Jeremy Irons

BirthDay:

19 Sep 1948

BirthPlace:

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK

BirthName:

Jeremy John Irons

Bio:

Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typical islander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At the age of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was happy as he could practise his favorite sport, horse-riding. Before becoming an actor, he had considered a veterinarian surgeon's career.

He trained at the Bristol Old Vic School for two years, then joined Bristol Old Vic repertory company where he gained much experience working in everything from Shakespeare to contemporary dramas. He moved to London in 1971 and had a number of odd jobs before landing the role of "John the Baptist" in the hit musical "Godspell". He went on to a successful early career in the West End theatre and on TV, and debuted on-screen in Nijinsky (1980). In the early 80s, he gained international attention with his starring role in the Granada Television serial adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited (1981), after which he was much in demand as a romantic leading man. He went on to a steady film career. In 1984, he debuted on Broadway opposite: Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" and, in the mid-80s, he appeared in three lead roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Once described as 'the thinking woman's pin up', he has made his name in thought provoking films such as David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers (1988), for which he won the New York Critics Best Actor Award. He gained a Golden Globe Award in addition to an Oscar for Best Actor in 1990 for his role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) alongside Glenn Close. Among his many achievements, his role as Professor Higgins in Loewe-Lerner's famous musical "My Fair Lady" mustn't be forgotten. It was in London, back in 1987.

He is married to actress Sinéad Cusack, with whom he appeared in Waterland (1992) and in the Royal Shakespeare Company plays. He appeared with his son Samuel Irons and his father-in-law Cyril Cusack in the film Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989). His son Max Irons is also an actor.
Filmography

Actor ( 178 credits )

Red Sparrow (2018) Korchnoi
Justice League (2017) Alfred Pennyworth
Monumental (2017)
An Actor Prepares (2017) Atticus
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Himself
Their Finest (2016) Secretary of War
Assassin's Creed (2016) Alan Rikkin
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Alfred
The Secret Scripture (2016)
Correspondence (2016)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) G.H. Hardy
High-Rise (2015) Anthony Royal
Metropolis (2015)  Himself (5 episodes, 2015)
Night Train to Lisbon (2013) Raimund Gregorius
Beautiful Creatures (2013) Macon Ravenwood
Sahaya Going Beyond (2013) Himself
Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano's Edge (2013)  Narrator (6 episodes, 2013)
Big Cat Week (2013)  Narrator (1 episode, 2013)
Spotlight on Broadway (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Wind Gods (2013) Narrator
Muse of Fire (2013) Himself
Trashed (2012) Himself
Another Way Home (2012) Narrator
The Words (2012) The Old Man
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Profion (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
The Hollow Crown (2012)  Henry IV (2 episodes, 2012)
Icelandic Volcanoes, Who is Next? (2011) Narrator (voice)
Margin Call (2011) John Tuld
The Last Lions (2011) Narrator (voice)
The Borgias (2011)  Rodrigo Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
Naissance d'une ile (2010) Narrator (voice)
Ash Runners (2010) (voice)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Majestic Plastic Bag (2010) Narrator (voice)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009) Avellaneda
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Power of the Powerless (2009) Narrator
The Chronoscope (2009) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Appaloosa (2008) Randall Bragg
The Story of the Costume Drama (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Q with Jian Ghomeshi (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
La tele de tu vida (2007)  Charles Ryder / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 200
Eragon (2006) Brom
Inland Empire (2006) Kingsley Stewart
The Outsider (2006) Himself
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Clive James Talking in the Library (2006)  Himself
Casanova (2005) Pucci
Sport at Heart (2005) Himself
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Tiberias
Gallipoli (2005) Narrator
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Sunday AM (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
The Suite with Dave Karger (2005)  Himself - Guest (2005)
Making a Scene (2005)  Tiberias (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Mathilde (2004) Col. De Petris
Being Julia (2004) Michael Gosselyn
The Merchant of Venice (2004) Antonio
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Planet Voice (2004)  Brom / ... (1 episode, 2007)
Jeremy Vine Meets... (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Hittites (2003) Narrator
American Chopper: The Series (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  King James I / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) Himself
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) Valentin Valentin
Callas Forever (2002) Larry Kelly
The Time Machine (2002) Über-Morlock
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Fourth Angel (2001) Jack Elgin
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
History vs. Hollywood (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) Profion
Lux (2000)  Himself (2001)
On a tout essayé (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
Faeries (1999) The Shapeshifter (voice)
Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (1999) Poseidon (voice)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Dr. Captain Jackson (2 episodes, 2011)
Vértigo (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Aramis
Lolita (1997) Humbert Humbert
Chinese Box (1997) John
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Metropolis (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Brigitte & Friends (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Cinema TV (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Stealing Beauty (1996) Alex
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Simon Gruber
Very Important Pennis (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The Sunday Show (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Lo + plus (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Lion King (1994) Scar (voice)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Room 101 (1994)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1995)
Brisant (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The House of the Spirits (1993) Esteban Trueba
M. Butterfly (1993) René Gallimard
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
What's the Bet? (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Tal cual (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Momentos de Glória (1993)  Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2006)
The Timekeeper (1992) H.G. Wells
Damage (1992) Dr. Stephen Fleming
Waterland (1992) Tom Crick
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2005)
In the Wild (1992) (1 episode, 1995)
Performance (1992)  Odon Von Horvath (1 episode, 1992)
Earth and the American Dream (1992) Reader (voice)
Kafka (1991) Kafka
The Beggar's Opera (1991) Prisoner
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Talkshowet (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Breakfast with the Arts (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Memories of 1970-1991 (1991)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Reversal of Fortune (1990) Claus von Bülow
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990)  Himself (1 episode)
Australia (1989) Edouard Pierson
A Chorus of Disapproval (1989) Guy Jones
The Simpsons (1989)  Bar Rag (1 episode, 2012)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Dead Ringers (1988) Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Mission (1986) Father Gabriel
The Statue of Liberty (1985) Himself (voice)
American Masters (1985) (1 episode, 2009)
The Wild Duck (1984) Harold
Swann in Love (1984) Charles Swann
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (3 episodes, 1989-2011)
Aspel & Company (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Betrayal (1983) Jerry
Spaceship Earth (1982) 3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
Moonlighting (1982) Nowak
The Video Age (1982)  Himself
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) Charles Henry Smithson / Mike
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Forty Minutes (1981)  Himself - Reader (1 episode, 1991)
Nijinsky (1980) Mikhail Fokine
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Love for Lydia (1977)  Alex Sanderson (6 episodes, 1977)
Everyman (1977) (1 episode, 1991)
BBC2 Play of the Week (1977)  Otto Beck (1 episode, 1978)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Host / ... (1 episode, 1991)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Arena (1975)  Various characters (1 episode, 2010)
The Pallisers (1974)  Frank Tregear (6 episodes, 1974)
Churchill's People (1974)  Samuel Ross (1 episode, 1975)
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (1972)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2010)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971)  Nephew George (1 episode, 1971)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Play Away (1971)  Himself
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Who Is Catherine Reynolds?")
The Money Programme (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
BBC Play of the Month (1965)  Edward Voysey (1 episode, 1979)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Race (0) Avery Brundage
Killing Frank (0) Frank (rumored)
The Batman (0) Alfred Pennyworth

Producer ( 2 credits )

Monumental (2017) executive producer
Trashed (2012) executive producer

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