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:

Jeremy Irons will be in Rome 25 May 2010

Jeremy Irons and his wife Sinead Cusack will be in Rome, Italy on Tuesday 25 May 2010 to take part in Journey to the American Cinema:

After Susan Sarandon, Paul Schrader and Wes Anderson, the new edition of ‘Journey through American Movies’ lcomes to Rome. Jeremy Irons. the British actor, Oscar winner for his role in Reversal of Fortune, directed by Barbet Schroeder, will attend with his wife, Sinead Cusack. As in the tradition of ‘Journey through American Movies’, produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma , Irons will meet the public at the Auditorium Parco della Musica (Sala Petrassi) Tuesday May 25.

Jeremy in June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair

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From left: André De Shields, Impressionism; Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King; Joan Allen, Impressionism; Colin Hanks, 33 Variations; Janet McTeer, Mary Stuart; John Glover, Waiting for Godot; Lauren Ambrose, Exit the King; Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage; Jeremy Irons, Impressionism; Hope Davis, God of Carnage; James Gandolfini, God of Carnage; Andrea Martin, Exit the King; Steven Weber, The Philanthropist; Marsha Mason, Impressionism; Matthew Broderick, The Philanthropist; Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage; Nathan Lane, Waiting for Godot; Michael T. Weiss, Impressionism; Harriet Walter, Mary Stuart; Susan Sarandon, Exit the King; Jane Fonda, 33 Variations; Tovah Feldshuh, Irena’s Vow; David Hyde Pierce, Accent on Youth; Samantha Mathis, 33 Variations; Bill Irwin, Waiting for Godot. Photograph by Mark Seliger; styled by Christine Hahn
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PORTRAIT & BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

For the June 2009 issue, Vanity Fair gathered 25 acclaimed Broadway stars of stage and screen for an original portrait taken by famed photographer Mark Seliger. The actors featured are now appearing on the New York stage in some of the hottest Broadway plays of the spring season.

For the shoot in late February, the actors arrived at Seliger Studios early in the morning for a light breakfast and a chance to catch-up with old friends, new friends and long-time colleagues. As they all started to fill the small studio space, their connection to each other was undeniable. Some had appeared together on stage or screen, some had passing social connections, and some met colleagues they long-admired for the first time. Since the photo shoot, the actors have met up with each other socially between performances and even had the chance to see their colleagues in action on stage.

The actors featured in the portrait include: 33 Variations’ Jane Fonda, Colin Hanks & Samantha Mathis; Accent on Youth’s David Hyde Pierce; Exit the King’s Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose & Andrea Martin; God of Carnage’s Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini & Marcia Gay Harden; Impressionism’s Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Andrè De Shields, Marsha Mason and Michael T. Weiss; Irena’s Vow’s Tovah Feldshuh; Mary Stuart’s Janet McTeer & Harriet Walter; The Philanthropist’s Matthew Broderick & Steven Weber; Waiting for Godot’s Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin & John Glover.

To see this once in a lifetime gathering of actors, check out the June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair on stands Wednesday, May 6th. Click here for a special preview of the feature and footage from the shoot.

Mark Seliger and Vanity Fair have generously donated two prints of the portrait to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids. BC/EFA will have the prints signed and auctioned at a future event.

more about “Broadway Intro (June 2009)“, posted with vodpod

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Jeremy announces winners of Easter Bonnet competition

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Jeremy Irons joined Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda to announce the winners of the 23rd annual Easter Bonnet Competition; which culminated in a two-day Broadway spectacular that featured the companies of 18 Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions singing, dancing, and donning original Easter bonnets — has raised $3,402,147, to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

The national tour of Rent raised the most money ($352,060), with 33 Variations leading the Broadway companies with $183,546, followed by Wicked ($176,714), Billy Elliot ($155,103), and Shrek ($139,304).

Jane Fonda, Jeremy Irons, and Susan Sarandon presented the awards for top fund raising companies and the outstanding bonnet presentation, which went to the company of 33 Variations. The winning bonnet was designed by David Masenheimer.

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Andre DeShields showed off the Impressionism bonnet, designed by Del Miske.

Jeremy appears in the video at 7:19 (and with a witty joke!)

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