Jeremy Irons Narrates ‘A Love Letter to Venice’

A documentary short film narrated by Jeremy Irons thanking Save Venice supporters and showcasing the beautiful places, people, and patrimony that make our preservation work essential.

Hear from: Paola Marini, Art Historian and President, Association of International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice; Giovanni Cucco, Mosaic Conservator; Gabriele Matino, Art Historian and Save Venice Research Fellow; Greta Sartorato Student, Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali; Marcella Ansaldi Director, Museo Ebraico di Venezia; Alberto Nardi, Save Venice Board Member and Owner, Gioielleria Nardi; Frederick Ichman, Chairman, Save Venice; and Tina Walls, President, Save Venice

Produced by Magnet Media Films. Filmed in Venice by Ginko Films. Additional Venice footage by Illumina Films. Filming and broadcast permissions authorized by the Ufficio Beni Culturali of the Curia Patriarcale di Venezia.

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Save Venice Inc. is the leading American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. Since 1971, Save Venice has worked tirelessly to preserve, protect, and promote the art and culture of Venice and has funded the conservation of more than 550 projects comprising over 1,000 individual artworks. In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, creating a nexus for the research of Venetian art, history, and conservation. Save Venice also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications to advance Venetian scholarship and conservation.

https://www.savevenice.org/

TRAILER: Love, Weddings & Other Disasters

Jeremy Irons and Diane Keaton star in Love, Weddings & Other Disasters, out December 4, 2020 in theaters and On Demand and Digital.

Jeremy Irons Reads ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Jeremy Irons reads Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsensical poem. The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The poem is dedicated to young Gertrude Chataway, whom Carroll met at the English seaside town Sandown in the Isle of Wight in 1875.

Jeremy Irons Reads ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

To mark National Poetry Day on October 1, 2020, Jeremy Irons reads ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, in support of Kidasha.

Jeremy is an old friend of Kidasha’s and a huge supporter of their work helping street children, victims of abuse and struggling families in Nepal.

To raise awareness of the uphill battle we continue to face under life in a global pandemic, and remind us to hold onto the hope we need to overcome them, Jeremy kindly and beautifully read Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye.

To learn more about Kidasha and the work they do to support children living in extreme poverty in Nepal, please visit their website here: https://bit.ly/30NtG9P

Jeremy Irons to Open Isle of Wight Digital Literary Festival

Text via onthewight.com

The Red Funnel Isle of Wight Digital Literary Festival is delighted to announce that the Cowes born, multi-award-winning actor Jeremy Irons will be opening the digital festival on Friday 9th October at 7pm.

Irons will read Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits).

Boojum and Snark
Irons’ reading brings Carroll’s enigmatic nonsense poem to life. The Hunting of the Snark describes the voyage of a bizarre crew of nine tradesmen and a beaver on their quest for the elusive and mysterious Snark, who lives in the sea and might be a dangerous, deadly Boojum.

The poem is a backward one with Carroll writing the last line of the poem first. Written in 1874 while caring for his sick cousin and godson the finished poem wasn’t published until 1876.

The Hunting of the Snark has been chosen for its Island connection:  the book is dedicated to Gertrude Chataway and opens with a poem that uses her name as a double acrostic. Carroll met the nine-year-old Gertrude on the beach in Sandown in 1875.

Esteemed career in the The Arts
Irons has a rich and much-lauded career in theatre, film and television. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune.  

He was awarded Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Emmy for his role in the television miniseries  Elizabeth I (2005) alongside Helen Mirren. He went on to play Pope Alexander in the Showtime historical series The Borgias (2011), and portrayed Henry IV in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown opposite Tom Hiddleston. 

Irons may be best known for his role as Charles Ryder in the cult TV series Brideshead Revisited (1981). Most recently he starred alongside Regina King in the HBO series WATCHMEN, the revamp led by Damon Lindelof.

Free digital festival

  • Decide the talks you want to see – check out the programme
  • Take a note of the day and the time of each talk. It’s free; you don’t need to register, book a ticket or reserve a seat
  • A few minutes before the talk go to the Literary Festival Website
  • Follow the link on the homepage to Watch the 2020 Digital Festival

Ankers: Can think of no better person to open our festival
Maggie Ankers, chair of the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival, said,

“We can think of no better person to open our digital literary festival than the much respected actor Jeremy Irons.

“Jeremy’s connection to the Island and those of Carroll’s poem are a great start to a literary weekend that offers something for everyone.”


News shared by Janet on behalf of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Ed

Jeremy Irons on MAKING IN / PLACE Online Seminar

Presented by Joseph Walsh Studio

For the past three years, we have welcomed makers, designers, artists and architects to the Joseph Walsh Studio in County Cork.

On September 12th 2020, for the fourth edition of MAKING IN, the international MAKING IN community convened online for the first time, engaging in a free creative dialogue moderated by Glenn Adamson via ZOOM.

