Jeremy Irons Caricature By Rick Tulka

Caricature of Jeremy Irons by Rick Tulka and Rick’s story of meeting Jeremy and having him autograph the drawing: SOURCE

“Jeremy Irons was one of my favorite meetings for my Autographs project from the 1980s early 1990s (I did drawings of the famous and searched them out to autograph the original). I love Jeremy’s voice, he could read the phone book and I’d listen! In 1985 he was appearing, on Broadway, in the revival of his Tony Award winning performance in “The Real Thing.” So, I knew where he was. Theaters were an easy place to contact actors. All you had to do was meet the guy at the stage door. They run the place. And that is what I did. I went over to the theater and met the stage door guy, told him about my project and showed him Jeremy’s drawing and the drawings I had already gotten autographed. He told me that it would be no problem and we set up a meeting before the Wednesday matinee the following day. The next day I met the afternoon stage door guy, who knew about my project. I showed him the drawing of Jeremy and the others I did. It was also good to get these people involved too. Luckily, he was watching the soap opera, “All My Children,” on a little black and white TV. That was my soap too and I had recently gotten a drawing autographed by the entire cast of “All My Children,” which he really enjoyed seeing. Jeremy wasn’t there and I waited. As we were discussing the latest escapades of Erica Kane, Jeremy arrived. I introduced myself. I was expected. “Oh yes, do come up,” Jeremy told me. We went up to his dressing room. He remarked, “I like your pictures very much. They make me laugh!” I had left some samples the day before, but not the one of him. He was extremely nice and made me feel relaxed. I was usually exploding on the inside when I met the famous. I tried to act cool and collected. I took out his drawing and he laughed. He made a deal with me. He’d sign the drawing, but he wanted a copy. No problem. I told him I’d be back the next evening. While exiting, in my excitement, I trip over my own feet and fell out of his dressing room. Classy. The next evening I returned with his copy and he exclaimed, “Wonderful! Marvelous!” He happily autographed my drawing. He put the copy on a little shelf. He looked at it again and said, “It still makes me laugh.” I leaned back and looked back and forth between my drawing and my victim, amazed that I was actually doing that, and concluded, “Yes, it does look like you!””



Jeremy Irons in ‘Cigar Aficionado’ Magazine

Jeremy Irons is featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine.

This magazine is a must own for any Jeremy Irons fan. Be sure to buy a copy at your local news stand, book seller or cigar store.

Here are scans and photographs of the magazine. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images and read the text.

All images © Cigar Aficionado Magazine [Text by Marshall Fine – Portraits by Jim Wright] No copyright infringement intended.

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Jeremy Irons in ‘Camelot’ Wrap-Up

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above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Moore

above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly


PHOTO FLASH: James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons et al. at Irish Rep’s Camelot Benefit Concert – from

By: Dan Bacalzo · Jun 7, 2011  · New York

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons in Camelot (© James Higgins)

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons. Photo by James Higgins.



The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance (© James Higgins)
The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance

(© James Higgins)

Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, as part of the company’s 2011 benefit gala at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, on Monday, June 6. Charlotte Moore adapted and directed the production, with musical direction by Mark Hartman.

In Camelot, King Arthur has created a utopian land of chivalry and civil rule. But when his beloved Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, succumb to their passion for one another, he faces a terrible dilemma that will rock his kingdom to its very core.

The show starred Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, James Barbour as Lancelot, and Melissa Errico as Guenevere. The cast also included Dewey Caddell, Jacob Clemente, Rory Duffy, Josh Grisetti, Christopher Lynn, Victoria Mallory, Brian Murray, Ciarán Sheehan, James A. Stephens, and KT Sullivan.

Ciarán O’Reilly provided narration, and the concert staging included a large chorus and accompaniment by a full orchestra.

In addition to the concert, the gala included dinner with the cast at Sardi’s, following the performance.


