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 Front Row BBC Radio 4

Jeremy Irons talks to Samira about playing Cambridge maths professor G. H. Hardy in The Man Who Knew Infinity – a film based on the real life story of self-taught Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Jeremy was interviewed in London on 17 March 2016 by Samira Ahmed.  This interview aired on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Wednesday 31 March 2016.

Click on the player below to listen to Jeremy’s interview:

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Photo via Sally Fischer Public Relations. Samira Ahmed interviews Jeremy Irons.

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 Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons returns to the stage to star in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night at the Bristol Old Vic, the theatre where he made his professional debut in in 1969. The BBC’s arts correspondent Rebecca Jones has been to talk to him.

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Jeremy Irons Performs ‘The Sea, the Sea’ by Iris Murdoch

Jeremy Irons is the featured performer for Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, the Sea on BBC Radio 4.

Part one aired on Sunday 23 August 2015. Part two aired on Sunday 30 August 2015.

Listen to Episode 1 on the BBC iPlayer

LIsten to Episode 2 on the BBC iPlayer

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Click on the audio player below to listen to Episode 1 :

Click on the audio player below to listen to Episode 2:

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Synopsis:

Charles Arrowby, a distinguished theatre-director, decides to retire to a remote house by the sea in order to write his memoirs.

Sound Design: Wilfredo Acosta
Producer: Fiona McAlpine
Director: Bill Alexander
An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4.

Jeremy Irons to Perform ‘The Sea, the Sea’ by Iris Murdoch for BBC Radio 4

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.

The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch, read by Jeremy Irons

Photo from allgraproductions.com

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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 Reads ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T.S. Eliot

Listen to the entire BBC Radio 4 broadcast HERE.

On Tuesday 2 June, BBC Radio 4 aired a programme about T. S. Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, to celebrate the centenary of the poem’s publication.

Click on the player below to listen to Jeremy Irons reading the poem:

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