Jeremy Irons Reads Robert Browning Poetry

The Poetry Hour has added recordings of Jeremy Irons reading Robert Browning’s poems Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess, Memorabilia, A Toccata of Galuppi’s and A Light Woman to their audio archive.

Visit their website for the full text of the poems.

Click on the audio players below to listen:

Porphyria’s Lover

Memorabilia

A Toccata of Galuppi’s

A Light Woman

My Last Duchess

Visit The Poetry Hour’s website to also hear poems recorded by Max Irons and Sinead Cusack.

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Jeremy Irons Recording Entire T.S. Eliot Canon for BBC Radio

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Jeremy Irons recording entire TS Eliot canon, July 2016

Following his acclaimed recordings of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, Prufrock and the Practical Cats,  Jeremy Irons is in the process of recording the remaining TS Eliot poems for BBC Radio 4, in order to complete his readings of the poet’s entire canon.

This was revealed at the TS Eliot Festival 2016 by Jeremy Howe, Commissioning Editor for Drama and Fiction for BBC Radio 4. Howe has been responsible for commissioning Irons’s readings to date, and was discussing the recordings and their qualities before the Festival audience.

Howe also revealed that he is considering a way in which all of the recordings might then be broadcast in chronological sequence, in a major single broadcast event which would reflect Eliot’s development throughout his poetic career.

Jeremy Irons on Empire Film Podcast #203

Jeremy Irons was a guest on the Empire Film Podcast #203.

Jeremy was interviewed in London on Friday 18 March 2016.  He discussed High-Rise, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Jeremy’s portion of the podcast begins at 39:06

Click on the player below to listen:

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Jeremy Irons on BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Jeremy Irons was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row which aired on Friday 18 March 2015.

Jeremy is very briefly interviewed, beginning at 6:10 into the broadcast:

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Jeremy Irons on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Jeremy Irons was a guest on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 18 March 2016.  (Scroll down for videos and a photo gallery.)

Click here for the entire three hour show on the BBC website to listen back until 15 April 2016.

Click on the audio player below to hear an edit of Jeremy’s bits of the program:

Video of James performing Beyonce’s “Halo” with Jeremy Irons also in the studio.

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Jeremy Irons Reads ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’

Airing on Christmas Day 2015, Jeremy Irons read from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, on BBC Radio 4.

Click below to listen to Part 1:

Click below to listen to Part 2:

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Text from the BBC:

On Christmas Day 1937 , nearly two years before book publication, five of T.S Eliot’s Practical Cats poems were broadcast as readings by Geoffrey Tandy on BBC Radio . The Radio Times wrote’ For some time past Mr Eliot has been amusing and instructing the offspring of some of his friends in verse on the subject of cats. These poems are not the kind that have been usually associated with his name’.

Over 75 years later, one of our greatest actors, Oscar- winning Jeremy Irons re-visits the original five poems along with the further ten which make up the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats .

In this treat for Christmas day you will find familiar much-loved characters including Growltiger, Mungojerrie , Rumpleteaser, Old Deutoronomy, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity Gus and Skimbleshanks . These are cats who are notorious , lurk in shadows, baffle Scotland yard, dance by the light of the moon and who must not be woken . They are found on trains, in the theatre, in the high street. They juggle, sleep, conjure, are curious and bore but they all show another side of one of our most important British poets .

T.S Eliot ‘s poems have been enjoyed by many in the musical Cats, but here we return to the poems without any music and celebrate the inventiveness in the original words. Following on from his powerful readings of The Waste land , Four Quartets and The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock for BBC Radio 4 Jeremy Irons continues his radio journey through the works of T.S Eliot with the cats .

The Naming of Cats
Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat
Growltiger’s Last Stand
The Rum Tum Tugger
The Song of the Jellicles
Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer
Old Deuteronomy
Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles
Mr Mistoffelees
Macavity:The Mystery Cat

Gus:The Theatre Cat
The Old Gumbie Cat
Bustopher Jones:The Cat about Town
Cat Morgan introduces himself
The Ad-dressing of Cats.

Directed in Salford by Susan Roberts.

Jeremy Irons Reads Poetry for Guardian Visuals Series on Climate Change

Actors, including Jeremy Irons, read a series of 20 original poems on the theme of climate change, curated by UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, as part of the Guardian Visuals Series.

Jeremy Irons reads ‘Storm’ by Michael Longley…

Jeremy Irons reads ‘Turbines in January’ by Colette Bryce…

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