Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor and activist. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969 and has appeared in many West End theatre productions, including the Shakespeare plays The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard II. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, receiving the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. Irons's break-out role came in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited (1981) and is frequently ranked among the greatest British television dramas as well as greatest literary adaptations. It would earn him a Golden Globe Award nomination. His first major film role came in the romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in dramas, such as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he was praised for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988). Irons has won multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his portrayal of the accused attempted murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune (1990). Irons had roles in Steven Soderbergh's mystery thriller Kafka (1991), the period drama The House of the Spirits (1993), the romantic drama M. Butterfly (1993), voiced Scar in Disney's The Lion King (1994), played Simon Gruber in the action film Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Humbert Humbert in Lolita (1997) and Aramis in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). He starred in the action adventure Dungeons & Dragons (2000), played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice (2004), appeared in Being Julia (2004), the historical drama Kingdom of Heaven (2005), the fantasy-adventure Eragon (2006), the Western Appaloosa (2008), and the indie drama Margin Call (2011). In 2016, he appeared in Assassin's Creed and portrayed Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League (2017), and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021). On television, Irons appeared in the historical miniseries Elizabeth I, receiving a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. From 2011 to 2013, he starred as Pope Alexander VI in the Showtime historical series The Borgias. In 2019, he appeared as Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias in HBO's Watchmen. He is one of the few actors who have achieved the "Triple Crown of Acting" in the US, winning an Oscar for film, an Emmy for television and a Tony Award for theatre. In October 2011, he was nominated the Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
    Birthday
    9/19/1948
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
7
M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly
6.6
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
7.3
Inland Empire
Inland Empire
7
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
6.2
The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
6.9
Kafka
Kafka
6.4
Eragon
Eragon
5.1
Damage
Damage
6.6
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
6.8
Chinese Box
Chinese Box
5.9
The Mission
The Mission
7.4
The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Ball in the Hall
6.7
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons
4.4
Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!
Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!
6
The Lion King
The Lion King
8.3
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask
6.6
The French Lieutenant's Woman
The French Lieutenant's Woman
6.4
Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers
7.1
Appaloosa
Appaloosa
6.5
Casanova
Casanova
6.4
Lolita
Lolita
7.1
Stealing Beauty
Stealing Beauty
6.7
The Pink Panther 2
The Pink Panther 2
5.7
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
6.6
Callas Forever
Callas Forever
6.3
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
6.8
Being Julia
Being Julia
6.5
Longitude
Longitude
7.3
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
5.6
Margin Call
Margin Call
6.8
The Last Lions
The Last Lions
7.2
Danny the Champion of the World
Danny the Champion of the World
6.1
The Words
The Words
6.7
The Hittites - A Civilization that Changed the World
The Hittites - A Civilization that Changed the World
6.3
The Fourth Angel
The Fourth Angel
5.1
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
7
Langrishe, Go Down
4.2
Trashed
Trashed
7.2
Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
6
The Majestic Plastic Bag
7.7
Another Way Home
10
Eye of the Leopard
Eye of the Leopard
8.1
A Chorus of Disapproval
A Chorus of Disapproval
5.3
Ohio Impromptu
Ohio Impromptu
8.5
Waterland
Waterland
6.1
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
5.3
Swann in Love
Swann in Love
