Jeremy Irons – Words That Changed the World


Jeremy Irons, Carey Mulligan, Jade Anouka and Simon Russell Beale perform extracts from remarkable speeches.

Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, Cody Keenan, and Philip Collins, Tony Blair’s former speechwriter and Times columnist, add insight into speech writing and orators.

The Intelligence Squared event took place Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm at the Emmanuel Centre and was a benefit for the Rugby Portobello Trust.

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Hats off to Abe: Jeremy Irons at Lincoln tribute

Hats off to Abe: Jeremy Irons at Lincoln tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Abraham Lincoln is getting the star treatment.

Award-winning actors Jeremy Irons, Marian Seldes and Frances Sternhagen will be among those reciting Lincoln tributes next month from a new Library of America volume that features such writers and politicians as President Obama, Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg.

The free, midday reading, to be held May 1 at Saint Peter’s Church in midtown Manhattan, is sponsored by the nonprofit TIPA (Toward International Peace Through the Arts). The Library of America book “The Lincoln Anthology” was published recently in celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth.