Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren at the BlackCreek Summer Music Festival

Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren performed with Lorin Maazel and the Castleton Festival Orchestra at the 2011 BlackCreek Summer Music Festival at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Canada on 29 June.

Maestro Maazel conducts the Castleton Festival Orchestra and the women’s voices of the Castleton Festival Chorus in a wondrous romantic program of music inspired by Shakespeare: three excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, highlighted by spoken performances of Shakespeare verses from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by two incomparable stars of both stage and motion pictures: the extraordinary pair of Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.

Jeremy and Helen’s portion of the performance began after intermission.

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Jeremy Irons and Bradley Cooper on set of ‘The Words’

Great new photos of Jeremy Irons and Bradley Cooper on the Montreal set of The Words:

June 22, 2011 – Photos by Bauer Griffin

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Max Irons and Emily Browning attend Louis Vuitton show in Paris

Max Irons and girlfriend Emily Browning attended the Louis Vuitton show in Paris, France for Men’s Fashion Week, on Thursday 23 June 2011. Max and Emily had front row seats.

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Kathy Griffin meets Jeremy Irons

Kathy Griffin, star of “My Life on the D-List”, met Jeremy Irons on Wednesday 15 June 2011, at The Wolseley at 160 Piccadilly in London.

The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European tradition located in St James’ on London’s most famous of boulevards, Piccadilly. 160 Piccadilly is a Grade II Listed Building.

Via @kathygriffin on Twitter -

Kathy Griffin
@kathygriffin  Kathy Griffin
Holy shit. Just ran in to Jeremy fucking Irons. I’m in London now bitches!!!
Kathy Griffin
@kathygriffin  Kathy Griffin

Seriously starstruck! What’s ur favorite Jeremy Irons movie???

Check out Kathy’s website at -  http://www.kathygriffin.net/

Jeremy Irons at Calvary Hospital Awards Gala

Jeremy Irons was among those in attendance at the 28th Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala on 7 June 2011.

The festivities for this black-tie gala began at 6:30 PM. Broadway’s Melissa Errico gave a special performance. Jeremy Irons attended the cocktail reception to congratulate his Camelot co-star, Melissa Errico, before her performance during the awards ceremony.

All photos ©PatrickMcMullan.com

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More than 400 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 28th Annual Awards Gala on June 7 at The Pierre, in New York City. The evening raised $800,000 to benefit Calvary programs and services for advanced cancer patients and their families.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care programs.

Sam Irons Shoots Percival A/W 2011 Collection

London-based label Percival has tapped Sam Irons to photograph its Autumn/Winter 2011 lookbook:

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Jeremy Irons on ‘Desert Island Discs’

Jeremy’s second appearance on BBC Radio 4′s “Desert Island Discs” from Sunday 5 February 2006 is now available on iTunes for FREE!

Click on the image below to download on iTunes:

[The iTunes version just plays clips of the songs Jeremy has chosen, due to licensing issues. That is the reason that the iTunes broadcast is slightly shorter than the version on the BBC website. The interview portion with Jeremy is unedited.]

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Introduction from the BBC website:

Sue Lawley’s castaway this week is the actor Jeremy Irons.

He made his name playing Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited in 1981 and became known for his quintessentially English roles. It was an image he later sought to discard and he certainly did so in the film Lolita, where his portrayal of Humbert Humbert reopened the controversy about the desires of a middle-aged man for a 14-year old girl. In the film The Mission he played a gentle Jesuit missionary and went on to act as his own stuntman, climbing a perilous waterfall. It was his performance in Reversal of Fortune that won him an Oscar for Best Actor as the real-life character Claus Von Bulow, accused and acquitted of the attempted murder of his wife. Later this month, he returns to the West End stage after almost 20 years to star in the play Embers, a story of friendship and betrayal.

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The full, unedited version of Jeremy’s “Desert Island Discs” episode is also available to listen to or to download to keep from the BBC 4 Website.  There you can also read the details of his first appearance on “Desert Island Discs” on Sunday 2 November 1986, but it is not available to listen to.

Jeremy’s song choices:

Favourite track: “One step at a Time” by Clifton Chenier
Book: Ashley Books of Knots by Clifford Ashley

 

Luxury: Rizla liquorice papers

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Sinead Cusack’s appearance from Sunday 15 December 2002 on “Desert Island Discs” is also available through iTunes and the BBC website.  Her first appearance, from Saturday 28 May 1983 is also detailed on the BBC website, but is not available to listen to.

