BBC Radio 4 has announced that Jeremy Irons will star in a two-part adaptation of the Iris Murdoch novel The Sea, The Sea, as part of its drama line-up. Broadcast dates are 23rd and 30th August 2015.
The Sea, The Sea for BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial is directed by Bill Alexander, dramatised by Robin Brooks and produced by Fiona McAlpine of Allegra Productions.
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Here’s the novel’s synopsis: “Charles Arrowby, leading light of England’s theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors-some real, some spectral-that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.” – from Amazon.com.
Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack attended Ladies Day at Royal Ascot in Ascot, Berkshire, on Thursday 18 June 2015.
Jeremy Irons was a guest on the French talk show Le Grand 8, on Monday 15 June 2015.
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Jeremy Irons was a guest on the France5 TV programme on Thursday 11 June 2015. He spoke in French for the majority of the broadcast. He brought flowers for host Anne-Sophie Lapix and also gift items from the Champs-Elysees Film Festival. He talked about his films and actors he has worked with. He gave his preferences when asked to choose between two items – one French and one British. He was presented with a harmonica as a gift.
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Jeremy Irons was the co-President of the 2015 Champs-Elysees Film Festival, which ran from 10-16 June 2015.
Jeremy was in attendance at the opening ceremony of the 4th Champs Elysees Film Festival at Publicis Champs Elysees on June 9, 2015 in Paris, France. (see photos in the gallery below)
Three of Jeremy’s films were screened during the festival: Dead Ringers, Margin Call and Damage.
Jeremy had also selected two films – one in English and one in French – to be screened at the festival: Being There and La Nuit Américaine (Day for Night).
Jeremy conducted a Masterclass on Monday 15 June, moderated by Béatrice Thomas-Wachsberger.
Jeremy was a guest on the radio programme “A la bonne heure!” Here’s the link to the podcast.
Jeremy Irons on RTL Radio France “A la bonne heure!”
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Read the original French language text HERE and on the image below.
What does Champs Elysees evoke?
Jeremy Irons: “Les Champs-Elysees, this mythical place where we all dream to go! I always chose hotels near Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris for my vacations I like itswide sidewalks, its auto showrooms, Fnac, and of course, its cinemas. There are also those small restaurants in the adjacent streets where you can lunch or enjoy quiet caviar. I remember a meeting with Claude Lelouch in his office above one of the cinemas. His office was filled with old cameras. Finally, although the avenue is often too full of tourists, my favorite pastime is to settle down in a café and watch the world go incognito. “
Why did you agree to be President the fourth edition of Champs-Elysées Film Festival?
JI: “My wife and I have always loved to come to Paris and we love to see movies. So why deny an opportunity to combine the two? “
What do you mean by the expression “Independent“?
JI: “For me, the” independent “phrase speaks for itself. Neither producers nor committee team of writers, and no pressure from the studios to complete a project. Just a group of filmmakers who tries to tell his story in his own way. My experiences acting have always been happier when I was working on this kind of films. “