Jeremy Irons


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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 32 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Dead Ringers Beverly / Elliot
(1988)
(1994)
(2016)
Reversal of Fortune Claus von Bulow
(1990)

Filmography

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  Frankel (pre-production)
Henry Cecil
 2021 Munich (post-production)
Neville Chamberlain
 2021 House of Gucci (post-production)
Rodolfo Gucci
 2020 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Lawrence Philips
 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini Series)
Adrian Veidt
- See How They Fly (2019) ... Adrian Veidt
- A God Walks into Abar (2019) ... Adrian Veidt
- An Almost Religious Awe (2019) ... Adrian Veidt
- Little Fear of Lightning (2019) ... Adrian Veidt
- If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own (2019) ... Adrian Veidt
 2018 An Actor Prepares
Atticus
 2018 Better Start Running
Garrison
 2018 Red Sparrow
General Korchnoi
 2017 Justice League
Alfred
 2017 Birds Like Us
Kondor (voice)
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Rikkin
 2016 The Sultan and the Saint (Documentary)
Narrator
 2016 I Wish for You (Short)
Grandfather
 2016 Their Finest
Secretary of War
 2016/I Race
Avery Brundage
 2016 Correspondence
Ed Phoerum
 2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity
G.H. Hardy
 2015 High-Rise
Royal
 2013 Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye (Video short)
Jeremy Irons (uncredited)
 2011-2013 The Borgias (TV Series)
Rodrigo Borgia
- The Prince (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- The Gunpowder Plot (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Tears of Blood (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Lucrezia's Gambit (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Relics (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
 2013 Life on Fire (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)
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Raimund Gregorius
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Macon Ravenwood
 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 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Captain Jackson
- Totem (2011) ... Dr. Captain Jackson
- Mask (2011) ... Dr. Captain Jackson
 2011 Margin Call
John Tuld
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Alfred Stieglitz
 2009 The Pink Panther 2
Avellaneda
 2008 Appaloosa
Randall Bragg
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini Series)
Patrician
- Part 2: The Light Fantastic (2008) ... Patrician
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic (2008) ... Patrician
 2006 1984 (TV Movie)
Telescreen Voice (voice)
 2006 Eragon
Brom
 2006 Inland Empire
Kingsley Stewart
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini Series)
Lord Dudley / Earl of Leicester
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Lord Dudley
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Earl of Leicester
 2005 Casanova
Pucci
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Tiberias
 2005/I Fiat Croma (Video short)
Testimonial
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 2004 Being Julia
Michael Gosselyn
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
Antonio
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
Lord Grey / King James I / Thomas Paine
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Lord Grey
- Liberty for All (2003) ... King James I
- Independence (2003) ... Thomas Paine
 2003 The Lion King Read-Along (Video short)
Scar
 2003 Hittites (Documentary)
Narrator
 2002 Callas Forever
Larry Kelly
 2002 And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
Valentin Valentin
 2002 Last Call (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 Dungeons & Dragons
Profion
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Rupert Gould
 1999 Faeries
The Shapeshifter (voice)
 1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (Video short)
Poseidon (voice)
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
Aramis
 1997 Mirad (TV Movie)
Djuka
 1997 Lolita
Humbert Humbert
 1997 Chinese Box
John
 1996 1914-1918 (TV Mini Series documentary)
Siegfried Sassoon
- Slaughter (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
 1996 Stealing Beauty
Alex
 1995 Oliver 2: Let's Twist Again (TV Movie)
Mr. Childkiller
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Esteban Trueba
 1993 M. Butterfly
René Gallimard
 1992 Damage
Dr. Stephen
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Odon Von Horvath
- Tales from Hollywood (1992) ... Odon Von Horvath
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 The Timekeeper (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe (TV Movie)
Introduction Narrator
 1991 Kafka
Franz Kafka
 1991 The Beggar's Opera
Vezen
 1990 Bill Moyers: Amazing Grace
John Newton (voice)
 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)
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Claus von Bulow
 1989 The Dream (TV Movie)
Man who Performs a Monologue
 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 / Elliot
 1986 The Mission
Gabriel
 1985 Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Video short)
Storyteller
 1984 Swann in Love
Charles Swann
 1983 The Wild Duck
Harold
 1983 Betrayal
Jerry
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alexander Hepburn
 1982 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Paul Gallico Stories: Snowflake (1982) ... Storyteller
- Paul Gallico Stories: Ludmila - Part 2 (1982) ... Storyteller
- Paul Gallico Stories: Ludmila - Part 1 (1982) ... Storyteller
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
 1982 Moonlighting
Nowak
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini Series)
Charles Ryder
- Brideshead Revisited (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- A Twitch Upon the Thread (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- Orphans of the Storm (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- Brideshead Deserted (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- The Unseen Hook (1981) ... 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
- The Voysey Inheritance (1979) ... Edward Voysey
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Otto Beck
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series)
Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
 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
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini Series)
Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-one (1974) ... Frank Tregear
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Nephew
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Other Works:

Played Petruchio in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London (1975). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 12 Interviews | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

Basically, I want to keep working, so I don't worry about the size of the character - if it's interesting, I'll do it. It's quite nice doing smaller roles, in some ways. It means I get home more, and I can get on with my life. See more »

Trivia:

He currently owns Audi A6 Quatro estate, BMW cruising bike, and Ducati motorbike. He has owned Morris Minor, Honda 50, and a Volkswagen rag-top Beetle. See more »

Trademark:

Rich haunting voice See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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