Famous Faces Get Arty
From artists to athletes, and actors to explorers, we are extremely grateful to all of our Famous Faces. Each one of them has generously lent their time and support to Face Britain because they passionately believe that all young people should have the opportunity to be inspired by the arts.
Our Famous Faces will be creating their very own self portraits for Face Britain. So to see a self portrait by Quentin Blake, Amir Khan, Jeremy Irons and everyone else involved, keep coming back to Facebritain.org.uk!
UK actors Max Irons and Claire Foy set to star in Boris Damast’s Vivaldi Celsuis handling international sales on the historical drama to shoot this autumn.
UK actors Max Irons and Claire Foy are set to be cast in Boris Damast’s long-gestating historical drama Vivaldi which will begin principal photography this September at locations in Venice, Bruges, Hungary and Germany. The producers are also now in the final stages of negotiations with Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina and Sebastian Koch to join the cast.
The screenplay has been co-written by director Damast with Jeffrey Freedman and is based on the true story of how the headstrong genius and priest Antonio Vivaldi turned a talented, but traumatised group of girls – the illegimate daughters of courtesans – into a world-class orchestra which played the great concert halls of Venice and, ultimately, for the Pope. Vivaldi is exiled and separated from his beloved girls when his maverick ways arouse the suspicion of the powerful and scheming Venetian society. But, on learning of the nature of the dark plot against them, the composer does all in his power to rescue his pupils, his career and the very integrity of the city of Venice.
The film is being produced in conjunction with Andrea Kikot of Vivaldi UK Ltd., with Jean Luc van Damme of Belgium’s Banana Film, Harald Reichebner of Luxembourg/Germany-based European Enterprises, Mirko Ikonomoff of Italy’s Victory International, Hannes Schalle of Germany’s Moonlake Entertainment, and Jozsef Cirko of HCC Media Group in Hungary. International sales are being handled by London-based Celsius Entertainment.
30 May – 3 June 2011
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
Jeremy Irons will be a reader on Tuesday 31 May and Max Irons will be a reader on Thursday 2 June.
Following the success of her readings for the T.S. Eliot Festival in 2009, Josephine Hart makes a welcome return to the Donmar to produce and direct a week of poetry featuring a series of special readings with some of the country’s leading actors. She will devote each performance to the works of one or two poets, introducing and setting their poems in the context of their life. “The idea is simple,” Hart says, “an understanding of the life and philosophy of the poet illuminates the poetry and therefore makes the experience of reading or listening to each poem more intense.”
Readers for Poetry Week:
Monday 30 May: Philip Larkin – Too clever to Live? – Charles Dance & Dan Stevens.
Tuesday 31 May: John Milton – Simply Sublime (2.30pm and 7.30pm) Emilia Fox, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Kendal, Dan Stevens.
Wednesday 1 June: Sylvia Plath – The Woman is Perfected – Harriet Walter.
Thursday 2 June: WWI Poetry – The Poetry is in the Pity (2.30pm and 7.30pm) Kenneth Cranham, Rupert Evans, Max Irons, Ruth Wilson.
Friday 3 June: T.S.Eliot – I Gotta Use Words – Harriet Walter & Edward Fox.
Book your tickets by calling (in the UK) 0844 871 7624.
A Ralph Lauren POLO tie once owned by English Bafta Nominated and Academy Award winning Actor Jeremy Irons has been donated to the Sellebrity UK online auction site, in support of The Prince’s Trust charity.
It comes with a Prince’s Trust card hand written and again personally signed by him. The card has a short explanation as to where Jeremy wore it.
The tie is personally signed by Jeremy on the inside.
This item is donated in support of The Prince’s Trust
Jeremy Irons attends the press night of Cleopatra: Northern Ballet at Sadlers Wells on May 17, 2011 in London, England.
Jeremy Irons owns a sailboat named Willing Lass.
From the blog Another Day in Triage by Jayne Johnson:
“Our next stop on the journey was Hegarty Boatyard where Cerri’s partner, John, works. The yard is world famous for the restoration work they do on large wooden ships. People come from around the world to attend workshops at the boatyard. Currently they are working on the Ilen (eye-len). They also work on boats for fisherman and the like.
Jayne Johnson and Jeremy's boat Willing Lass
John personally built a sail boat for Jeremy Irons which is called “Willing Lass.” Yes, THE Jeremy Irons. If you are interested in learning more about the Ilen restoration/Hegarty Boatyard, here’s a link: Ilen Restoration at Hegarty Boatyard in Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland”
Photo by The Selvedge Yard
Jeremy Irons, was among the group who turned up at Hegarty’s Boatyard to see work commence on the re-fitting of the Ilen ketch:
During the month of April 2011, Jeremy Irons traveled around the globe (Iceland, San Francisco, Vietnam, Brazil…) with Blenheim Films, working on a new documentary about the environment and the world’s garbage, entitled Trashed.
Trashed – the film, now has a website at http://www.trashedfilm.com/ and a Facebook page and a Twitter feed @TrashedFilm.
Here are a few photos from their website and facebook page, including an interview with Jeremy about Trashed and its message…
Click on the images for a larger view: