Max Irons to star in Runaway

Watch out for…

ALAN CUMMING and MAX IRONS, who play the villains in the TV drama being made of Martina Cole’s best-seller Runaway. Mind you, most of Ms Cole’s characters are villainous: it’s just a question of levels.

They join Jack O’Connell and Jo Van Der Ham, who play the two star-crossed leads. Cole set her lurid story in the Soho of the Sixties and Seventies – but filming is taking place in South Africa.



Jeremy Irons to participate in WWII Commemoration Gala

WWII Commemoration Gala – Marking the 65th Anniversary of the End of The War in Europe

Monday 10 May 2010 – 7:30 PM

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This dazzling gala concert, which commemorates the end of the Second World War in Europe, features a spectacular line-up of international stars and Russia’s top musical talent.

The concert will raise money for British Red Cross – the humanitarian organisation which helps people in need all over the world.

A programme of popular classics and war time favourites will transport the audience back to that long-awaited spring of 1945 when peace returned at last, set against an atmospheric backdrop of specially-created pictures and images. Alongside all the nostalgia, there will be plenty of contemporary entertainment to enjoy too, paying tribute to the Allies’ great  victory in a fusion of music and culture.

The line-up will include performances by the world-renowned Alexandrov Red Army Choir, folk-diva Nadezhda Babkina, one of the most popular singers across the former USSR Tamara Gverdsiteli, Russia’s very own Frank Sinatra – Iosif Kobzon,  rock star Alexander Marshall, the young but already acclaimed Kvatro group, the animator Ksenia Simonova (famous for creating unique installation of sand live on stage); and other very special guests. The programme will also feature performances from some of the UK’s biggest rock acts, Jethro Tull and Rick Wakeman who boast combined record sales of over 100 million, as well as ‘The People’s Tenor’ Russell Watson and actor Jeremy Irons.

This event not only marks the achievements of the Allies and their resistance movements 65 years ago, but also pays tribute to the special relationship between the British Red Cross and Russia – and to the vital role played by the Red Cross at the end of the war in helping and supporting Soviet families who had lost relatives during the fighting.

For combined concert and VIP reception tickets please contact Ensemble Productions on 0208 832 7424 or email:

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Irons backs Sli Eile Farm Project

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Written by Christine Allen
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Multi-award winning actor Jeremy Irons will this week offer his support to the launch of a €3 million housing project for people with mental health difficulties.


The plan to extend the Sli Eile Farm Project, a housing project that helps people using psychiatric services to regain independence, will be launched by the celebrity patron on Friday 23 April at 11am at the Charleville Park Hotel.According to the project’s founder, Joan Hamilton, three out of four of all admissions to psychiatric services remain re-admissions. “The experience of psychiatric breakdown affects a person on many levels,” she said. “Most of all, people say they feel vulnerable and cut off from normal relations with family, friends and the wider community.”


Following the first breakdown of her own daughter at the age of 16, Ms Hamilton established the organisation in 2001 to help people with mental health difficulties to have control of their lives within an accepting and supportive living environment.


“We, her family, witnessed her many admissions and steady deterioration over many years and I felt their had to be another way, that what was needed was a living environment where a person was accepted and supported in their journey to regain their place in society, to achieve whatever they want to achieve,” she said. As part of the project, residents participate in weekly rotas, with each tenant paying just €60 weekly for everyday costs of shopping, heating and maintenance.


The founder said that the Slí Eile project is now ready to expand and proposes to establish a community farm of 80 to120 acres under the National Mental Health Policy Document Vision for Change.

“It will provide a supportive living environment for 16 people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and the tenants will participate in the daily tasks of community farm life which will provide a structure that offers support for people working to regain control of their lives,” said Ms Hamilton.

She told the Cork Independent that the private project would be relying on donations but had benefited from the high profile of Jeremy Irons. “He has a house in West Cork and we were delighted that he accepted our offer to come onboard last January,” she said.


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The Reunion: Brideshead Revisited

Listen to the Brideshead Revisited Reunion radio programme – now on BBC iPlayer!