Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Max Irons Participate in the Macmillan Cancer Support ‘Follow the Stars’ Christmas Special

‘Follow the Stars’ is a Christmas carol concert, brought to you from the splendour of Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral by a team of fantastic volunteers in Oxford.

While you’re watching at home, spread the festive cheer and donate to help us support all the people with cancer who need our vital services now more than ever: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisin…

Join us for some Christmas sparkle as we enjoy performances and readings from our stellar cast of renowned musicians and celebrities. Our wonderful cast includes Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Toby Jones, Jeremy Irons, Greg Wise, Benjamin Zephaniah, and many more. Watch out for the nation’s favourite, ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by chorister Paddy Armstrong, Roderick Williams’ spell-binding recital of ‘The Three Kings’ and many other funny, poignant and heart-moving performances from much-loved actors, poets and musicians.

This concert will be streamed free for all from its premiere on Friday 11th December at 8pm until 31st December.

We would like to give our special thanks to the following organisations for their big-hearted donations and continued support: Cazenove Capital, Oxford BioMedica, and Tacit Investment Management.

Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in Support of The Mill at Sonning

From Sally at The Mill at Sonning:

“The Mill has had so many stops & starts over the last few months. Now it is onwards & upwards. Thank you for your support during this challenging year. You have been amazing.

I have conspired, with actors and friends, to put together a little Christmas entertainment for you. We have thrown everything cute into the mix from falling snow and beloved pets, to Christmas jumpers and Christmas trees. Even my Grandson has a tiny part. The cast – and what a cast! – have been so inventive when filming their lines at home. Lucy Fleming, Simon Williams, Tam & Danny Williams – 3 generations of Williamses !! Roz & Brian Blessed with doggie Milo. Jeremy Irons & Sinead Cusack. Two lovely actresses who often grace The Mill’s stage Elizabeth Elvin and Amber Edlin. And my good friend all the way from the USA – one of the original Ghostbusters – Ernie Hudson. Plus a final wave from my 2 year old grandson, Quint Okupniak Rolston. The piece has been beautifully illustrated by The Mill’s scenic artist Natasha Elcox. You will be charmed by the whole thing.”

Jeremy Irons’s Marks & Spencer Christmas Advertisement

Christmassy cheesy goodness coming your way! Jeremy Irons presents a festive cheese selection, from the delicately creamy Collection Luxury Truffle Brie to the rich and subtly crunchy 3-Year Old Cornish Cruncher Cheddar. Because this is not just cheese, this is M&S cheese.

And the best bit? With Jeremy’s help, Marks & Spencer is donating £2 million to good causes this Christmas.

“I am so proud that merely by my endorsement of some great food, M&S is supporting both kids in Kolkata who have so little, and sick people in rural Ireland to get emergency help. I congratulate M&S on their inspiring campaign and hope it leads to further humane initiatives, as we battle against and emerge from this Global Pandemic.” – Jeremy Irons

Jeremy’s chosen charities are The Hope Foundation and Irish Community Rapid Response.

Jeremy Irons Reads ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

To mark National Poetry Day on October 1, 2020, Jeremy Irons reads ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, in support of Kidasha.

Jeremy is an old friend of Kidasha’s and a huge supporter of their work helping street children, victims of abuse and struggling families in Nepal.

To raise awareness of the uphill battle we continue to face under life in a global pandemic, and remind us to hold onto the hope we need to overcome them, Jeremy kindly and beautifully read Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye.

To learn more about Kidasha and the work they do to support children living in extreme poverty in Nepal, please visit their website here: https://bit.ly/30NtG9P

Jeremy Irons Appeal for the Community R4C Crowdfunder 

Community R4C is in the high court – close to a breakthrough to establish new law which will empower community and environmental groups nationwide. They are an environmental group looking to build a better model for treating waste – and protecting resources, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions. Their Crowdfunder campaign can be found here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/r4c-appeal

Jeremy Irons Launches Autism at Kingwood Gardening Project

From the Henley Herald:

Acclaimed British actor, Jeremy Irons officially launched the Autism at Kingwood‘s new gardening project at the charity’s Watermans allotment this morning.

Jeremy Irons said, “I’m delighted to be here.  When I say that I mean I’m never happier than to be surrounded by veg, flowers, peace, tranquillity, bees, birds and butterflies.  When we locked down like everyone my schedule fell apart. When I crossed out engagements in my diary, my heart lifted a little bit when I found myself free.  Where was I?  I was always in the garden.  I suspect being autistic is a bit like I felt on the first day in lockdown x 100.  If I found comfort going and sitting in the garden pottering and thinking a lot, occasionally sweeping, pruning and digging then how must it feel for autistic people? I think its a wonderful thing you’ve done here.  As a long-standing Patron on Autism at Kingwood, I know how hard they work to provide real added value to the lives of autistic adults. This allotment is an opportunity to have quiet, meaningful occupation in a safe place.  It’s an essential branch to the work. I’m probably going to embarrass myself with trying to cut the ribbon with these sheers.  I’ve looked at them and they couldn’t cut a daisy!  I’ve got some scissors here though if they don’t work.”

Autism at Kingwood was set up by entrepreneur and local resident Dame Stephanie Shirley. Dame Stephanie says: “I founded Autism at Kingwood in 1994 to support my autistic son Giles, taking him out an institutional environment and into a house in the village of Kingwood Common, just outside Henley. He was supported by kind and caring support workers, who enabled him to make his own decisions about his life.

The charity has retained its caring approach and perseveres with highly vulnerable clients – some straight from long-stay hospitals – and sometimes where other services have given up. During Covid-19, I was particularly impressed by many of the staff who cancelled their holidays, to maintain consistent support for those they
support. I am delighted to see the launch of this allotment project in Henley; people will be able to enjoy a peaceful environment, whilst learning skills and enjoying the fruits of their labour – quite literally!”

Jeremy Irons Supports the Village AIDS Memorial

Jeremy Irons has recorded a video, in support of the Village AIDS Memorial in New York City.

Jeremy reads the name Oren M. Griffin (1957-1996)

Jeremy made history when he was the first to publicly wear the red AIDS ribbon, as the host of the 1991 Tony Awards.

The Village AIDS Memorial is the first AIDS Memorial in New York City, and the only one in a church anywhere in the world. This historical and miraculous artifact is under threat. Visit their website to learn more: www.VillageAIDSMemorial.org

The #SayTheirNames Campaign brings together 580 volunteers who each say one of the 580 names inscribed on this memorial. There is POWER in saying the names of victims! We are creating a #livingmemorial ❣ —

Jeremy Irons Supports The Mill at Sonning

For 38 years The Mill has produced at least 2 charity shows a year and given countless tickets away to Rotary clubs, School fetes, Christmas raffles and many more local charities. We have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for these worthy causes. Now The Mill finds itself in the position of having to ask for support for its own survival.

In their usual generous manner artists, who have performed or directed at The Mill, have sent video messages of support.

If you are able to donate to support The Mill, click HERE.

In this video, Jeremy speaks about his love of the Thames River and boating.

Jeremy Irons on The Late Late Show

Jeremy Irons was a guest on The Late Late Show, with Ryan Tubridy, on RTE, on Friday 22 May 2020. Jeremy spoke about his support of The Hope Foundation and how donations are needed, in the wake of Cyclone Amphan and COVID-19.

Facebook Photo Album of Jeremy Irons on The Late Late Show

Jeremy Irons – The Wight Proms

Jeremy Irons sends a message, in support of the NHS, for The Wight Proms: Stay at Home Gala.