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 Half’

The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage
by Simon Annand

For 25 years actors have given Simon Annand unprecedented access to photograph them during the thirty minutes before curtain up, known as ‘the half’. These rare images show the myriad ways actors focus for the performance ahead and offer a dazzling gallery of our most celebrated actors.

In 2008, Annand’s photographs from The Half were part of an exhibit at the National Theatre in London from September 22 to November 9.

Click HERE to buy the book from Amazon.com

Click HERE to buy a print of one of Annand’s photos of Jeremy.

Here is Annand’s 1986 photo of Jeremy:

Here is Annand’s 2006 photo of Jeremy:

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