Jeremy Irons Reads Auden at the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

On Monday 18 February 2019, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Eileen Atkins and Patrick Kennedy read works by W.H. Auden, as part of the Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at The British Library.

Jeremy Irons at Hart Poetry Event

Hart’s Browning version

JOSEPHINE Hart last night hosted her famous Poetry Hour at the British Library celebrating Robert Browning.

Hart is pictured flanked by Rupert Evans (far left) and Jeremy Irons. Charles Dance read Browning’s poem about Italian artist Andrea Del Sarto.

Afterwards Sir Evelyn de Rothschild was introduced to Dance, and the financier was thrilled to relate how he owned an actual Del Sarto painting. Also present were Simon Gray’s widow Victoria, and Sandra Howard, whose novel A Matter of Loyalty is

coming out in paperback in the New Year. Will Michael take a step back into the shadows now that her writing is so successful? “He’s always said anyway that he’s going to stand down at the next election because he doesn’t believe in bed-blocking,” said Sandra modestly. From Tory leader to house husband.


Jeremy Irons at Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour

from Londoner’s Diary – Evening Standard

01 October 2009

• JOSEPHINE Hart’s Poetry Hour at the British Library last night featured Dame Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons reading T S Eliot’s Four Quartets. Appreciative members of the audience included Hart’s agent Ed Victor, actor Max Irons, former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker and TLS editor Sir Peter Stothard.