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Jeremy Irons

British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island 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. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Dead Ringers Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
The Lion King
Assassin's Creed


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  The Batman (pre-production)
Alfred Pennyworth (rumored)
 2018 Better Start Running
 2018 Red Sparrow
General Korchnoi
 2017 Justice League
 2017 Birds Like Us
Kondor (voice)
 2016 Assassin's Creed
 2016 The Sultan and the Saint (Documentary)
 2016 Their Finest
Secretary of War
 2016/I Race
Avery Brundage
 2016 La corrispondenza
Ed Phoerum
 2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity
G.H. Hardy
 2015 High-Rise
 2011-2013 The Borgias (TV Series)
Rodrigo Borgia
 2013 Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano's Edge (TV Series)
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Raimund Gregorius
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Macon Ravenwood
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Henry IV
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bar Rag
 2012 The Words
The Old Man
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Captain Jackson
 2011 Margin Call
John Tuld
 2010 The Majestic Plastic Bag (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Alfred Stieglitz
 2009 The Pink Panther 2
 2008 Appaloosa
Randall Bragg
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
 2006 1984 (TV Movie)
Telescreen Voice
 2006 Eragon
 2006 Inland Empire
Kingsley Stewart
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Dudley / Earl of Leicester
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 2004 Being Julia
Michael Gosselyn
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Lord Grey / King James I / Thomas Paine
 2002 Callas Forever
Larry Kelly
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Valentin Valentin
 2002 Fitzgerald (TV Movie)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 2002 The Time Machine
 2001 The Fourth Angel
Jack Elgin
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short)
Reader / Listener
 2000 Dungeons & Dragons
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Rupert Gould
 1999 Faeries
The Shapeshifter (voice)
 1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (Short)
Poseidon (voice)
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
 1997 Mirad (TV Movie)
 1997 Lolita
Humbert Humbert
 1997 Chinese Box
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Siegfried Sassoon
 1996 Stealing Beauty
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance
Simon Gruber
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Esteban Trueba
 1993 M. Butterfly
René Gallimard
 1992 Damage
Dr. Stephen Fleming
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Odon Von Horvath
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 Kafka
 1991 Zebrácká opera
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Claus von Bulow
 1989 The Dream (TV Movie)
 1989 Australia
Edouard Pierson
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Guy Jones
 1989 Danny the Champion of the World (TV Movie)
William Smith
 1988 Dead Ringers
Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
 1986 The Mission
Father Gabriel
 1985 Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Video short)
 1984 The Wild Duck
 1984 Swann in Love
Charles Swann
 1983 Betrayal
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alex Hepworth
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
 1982 Moonlighting
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Ryder
 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Charles and Mike
 1980 Nijinsky
Mikhail Fokine
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Edward Voysey
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series)
Alex Sanderson
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Samuel Ross
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Franz Liszt
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Tregear
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Nephew George
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He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "Celebration," at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland with Stephen Rea, Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton, Kenneth Cranham, Sinead Cusack, Janie Dee, Charles Dance, and Joanna Lumley in the cast. Alan Stanford was director. See more »

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[on portraying Rodrigo Borgia] I don't want to make him a sympathetic man. I want him to be an inconsistent man, a man where one moment you think 'Christ, that's terrible!' and some moments you think 'Oh, he's wonderful!' Like all of us, I want to try and create someone that is neither black nor white. See more »


Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing". See more »


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