Jeremy Irons on Gardeners’ Question Time

Jeremy Irons was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, which aired on Friday 16 June 2017.  Jeremy’s interview, from his garden at his home in Oxfordshire, is part of the episode entitled Scottish Borders.

Click on the player below to listen to the entire episode.  Jeremy’s portion begins at 14:00 into the broadcast and ends at 22:00.

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This is the red kite which accidentally drowned in Jeremy’s pond and which has been hanging in his vegetable garden – as a deterrent to other red kites – and drying out, in order that the skull may be saved for a friend to use for a  sculpture.

Jeremy Irons to Read T.S. Eliot on New Year’s Day

Jeremy Irons returns to Radio 4 after the success of last year’s T. S. Eliot readings on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Day 2017, he will read from the complete collected English-language poems of T. S. Eliot over five periods throughout the day.

The full schedule has now been released for the readings on BBC Radio 4 by Jeremy Irons from the complete canon of TS Eliot, across 1st January 2017.

The timings of the five broadcasts are:

09.00 Prufrock and Other Observations

13.30 Poems 1920

14.00 The Waste Land

17.00 The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday and the Ariel poems

19.15 Four Quartets

Shortly after the live broadcasts, the readings will be available on the BBC iPlayer

 

Each section will be presented by Martha Kearney and a special guest. They will explore the excitement and the achievement of Eliot’s language – from the early work including The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, through poems like Ash Wednesday and Journey of the Magi, and will celebrate works that transformed the literary landscape such as The Waste Land and Four Quartets. The acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson will be one of the guests joining Martha for this celebration of the enduring power of Eliot’s writing.

 

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Reader: Jeremy Irons
Presenter: Martha Kearney
Producer: Faith Lawrence for the BBC

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Jeremy Irons in TG4 Documentary About ‘Langrishe, Go Down’

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Catherine Foley, author and broadcaster, tells the story of a feature film, once a cause celebre, now mostly forgotten.  The film, Langrishe, Go Down, starring young actors Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons,   both later to have stellar film careers, was shot at various locations in south Kilkenny in 1978.  The screenplay was by Harold Pinter, based on Aidan Higgins’ acclaimed novel of the same title.    Funding for the production came from the BBC and with support from RTÉ.   On release, the film was banned by the Irish Film Censor who took exception to some scenes of nudity.  As a result, it was never screened in Ireland.

Last year at the local cultural festival, Éigse Sliabh Rua 2014, the film was screened in Ireland for the first time in the village where it was originally shot. The reactions of those present at the gala screening 35 years later are seen in this new documentary. Jeremy Irons, who was present to view the film and talk to friends and fans afterwards, says that the part he played in Langrishe, Go Down was his first big break into films.

The video is available to watch for the next 36 days at the following link:

http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/cogar/

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Jeremy Irons Reads ‘500 Words’ Competition Winning Story

SCROLL DOWN FOR AUDIO PLAYER and photo gallery Jeremy Irons was live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, on the morning of 29 May 2015, to read the Gold Medal winning story in the Age 10-13 Category, in the annual ‘500 Words’ writing competition.  The ‘500 Words’ short-story writing competition had a record year in 2015, with over 120,000 children entering the competition.

Jeremy read the story It’s a Wide World, by Amabel Smith, age 10.

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Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons at St. James' Palace

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Other celebrity readers, including Kenneth Branagh, Charles Dance and Eleanor Tomlinson, were on hand to read winning stories.  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall invited Chris Evans and the ‘500 Words’ finalists to broadcast live from St. James’ Palace and to attend a reception afterward. The broadcast also featured live music from The Vamps and Will Young.

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Click below to listen to Jeremy Irons live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show:

Listen to the entire Chris Evans Breakfast Show from 29 May HERE.

Read more about the event from BBC.com – Chris Evans announces 500 Words winners

You can read all the finalists, including the six winning stories, on the500 Words website.

500 Words 2015: The Movie

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Jeremy Irons Receives 2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Narrator

Jeremy Irons has received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator for Game of Lions, the documentary by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, which premiered in the USA on NAT GEO in December 2013.

The Emmys will be broadcast live from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, California, on NBC on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00pm EST, hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Here is the full list of nominees in the category:

Outstanding Narrator

Game Of Lions • Nat Geo WILD • Wildlife Films
for National Geographic Channels
Jeremy Irons, Narrator

One Life • Nat Geo WILD • BBC Earth
Productions
Daniel Craig, Narrator

Penguins: Waddle All The Way • Discovery
Channel • A John Downer Production for BBC
and Discovery Channel
Jane Lynch, Narrator

Too Cute! • Holiday Special • Animal Planet •
Produced by True Entertainment, LLC for
Animal Planet
Henry Strozier, Narrator

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley •
HBO • HBO Documentary Films in association
with George Schlatter Productions and Whoop
Inc. Productions
Whoopi Goldberg, Narrator

 

Here’s what the Jouberts had to say about Jeremy Irons as their narrator:

What does Jeremy Irons bring to “Game of Lions” as narrator? 
More than you would imagine. He brings a perfection and voice, obviously, but he reads the script with such authority that it reeks of credibility, and so it should. Jeremy has been a friend and collaborator for 12 years now, on seven films. So he understands every sentence and the behavior that is being described. If he does not understand what I have written, we stop, I convince him that it is correct or we change it. We have come to know Jeremy as a man of such professional integrity and character and personal mettle that very few have.
Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/new-film-plays-a-game-of-lions#ixzz374yKVMdn

Jeremy Irons at the 2014 BAFTA Awards

Jeremy Irons was in attendance at the 2014 BAFTA Awards to present, along with Prince William, the BAFTA Fellowship Award to Dame Helen Mirren.

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Jeremy Irons at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jeremy Irons, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie, for his performance as King Henry IV in The Hollow Crown, was in attendance at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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