 

Jeremy Irons in ‘Camelot’ Wrap-Up

Images by Kevin Thomas Garcia from Broadwayworld.com

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Images from – Playbill.com Photo Gallery

Photos by Krissie Fullerton

 

above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Moore

above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

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PHOTO FLASH: James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons et al. at Irish Rep’s Camelot Benefit Concert – from TheaterMania.com

By: Dan Bacalzo · Jun 7, 2011  · New York

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons in Camelot (© James Higgins)

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons. Photo by James Higgins.

 

 

The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance (© James Higgins)
The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance

(© James Higgins)

Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, as part of the company’s 2011 benefit gala at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, on Monday, June 6. Charlotte Moore adapted and directed the production, with musical direction by Mark Hartman.

In Camelot, King Arthur has created a utopian land of chivalry and civil rule. But when his beloved Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, succumb to their passion for one another, he faces a terrible dilemma that will rock his kingdom to its very core.

The show starred Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, James Barbour as Lancelot, and Melissa Errico as Guenevere. The cast also included Dewey Caddell, Jacob Clemente, Rory Duffy, Josh Grisetti, Christopher Lynn, Victoria Mallory, Brian Murray, Ciarán Sheehan, James A. Stephens, and KT Sullivan.

Ciarán O’Reilly provided narration, and the concert staging included a large chorus and accompaniment by a full orchestra.

In addition to the concert, the gala included dinner with the cast at Sardi’s, following the performance.

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Tweets and photos regarding Jeremy Irons’s performance as King Arthur in Camelot on Monday 6 June at the Shubert Theatre in New York City, as part of a one-night-only benefit for the Irish Repertory Theatre:

Here are a few photos culled from the Internet:

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from @chubbybadass on Twitter

via Dr. Nancy Berk on Twitter and yfrog

Via @Ryspeaks Ryan Speakman on Twitter

Camelot Cast Member Robyn Payne with Jeremy (photo via Facebook)

Audio from John Milton: Simply Sublime

Audio recorded from a 31 May 2011 performance of John Milton – Simply Sublime at Donmar Warehouse in London, as part of Poetry Week.

Jeremy Irons (Satan), Emilia Fox (Eve), Felicity Kendal (Narrator) and Dan Stevens (Adam) perform excerpts from Paradise Lost. The event was sponsored by Josephine Hart.

[No copyright infringement intended.]

As the audio quality is low, this is best listened to through headphones with the volume turned up high……Click on the play arrow below to listen. Click on the volume/speaker icon at the left of the audio player to increase the volume in the audio player module. The recording is approximately 1 hour in length.


A first-hand account from an attendee:

“The Donmar Warehouse is quite a small theater.The five actors were sitting on chairs in a row. They read excerpts from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Books 1 and 9. Jeremy read the part of Satan. The other parts were of Adam and Eve and a Narrator. The fifth woman talked about Milton at the beginning (a bit more than 17 minutes).

Jeremy wore his usual kind of clothes: white shirt, grey vest, reddish scarf, grey trousers and boots (not his riding boots, shorter ones), no glasses.

At the evening performance, the theater was nearly full. The evening performance was video-recorded for Josephine Hart, who was not there. The lady who recorded it said that Hart might share it on her homepage, but there is no guarantee.”

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A photo of Jeremy in Covent Garden on Tuesday 31 May 2011 – the day of his Poetry Week performance. [Photo Copyright  petra eujane ]

 

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Sadly, on Thursday 2 June 2011, Josephine Hart lost her battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 67.  Read more in the London Evening Standard.

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As part of the CD compilation “Words That Burn” by Josephine Hart, there is a recording of Jeremy Irons, Felicity Kendal, Emilia Fox and Greg Wise reading extracts of John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, similar to what was performed at Donmar Warehouse.

Jeremy also read the part of Satan in ‘Paradise Lost’ for a BBC Radio 4 production of the Josephine Hart Poetry Programme on 20 April 2008.  In that performance, extracts from John Milton’s great Christian epic ‘Paradise Lost’ are read by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Felicity Kendal (narrator), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve).

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