Jeremy Irons Wins Emmy for Outstanding Narrator

Jeremy Irons won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for “Game of Lions”. The awards were announced during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday 16 August 2014, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Jeremy was not in attendance to accept his award.

The awards will be broadcast on Sunday 24 August at 8pm ET/PT on FXM, with a replay at 10pm ET/PT.

Game of lions

Here is the full list of nominees in the category:

Outstanding Narrator

WINNER -
Game Of Lions • Nat Geo WILD • Wildlife Films
for National Geographic Channels
Jeremy Irons, Narrator

One Life • Nat Geo WILD • BBC Earth
Productions
Daniel Craig, Narrator

Penguins: Waddle All The Way • Discovery
Channel • A John Downer Production for BBC
and Discovery Channel
Jane Lynch, Narrator

Too Cute! • Holiday Special • Animal Planet •
Produced by True Entertainment, LLC for
Animal Planet
Henry Strozier, Narrator

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley •
HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association
with George Schlatter Productions and Whoop
Inc. Productions
Whoopi Goldberg, Narrator

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Here’s what the Jouberts had to say about Jeremy Irons as their narrator:

What does Jeremy Irons bring to “Game of Lions” as narrator?
More than you would imagine. He brings a perfection and voice, obviously, but he reads the script with such authority that it reeks of credibility, and so it should. Jeremy has been a friend and collaborator for 12 years now, on seven films. So he understands every sentence and the behavior that is being described. If he does not understand what I have written, we stop, I convince him that it is correct or we change it. We have come to know Jeremy as a man of such professional integrity and character and personal mettle that very few have.
Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/new-film-plays-a-game-of-lions#ixzz374yKVMdn

Jeremy Irons Reads TS Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer – link to the original recording

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The text of ‘Four Quartets’ may be found HERE.

Jeremy Irons reads Four Quartets by T.S.Eliot.

Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot’s career as a poet. While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in twentieth-century poetry, its four parts, ‘Burnt Norton’, ‘East Coker’, ‘The Dry Salvages’ and ‘Little Gidding’, present a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author. It was the way in which a private voice was heard to speak for the concerns of an entire generation, in the midst of war and doubt, that confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece.

With an introduction by Michael Symmons Roberts, Lord David Alton and Gail McDonald.

jeremy irons four quartets bbc radio 4

Jeremy Irons narrates ‘Angel Heart: A Music Storybook’

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This title was released on September 24, 2013.
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Listen to audio samples HERE.

angel heart a music storybook

Drawing on the tradition of great music-and-story works like Peter and the Wolf, Angel Heart is a music storybook in deluxe CD packaging, featuring best-selling young-adult author Cornelia Funke (Inkheart), and composer Luna Pearl Woolf (Après moi, le déluge) with an A-list cast of performers such as Jeremy Irons, Matt Haimovitz & Uccello, Frederica von Stade and more, with artwork by the award-winning Mirada.
The story: A girl whose heart has broken into a thousand pieces meets an angel. During their travels in the night, the angel enlists the help of spirits of the East, North, West, and South on his quest to mend her heart.
In addition to Angel Heart, (story by Cornelia Funke, music by Luna Pearl Woolf, narrated by Jeremy Irons); the work combines well known songs from The Beatles, classical music and folk music. The visual storytelling design is by Mirada, a multi-platform company that was founded by Mathew Cullen and Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro.

Product Details

Orchestra: Uccello, Childrens Choir of St. Martin de Porres School
Conductor: Michael Morgan
Composer: Luna Pearl Woolf (composer), Cornelia Funke (author)
Audio CD (September 24, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: OXINGALE RECORDS
ASIN: B00E4V0BUA
In-Print Editions: MP3 Music

Jeremy Irons Narrates ‘Manuscript Found in Accra’

Manuscript Found in Accra Written by Paulo Coelho
Read by Jeremy Irons
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

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ISBN: 9780385367783

Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

List Price: $20.00

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On Sale Date: Apr 2, 2013

 

Jeremy Irons has read, beautifully, Paulo Coelho’s latest book, ‘Manuscript Found in Accra’, for Aaron Blank of Random House Audiobooks US. Garrick Hagon directed at Adrian Sear’s Soundtracks Studio.

