from Londoner’s Diary – Evening Standard
01 October 2009
• JOSEPHINE Hart’s Poetry Hour at the British Library last night featured Dame Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons reading T S Eliot’s Four Quartets. Appreciative members of the audience included Hart’s agent Ed Victor, actor Max Irons, former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker and TLS editor Sir Peter Stothard.
Chris Tarrant joins the Harold Pinter Memorial XI
Chris Tarrant, Bill Nighy and Jeremy Irons joined a group paying tribute to the late cricket-obsessed playwright at Lord’s on Sunday 27 September 2009.
The late Harold Pinter’s lifelong love of cricket was celebrated in a series of events at Lord’s on 27 September. A slew of famous faces, including Chris Tarrant, Bill Nighy and Jeremy Irons, will pay tribute to Pinter – who once called the game “the greatest thing that God created on earth, certainly greater than sex” – in aid of the Lord’s Taverners team’s work with young people with special needs. Tarrant kicked off proceedings in the afternoon, playing for a Lord’s Taverners side under former England captain Mike Brearley, against a Gaieties XI, Pinter’s own beloved team. Theatrical readings in the evening saw Irons take to the stage with Tim West to perform an excerpt from No Man’s Land, and Brearley reading from The Caretaker. Those interested in owning a likeness of Pinter could bid for an oil portrait of the playwright painted by artist Joe Hill. Proceeds from the events will go towards the purchase of a new minibus for transporting sports-mad kids from Pinter’s native Hackney.
* guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2009
Programme from the evening's events from cricketwife.com
For the 2009 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, the Jeremy Irons narrated film “Seasons of the Vine”, a now extinct attraction from Disney’s California Adventure, is being shown.
The film is playing inside the former “Making of Me” theater inside the now extinct Wonders of Life Pavilion.
This is the first appearance by Jeremy Irons since he was narrator of Spaceship Earth last on July 7, 2007.