Jeremy Irons

British actor (born 1948)

Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor and activist. The movies in which he has starred include The Lion King (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

Jeremy Irons
Irons at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Jeremy John Irons

(1948-09-19) 19 September 1948 (age 75)
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation(s)Actor, activist
Years active1969–present
Children2, including Max Irons
RelativesSorcha Cusack (sister-in-law)
Niamh Cusack (sister-in-law)
Pádraig Cusack (brother-in-law)
Catherine Cusack (sister-in-law)
Cyril Cusack (father-in-law)
Maureen Cusack (mother-in-law)

Irons trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He played John the Baptist and Judas in Godspell for a total of 1,128 performances.[1] In 2005, Irons won both an Emmy award and a Golden Globe award for his supporting role in the television mini-series, Elizabeth I.

Filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Nijinsky Mikhail Fokine
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman Charles Henry Smithson/
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1981 Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder
1982 Moonlighting Nowak
1983 Betrayal Jerry
1984 The Wild Duck Harold
1984 Swann in Love Charles Swann
1986 The Mission Father Gabriel Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1988 A Chorus of Disapproval Guy Jones
1987 My Fair Lady Henry Higgins
1988 Dead Ringers Beverly Mantle/
Elliot Mantle
1989 Australia Edouard Pierson
1989 Danny, the Champion of the World William Smith
1990 Reversal of Fortune Claus von Bülow
1991 The Beggar's Opera Prisoner
1991 Kafka Kafka
1992 The Timekeeper H.G. Wells
1992 Waterland Tom Crick
1992 Damage Dr. Stephen Fleming
1993 M. Butterfly René Gallimard
1993 The House of the Spirits Esteban Trueba
1994 Spaceship Earth Narrator
1994 The Lion King Scar (voice)
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Simon Gruber
1996 Stealing Beauty Alex Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1997 Chinese Box John
1997 Lolita Humbert Humbert
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Aramis
1999 Islands of Adventure: Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City Poseidon voice actor
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Profion
2000 Longitude Rupert Gould Television series (4 episodes)
2001 The Fourth Angel Jack Elgin
2001 Beckett on FilmOhio Impromptu Reader/
2002 Callas Forever Larry Kelly
2002 Last Call F. Scott Fitzgerald
2002 The Time Machine Über-Morlock
2003 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Valentin Valentin
2003 Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Voice
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself
2004 Mathilde Pukovnik Unprofora
2004 The Merchant of Venice Antonio
2004 Being Julia Michael Gosselyn Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2005 Gallipoli Gallipoli
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Tiberias
2005 Casanova Pucci
2006 Inland Empire Kingsley Stewart
2006 Eragon Brom
2006 Elizabeth I Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
2008 The Colour of Magic Havelock Vetinari Television miniseries
2008 Appaloosa Randall Bragg
2009 The Pink Panther 2 Alonso Avellaneda
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz
2011 Margin Call John Tuld
2011 The Borgias Rodrigo Borgia
2013 Beautiful Creatures Macon Ravenwood
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Alfred Pennyworth
2017 Justice League Alfred Pennyworth Post-Production

References change

  1. Stanley Green's Encyclopaedia of the Musical, Cassell (1976)

Other websites change

  Media related to Jeremy Irons at Wikimedia Commons