Jeremy Irons Reads ‘500 Words’ Competition Winning Story

SCROLL DOWN FOR AUDIO PLAYER and photo gallery Jeremy Irons was live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, on the morning of 29 May 2015, to read the Gold Medal winning story in the Age 10-13 Category, in the annual ‘500 Words’ writing competition.  The ‘500 Words’ short-story writing competition had a record year in 2015, with over 120,000 children entering the competition.

Jeremy read the story It’s a Wide World, by Amabel Smith, age 10.

Video of Jeremy Irons reading “It’s a Wide World” by Amabel Smith

Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons at St. James' Palace

Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons at St. James’ Palace

Other celebrity readers, including Kenneth Branagh, Charles Dance and Eleanor Tomlinson, were on hand to read winning stories.  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall invited Chris Evans and the ‘500 Words’ finalists to broadcast live from St. James’ Palace and to attend a reception afterward. The broadcast also featured live music from The Vamps and Will Young.

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Click below to listen to Jeremy Irons live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show:

Listen to the entire Chris Evans Breakfast Show from 29 May HERE.

Read more about the event from BBC.com – Chris Evans announces 500 Words winners

You can read all the finalists, including the six winning stories, on the500 Words website.

500 Words 2015: The Movie

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Jeremy Irons to Be President of 2015 Champs-Elysees Film Festival

Jeremy Irons will be in Paris from June 10 to 16, as President of Champs-Elysees Film Festival 2015.

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For its 4th edition, Champs-Élysées Film Festival returns this year from June 10 to 16 in all of the Avenue theaters!

With a rich and eclectic program, renowned international guests, audacity and a lot of energy, Champs-Élysées Film Festival is needed today as the first Franco-American film festival in Paris.

For its 4th edition, Champs-Élysées Film Festival is pleased to welcome Jeremy Irons all week. This is the perfect opportunity to see or review 3 of his cult films:

Margin Call, Thursday, June 11 at 18:00 at the Gaumont Marignan
Damage (Fatale), Friday, June 12 at 14:00 at Balzac
Dead Ringers (Faux-semblants) on Monday, June 15 at 15:45 at Publicis

Cult films and 2 selections Jeremy Irons itself: Being There directed by Hal Ashby and Day for Night (La Nuit Americaine) directed by François Truffaut.

A Master Class is also organized for 18:00 Monday, June 15 at Publicis, after the screening of Dead Ringers, where fans can come and ask their questions.

Discover all programming, guests and other information www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com .

Also, “like” the Champs-Elysees Film Festival 2015 Facebook page and follow @CEfilmfestival on Twitter for updates.

 

Jeremy Irons Set to Star in Action-Comedy ‘Monumental’

Original announcement from May 16, 2015 in  Variety

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Updated by Jeremy Irons .net on 22 August 2016

Jeremy Irons will now star alongside Maria Bello, Analeigh Tipton, Karan Soni and Tony-winning actor Alex Sharp in Monumental.

They hope to begin shooting the film in late September 2016 in Kentucky.

Executive producers are Aaron Gilbert, Robert Odgen Barnum, 3 Point Capital, Ksana Golod, James Bryant and George Parra. London Pacific Finance provided development funding.

Director: Brett Simon

Writers: Annie Burgstede and Chad Faust

Synopsis:

The hero and his love interest, on the run from police and federal officials due to a BIG misunderstanding as to the injuries incurred by a store manager.  When the couple goes on the run, they rescue the hero’s grandfather (played by Jeremy Irons) from a nursing home, in the hope of re-uniting the bachelor and veteran grandfather with his one true love, who is located across the country.  In route, the hero decides to visit various roadside attractions (hence the title Monumental). Also in route, they adopt a puppy and another wayward soul.  The curmudgeonly grandfather saves the now love-struck couple from the overly-zealous FBI agent and facilitates their escape, but he pays the ultimate, and wanted, price to do so.
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Jeremy Irons at the 2015 Baltimore Fiddle Fair

Jeremy Irons attended the 2015 Baltimore Fiddle Fair in Ireland, from 7-10 May.  He even sat in, with his fiddle, on some live music sessions.  Thank you to Dave Driscoll and Bob Singer the photos!

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Photo by Dave Driscoll

Jeremy Irons Opens Darkness Into Light 5K Run/Walk in Clonakilty

Jeremy Irons was on hand at 4:00am on 9th May 2015, to open Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light 5K Run/Walk in Clonakilty, Ireland.

Darkness Into Light is in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self-harm. Darkness Into Light is celebrated in 80 venues in Ireland and much further afield. Darkness Into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, who have helped so many people in suicidal distress and engaging in self-harm over the last nine years. Pieta House has nearly 180 staff and have welcomed nearly 18,000 people into their nine centres up and down the country since they first opened their doors over nine years ago.

Thank you to the Darkness Into Light Clonakilty Facebook page for many of these photos:

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Jeremy Irons Attends ‘Trashed’ Screening in Stroud

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the VUE Cinema in Stroud, for a sold-out screening of Trashed and a Q&A following the film.

Read more from the Gloucester News Centre and Gloucester Citizen

Locally based barrister and earth lawyer Polly Higgins hosted a Q&A session with Jeremy Irons and Sue Oppenheimer, who for the last few years has headed up the local campaign against the proposed Javelin Park incinerator.

Photo by Nic Allan

Photo by Nic Allan

Jeremy Irons with Chef Nic Allan from the Star Anise Cafe in Stroud

Jeremy Irons with Chef Nic Allan from the Star Anise Cafe in Stroud

Photo by Victoria Temple on Facebook

Photo by Victoria Temple on Facebook

Full house at the VUE Cinema

Full house at the VUE Cinema

Q&A at the Stroud VUE Cinema Photo via @oliverjsmith on Twitter.

Q&A at the Stroud VUE Cinema Photo via @oliverjsmith on Twitter.

Photo from gloucestercitizen.co.uk

Photo from gloucestercitizen.co.uk