Jeremy Irons in the Sunday Business Post

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Nadine O’Regan for the Sunday Business Post.  Photos by John Allen.

The issue came out on Sunday 30 August 2015. It is available to purchase and download from http://www.businesspost.ie/

From Nadine O’Regan’s Instagram account @nadineoregan :

“I went home to West Cork a little while back for my holidays and, while there, wound up getting an interview with Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, who lives in an ochre-coloured castle just outside Skibbereen. We talked Hollywood, West Cork and castle restoration, and he made me a very nice lunch:-) It’s the cover of The Sunday Business Post Magazine tomorrow if you fancy a read. x.”

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Jeremy Irons Unveils Suicide Memorial Plaque in Waterville, Co. Kerry

Jeremy Irons was on hand, on Friday 28 August, in Waterville, Co. Kerry at the Tech Amergin Arts and Education Centre, to unveil a suicide memorial plaque, in a communal garden.

Photos via: The Outreach Cahersiveen, Unmask, Console, Tech Amergin, Don Macmonagle, @Teri_o_d

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Text from The Irish Times

Article by Barry Roche

Actor Jeremy Irons has said that people suffering from suicidal thoughts can reach out and be helped through love, friendship and community, as he unveiled a memorial plaque to all those who lost their lives to suicide in south Kerry.

Mr Irons said he was delighted to be able to help highlight the issue of suicide by unveiling the memorial plaque in a community garden at Tech Amergin in Waterville, as it was important that people realise that they can overcome suicidal thoughts and lead full lives.

“Why should there be a suicide memorial plaque – why? Because, like in the last century nobody talked about tuberculosis if it was in the family, like 50 years ago, nobody talked about cancer if it was in the family, like 30 years ago nobody talked about a family member who was gay,” he said.

“This is all real life, people are like that – sometimes people commit suicide, sometimes people think about committing suicide and it’s a terrible, terrible waste of life, and by recognising it we are not saying it’s good, it’s like by recognising evil one is saying, it is there but let’s try to avoid it.

“People who have those tendencies should be helped as much as they can be with friendship and love and community, with talking and having someone at the end of a phone who they can tell how they feel because it’s not that rare – deep depression and suicidal thoughts are not that far apart.”

Mr Irons said that people should realise that no matter how bleak the future appears, there is always hope, and what better way to remind people of that than with a memorial plaque in a communal garden which highlights that they are not alone.

“I have always been taught, it’s darkest before the dawn, and when I get really low, there’s a little bird in me saying ‘It can only better’ and it’s that little bird we want to put in the ears of people thinking of ending their journey in life – to say ‘Wait, it can better’.

“The fact that the firm has gone bust and your life’s work has been destroyed is not the end of the world – the sky and sea are still there, people are still there, friends are still there, community is still there – look in other places, don’t dwell on that one thing which makes you feel life is worthless.”

Tackle stigma

The suicide memorial plaque, which was erected beside a ceramic waterfall, was the idea of Peter Holthusen, who grew up in the UK but lives in Cahersiveen.

He said it was important that people tackle the stigma of suicide, which continues to exist in many countries.

Mr Holthusen, who lost both his great-grandfather and his grandmother to suicide, said that rural areas such as south Kerry are often “out on a limb” when it comes to funding for mental health services, but he hoped the plaque and garden will help highlight the issue.

“It’s not really even so much about today or Jeremy Irons or myself or anybody who has been involved in this, it’s about tomorrow and providing a focal point where people can come down at any time and contemplate the parting of a loved one and gain solace in the gardens here.”

Jeremy Irons at the 2015 Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

Jeremy Irons was in Waterville, Co. Kerry, on Friday 21 August 2015, for a screening of his film Trashed.  Jeremy also spoke about the film.

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Jeremy Irons Attends YMCA Ireland’s #GlobalJusticeSHORTS Film Event

Jeremy Irons was in Bantry, Ireland on Thursday 13 August 2015, to help out with the YMCA Ireland’s ‪#‎GlobalJusticeSHORTS‬ film project.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @bantrysigns on Twiter

Photo via @bantrysigns on Twiter

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

Photo via @YMCAIreland on Twitter.

The Ingrid Bergman Tribute at BAM with Jeremy Irons and Isabella Rossellini

 On Saturday 12 September 2015, Jeremy Irons and Isabella Rossellini will present A Tribute to Ingrid Bergman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Buy tickets HERE
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Isabella Rossellini presents a theatrical tribute to one of the most celebrated actresses of the 20th century. Marking the centennial of Ingrid Bergman’s birth on August 29, 1915, Rossellini is joined in performance by actor Jeremy Irons to uncover the woman and artist behind the screen legend. The staging incorporates Rossellini’s own memories of her mother, plus interviews, unpublished letters, personal videos, and previously unreleased video clips and images from private Bergman’s archives.
Rossellini and Irons will perform live on stage portraying Bergman and various characters from her colorful life, guiding the audience through her experiences while original film footage and images from her private archive are projected on a screen. Woven throughout the performance are testimonies and stories from friends and artists she knew and worked with, such as Roberto Rossellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Capa, Ernest Hemingway, and many others.
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Created and written by Ludovica Damiani and Guido Torlonia
in collaboration with Isabella Rossellini
Directed by Guido Torlonia

With the support of Festival de Cannes and Kobal Collection

Jeremy Irons Set for Ingrid Bergman Tribute in London

On Sunday 6 September 2015, Jeremy Irons and Isabella Rossellini will pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman, at the Southbank Centre in London.

Read more and book tickets now from the Southbank Centre’s website.

The Ingrid Bergman Tribute
6 September
Royal Festival Hall

Celebrate the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest actresses, in this tribute paid by daughter Isabella Rossellini and actor Jeremy Irons. Their theatrical performance interweaves memories, interviews and letters from home movies and exclusive never-before-seen footage revealed of the woman behind the icon. 

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The Man Who Knew Infinity to Premiere at TIFF 2015

The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Jeremy Irons as G.H. Hardy and Dev Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, will premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, as one of the festival’s Gala Premieres.

Read more at the TIFF website.

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