The theme of this year’s seminar was PLACE. Our speakers looked at the theme through the lenses of LANDSCAPE, CITY and WORKSHOP.

Participants included Lord William Burlington, Joe Hogan, Sara Flynn, Jeremy Irons (Hegarty’s Boatyard), Grafton Architects, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Lord David Puttnam, Joseph Walsh and Niall Gaffney.

We are delighted to have continued into 2020, and to have reached new and broader audiences through this global, virtual conversation on Saturday 12th September 2020. We hope you will join us, and enjoy this recording of MAKING IN/ PLACE 2020.

Jeremy’s portion begins at 49:30 into the video:

MAKING IN/ PLACE Online Seminar// 2020 // Joseph Walsh Studio from Joseph Walsh on Vimeo.

Jeremy Irons to Participate in SCAD Guests & Gusto Virtual Event

Join SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace and actor Jeremy Irons, on Tuesday 15 September 2020 at 11:00am EST (USA Eastern time zone), for a casual conversation on Irons’s lauded career, from his Shakespearean origins to his recent indie features, as well as a new film and his advice for aspiring thespians.

Irons has graced stage and screen across nearly five decades. From his moody turn as Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited, to voicing Scar in The Lion King, to mesmerizing as Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias in Watchmen, Irons has wowed audiences with each of his generation-defining roles.

Tune in to the SCAD virtual series Guests and Gusto for conversations and content with leading cultural voices. Meet the creators and innovators remaking creative industries and get essential insight to guide your career in art, design, and entertainment.

This event is open to the public.

Those wishing to attend virtually must pre-register for access: https://scad.zoom.us/webinar/register/98682935916

The highly anticipated conversation with Jeremy Irons will be released as part of Paula Wallace’s On Creativity podcast, which is available on Apple podcasts or Spotify.

Jeremy Irons – Emmy Nomination Exclusive Video Interview with Gold Derby

Text via GoldDerby:

“I like my sleep,” admits Jeremy Irons about whether he plans to participate in the Emmys next month, which will for the first time be a live virtual ceremony across countless locations worldwide. While the actor is thrilled to be nominated for an Emmy, he says its unlikely he’ll be able to be on camera in the middle of the night where he lives in Ireland. “It goes out at three o’clock in the morning my time, so I shan’t be up for it, I shall probably leave some sort of message and wait and see when I wake up!”

“But ‘Watchmen’ got 26 nominations, which is amazing. Had I not got one, I would’ve been a bit peeved,” he laughs. This is Irons’ fifth career Emmy nomination, this time for HBO’s “Watchmen,” which leads all programs at the Emmys this year with a whopping 26 nominations. Watch our exclusive video interview with Irons above.

Jeremy Irons Appeal for the Community R4C Crowdfunder 

Community R4C is in the high court – close to a breakthrough to establish new law which will empower community and environmental groups nationwide. They are an environmental group looking to build a better model for treating waste – and protecting resources, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions. Their Crowdfunder campaign can be found here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/r4c-appeal

Jeremy Irons Launches Autism at Kingwood Gardening Project

From the Henley Herald:

Acclaimed British actor, Jeremy Irons officially launched the Autism at Kingwood‘s new gardening project at the charity’s Watermans allotment this morning.

Jeremy Irons said, “I’m delighted to be here.  When I say that I mean I’m never happier than to be surrounded by veg, flowers, peace, tranquillity, bees, birds and butterflies.  When we locked down like everyone my schedule fell apart. When I crossed out engagements in my diary, my heart lifted a little bit when I found myself free.  Where was I?  I was always in the garden.  I suspect being autistic is a bit like I felt on the first day in lockdown x 100.  If I found comfort going and sitting in the garden pottering and thinking a lot, occasionally sweeping, pruning and digging then how must it feel for autistic people? I think its a wonderful thing you’ve done here.  As a long-standing Patron on Autism at Kingwood, I know how hard they work to provide real added value to the lives of autistic adults. This allotment is an opportunity to have quiet, meaningful occupation in a safe place.  It’s an essential branch to the work. I’m probably going to embarrass myself with trying to cut the ribbon with these sheers.  I’ve looked at them and they couldn’t cut a daisy!  I’ve got some scissors here though if they don’t work.”

Autism at Kingwood was set up by entrepreneur and local resident Dame Stephanie Shirley. Dame Stephanie says: “I founded Autism at Kingwood in 1994 to support my autistic son Giles, taking him out an institutional environment and into a house in the village of Kingwood Common, just outside Henley. He was supported by kind and caring support workers, who enabled him to make his own decisions about his life.

The charity has retained its caring approach and perseveres with highly vulnerable clients – some straight from long-stay hospitals – and sometimes where other services have given up. During Covid-19, I was particularly impressed by many of the staff who cancelled their holidays, to maintain consistent support for those they
support. I am delighted to see the launch of this allotment project in Henley; people will be able to enjoy a peaceful environment, whilst learning skills and enjoying the fruits of their labour – quite literally!”