5.7
Night Train to Lisbon
Night Train to Lisbon
6.5
Betrayal
Betrayal
6
Last Call
Last Call
5
Nijinsky
Nijinsky
5.2
Australia
Australia
4.4
The Beggar's Opera
The Beggar's Opera
6
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
6
Faeries
Faeries
5.8
Muse of Fire
Muse of Fire
6.5
Tales from Hollywood
Tales from Hollywood
1
The Wild Duck
The Wild Duck
7.5
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
8.5
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty
6.7
1984
1984
6
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
7
Eden at the End of the World
Eden at the End of the World
0
The Dream
8.7
Race
Race
7.3
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
5.4
High-Rise
High-Rise
5.6
Correspondence
Correspondence
6.3
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Man Who Knew Infinity
7.2
Endless Corridor
Endless Corridor
5
The Wind Gods
0
Justice League
Justice League
6.1
Their Finest
Their Finest
6.7
An Actor Prepares
An Actor Prepares
5.7
Harold Pinter:  A Celebration
Harold Pinter: A Celebration
0
Birds Like Us
Birds Like Us
4.5
Red Sparrow
Red Sparrow
6.5
Better Start Running
Better Start Running
6.2
The Sultan and the Saint
The Sultan and the Saint
8.3
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary
6.7
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League
DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League
6
The Lolita Story
The Lolita Story
6
The Making of Dead Ringers
The Making of Dead Ringers
8
The Short Life of Anne Frank
The Short Life of Anne Frank
10
The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders
The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders
6.7
Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special
Sesame Street: Put Down the Duckie: An All-Star Musical Special
6
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
6
The Power of the Powerless
The Power of the Powerless
0
Seeds of Freedom
Seeds of Freedom
0
The Sunflower Superjam 2012
The Sunflower Superjam 2012
0
Earth and the American Dream
Earth and the American Dream
6.7
Emotional Uncertainties
0
Munich: The Edge of War
Munich: The Edge of War
6.9
House of Gucci
House of Gucci
6.6
Jade Eyed Leopard
Jade Eyed Leopard
0
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Zack Snyder's Justice League
8.2
The Path to Redemption
The Path to Redemption
0
The Making of the Lion King
The Making of the Lion King
10
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!
7
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Ein Gaukler in Hollywood
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Ein Gaukler in Hollywood
0
The Architects of Ancient Arabia
The Architects of Ancient Arabia
9.5
Earthquake On Everest
Earthquake On Everest
5
Napoleone - Nel nome dell'arte
Napoleone - Nel nome dell'arte
7.8
The Cello
The Cello
6
Game of Lions
Game of Lions
2
The Way of the Cheetah
The Way of the Cheetah
4.8
Ultimate Enemies: Revealed
Ultimate Enemies: Revealed
0
Relentless Enemies: Revealed
Relentless Enemies: Revealed
0
Eternal Enemies: Revealed
Eternal Enemies: Revealed
0
Eye of the Leopard: Revealed
Eye of the Leopard: Revealed
0
Mathilde
Mathilde
0
Revisiting Brideshead
Revisiting Brideshead
0
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waking Sleeping Beauty
7.2
I Wish For You
I Wish For You
0
Franco Zeffirelli: Rebel Conformist
Franco Zeffirelli: Rebel Conformist
10
The Beekeeper
The Beekeeper
7.4
The Chronoscope
The Chronoscope
8.5
Night of 100 Stars II
Night of 100 Stars II
8
The Genius of George Boole
The Genius of George Boole
7.5
Lynch 2
Lynch 2
0
The Voysey Inheritance
0
Marina Cicogna - La vita e tutto il resto
Marina Cicogna - La vita e tutto il resto
0
The Flash
The Flash
6.7
Napoleon: In the Name of Art
Napoleon: In the Name of Art
0
Goodbye Granadaland
0
Tom Hanks: The Nomad
Tom Hanks: The Nomad
5.1
Prisoners of Our Own History: The First Four Films of Roland Joffé
Prisoners of Our Own History: The First Four Films of Roland Joffé
0
Making The Flash: Worlds Collide
0
Once Upon a Studio
Once Upon a Studio
8.3
Codice Carla
Codice Carla
0
A Night to Die For
A Night to Die For
0
The Immortals: The Wonder of the Museo Egizio
The Immortals: The Wonder of the Museo Egizio
0
Living With Big Cats: Revealed
Living With Big Cats: Revealed
0
Ultimate Enemies: Elephants and Lions
Ultimate Enemies: Elephants and Lions
10
Relentless Enemies: Lions and Buffalo
Relentless Enemies: Lions and Buffalo
7.5
Quintessentially Irish
Quintessentially Irish
7.8
Broadway: The Next Generation
0
The Books He Didn't Burn
The Books He Didn't Burn
0
The Making of "Dungeons and Dragons"
The Making of "Dungeons and Dragons"
0
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