Tweets and photos regarding Jeremy Irons’s performance as King Arthur in Camelot on Monday 6 June at the Shubert Theatre in New York City, as part of a one-night-only benefit for the Irish Repertory Theatre:

Here are a few photos culled from the Internet:

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from @chubbybadass on Twitter

via Dr. Nancy Berk on Twitter and yfrog

Via @Ryspeaks Ryan Speakman on Twitter

Camelot Cast Member Robyn Payne with Jeremy (photo via Facebook)

Jeremy Irons in ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert

Jeremy Irons Will Join Melissa Errico and James Barbour for Irish Rep Camelot Benefit Concert

Jeremy Irons will reprise his role of King Arthur, from the 2005 one-night-only performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Photos from the 2005 production of Camelot:

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By Andrew Gans from
06 May 2011

Academy Award and Tony Award winner Jeremy Irons will play the role of King Arthur in a one-night-only concert staging of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot this summer to benefit Irish Repertory Theatre.

As previously reported, Melissa Errico and James Barbour, who played Guenevere and Lancelot, respectively, in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer 2005 production of Camelot, will return to those roles for the upcoming concert.

The benefit concert of the classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will be held June 6 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.

Charlotte Moore will direct the evening with musical direction by Mark Hartman. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The concert will feature a full orchestra and a chorus of 50.

Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “Follow Me,” “I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight” and the title tune.

Melissa Errico, most recently seen on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include Candida (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Finian’s Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music. Errico’s debut solo recording was titled “Blue Like That”; her new recording is titled “Lullabies and Wildflowers.” For more information visit

James Barbour was most recently seen as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities. His other Broadway credits include Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel and Cyrano—The Musical. He has appeared in such films as “Eight Crazy Nights” and has guest-starred on such television shows as “Sex and the City” and “Ed.”

Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of The Real Thing. The English actor also won Academy and Golden Globe awards for his work in the 1990 film “Reversal of Fortune.” Irons was also Golden-Globe nominated for “The Mission” and “Brideshead Revisited.” Among his London stage credits are Embers and The Rover.

Irish Repertory’s 2011 Gala benefit performance of Camelot plays June 6 at 7 PM at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street), followed by dinner at Sardi’s (234 West 44th Street). For Dinner and Theatre Packages, contact Maureen Cavanaugh at (212) 255-0270 or email Individual tickets to the performance only run $100-$300; call (212) 727-2737 or online at

Jeremy Irons Revisits Brideshead – from The Advocate

April 08, 2009

Jeremy Irons Revisits Brideshead

Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder in 'Brideshead Revisited'

Jeremy Irons as Charles Ryder in 'Brideshead Revisited'

The original 1981 BBC miniseries Brideshead Revisited returns to television on here! TV, and Jeremy Irons — taking a break from starring on Broadway in Impressionism — takes a moment to revisit Brideshead. When Brideshead Revisited first aired on the BBC in 1981, it was truly a pioneering moment in film. Gay cinema had yet to be fully realized as a genre, the AIDS epidemic hadn’t yet ravaged the gay community, and Jeremy Irons wasn’t yet a household name. Brideshead instantly became a classic, and though the relationship between Charles Ryder and Sebastian Flyte didn’t dissolve into an explicit, sexual tryst, audiences read between the lines — and got a good deal more than cinema had offered up in the past. Brideshead returns to television this month on here! TV, and Irons — now not only a household name but an Academy Award– and Tony Award–winning actor — took some time out of his busy schedule starring opposite Joan Allen on Broadway in Impressionism to revisit Brideshead with When Brideshead Revisited first aired, did you have any idea the impact the film would have on its gay audience?

Jeremy Irons: It was not something I especially considered. I hoped it would be enjoyed by everyone. I was most concerned to capture the relationship with Sebastian accurately, believing that [Evelyn] Waugh wrote it to be a close platonic relationship of the type not easily understood by audiences increasingly exposed to relationships that are either gay or straight. It was a pioneering bit of filmmaking at the time. Was there any backlash? No, there was no backlash at all. We were fortunate that it was, it seems, almost universally admired as a series that captured a particular time in English life.

