Jeremy Irons in the Mille Miglia

Jeremy Irons drove in the Mille Miglia 1,000 mile car race in Italy.  Jeremy drove as part of the Jaguar Heritage Racing team in a 1950 Jaguar XK120. His co-driver was Charlie Turner, Top Gear magazine editor-in-chief.

Only the cars selected from the models which took part in the original race can participate to Mille Miglia, with teams coming from all over the world. Thursday afternoon the cars leave Brescia, heart of the Mille Miglia, and arrive in Padova for the first overnight stay. The next morning they leave for Rome, passing San Marino and L’Aquila on the way. On Saturday they depart for Bologna, where they stay overnight before embarking on the last stretch to Brescia on Sunday morning, where they will be enthusiastically welcomed home for the prize-giving celebrations.

The Mille Miglia takes place from 15th to 18th May 2014.

Jeremy’s car had to drop out of the race after two stages, due to mechanical issues, according to @TelegraphLuxury on Twitter.

Jay Leno and Jeremy Irons take part in this year’s Mille Miglia…better known as ‘the most beautiful race in the world’ - from the Daily Mail

Jeremy is in this video at 2:11

Jeremy shows up in this video at 1:47

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Jeremy Irons to Drive Jaguar XK120 in Mille Miglia

Jeremy Irons will drive a Jaguar XK120 Coupe on the Mille Miglia this May. He will drive the ex-Jim Swift racing XK120 roadster, in the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event, from 15-18 May with a line-up of top-name drivers, which will be traversed over 1,000 gruelling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.

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Only the cars selected from the models which took part in the original race can participate to Mille Miglia, with teams coming from all over the world. Thursday afternoon the cars leave Brescia, heart of the Mille Miglia, and arrive in Padova for the first overnight stay. The next morning they leave for Rome, passing San Marino and L’Aquila on the way. On Saturday they depart for Bologna, where they stay overnight before embarking on the last stretch to Brescia on Sunday morning, where they will be enthusiastically welcomed home for the prizegiving celebrations. The Mille Miglia will take place from 15th to 18th May 2014.

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Jeremy Irons in Rome on World Food Day 2011

Jeremy Irons was named FAO Global Ambassador at the Ceremony on the Occasion of World Food Day in Rome, Italy on 17 October 2011.

Watch video of Jeremy’s nomination acceptance speech:

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All photos 17 October 2011, Rome – ©FAO/ALESSANDRA BENEDETTI
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Jeremy Irons to Become FAO Goodwill Ambassador

Global food price volatility will be the focus of World Food Day celebrations in Rome on Monday which will also address the issue of massive farmland purchases by rich countries in the developing world. Read more HERE.

At the Ceremony on the Occasion of World Food Day, on Monday 17 October 2011, Jeremy Irons will be named the FAO Goodwill Ambassador.  Read the Programme of Events HERE.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has named as previous Goodwill Ambassadors U.S. actress Susan Sarandon, Canadian singer Celine Dion and Senegalese music legend Youssou N’Dour and U.S. Olympic track and field star Carl Lewis.

Watch Jeremy’s video in support of the FAO’s campaign 1billionhungry.org:

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