Jeremy Irons Attends SeriousFun London Gala

Paul Newman founded the SeriousFun Children’s Network in 1988 and the UK gala at the Roundhouse in London was honouring Newman and raising money for the charity.

Joining Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack at the event were Renee Zellweger, Danny DeVito and singers Corinne Bailey Rae and David Gray.

Jeremy Irons said he is a “great admirer” of the charity, adding that Newman had “the element of the child” in him.

“He loved life. And I think he wanted to give kids in this situation the opportunity to have a bit of life in the short time they had left or while they were going through this difficult time,” he said.  Irons said Newman would have been “thrilled” about the event.

The London gala is the final of three galas the organisation hosted this year to honour Newman’s legacy during what would have been his 90th year.  Newman’s Own Foundation has been providing support to camps and programmes around the world since the charity began.  Funds raised at the galas will also benefit the UK camp which is called Over The Wall.

Read the full article from the Express and Star

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Jeremy Irons Attends ‘Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera’ Exhibition

Jeremy Irons, his dog Smudge, and Sinead Cusack attended the VIP private view of the photo exhibition Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera, on 27 October, at 19 Beauchamp Place. The photos are being auctioned to benefit the British Heart Foundation. A photo of Sinead is among those on display.

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Jeremy Irons Pays Homage to T.S. Eliot at Wilton’s Music Hall

Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Simon Russell Beale, Ben Whishaw and Fiona Shaw paid homage to T.S. Eliot, at Wilton’s Music Hall in London, on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

Jeremy Irons read “Gus: The Theatre Cat” and “Little Gidding”.

Read a review of the event from The Londonist

A great account of the event from ifindpeopleconfusing on Tumblr

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Jeremy Irons Performs at Belarus Free Theatre Concert

Jeremy Irons and Juliet Stevenson read excerpts from Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, at the Belarus Free Theatre Concert Staging a Revolution: I’m with the Banned at Koko in London, on Sunday 18 October 2015.

The event was also live-streamed on BBC Arts.

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Jeremy Irons to Pay Homage to T.S. Eliot at Wilton’s Music Hall

From The London Library

The London Library announced today that Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, and Ben Whishaw will be taking centre stage in the Library’s special celebration of T.S. Eliot on 21st October 2015.


Taking place at Wilton’s Music Hall – one of the country’s most atmospheric theatres – the single performance promises to be a unique tribute to one of the world’s best known writers.

Philip Spedding, Development Director at The London Library said, “Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, and Ben Whishaw are intimately associated with some of the most powerful recent performances of Eliot’s work. We are delighted that they are coming together for what promises to be a memorable tribute to a genuinely great writer”.

The evening of readings is looking to include extracts from a range of T.S. Eliot’s work including The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockFour QuartetsThe Waste LandThe Hollow Men and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

With tickets on sale to the public, alongside an invited audience of special guests, all proceeds from the evening at Wilton’s Music Hall will go to support The London Library, a charity which is one of the world’s largest independent lending libraries and will be celebrating its 175th year in 2016.

Tickets for this special fundraising evening are £55 (£45 for London Library members). The performance will take place at 7.30pm on 21st October at Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB. To book, telephone Wilton’s (020 7702 2789) or visit

For further information contact: Julian Lloyd, Head of Communications, The London Library;

Jeremy Irons at ‘Mr. Foote’s Other Leg’ After-party

Jeremy Irons was at the after-party, following the Press Night performance of “Mr. Foote’s Other Leg”, at the Hampstead Theatre in London.  The play is based on the book by Ian Kelly and is directed by Richard Eyre.  The play stars Simon Russell Beale, Micah Balfour, Sophie Bleasdale, Joshua Elliott, Jenny Galloway, Ian Kelly, Dervla Kirwan, Forbes Masson, Joseph Millson and Colin Stinton.  The entire run of the play is SOLD OUT.

Photos by Dan Wooler/REX Shutterstock

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In Georgian London no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city and at a moment in time when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king.

Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?

Ian Kelly’s riotously funny new play, based on his award-winning biography of Foote, explores our obsession with celebrities, and their rise and fall, through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century. Kelly’s other biographies include Antonin Careme, Beau Brummell, Giacomo Casanova (Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2008), and Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Richard Eyre returns to Hampstead following the sell out hit The Last Of The Duchess. His recent theatre credits include Ghosts (Alemida/West End), Pajama Game (Chichester/West End) and Guys and Dolls (National Theatre).

BAFTA and Olivier award-winner Simon Russell Beale makes his Hampstead debut. His recent theatre credits include King Lear (National Theatre), Privates on Parade (West End) and the forthcoming Temple (Donmar).

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.

Jeremy Irons at the Ingrid Bergman Tribute in London

Jeremy Irons and Isabella Rossellini were at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, on Sunday 6 September 2015, for a tribute to Ingrid Bergman.  Their theatrical performance interwove memories, interviews and letters with home movies and footage from throughout Ingrid Bergman’s life and career.

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