Jeremy Irons returns to EPCOT

For the 2009 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, the Jeremy Irons narrated film “Seasons of the Vine”, a now extinct attraction from Disney’s California Adventure, is being shown.

The film is playing inside the former “Making of Me” theater inside the now extinct Wonders of Life Pavilion.

This is the first appearance by Jeremy Irons since he was narrator of Spaceship Earth last on July 7, 2007.

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Jeremy Irons attends English National Ballet’s centenery celebration

Chanel’s Lagerfeld puts the fashion back in ballet

By Katy Taylor and Terry Kirby Last updated at 11:06am on 17.06.09

It was a case of high fashion both on and off stage at Sadler’s Wells last night.

A glamorous first-night audience turned out for English National Ballet‘s centenery celebration of the legendary Ballet Russes, with some of the costumes designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Among those in attendance were Lagerfeld’s muse Amanda Harlech, milliner Philip Treacy and Jasmine Guinness.

Also present were actors Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory, Richard E Grant and Jeremy Irons.

“It was fabulous,” Lewis enthused, while the new Dr Who, actor Matt Smith, described it as ”wonderful”.

“They’re absolutely fabulous,” said Jo Wood, estranged wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood. “If I had my time again I’d definitely be a ballet dancer.”

The performance was made up of four dances, including the Dying Swan. It also included the world premiere of Faun(e), a re-imagining of Nijinsky’s L’apres-midi d’un Faune, by internationally acclaimed choreographer David Dawson.

Lagerfeld’s designs for the principal dancers in The Dying Swan and another dance, Apollo, continue a tradition begun by Coco Chanel, whose Parisian fashion house he now heads.

Last night The Dying Swan was danced by Elena Glurdjidze, the senior principal dancer with the ENB, wearing a tutu designed by Lagerfeld using ostrich and a variety of other bird feathers. The four-minute dance was originally created for the legendary Anna Pavlova.

In Apollo, the principal dancers, real-life husband and wife Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks, wore costumes based by Lagerfeld on classical Greek designs. Chanel herself was a close friend and benefactor of Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the Ballet Russes in 1909.

She created the original costumes for Apollo in 1929 and had an affair with its composer, Igor Stravinsky.

As well as Chanel and Nijinsky, Diaghilev collaborated with other major choreographers, composers, artists and dancers including Pavlova, Picasso, Debussy and Matisse.

Two of the original Ballet Russes dancers, Dame Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, went on to become founders of the ENB.

The Ballet Russes season continues until Saturday.

To tide you over until Pink Panther 2 is on DVD…

…rather bad, cut off, fuzzy, bootlegged screencaps of some of Jeremy’s scenes in “Pink Panther 2″…until better ones can be made….

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Jeremy appeared at Jacob Burns Film Center event

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An Evening with Jeremy Irons
Series: Special Events
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski, Country: UK, West Germany, Release: 1982, Runtime: 97, Rating: PG, Language: English, Polish, with subtitles

With a screening of MOONLIGHTING

Over an iconic 28-year film career, Jeremy Irons has cultivated a reputation for taking on challenging and intense roles ranging from a wealthy suspected murderer to a Jesuit priest to twin gynecologists to a power-hungry lion to Franz Kafka. But one of his most effective and surprising is this early performance as Nowak in the 1982 film Moonlighting, the only English-speaking member of a work crew sent from Warsaw to do an illegal construction job in London in 1981. While they’re away martial law is enacted in Poland (in opposition to Solidarity), effectively exiling the crew from its own country. Nowak chooses to keep them in the dark, pressing them to work harder. This sleeper hit passed under the radar at the time (though, it did win the screenplay award at Cannes) but has since seen its reputation grow, mainly due to Irons’ outstanding portrayal of a man increasingly estranged from his fellow workers even as he believes to be acting in their best interest.

Q&A: actor Jeremy Irons in conversation with New York Times critic Janet Maslin.

Lunch with Jeremy at the Hudson Union Society – PHOTOS!

All photos property of the Hudson Union Society

All photos taken by Justin Hoch – www.jhoch.com.

Will Jeremy’s ‘Impressionism’ character boost National Geographic’s subscriptions?

From Women’s Wear Daily:

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Have lunch with Jeremy at the Hudson Union Society

Event Name: Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons is considered one of the world’s great actors, having won the Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards.

On the silver screen, he has starred in such films as Eragon with Jon Malkovich and Djimon Hounsou, Casanova co-starred opposite Heath Ledger, David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Being Julia opposite Annette Bening, The Merchant of Venice, co-starring Al Pacino, Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven co-starred opposite Orlando Bloom, Appaloosa with Viggo Mortensen and Renee Zellweger, Man in the Iron Mask, in which he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Mission with Robert De Niro. Irons played opposite Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, M. Butterfly, Lolita, Die Hard with a Vengeance, co-starring Bruce Willis, and Reversal of Fortune with Glenn Close – the film based on Claus von Bulow. For this performance, Irons received the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

On television Irons performance as Charles Ryder in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Actor, and nominations for an Emmy and a British Academy Award. Irons co-starred with Helen Mirren in HBO’s Elizabeth I. His portrayal of the Earl of Leicester won him the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie of Miniseries.

He made his Broadway debut in 1984 in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing opposite Glenn Close, for which he won both the Drama League Award and Tony Award for Best Actor.  Impressionism opened on Broadway in 2009.  This new Broadway play, written by Michael Jacobs and directed by Jack O’Brien, features Irons as Thomas Buckle. Joan Allen co-stars. Impressionism is produced by Bill Haber and is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Join us for this rare and intimate lunch with one of the world’s greatest actors, Jeremy Irons.  The event will quickly reach capacity.  Early RSVPs are suggested here.

Event Type: Regular Event
Event Date: 5/8/2009
Event Time: 12:00 PM
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