Jeremy Irons reads “Four Quartets”

Jeremy Irons.

UPDATE: Jeremy Irons will read Four Quartets at the 92nd Street Y in New York on April 12, 2018; tickets are available here. The reading will launch the CD release from Faber & Faber of Irons reading all of Eliot’s poetry; the CD will be released on April 7 and is available for pre-order from Amazon here.

In 2014, Jeremy Irons recorded T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets for the BBC, by far one of the best renditions of that great poem, perhaps the greatest religious poem of the 20th century and one that I’ve been returning to again and again. That recording can be heard below; it is introduced with comments from Michael Symmons Roberts, Lord David Alton and Gail McDonald. Running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.