Jeremy, Tom Hanks, Oliver Platt, and more narrate Ken Burns film “Prohibition”

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PBS will bring a new Ken Burns project to air on October 2, 2011.

The latest from Burns and exec producing partner Lynn Novick, “Prohibition,” will effectively kick off the 2011-12 season for PBS on Oct. 2, running for three consecutive nights at two hours a night. Peter Coyote will narrate the documentary about drinking and the lack thereof during the early 20th-century ban on liquor, with Wynton Marsalis providing music and Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, Paul Giamatti, John Lithgow, Samuel L. Jackson and Patricia Clarkson among those contributing voice roles.

For more on the upcoming Ken Burns film “Prohibition”, for which Jeremy provides some of the narration, click this link: Full House Productions: New York’s Premiere Sound Production and Restoration Studio


Jeremy appeared at Jacob Burns Film Center event

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An Evening with Jeremy Irons
Series: Special Events
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski, Country: UK, West Germany, Release: 1982, Runtime: 97, Rating: PG, Language: English, Polish, with subtitles

With a screening of MOONLIGHTING

Over an iconic 28-year film career, Jeremy Irons has cultivated a reputation for taking on challenging and intense roles ranging from a wealthy suspected murderer to a Jesuit priest to twin gynecologists to a power-hungry lion to Franz Kafka. But one of his most effective and surprising is this early performance as Nowak in the 1982 film Moonlighting, the only English-speaking member of a work crew sent from Warsaw to do an illegal construction job in London in 1981. While they’re away martial law is enacted in Poland (in opposition to Solidarity), effectively exiling the crew from its own country. Nowak chooses to keep them in the dark, pressing them to work harder. This sleeper hit passed under the radar at the time (though, it did win the screenplay award at Cannes) but has since seen its reputation grow, mainly due to Irons’ outstanding portrayal of a man increasingly estranged from his fellow workers even as he believes to be acting in their best interest.

Q&A: actor Jeremy Irons in conversation with New York Times critic Janet Maslin.