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Jeremy Irons Charity Work

Updated on February 8, 2016

Jeremy Irons One of the Sexiest Men in the World

Since I read an article the other day that had Jeremy Irons as one of the sexiest men in the world I have not been able to take him out of my thoughts. And God knows my thoughts are not fit for heaven.

But who is this handsome and sexy British actor? The first time I saw him was in a film called Madame Butterfly. I saw the film dubbed in Spanish so at the time I had not yet heard his voice. The film was unexpectedly avant garde. He played a cool British gentleman in love with a Geisha. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madame Butterfly", is a story of love and betrayal with plenty of intrigue and an unexpected ending. This film and its tortured main character were enough to hook me to Jeremy Irons as one of his unconditional fans.

With time I have learnt that Jeremy Irons is not only one of the sexiest men in the world with a voice that can make you melt, but he is also an active Charity supporter for a variety of associations.

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons.   Born: September 19th, 1948
Jeremy Irons. Born: September 19th, 1948 | Source

Jeremy Irons supported the fight against AIDS

At the 1991 Tony Awards, Irons was one of the few celebrities to wear the recently created red ribbon to support the fight against AIDS, a Project created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus that same year.

He is also a supporter and patron of the Prison Phoenix Trust and Evidence for Development. A charity registered in England that offers help to prisoners through the disciplines of meditation and yoga,

Jeremy Irons talks about the death penalty

Jeremy Irons and The Hope Foundation

Jeremy Irons has worked to bring awareness to the work of the Hope Foundation. The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity set up in 1999 to help restore basic human rights to the street children of Calcutta. It aims to provide formal and non-formal education, a nutrition programme and health care for the street children.

Sahaya Going Beyond (narrated by Jeremy Irons) Committed to Making a Difference Towards Improving the Quality of Life in Third World Countries.

Jeremy Irons: The Voice

What can I say here, , I enjoy his trade mark haunting voice. So rich and soft that it makes you melt. It is no wonder that apart from acting he has also given his voice to spoken books and animated characters. The Lion King is one of my favourite children’s films. I watch it with my children every time I can just for the pleasure of listening to Jeremy’ voice in the character of Scar.

About Jeremy Irons:

Born on the Isle of Wight, England almost 60 years ago, Jeremy Irons is fitter and more handsome than ever. Unusually tall for a British actor of his era, at 6' 2" (1.88 m) Jeremy Irons is gorgeous. An exceptionally good horseman who enjoys skiing, hates cooking, but loves gardening.

Jeremy Irons Audiobook

"My Fair Lady" Jeremy Irons singing

Jeremy Irons' Books on Tape

Ordinarily I do not like audio books, but when the book has Jeremy Iron’s voice… well, then that is different. Just imagine lying down on your bed after a long day, you have just come out of a hot bath, still wrapped up in your bathrobe. You are feeling relaxed and cosy, now just turn on the tape and listen to Jeremy whispering in your ears a bedtime story…


These are some of the books that you can find with Jeremy’s voice:


The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

The Song of the Unicorn, a children's story with medieval music.


Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard.

French Lieutenants Woman by John Fowles.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl


Jeremy Irons Filmography

Jeremy Irons Filmography is rather long.  I am including here only the films I have seen.

 

1980 Nijinsky

1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman .BAFTA Award nomination

1986 The Mission. Golden Globe nomination

1990 Reversal of Fortune.  Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama

1991 The Beggar's Opera

1992 Damage

1993 M. Butterfly

1993The House of the Spirits

1994 The Lion King,  Scar’s voice; Annie Award for Best Achievement for Voice Acting 1995 Die Hard: With a Vengeance

1996 Stealing Beauty

1997 Lolita

1998 The Man in the Iron Mask

2002 Callas Forever

2003 The Time Machine

2003 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen

2006 Eragon

"Daffodils" wirtten in 1804 by William Wordsworth read by Jeremy Irons

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    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      hipattrick: he is a dream of a man...

      Reynolds_Writing: Yes, he certainly looks better with age, and that voice (sigh)

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      Reynolds_Writing 

      9 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I agree.. Jeremy is hot, hot,, hot. And has gotten better with age.

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      hipattrick 

      9 years ago

      In the black & white pic, he looks so dashing. He is straight from some Mills & Boons novels. Thanks for the nice hub Princessa.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      9 years ago from France

      BrianS: Yes, Brian, you Brits can be very sexy ;-)

      sabrebIade: His dark side is very appealing...

      Isabella: Actually at the start of the hub I mention that "since I read..." well, I was actually thinking about your hubs! Since I read them I have not been able to stop thinking about him ... crazy!!!! Maybe I should put a link to your hubs so we can sit for a glass of wine seeing and listening to our favourite man ever?

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      Isabella Snow 

      9 years ago

      Ooh! I love him!!! Remember my Top 5 Sexiest Englishmen? He was on it! Or the Sexiest Male Voices? If you haven't read the voices one, you've got to listen to his interview... his voice... omigod omigod! Fab hub!!

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      sabrebIade 

      9 years ago from Pennsylvania

      With all the class movies he has made, why is it I still like him in Die Hard: With a Vengeance best?

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      Brian Stephens 

      9 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      Well what can I say, us Brits eh!!!

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