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Jeremy Irons


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 England only once a year. He wound up being ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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  Race (filming)
Avery Brundage
 2015 High-Rise (post-production)
Anthony Royal
 2013 Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano's Edge (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pioneers of the Deep (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Surprise Salmon (2013) ... Narrator
- Ash Runners (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Phoenix Temple (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Volcano Doctors (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Henry IV
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bar Rag
- Moe Goes from Rags to Riches (2012) ... Bar Rag (voice)
 2012 The Words
The Old Man
 2011 Eco-Hollywood (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2010 The Majestic Plastic Bag (Short)
Narrator
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2009 The Chronoscope (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)
Patrician
 2006 Eragon
Brom
 2006 Eragon (Video Game)
Brom (voice)
 2005 Casanova
Pucci
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 2003 Dame Edna Live at the Palace (TV Movie)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Lord Grey / King James I / Thomas Paine
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Lord Grey
- Independence (2003) ... Thomas Paine
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Valentin Valentin
 2002 Fitzgerald (TV Movie)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 2002 The Time Machine
Über-Morlock
 2001 The Fourth Angel
Jack Elgin
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short)
Reader / Listener
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Rupert Gould
 1999 Faeries
The Shapeshifter (voice)
 1997 Mirad (TV Movie)
Djuka
 1997 Chinese Box
John
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini-Series)
Siegfried Sassoon
- Slaughter (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
 1995 Comic Relief (TV Movie)
Mr. Childkiller (segment "Oliver 2: Let's twist Again")
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 Kafka
Kafka
 1991 The Beggar's Opera
Prisoner
 1991 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Host / Sherlock Holmes / Various
- Jeremy Irons/Fishbone (1991) ... Host / Sherlock Holmes / Various
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1989 The Dream (TV Movie)
 1989 Australia
Edouard Pierson
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Guy Jones
 1989 Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (TV Movie)
William Smith
 1983 Betrayal
Jerry
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alex Hepworth
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007
 1982 Moonlighting
Nowak
 1980 Nijinsky
Mikhail Fokine
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Otto Beck
 1975 The Liberty Tree (TV Movie)
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Samuel Ross
- Liberty Tree (1975) ... Samuel Ross
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Franz Liszt
- Trial (1974) ... Franz Liszt
- Conflict (1974) ... Franz Liszt
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Other Works:

He acted in Stephen Schwartz's musical, "Godspell," at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with David Essex, Johanna Cassidy, Mandy More, and Gay Soper in the cast. John-Michael Tebelak was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Lolita (1997)] It's very difficult because children under sixteen are immensely attractive, any father will tell you. We have to accept that, understand it for what it is and not become hysterical about it. Strangely enough, Humbert Humbert is not a paedophile ... because he knew he was doing wrong. That's his tragedy in a way. I remember when my son was twelve he was like a god. He just went... See more »

Trivia:

Although he is a heavy smoker, he claims that he is unable to drink alcohol without getting sick. See more »

Trademark:

Renowned for aggressive and industrious work ethic See more »

Nickname:

King

Star Sign:

Virgo

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