Jeremy Irons makes an appearance in Paul McCartney’s video for ‘Queenie Eye’ a song from McCartney’s 2013 album NEW.
Here’s the video which premiered on VEVO on 24 October 2013:
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video about the filming of ‘Queenie Eye’:
Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack attended the Chickenshed Theatre UK Annual Gala at Guildhall in London on Wednesday 16 October 2013.
Jeremy was this year’s Guest of Honour.
Learn more about Chickenshed HERE.
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Jeremy Irons will be helping to raise proceeds for The Prince’s Trust
Bloomberg Tradebook Partners with Charities and Celebrities to Raise Funds and Awareness
For the second year in a row, Bloomberg Tradebook is gearing up to host its annual Charity Day on Thursday, October 17th in New York City, with London joining in for this year’s activities. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Charity Day, Tradebook will bring together leading charities and their celebrity ambassadors at their global trading floors to help raise money and awareness for various worthy causes.
This year’s theme is “Trade it Forward” as all of the day’s net commissions will be donated to the participating charities.
Participants confirmed in New York are:
“The Tradebook team is proud to be hosting ‘Trade if Forward’ this year. We are thrilled to expand this effort across the pond to help support the admirable work of an even broader group of organizations. We are also honored to be working with these fine charities to help them raise awareness of and proceeds for their efforts,” said Ray Tierney, CEO and President of Bloomberg Tradebook, who spearheaded the event. “We realize the importance of developing a culture of giving throughout the financial community and look forward to continuing the event in years to come.”
Last year’s Halloween-themed “Trick or Trade” Charity Day commissions were donated to the participating charities and to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack attended a screening of the new film The Last Impresario, as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 13, 2013 in London, England.
Learn more about the film HERE. Jeremy is an interviewee in the film.
Max Irons is featured in the August 2013 issue of DuJour Magazine.
Irons In The Fire
With The White Queen, Max Irons emerges as the clear successor to an acting dynasty
By Adam Rathe
Photographed by Annelise Howard Phillips
Styled by Paul Frederick
Strange things happen when Max Irons sleeps.
“I’ve been having the most vivid dreams, involving all real people, really clear and believable dreams,” the 27-year-old actor says, staring intently to make it clear he’s serious. “Some nice, some not.”
Blame melatonin for what’s going on at night with the jet-lagged actor, who’s on a jaunt to New York from his home in London. His other dreams, however, the ones that are coming true, can only be attributed to hard work—and more than a pinch of good luck.
In August, the period dramaThe White Queen (adapted from the Philippa Gregory novel) will debut on Starz, beaming Irons’ fetching mug into millions of homes. Following that is an Antonio Vivaldi biopic with Irons as the Italian composer, and Posh, a look at an Oxford secret society, from An Education director Lone Scherfig. Indeed, Irons seems poised to become that most dreamed-about thing: a serious, successful actor.
“It wasn’t a calculated step,” Irons, who starred in Twilight creator Stephanie Meyer’s The Host earlier this year, says. “I was recently up for a large part in a franchise, a very well-established franchise, and I said, ‘I can’t do it.’ No matter how you spin it to me, it was a version of the two parts I played before [in Red Riding Hood and The Host]. I’m very grateful these films got my foot in the door, but if I do it again, I’ll want to quit acting.”
Enter Edward IV, the first king of England to come from the House of York. “When this came along, it felt like a different direction,” Irons says of his role in The White Queen. “It was this really fascinating piece of English history. And there’s development of the character: You meet when he’s 22 and young and powerful and you see him—I don’t mean to spoil anything—on his deathbed. It felt like something I could get my teeth into.”
It certainly is. During the series’ first season, Irons’ Edward—who, like the actor, was known for his height and good looks—progresses from the tenderfoot monarch whose reign, beginning in 1461, was bloodied by the War of the Roses to a seasoned king presiding over a peaceful land until his untimely death at the age of 41. Along the way, the series’ titular regent, who is Edward’s wife (played by Swedish stunner Rebecca Ferguson), complicates matters as a powerbroker in her own right.
