Jeremy Irons

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Name: Jeremy John Irons
Date of Birth: September 19,1948
Home town: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Currently has homes in Oxfordshire and London in the UK and Co. Cork and Dublin in Ireland.
Family: Sinead Cusack (married 1978)
Sons: Samuel (1978) and Max (1985)
Dog: Dora
Education: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Hobbies: Sailing, horseback riding, motorcycles, skiing, gardening, music
Charities/Causes: Prison Phoenix Trust, Amnesty International, Freeing the Human Spirit, The Prince's Trust, Greater Chernobyl Cause,, Sli Eile Farm Project, T for Tibet, Child Welfare Scheme, Evidence for Development and many more....
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Non-acting careers:
  • Social Worker
  • Cleaner for 'Domestics Unlimited'
  • Busker
  • Nijinsky (1980) Mikhail Fokine
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) Charles Smithson/Mike
  • Moonlighting (1982) Nowak
  • Betrayal (1983) Jerry
  • Swann in Love (1984) Charles Swann
  • The Wild Duck (1984) Harold
  • The Mission (1986) Father Gabriel
  • A Chorus of Disapproval (1988) Guy Jones
  • Dead Ringers (1988) Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle
  • Australia (1989) Edouard Pierson
  • Reversal of Fortune (1990) Claus von Bulow - Won the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards
  • Kafka (1991) Franz Kafka
  • Waterland (1992) Tom Crick
  • Damage (1992) Stephen Fleming
  • M. Butterfly (1993) Rene Gallimard
  • The House of the Spirits (1993) Esteban Trueba
  • The Lion King (1994) Voice of Scar
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) Simon Gruber
  • Stealing Beauty (1996) Alex
  • Chinese Box (1997) John
  • Lolita (1997) Humbert Humbert
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Aramis
  • Dungeons & Dragons (2000) Profion
  • The Fourth Angel (2001) Jack Elgin
  • The Time Machine (2002) Uber Morlock
  • And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen (2002) Valentin Valentin
  • Callas Forever (2002) Larry Kelly
  • Mathilde (2004) Col. De Petris
  • The Merchant of Venice (2004) Antonio
  • Being Julia (2004) Michael Gosselyn
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Tiberias
  • Casanova (2005) Cardinal Pucci
  • Inland Empire (2006) Kingsley Stewart
  • Eragon (2006) Brom
  • Appaloosa (2008) Randall Bragg
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009) Alonso Avellaneda
  • Margin Call (2010) John Tuld
  • Trashed (2012) as himself
  • The Words (2012) The Old Man
  • The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971) George
  • The Pallisers (1974) Frank Tregear
  • Notorious Woman (1974) Franz Liszt
  • Churchill's People (1975) Samuel Ross
  • Love for Lydia (1977) Alex Sanderson
  • Langrishe Go Down (1978) Otto Beck
  • The Voysey Inheritance (1979) Edward Voysey
  • Brideshead Revisited (1981) Charles Ryder
  • The Captain's Doll (1983) Captain Alex Hepworth
  • The Dream (1989)
  • Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989) William Smith
  • Saturday Night Live (1991) Host
  • Tales from Hollywood (1992) Odon Von Horvath
  • Mirad (1997) Djuka
  • Ohio Impromptu (2000) Reader/Listener
  • Longitude (2000) Rupert Gould
  • Last Call (2002) F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) Professor Snape in Harry Potter and the Chamberpot of Azerbijan
  • Dame Edna Live at the Palace (2003) Himself
  • Elizabeth I (HBO Version) (2005) Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester - Won Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy Award
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (UK Version) (2006) Himself
  • The Colour of Magic (2008) Patrician
  • Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) Alfred Stieglitz
  • The Borgias (2011) Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI
  • Law and Order: SVU (2011) Dr. Cap Jackson in episodes "Mask" and "Totem"
  • The Borgias ( 2011 - present): Rodrigo Borgia / Pope Alexander VI
  • The Simpsons (2012): Voice of Bar rag
  • Henry IV, Parts I & II (2012): King Henry IV
  • The Winter's Tale (1969) as Florizel, at the Bristol Old Vic
  • Hay Fever (1969) as Simon, Bristol Old Vic
  • What the Butler Saw (1969) as Nick, Bristol Old Vic
  • Major Barbara (1969) , Bristol Old Vic
  • A Servant of Two Masters (1969) , Bristol Old Vic
  • Macbeth (1969) , Bristol Old Vic
  • The Boy Friend (1969) , Bristol Old Vic
  • As You Like It (1970) , Bristol Old Vic
  • Oh! What a Lovely War (1970) , Bristol Old Vic
  • The School for Scandal (1970) , Little Theatre Bristol
  • Godspell, (Nov. 1971-1973) as John/Judas, Roundhouse and Wyndham's Theatre
  • The Diary of a Madman (1973) as The Madman, Act Inn
  • Much Ado About Nothing ( ) as Don Pedro, Young Vic
  • The Caretaker (1974) as Mick, Young Vic
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1975) as Petruchio, Roundhouse 1975
  • Wild Oats (1976 and 1977) as Harry Thunder, RSC Stratford and Piccadilly Theatre
  • The Rear Column (1978) as Jameson, Globe Theatre - Won the Clarence Derwent Award for this role
  • The Real Thing (1984) as Henry Boot, Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City - Won the Tony Award for Best Actor
  • The Winter's Tale (1986) as Leontes, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford
  • The Rover (1986) as Willmore, RSC Swan Theatre and Mermaid Theatre
  • Richard II (1986 and 1987) as Richard II, RSC Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican Theatre
  • A Little Night Music (2003) as Fredrik Egerman, Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Camelot (August 14, 2005 - a one night performance) as King Arthur at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
  • Celebration (2005) as Russell, a Pinter staged reading, Gate Theatre, Dublin/Albery Theatre
  • Embers (2006) as Henrik, Duke of York's Theatre, London
  • Never So Good (2008) as Harold Macmillan, National Theatre Lyttleton
  • Impressionism (2009) as Thomas Buckle, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, NYC
  • The Gods Weep (2010) as Colm, Hampstead Theatre
Big break:
  • Brideshead Revisited
Best known for:
  • Scar in 'The Lion King'
  • Simon in 'Die Hard with a Vengeance'
  • Humbert Humbert in 'Lolita'
  • Countless movie and theater roles
  • Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG Awards winner
  • Winner of over 21 awards and 14 nominations
Upcoming projects:

