Jeremy Irons in Dubai for Chivas Legends Dinner

Jeremy Irons was in Dubai on 3 December 2013 to attend the Chivas Legends Dinner where he was being honoured.

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Jeremy also promoted his film Trashed, while in Dubai. Trashed screened on Wednesday 4 December at The Scene Club.

TONIQUE presents, The Chivas Legends 2013 featuring Jeremy Irons, iconic British actor from TONIQUE CONSULTANCY on Vimeo.

The following text is from Pencell PR and Events:

Jeremy Irons, iconic British actor, human rights campaigner and philanthropist was honoured last night at the Chivas Legends Dinner for his considerable career achievements and notable contribution to society.

Being formally recognised as a ‘Chivas Legend’, Jeremy Irons joins the ranks of other legends of the past including Australian cricketer Steve Waugh, Oscar winners Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley and the late, great Sir David Frost.

The fifth annual edition of the Chivas Legends Dinner was attended by 250 of the region’s most eminent leaders and luminaries representing a range of industries from business to media who came together through a shared appreciation for luxury whisky and reverence for the achievements of this year’s legend, Jeremy Irons.

At the event guests enjoyed an evening of pure indulgence in the opulent surroundings of the Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm, including; a delectable 5 course meal, expertly paired with the various expressions of Chivas; live music from a 5-piece jazz band; perfectly blended Chivas cocktails; and guided whisky tastings led by Max Warner, Chivas Regal Global Brand Ambassador and Colin Scott, Chivas Regal’s Master Blender.

The evening culminated with an on-stage interview with Jeremy Irons, in which he shared some of his fascinating insights into his illustrious acting career and more recently his philanthropic and humanitarian work, most notably his documentary film ‘Trashed,’ which highlights the shocking environmental impact of pollution.

Speaking about the Chivas Legends Dinner, Chivas Master Blender, Colin Scott said, “It was so fantastic to see so many new and familiar faces at this year’s Chivas Legends Dinner; faces that were truly enthralled and captivated by Jeremy Irons’ presence. Jeremy is the pure personification of honour, integrity and generosity, he lives his life with charisma and optimism and his achievements and causes were inspirational to all that attended.”

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Jeremy Irons at BAM for Diary of a Madman

Critics night at “The Diary Of A Madman” at BAM starring Geoffrey Rush with Jeremy Irons at Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 16, 2011 in New York City.

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Dorian Gray will be released in the USA in August on DVD

DORIAN GRAY, directed by HELLRAISER and NIGHTBREED co-star turned filmmaker Oliver Parker, is heading for DVD and Blu-ray.

Ben Barnes from THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN stars in the title role of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth, indulging in all sorts of debauchery and worse while his portrait begins to reflect his inner ugliness.

The cast also includes Max Irons, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin and Rachel Hurd-Wood.

DORIAN GRAY hits the disc shelves August 24 from NEM (National Entertainment Media). Presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen, the movie will have 5.1 Surround sound on the DVD and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Special features on both include:

• Deleted scenes

• Interviews

• Behind-the-scenes footage

Retail price is $24.98 for each version.

Jeremy Irons in a Harold Pinter Celebration from BBC Four

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Screen Caps of Max Irons in ‘Dorian Gray’

Max’s character’s name in the movie ‘Dorian Gray’ is Lucius. He’s on screen for only a few minutes and speaks one line.

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Dorian Gray now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk

Dorian Gray, starring Max Irons, is now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk

Product details

* Actors: Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd Wood, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Fiona Shaw
* Directors: Oliver Parker
* Format: Anamorphic, PAL
* Language English
* Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
* Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
* Number of discs: 1
* Classification: 15
* Studio: Momentum Pictures
* DVD Release Date: 18 Jan 2010
* Run Time: 108 minutes

Synopsis
Oliver Parker has made an impressive career out of directing stylish adaptations of the Oscar Wilde plays THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, and now he continues his work with the reading-list favorite, Wilde’s novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. In this drama, Ben Barnes (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA – PRINCE CASPIAN) stars as the title character, a handsome young Victorian gentleman who remains eternally young while a portrait of him grows old and bears the ugly scars of his vile undertakings.

Jeremy helps raise funds for a new cricket pavilion

Former PM backs new pavilion

FORMER prime minister Sir John Major was the guest of honour at a dinner to raise funds for Nettlebed Cricket Club’s new pavilion.

