Jeremy Irons Reads Shakespeare for Refugee Tales

On Friday 8 July 2016, at the Queen’s Walk, Southbank Centre, Jeremy Irons read the last surviving play script handwritten by William Shakespeare, in which he imagines Sir Thomas More making an impassioned plea for the humane treatment of refugees.

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My Dinner with … Jeremy Irons

On Thursday 7 July 2016, at the luxurious Edition Hotel in Central London, Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons helped to officially launch Raindance’s ‘My Dinner With’ series. The veteran British actor hosted an exclusive charity dinner with seven special guests in support of The Independent Film Trust, raising funds that will enable the Trust to advance the cause of independent filmmaking in the UK.

The guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and a gourmet dinner prepared by the internationally renown and award-winning chef, Jason Atherton.

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Jeremy Irons Supports WaterAid

Jeremy Irons is an ambassador for WaterAid.

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Cork County Matters Visits Sli Eile

Jeremy Irons is a patron of Sli Eile farm which offers a place where people experiencing mental health difficulties can find safety, acceptance and support to recover.

The Irish TV programme Cork County Matters visited Sli Eile and spoke with founder Joan Hamilton, farm manager John O’Connell and some of the residents of Sli Eile.

The Slí Eile’s Mission

The Sli`Eile farm offers a place where people experiencing mental health difficulties can find safety, acceptance and support to recover.
To provide housing and support services for people caught up in the revolving door of the psychiatric system.
Slì Eile’s approach is based on the belief that people have the capacity to recover their mental health, and that given support, understanding and time, they will discover their own way forward, for a new and better quality of life.

The Slí Eile’s  approach to recovery through community living is to provide another way of supporting people to recover from their experience of mental distress.

  • Creates an environment which fosters hope and instils belief that change is possible.
  • Creates opportunities for individuals to participate actively in choices and decisions in their lives.
  • Promotes the support of each individual in their recovery journey, employing a non-labelling and non-judgemental approach.
  • Fosters an environment where individuals are respected and listened to.

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My Dinner with….Jeremy Irons

On Thursday 7 July, Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons will host Raindance’s first ‘My Dinner With…’ event—an exclusive charity dinner for 10 guests in aid of The Independent Film Trust.

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Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, invites you to join us for the exclusive kickoff of our ‘My Dinner With…’ series, with English actor Jeremy Irons. Guests will enjoy a full dinner served by Jason Atherton, in a centrally-located London restaurant, and the opportunity to chat enjoy with our special guest on the night.

“This important event will raise much-needed funds that allow The Independent Film Trust to advance the cause of independent filmmaking” – Elliot Grove

The reception and dinner will run from 19:00 until 21:00. To get your hands on one of the 10 tickets available, take part in our online auction (please complete the form below).  Successful bidders will be informed on Monday 27th June.

All proceeds will go to The Independent Film Trust. As a charity, the IFT can claim Gift Aid on behalf of customers and donors who are UK tax payers.

About The Independent Film Trust – IFT

IFT is a charity organisation that supports initiatives to encourage interest in film production and help emerging filmmakers to develop and express themselves. Our activities include the provision of training for the disadvantaged and scholarships for those who have shown talent but need monetary or other help.

Registered in England and Wales. Co No. 05159589. Registered Charity No. 1105749.

Contact +44 (0) 20 7930 3412 |


Jeremy Irons Supports ‘Farms Not Factories’

Jeremy Irons supports Farms Not Factories

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Jeremy Irons at The Supper Club for the Terrence Higgins Trust

Jeremy Irons was at The Caramel Room at The Berkeley for The Supper Club event, on 4 November 2015, in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Terrence Higgins Trust is a British charity that campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. In particular, the charity aims to reduce the spread of HIV and promote good sexual health; to provide services on a national and local level to people with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV; and to campaign for greater public understanding of the impact of HIV and AIDS.

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Every year 50 of London’s top restaurants and caterers come together to support our annual foodie event, The Supper Club. This event, now in its 15th year, has gone from strength to strength and has fantastic industry support.

It’s an evening of 50 fabulous dinner parties – in 2015 taking place on 4 November – with a glamorous party following dinner. Hosts and their guests have a wide range of exquisite culinary delights to choose from, with restaurant industry leaders and institutions on the foodie scene such as Caramel Room at The Berkeley, Gauthier Soho, Polpo and Ottolenghi supporting the event.

At the end of their meals guests are whisked off in a fleet of taxis to a fabulous after-party at The Drury Club where they are treated to fantastic cocktails, the excitement of a silent auction and a performance by our amazing special guest Sarah Harding!