Jeremy Irons Named Chancellor of Bath Spa University

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Bath Spa University has announced that Jeremy Irons has accepted the position of Chancellor. It is the first time in its history that the University will have a Chancellor.

Photograph: Jeremy Irons

The news was announced by Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University, Professor Christina Slade who said:

“Creativity is at the heart of Bath Spa University. Through his vast experience in the arts Jeremy Irons will bring unique insight to Bath Spa University and influence our vision to be the leading university for creativity, culture and enterprise.

“I look forward to working closely with Mr Irons in his new role and the opportunities this new relationship will afford the University.”

Jeremy Irons has a long and illustrious career in film, television and theatre. He trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol and first performed on stage in 1969. He has appeared in numerous productions in both the West End of London and on Broadway winning a Tony Award for Best Actor for his role in The Real Thing in 1984.

His performance in TV series Brideshead Revisited resulted in his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and he won a further Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Emmy Award for his performance in Elizabeth I.

His numerous film credits include Kafka, Dead Ringers, Lolita, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Reversal of Fortune for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Speaking about his appointment, Jeremy Irons said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been elected the first Chancellor of Bath Spa University. I look forward to playing a part in the University’s growing success and international renown.

“Being a believer in the importance of integrated education I am delighted to see the education and research happening at Bath Spa moving in this direction. Having been educated at Sherborne, trained and apprenticed at the Bristol Old Vic including a run at the Theatre Royal Bath it feels right for me to accept this role.

“I hope that my international visibility will be a further aid in attracting students from both this country and overseas. I look forward to my tenure.”

The Chancellor is the ceremonial figurehead of the university and plays an important ambassadorial role for the University.

An investiture ceremony will take place in the autumn when Jeremy Irons will formally be installed as Chancellor of Bath Spa University.

Jeremy Irons Attends ‘Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera’ Exhibition

Jeremy Irons, his dog Smudge, and Sinead Cusack attended the VIP private view of the photo exhibition Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera, on 27 October, at 19 Beauchamp Place. The photos are being auctioned to benefit the British Heart Foundation. A photo of Sinead is among those on display.

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Jeremy Irons to Pay Homage to T.S. Eliot at Wilton’s Music Hall

From The London Library

The London Library announced today that Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, and Ben Whishaw will be taking centre stage in the Library’s special celebration of T.S. Eliot on 21st October 2015.

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Taking place at Wilton’s Music Hall – one of the country’s most atmospheric theatres – the single performance promises to be a unique tribute to one of the world’s best known writers.

Philip Spedding, Development Director at The London Library said, “Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, and Ben Whishaw are intimately associated with some of the most powerful recent performances of Eliot’s work. We are delighted that they are coming together for what promises to be a memorable tribute to a genuinely great writer”.

The evening of readings is looking to include extracts from a range of T.S. Eliot’s work including The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockFour QuartetsThe Waste LandThe Hollow Men and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

With tickets on sale to the public, alongside an invited audience of special guests, all proceeds from the evening at Wilton’s Music Hall will go to support The London Library, a charity which is one of the world’s largest independent lending libraries and will be celebrating its 175th year in 2016.

Tickets for this special fundraising evening are £55 (£45 for London Library members). The performance will take place at 7.30pm on 21st October at Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB. To book, telephone Wilton’s (020 7702 2789) or visit www.wiltons.org.uk.

For further information contact: Julian Lloyd, Head of Communications, The London Library; Julian.lloyd@londonlibrary.co.uk

Jeremy Irons at Royal Ascot 2015

Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack attended Ladies Day at Royal Ascot in Ascot, Berkshire, on Thursday 18 June 2015.

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Jeremy Irons Attends Lots of Charity Remarkable Dinner

Jeremy Irons attended the lotsofcharity.com Remarkable Dinner at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel on April 29, 2015 in London, England.

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Video of Jeremy arriving at the event:

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Jeremy Irons Attends ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Opening

Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack attend the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty VIP private view at the Victoria and Albert Museum on March 14, 2015 in London, England.

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Jeremy Irons Attends Liberatum Gala in London

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 17:  Jeremy Irons attended the Liberatum Cultural Honour for Francis Ford Coppola at The Bulgari Hotel on November 17, 2014 in London, England. (Most photos by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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