Jeremy Irons on The Prison Phoenix Trust – September 2015

Jeremy Irons, Patron of the Prison Phoenix Trust, speaks about the work of that charity, while introducing their 2015 lecture.

Jeremy Irons in Cotswold Life Magazine

Jeremy Irons is featured in the August 2015 issue of Cotswold Life magazine, in an article by Katie Jarvis, with photos by Antony Thompson.

A physical copy of the issue can be purchased online HERE for £3.99.  The issue is also available to purchase and download in digital format, for a lower price.

All images and text ©Cotswold Life and Antony Thompson at Thousand Word Media.

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Jeremy Irons at Prison Phoenix Trust 25th Anniversary Celebration

Prison Phoenix Trust patron Jeremy Irons was at HMP Grendon on 11 July 2013, as part of the Trust’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Jeremy read excerpts from letters by prisoners who have written to the Trust. He also read from Shakespeare’s Richard II.

Audio clips have been made available by the Prison Phoenix Trust.

In this clip, Jeremy Irons tells us the history of the Prison Phoenix Trust:

Jeremy Irons at Grendon Prison for PPT 25th

Additions to ‘Charities’ Page

These additions have just been posted on the Charities page.

This information is nothing NEW, but it’s worth mentioning again…

Jeremy supports Freeing the Human Spirit and the Prison Phoenix Trust.

Freeing the Human Spirit is a National Not-for-Profit Registered Charity which provides inmates with a program of meditation and yoga. Meditation and yoga are ancient ways of creating internal silence leading to a feeling of peace.   Jeremy Irons is an honorary patron.  See the ON STAGE page for more on Jeremy’s efforts to support the chairity.

The ability to not judge others is a rare, but admirable, trait.

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons describes his Canadian friend and mentor Sister Elaine MacInnes – an 83-year-old Catholic nun and Zen master – as one of the most non-judgmental persons he has ever had the fortune to meet. “I’ve only met four or five amazing people in my life, and she is one.”

Zen brings quiet solitude to solitary

What an interesting woman – Sister Elaine MacInnes

Freeing the Spirit…Through Meditation and Yoga – paperback at

Jeremy Irons is a patron of The Prison Phoenix Trust.

The Prison Phoenix Trust encourages prisoners in their spiritual lives through meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath.

They offer individual support to prisoners and prison staff through teaching, correspondence, books and newsletters. People of any faith or no faith can benefit. They honour all religions.

The Prison Phoenix Trust was registered as a charity in 1988. They work all over the UK and The Republic of Ireland in prisons, young offender institutions, immigration removal centres, secure hospitals and probation hostels.

A key aspect of our work is training and supporting qualified yoga teachers to teach in prison and other secure conditions.

Prisoners Urged to Do Yoga

2009 Christmas Cards from the Prison Phoenix Trust

Support one of Jeremy Irons’s favorite charities and buy your 2009 holiday greeting cards from the Prison Phoenix Trust:


Christmas Card 2009

A prisoner from HMP Wymott, has won this year’s PPT Christmas card competition. He painted the stunning ‘Fallow Deer’ with subtle purple, green and browns. That colour version is for sale at £5.00 for a pack of 10.

Contact us to place your order.

The Prison Phoenix Trust
PO Box 328, Oxford
United Kingdom