched on the 8 July 2011 and will showcase the ultimate ‘Superjam 2011’ – a rock ‘n’ roll fundraising evening at the Royal Albert Hall. Music legends already confirmed include: Deep Purple’s, Ian Paice, Ian Gillian, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Steve Morse alongside Jon Lord, Joe Bonamassa.

This is the first time Deep Purple have performed in the last 2 years and with more legendary names involved including, Danny Bowes, Rick Wakeman, Newton Faulkner this promises to be an evening of compelling entertainment and hypnotic production.

The Sunflowerjam Charity which was founded in Spring 2011, supports initiatives set up to bridge the gap between integrated, functional and conventional medicine with a natural approach to wellness for children, young people, adults and their families with a range of acute and chronic emotional, mental and physical conditions.

Superjam 2011 is to be the charity’s biggest event to date and will help us to increase the already raised funds from previous events. The Superjam’s in the past have been on a much smaller scale – Jeremy Irons has always acted as MC and we have guest performances by world famous artists such as Status Quo, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, Ray Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Suggs and not forgetting the late great Gary Moore(his son will perform with us this year). Jon Lord of Deep Purple is one of the trustees and an active supporter of the charity, says: ‘The Sunflower Jam ‘Superjam’ has become an established event for two reasons because: it’s such a great cause and because it’s such huge fun too!’

You can watch out for details as more artists become involved and you can purchase tickets from http://www.thesunflowerjam.com

General tickets are priced at £100.00 and VIP tickets which include drinks reception, best seats, dinner and drinks are £500 and £1000 per head. To become a sponsor or for specialist hospitality packages please contact 01202 896698 or pr@thesunflowerjam.com

Jeremy Irons attends Cleopatra: Northern Ballet

Jeremy Irons attends the press night of Cleopatra: Northern Ballet at Sadlers Wells on May 17, 2011 in London, England.

Jeremy Irons’s “Willing Lass”

Jeremy Irons owns a sailboat named Willing Lass.

From the blog Another Day in Triage by Jayne Johnson:

“Our next stop on the journey was Hegarty Boatyard where Cerri’s partner, John, works. The yard is world famous for the restoration work they do on large wooden ships. People come from around the world to attend workshops at the boatyard. Currently they are working on the Ilen (eye-len). They also work on boats for fisherman and the like.

Jayne Johnson and Jeremy's boat Willing Lass

John personally built a sail boat for Jeremy Irons which is called “Willing Lass.” Yes, THE Jeremy Irons. If you are interested in learning more about the Ilen restoration/Hegarty Boatyard, here’s a link: Ilen Restoration at Hegarty Boatyard in Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland

Photo by The Selvedge Yard

Jeremy Irons, was among the group who turned up at Hegarty’s Boatyard to see work commence on the re-fitting of the Ilen ketch:

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