Have you revisited Brideshead since making the film? Brideshead was filmed at Castle Howard in Yorkshire. The house belongs to friends of mine, so from time to time I’m invited back. For some of the time we filmed there I stayed at the house. I do remember one night when I returned late from a night out, and I had been told the alarms had been left off and was asked to turn them on before I went to bed. However, someone must have turned them on before my return, for as I opened the front door all hell broke loose with sirens, bells, and flashing lights. In my slightly inebriated state I could not work out what to do, so as the household began to appear down the stairs I slunk off to my bed. As I dropped off into sleep I heard the police cars and fire engines approaching down the drive, answering the false alarm. There were some long faces at breakfast the next morning!

You’ve never been one to shy away from controversial subject matter — Damage and M. Butterfly come to mind. Why do you think audiences so often equate controversy with sexuality? Controversy is often caused by sexuality, since sex remains still somewhat of a forbidden fruit for many audiences. It is, after all, something most of us keep quite private, and probably rightly so. However, I see no reason to shy away from any subject that film storytelling should discuss. Lolita probably caused the most controversy, but since it is a classic work, and beautifully made, I have no regrets.

You’re back on Broadway, working with Joan Allen in a play about art — and you just wrapped a film with her about the life of Georgia O’Keeffe. Have you two bonded over art, or is it just coincidence? It is pure coincidence that both the O’Keefe film and Impressionism are set around the art world, as it is that in both I play opposite Joan Allen. A happy coincidence since she happens to be one of America’s most interesting actors, and a wonderful person to boot.

What’s next for you? When the run of Impressionism ends I hope to go back to film for the rest of the year. I have a few projects lining up, though with the current economy, which affects film financing as much as anything, I shall be interested to see what makes it through.

Vote for Jeremy in the Fans’ Choice Awards Fans’ Choice Awards
Your Chance to Vote on the 2008-9 Broadway Season!


Jeremy is nominated in the category of Best Leading Actor in a Play.

Impressionism is nominated in the following categories:

Best Scenic Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Costume Design
Best Direction of a Play (Jack O’Brien)
Best Featured Actress in a Play (Marsha Mason)
Best Featured Actor in a Play (Andre DeShields)
Best Leading Actress in a Play (Joan Allen)
Best Play
Best Sound Design

Impressionism to close on May 10th

Impressionism to Close on Broadway May 10
The new Michael Jacobs play Impressionism — starring Tony winners Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons — will play its final performance at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre May 10.

When it closes, the production will have played 23 previews and 56 regular performances.


Impressionism Outperforms Jane Fonda on Broadway

Impressionism Outperforms Jane Fonda on Broadway

Momentum Building For New Play

BROADWAY MAGAZINE – With a show that boasts Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen and director Jack O’Brien, the new play Impressionism faced high expectations out of the gate. Though the opening night critics were not positive toward the production, a new article by Jeremy Gerard in Bloomberg suggests that the show is faring at least as well as some of the other more positively reviewed plays currently running on Broadway. In his article, Mr. Gerard dissects production costs of mounting a Broadway play, as well as looks at a bit of the reasoning behind producing Impressionism without an out-of-town workshop. For the record, Impressionism actually out-grossed Jane Fonda in 33 Variations last week by over $22,000.

Jeremy attends opening night of “God of Carnage” – Photos!

NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Jeremy Irons attends the opening night of ‘God of Carnage’ on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre on March 22, 2009 in New York City.

Tony winners Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons and the cast of Impressionism are giving back

Tony winners Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons and the cast of Impressionism are giving back
March 12, 2:30 PM

Benefit poster

On March 17th following the performance of Impressionism, an reception will be held at the legendary Sardi’s with the stars Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, Marsha Mason, Andre De Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Margarita Levieva and Aaron Lazar. The After-Theatre Reception will celebrate Ms. Allen’s continued commitment to Miracle House. “I feel blessed to be a part of this compassionate organization. I have been privileged to witness first hand how Miracle House saves lives,” states Ms Allen. The reception will feature a silent auction with exciting NYC packages. Impressionism will be Ms. Allen’s first time back on Broadway in 19 years. She won a Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, and was nominated in the same category for the title role in The Heidi Chronicles. Her roles in films “The Contender,” “The Crucible,” and “Nixon” all earning her Academy Award nominations. Ticket levels range from $125 (performance only) to Sponsor Packages of $3000 and are available through Miracle House.