To untangle the story’s knotty web of ancient aristocrats, Irons had his work cut out for him. “There is, relatively speaking, not much information on this particular king,” Irons says. “I had to go into a bookshop and track down his journey. What I love to research is what everyone was up to. You know it was very conniving, backstabbing way of life. People were constantly after you, so consequently you’ve got to know what everyone in the room was up to.”
That feeling probably isn’t too unfamiliar to Irons, who, as the son of actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, has grown up in the public eye. Irons says while he can ride the Tube and go where he likes virtually undetected, it still isn’t easy following in the footsteps of prominent parents. “I became an actor at 17, and whether or not I like to acknowledge it on a conscious level, my parents are very successful actors—there is no way around it, ” he says. “Which is difficult for a son because you want to impress your family and I’ve realized I never truly will. I’ll never amaze them.”
Although stardom might be old hat for his family, Irons is still wide-eyed enough to appreciate the experience. “I have to do it for me, I have to amaze myself,” he says. “I’m on sets surrounded by people on horses, people in armor and they’re all following me because I’m the king. This is an amazing moment; I’m not letting this moment drift by and then trying to amaze someone later by reporting back. I’m living life, I’m living the life I’ve created.”
Indeed, the decisions that Irons is making now will shape what he hopes will be a decades-long career. And if Edward IV can teach him anything, it must just be how to survive life as a movie star.
“He was cheeky and charming and dangerous,” Irons says of the young king, “but he could get away with it.”
Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party on 26 June 2013, in London.
From Open City Docs Blog:
Open City Docs Fest 2013 finished on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony hosted by Jeremy Irons. After four days of events, including film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, master classes amongst others, festival goers congregated in the Cinema Tent to hear Irons give the verdict on the award nominees.
As guests sipped on Aspall’s Cuvée Chevalier or Beefeater Gin cocktails, Irons explained that he and his fellow jurors had faced some tough decisions. Open City Docs Fest’s bold programming – covering a wide range of viewpoints and stories and exploring cinematic and political issues – had led to an extremely high standard of beautiful and thought-provoking films.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum
BAFTA Award-winning director and producer Molly Dineen
Sundance Award-winning director Kim Longinotto
Emmy-winning director of digital documentary Highrise, Katerina Cizek
Producer of Into the Abyss, Andre Singer
Director Brian Hill (Secret History of Our Streets).
After detailing exactly what it was that separated the wheat from the chaff, and set an Open City Docs award-winning documentary apart from its rivals, Irons proclaimed Matthew’s Laws, directed by filmmaker Marc Schmidt the winner of the Grand Jury Award.
Grand Jury Award
Winner: Matthew’s Laws, directed by Marc Schmidt
Emerging International Filmmaker Award, sponsored by Aspall Cyder
Special mention: Wonder House, directed by Oonagh Kearney
Winner: Karaoke Girl, directed by Visra Vichit Vadakan
Emerging UK Filmmaker Award, sponsored by The British Council
Winner: Black Out, directed by Eva Weber
Best City Film Award, sponsored by Publica
Winner: The Venice Syndrome, directed Andreas Pichler
Best Short Documentary Award, awarded by the London Short Film Festival
Winner: The Whistle, directed by Grezgorz Zariczny
Special mention: FilmStripe, directed by John Blouin
MyStreet Awards, awarded by the Grand Jury
Winner: Richard, directed by Matt Hopkins
2nd prize: Niche in the Market, directed by Rod Main
3rd Prize: Blaenau, directed by Eira Wyn Jones
We at Open City Docs Fest would like to congratulate all the nominees and also give our thanks to our excellent juries.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Jeremy Irons at ‘The Borgias’ Press Conference at the Corinthia Hotel on May 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)