It was held at Manor Farm, Nettlebed, the home of Bessie Kelart, last Friday, when 125 guests enjoyed a champagne reception before sitting down to a three-course meal.

Sir John, who was introduced by local actors Jeremy Irons and Simon Williams, entertained the guests with cricket stories before an auction of 15 lots was held, with Tim Eggar acting as auctioneer.

By the end of the evening a total of £21,000 had been raised towards the £80,000 needed to replace the current pavilion, which was built more than 100 years ago.

from http://www.henleystandard.co.uk

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Jeremy irons discusses the joys of cricket

Jeremy Irons: “You can’t get closer to the heart of England”
September 25th, 2009 by Edward Craig in England, Miscellaneous

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Henry Woolf, Jeremy Irons, Indira Varma and Colin Firth - holding a portrait of Harold Pinter

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons discusses the joys of cricket with Edward Craig

I played cricket when I was at school. I suffered indignity after indignity. I used to sit there on the boundary for hours, trying to make grass burn with a magnifying glass. I would make the sandwiches for tea. That was what I did, more of a helper.

We had a Sunday team. Called the Duckhunters, we organised it at school but played outside of school territory. It meant we could get out to cricket grounds that were next to pubs. A great excuse for drinking and the most fun I’ve had in cricket.

I would fancy being a bowler if I played properly. The strain of standing there as a batsman wondering what was going to come down outweighs any pleasure. The gruelling mind game of bowling appeals to me more. You get a second chance and there’s an element of mind control that a bowler has over a batsmen.

Local, rural cricket shows the unchanging quality of British culture. There is something essentially English and calm, ordered and measured, yet with an element of unknown and excitement about village cricket. You can’t get much closer to the heart of England than sitting on a beautiful summer’s day watching cricket.

I hadn’t followed the Ashes this summer. I was in London when we won one of the Test matches, with a friend in St John’s Wood and she thought the world had exploded at one point. She could hear the roar of the audience with each wicket.

There are a few films about sport. In films you have to focus on characters and people and you have situations in sport which allows you to do that. Film is about what’s going on in people’s heads and hearts rather than a particular game. But if we care about the person who is in the game it can make for a good film.

Harold Pinter was very furious about his cricket. I remember seeing his study full of cricket books. It was a very important part of his life.

The portrait of Harold Pinter (pictured with Jeremy Irons and actors Henry Woolf, Indira Varma and Colin Firth at the Olivier Theatre in London) is being auctioned this Sunday (September 27) at Lord’s with all proceeds going to The Taverners. Bids for the portrait can be made via email: pinter@lordstaverners.org

New Images – Max Irons for MANGO

Max Irons for the MANGO Autumn/Winter 09 Collection

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Dorian Gray release date and film festival information

Here are the current release dates for Dorian Gray, starring Max Irons:

Canada                  September 2009 (Toronto Film Festival)
UK                          9 September 2009 (London Film Festival)
Greece                 17 September 2009
Italy                     23 October 2009
Australia             12 November 2009
Finland               25 December 2009

DORIAN GRAY will also screen at the 18th Chichester International Film Festival

Closing Gala Presentation

With thanks to Momentum Pictures for this closing gala.

We are delighted to close this year’s Festival with an important new UK production.

When a strikingly beautiful but naïve young Dorian (Ben Barnes) arrives in Victorian London he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin) paints a portrait of Dorian to capture the full power of his youthful beauty and when it’s unveiled Dorian makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture – even his soul.

Dorian’s wild adventures continue, but soon he notices that his portrait, which is now locked away in the attic, has taken on an evil and disturbing air, while his own beautiful face goes unmarked by his deeds. Forced by his own evil actions to flee the country, Dorian returns twenty-five years later. To the surprise of his old friends, he looks exactly the same but he’s jaded, having found pleasure but never happiness and he’s haunted by the monstrous painting in the attic. His fear and paranoia grow as rumours of his past misdeeds circulate. Will Dorian get one last chance for love and redemption and more importantly, will he escape with his life?

We hope to welcome some guests involved in this production to introduce our closing gala presentation.

The Sunday Gala Presentation will be preceded by a delicious Spanish meal provided by local restaurant: EL CASTIZO.
Food at 19.00, Film at 20.30

Dorian Gray will also be screened at 11.00 on Sun 6 Sep (All Tickets £7)

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Book tickets to the Chichester Cinema at New Park

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