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

Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Simon Russell Beale, Ben Whishaw and Fiona Shaw paid homage to T.S. Eliot, at Wilton’s Music Hall in London, on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

Jeremy Irons read “Gus: The Theatre Cat” and “Little Gidding”.

Read a review of the event from The Londonist

A great account of the event from ifindpeopleconfusing on Tumblr

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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 Prufrock, Four Quartets, The Waste Land, The 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

‘Muse of Fire’ Documentary Now Available on iTunes

The Shakespeare documentary, Muse of Fire, by Giles Terera and Dan Poole, and featuring an interview with Jeremy Irons, is now available to rent or buy on iTunes.

Click here to go to iTunes

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Plot Summary

Funny, passionate and exciting: Muse of Fire will change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever. This unique feature documentary follows two actors, Giles Terera and Dan Poole, as they travel the world to find out everything they can about tackling the greatest writer of them all. Together they have directed and produced an inspiring film that aims to demystify and illuminate Shakespeare’s work for everyone: from actors, directors, theatre goers, students, to the man on the street. Their adventures take them to Denmark with Jude Law, Hollywood with Baz Luhrmann, Prison in Berlin, Shakespeare’s house in Stratford Upon Avon and Judi Dench’s back garden. Think Shakespeare is boring? Think again! Featuring: Dame Judi Dench, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Derek Jacobi, Julie Taymor, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman, Baz Luhrmann, Zoe Wanamaker, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Christopher Eccleston, Simon Russell Beale, Sir Nick Hytner, Peter Hall, Melvyn Bragg, Toby Stephens, Frances Barber, Rory Kinnear, Dominic Dromgoole, Sandy Foster and many more.

Contribute to a film starring Jeremy…

Actors Ian McKellen, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Fiona Shaw, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming and more have contributed to a new documentary “Muse of Fire” about Giles Terrera and Dan Poole, two young London actors who have set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting; Shakespeare.

Dan Poole Poole & Giles Terrera are trying to raise ÂŁ25k to finish shooting their docu/feature on William Shakespeare entitled, ‘Muse of fire’.

Up to now they have self-funded the project at some wonderfully monstrous expense, but they’re at a bit of a brick wall and need your help.

All donators of this marvelous ÂŁ10, would receive a credit on the film- yes that’s at least 10,002 credits probably a few more, and one in every thousand contributors will be interviewed for the film, about their donation.

Contact the filmmakers at: info@museoffirefilm.co.uk

Dan and Giles have a facebook group Muse of Fire – A Documentary – Facebook group which you can join to help support the film.

Here’s the teaser trailer for their documentary:

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Dorian Gray now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk

Dorian Gray, starring Max Irons, is now available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk

Product details

* Actors: Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd Wood, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Fiona Shaw
* Directors: Oliver Parker
* Format: Anamorphic, PAL
* Language English
* Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
* Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
* Number of discs: 1
* Classification: 15
* Studio: Momentum Pictures
* DVD Release Date: 18 Jan 2010
* Run Time: 108 minutes

Synopsis
Oliver Parker has made an impressive career out of directing stylish adaptations of the Oscar Wilde plays THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, and now he continues his work with the reading-list favorite, Wilde’s novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. In this drama, Ben Barnes (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA – PRINCE CASPIAN) stars as the title character, a handsome young Victorian gentleman who remains eternally young while a portrait of him grows old and bears the ugly scars of his vile undertakings.