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 Reads Shakespeare for Refugee Tales

On Friday 8 July 2016, at the Queen’s Walk, Southbank Centre, Jeremy Irons read the last surviving play script handwritten by William Shakespeare, in which he imagines Sir Thomas More making an impassioned plea for the humane treatment of refugees.

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Jeremy Irons in Greece for Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Celebration

Jeremy Irons was in Athens, Greece, on 15 June 2016, at the residence of the British Ambassador, for a reception celebrating the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Jeremy was also there to promote #shakespearelives and he read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, as well as recited from the Prologue to Henry V.

Instagram Video by @kikamod of Jeremy reading Sonnet 18

Instagram Video by @dflintisis of Jeremy reciting from the Prologue to Henry V

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Jeremy Irons Is New Shakespeare Club President

Jeremy Irons is the new President of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon, for the 2014-2015 season. He attended their President’s Night meeting on 11 November 2014 and spoke to the club members about his experiences in acting and Shakespeare.

Read more HERE

Photo via Jami Rogers @publicradionerd on Twitter

Photo via Jami Rogers @publicradionerd on Twitter

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‘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.

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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.

Jeremy Irons at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jeremy Irons, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie, for his performance as King Henry IV in The Hollow Crown, was in attendance at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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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