Jeremy reading the audio for Manuscript found in Accra

Jeremy Irons Narrates Sahaya International Documentary

This Sahaya International documentary about the AIDS epidemic in rural India is narrated by Jeremy Irons and features music by Enya. Enjoy and please spread the word about Sahaya International. They are changing lives!

Jeremy Irons Narrates ‘The British’ on SKY Atlantic

Jeremy Irons is one of the many celebrity narrators on the SKY Atlantic series The British, airing in the autumn of 2012.

From the SKY website:

Combining gripping drama, spectacular CGI and compelling commentary, The British is an ambitious and unmissable new series which tells the history of Britain and Ireland from the Roman invasion to the birth of TV and the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.

Spanning two thousand years, the series uncovers the surprising stories of the unsung heroes as well as the well-known icons of history. Some of the UK’s most recognizable names from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sport, science and history – including Jeremy Irons, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Terry Wogan, Jessie J, Russell Brand, Colin Jackson, Frank Lampard, Lord Robert Winston and Prof. Jeremy Black – share their unique insights on how thousands of years of British history have shaped the people and nation we are today.

Essex-born actor, comedian and writer Russell Brand said: “It’s nice to be able to reach back into the past and feel that you have an identity that’s built on an oceanic, rolling history” while Oscar® winning actress Dame Helen Mirren said of her national identity: “If you wanted to teach someone who knew absolutely nothing about the British people, it would be very good to guide them to Shakespeare – you could see the foolishness, the humour, the brutality; it’s all in almost every play.”

Sky is also running an educational initiative to support the series. Aiming to give pupils an enthralling insight into 2,000 years of the history of Great Britain, the initiative will target pupils from ages 7 – 14 with an educational plan tailored to the series.

As part of this campaign, Sky has produced free, flexible teaching and learning resources for ages 7-11 and 11-14, which will be specifically tailored towards each episode of the seven-part series. Click here to find out more about the educational resources for The British.

Explore episode 1 – Treasure Islands (54BC – AD500)

Explore episode 2 – People Power (1066 – 1415)

Explore episode 3 – Revolution (1541 – 1641)

Explore episode 4 – Dirty Money (1666 – 1820)

Explore episode 5 – Superpower (1770 – 1851)

Explore episode 6 – Tale of Two Cities (1851 – 1891)

Explore episode 7 – War and Peace (1891 – 1953)

Jeremy Irons Reads TS Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ BBC Radio 4

Complete audio of The Waste Land, read by Jeremy Irons and Eileen Atkins…

Click on the audio player below:

Source

Friday 30 March 2012

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. (GMT) on BBC Radio 4

Radio Times review by: Laurence Joyce

Thank heavens for Ezra Pound! Without his artistic intervention TS Eliot’s modernist poetic masterpiece would have been called He Do the Police in Different Voices instead of The Waste Land. This we learn in the introductory contributions from the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Jackie Kay, Matthew Hollis and Sean O’Brien that set Eliot’s complex and multi-layered work in its literary and historical context.

But it is the reading of the text itself by Jeremy Irons and Eileen Atkins that is most enlightening for anyone who has ever struggled to catch Eliot’s drift. Their measured delivery, never overdone, captures the poem’s bleak emotional landscape, breathing life into its panoramic sweep and mundane detail, with Atkins chillingly perfect in Death by Water.

 

About this programme

Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons read the poem by TS Eliot, featuring an introduction by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Jackie Kay, Matthew Hollis and Sean O’Brien. The author’s seminal work is arguably one of the most influential of the 20th century, and is split into five parts – The Burial of the Dead, A Game of Chess, The Fire Sermon, Death by Water and What the Thunder Said.

Cast and crew

Cast

Reader
Eileen Atkins
Reader
Jeremy Irons
Contributor
Rowan Williams
Contributor
Jackie Kay
Contributor
Matthew Hollis
Contributor
Sean O’Brien

Crew

Producer
Susan Roberts
Writer
TS Eliot

 

 

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