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 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.
Information courtesy of Marc Sinden
Marc Sinden Productions Group of Companies
inc. The One Night Booking Company
P 1 Hogarth Hill London NW11 6AY