Backstage at the FAO TV Campaign Production

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Jeremy Irons at Classical BRIT Awards 2010

Revered soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa took to the stage to perform and also to collect a Classical BRIT Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music from actor Jeremy Irons.

Full video of Jeremy Irons presenting Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with the Lifetime Achievement in Music award at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards:

Video of Jeremy Irons and other stars at the Classical BRIT Awards 2010:
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Photo by Simon Fernandez

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Max Irons the next Robert Pattinson?

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has chosen Max Irons as one of the upcoming Brit actors who could follow in Robert Pattinson’s footsteps.

Who is the next Robert Pattinson?

Thursday, 13 May 2010

By Frances Cronin  – Newsbeat entertainment reporter

We know most of us all love Robert Pattinson but let’s face it he’s super busy at the moment and there’s a lot of buzz in Hollywood about upcoming Brit actors that could follow in his footsteps.

There are currently nearly a dozen films aimed at under 25s in the works in Hollywood and it seems Brit actors are in the running for quite a few of them. We’ve picked out the Brit stars of the future who could be set to take on Robert Pattinson’s mantle.

Max Irons, aged 25.

Max Irons

Max Irons has a famous dad but says that can be a disadvantage at times.

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke made a star of R-Patz and now she’s chosen Brit Max Irons to star in her new fairytale film The Girl With the Red Riding Hood. Max will star alongside Amanda Seyfried, who has to fend off her village from a werewolf.

He has had roles in films Being Julia and Dorian Gray and he’s been a Burberry model (does that fashion range know how to spot talent or what?)  Max has good acting heritage. He’s part of two acting families, the son of top actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack.

He admits it can be awkward getting help from his dad: “People often ask you, ‘Does he mentor you?’ It’s funny that because it’s a bit like a father teaching you to drive, it’s kind of unhelpful even though they’re trying their best and it’s hard to take. But in terms of him warning me about the industry it’s always been very helpful.”

“When I made it clear that I wanted to do it [act], he said, ‘Just because I’ve been successful don’t necessarily assume it’ll be the same for you because it is, quite literally, one of the hardest businesses to succeed in’.”
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Read the full BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat article.

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Jeremy Irons supports 1billionhungry.org

Jeremy Irons supports 1billionhungry.org:

World Food Day – One Billion Hungry Campaign – Jeremy Irons from Giacomo Martelli on Vimeo.

Jeremy Irons “1billionhungry.com” from Mark Sanders on Vimeo.

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Jeremy Irons to read for Auden: Truth Out of Time

Jeremy Irons to participate in Auden – Truth Out of Time – at the National Theatre

The author Josephine Hart is joined by special guests to present her selection of the work of WH Auden; an opportunity to hear the succinct, elegant and unforgettable words of one of Britain’s greatest poets.

With Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Irons and Damian Lewis.

Tickets £3.50/£2.50
Running Time: 45mins

Monday 17 May 2010 – 6:00 pm – at the Cottesloe Theatre

Jeremy Irons to host Bristol Old Vic ‘Midsummer Musical Gala’

A MIDSUMMER MUSICAL GALA SUNDAY 20th JUNE 2010

A MIDSUMMER MUSICAL GALA
AN ACTOR’S LIFE FOR ME !


Fundraising Event for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Hosted by Jeremy Irons

A Cast of final year students

Joined by:

Samantha Bond
Alex Jennings
Tim Pigott-Smith
Joanna Riding
Greta Scacchi
Members of the Cast of The Archers
( All artists subject to availability )
Devised & Directed by Malcolm McKee
Choreography by Nicola Keen
Sun 20 June 2010 6.30pm
Bristol Old Vic
Theatre Royal
King Street  Bristol BS1 4ED
Stalls & Dress Circle £60
Upper Circle & Gallery £40
Gala Ticket price includes Champagne Reception, interval drinks and canapés
Box Office: 0117 973 3955
“An Actors Life For Me” is a scintillatingly funny musical revue. Featuring a host of classic numbers about the theatre by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Noël Coward, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and many more, plus songs and sketches specially written for the production.

Joining final year students is a star-studded line up of past Bristol Old Vic Theatre School actors. The evening will be hosted by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons and features: Samantha Bond Star of the James Bond Films; Alex Jennings of the RSC and the National Theatre; Tim Pigott-Smith, Quantum of Solace, Alice in Wonderland;  Joanna Riding, West End star of My Fair Lady and Billy Elliott and Greta Scacchi, White Mischief and Heat and Dust.
Completing the company for tonight’s gala are members of the cast of The Archers in a specially written scene, including Timothy Bentinck (David Archer), Kim Durham (Matt Crawford), Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy), John Telfer (Rev. Alan Franks).
( All artists subject to availability )