Jeremy Irons part of Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

A Jeremy Irons – The Authoritative Website exclusive!  Marc Sinden, producer of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, gives his firsthand account of working with Jeremy Irons on making the recording:

We recorded his story in an audio suite at the BBC Borehamwood Studios. I directed the reading, as I had done for all of the stories included in the 4-CD box set of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde and Jeremy arrived on his enormous motorbike, in leathers, which worried me as I thought that he might ‘squeak’! He didn’t, however, and he was utterly professional and well-prepared, as usual, and we recorded the whole story in three takes. I was delighted that he had invented so many voices for all of the characters in the story and several of them made me laugh out loud! We then had lunch in the commissary and had a wander around the Eastenders permanent set before he roared off on his huge bike, while I waited for Joanna Lumley to arrive to record her story. He really is the most un-‘star like’ actor I know – a real actor – and a wonderfully loyal and sweet friend.”

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

The recording is now available from audible.com, on CD and from iTunes. Click on the link above to listen to a preview and to order.

The hard copies of the 4x CDs of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde read by various stars (Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sinead Cusack, Robert Harris, Samantha Bond, Geoffrey Palmer, Sir Donald Sinden) and sold in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund, are now available!

You can get them as 4x CDs from http://www.sindenproductions.com/2010/02/02/the-fairy-tales-of-oscar-wilde/ and either pay by good-old-fashioned cheque for £19.99 + £4.45 p&p per 4x CD set or via PayPal, or as a digital download at http://www.audible.co.uk/aduk/site/product.jsp?p=BK_WHTR_000005UK&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes or now even on iTunes.

http://www.sindenproductions.com/2010/02/02/the-fairy-tales-of-oscar-wilde/

Information courtesy of Marc Sinden

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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.

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)

UK Flag UK · 2009 · Oliver Parker · 105min
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Dorian Gray trailer added

The trailer for the upcoming movie Dorian Gray, starring Max Irons, has just been released.

The movie is set for release on 09.09.09

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