Jeremy Irons – Words That Changed the World

Jeremy Irons, Carey Mulligan, Jade Anouka and Simon Russell Beale perform extracts from remarkable speeches.

Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting, Cody Keenan, and Philip Collins, Tony Blair’s former speechwriter and Times columnist, add insight into speech writing and orators.

The Intelligence Squared event took place Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.30pm at the Emmanuel Centre and was a benefit for the Rugby Portobello Trust.

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Jeremy Irons Narrates ‘Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and His Fantastic Friends’

Jeremy Irons is the narrator of Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark and His Fantastic Friends, by Georgina Stevens.  The audio book also features music by Joss Stone.

The book is also available in paperback.

Buy the audio book now at Audible or iTunes or Google Play or Amazon.

All of the profits from the book and the audio book will be split between Greenpeace and The Social Plastic Recycling Foundation.

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Jeremy Irons Performs with The New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic’s three-week Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, saluting their beloved Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein, took place in November 2017.  Jeremy Irons narrated Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony at concerts on November 9, 11, 14 and 19.  The first three concerts took place at David Geffen Hall in New York City.  The November 19th concert took place at Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  All four concerts were conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featured Soprano Tamara Wilson.

Click on the player below to listen to the performance from 19 November at The University of Michigan, recorded live by Interlochen Public Radio:

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Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival – The New York Times

The Best Classical Music Performances of 2017 – The New York Times

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Jeremy Irons on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Jeremy Irons was a guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan, on Thursday 16 November 2017, to promote Justice League.

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Jeremy Irons – AOL Build Interview for Justice League

Jeremy Irons was interviewed by Ricky Camilleri at AOL Build, on Wednesday 15 November 2017, to promote Justice League.  Jeremy also discussed performing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and his upcoming run of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

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Full Casting and US Dates for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Full casting and U.S. dates for Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night have been announced.

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Jessica Regan will return to the role of Cathleen, having played her in the 2016 Bristol Old Vic production. Matthew Beard and Rory Keenan will join the company as Edmund Tyrone and James Tyrone Jr., alongside the previously announced Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, who will play James and Mary Tyrone in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production.

The production will play a strictly limited ten week West End season at Wyndham’s Theatre from 27 January to 7 April before transferring to Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Harvey Theater (8-27 May) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Los Angeles (8 June – 1 July).

 

Jeremy Irons to Perform with New York Philharmonic

On November 9, 11, and 14, 2017, Leonard Slatkin conducts Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3, Kaddish – with Jeremy Irons as speaker, soprano TaMara Wilson in her Philharmonic debut, Concert Chorale of New York directed by James Bagwell, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun Menaker – and Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote, featuring Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps and Principal Cello Carter Brey.

Jeremy will also travel with the New York Philharmonic to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for a performance on Sunday 19 November.

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These performances of the Kaddish Symphony will feature Jeremy Irons reciting the 1977 revised version of Bernstein’s text, in which he made it possible for the speaker to be either a woman or a man.

Bernstein dedicated his Symphony No. 3, Kaddish, to the memory of President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated less than three weeks before the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra premiered the work in December 1963. In the Jewish liturgy, Kaddish is used as a prayer for mourners, although it never explicitly mentions death. The structure and content of the Kaddish Symphony reflect Bernstein’s complex relationship with religion and his nuanced reflections on faith and mortality. He led the New York Philharmonic in The New York Premiere of the work in April 1964.

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