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

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Red Sparrow (filming)
 2017 Monumental (post-production)
Garrison
 2016 Their Finest
Secretary of War
 2016/I Race
Avery Brundage
 2015 High-Rise
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 (voice)
- Ash Runners (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Phoenix Temple (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Volcano Doctors (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV 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
 2010 The Majestic Plastic Bag (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2006 Eragon
Brom
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Dudley / Earl of Leicester
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Lord Dudley
 2005 Casanova
Pucci
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 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
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 Kafka
Kafka
 1991 Zebrácká opera
Prisoner
 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
 1983 Betrayal
Jerry
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alex Hepworth
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
 1982 Moonlighting
Nowak
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Otto Beck
 1975 The Liberty Tree (TV Movie)
Samuel Ross
 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:

Played Gustav Manet in "An Audience Called Edouard", a new play by David Pownall - Greenwich Theatre, London (1978). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

The movie industry is run by accountants in Hollywood and it's as simple as this; everyone has a number on their computer. They can look up Jeremy Irons and see what my last five movies have made. Say you want to make a $20m picture, which is relatively cheap. If Jeremy makes $9m, the director makes $5m, then you need a leading lady, and they just go through those figures - that's how casting ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1996, he became the fourteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Reversal of Fortune (1990), Tony: Best Actor in a Play, "The Real Thing" (1984) and Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century: War Without End (1996) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I (2005) & ... See more »

Trademark:

Calm, reserved performances See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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