  • Night Train to Lisbon (2013) - to play Raimund Gregorius
  • Beautiful Creatures (2013) - to play Macon Ravenwood


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  • "A career seemed to me somewhat of a prison sentence."
  • "I sing like an actor and dance like a duck."
  • I keep thinking that I’ve played enough weirdos, but I can’t seem to help myself. I’m drawn to dark, enigmatic characters with secret lives.”
  • “To tell you the truth, I’m not good at pretending. That’s why I have to disappear into my character when I act; I have to “be” not “pretend to be.”
  • “But history belongs to the winners, doesn’t it? And the Borgias had many enemies, because they were Spanish interlopers.” talking about The Borgias in November 2010.
  • "I tried to find the truth behind all this history and gossip," Irons said. "Rodrigo Borgia was a man who wants a job very badly, and will do anything to get it. He did do some good. He strengthened and reorganized the (Catholic) Church amazingly". March 2011 - Jill Sarjeant
  • "Many clerics had children but they were kept out of the public limelight. He gloried in that and in that way was non-hypocritical." March 2011 - Jill Sarjeant
  • “I am most grateful to have this opportunity of returning to Shakespeare, to film under the experienced eye of Richard Eyre, alongside such exciting actors" on playing Henry IV in 2012 to celebrate Shakespeare Olympic on BBC


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  • One of the first celebrities to wear a red ribbon supporting the fight against AIDS
  • Owns Kilcoe Castle in County Cork, Ireland
  • Is an accomplished horseman and prefers to be in Ireland with his animals, his sailboat and motorbike
  • While at school was a drummer for the band The Four Pillars of Wisdom
  • Plays several musical instruments including guitar and fiddle
  • Sailed in the BT Global Challenge in 2001 as a "legger" from Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia
  • Was one of the narrators of the Spaceship Earth attraction in Epcot at Walt Disney World
  • Narrates the English version of the Backlot Studios Tour at Disneyland Paris
  • Appeared in "The Timekeeper" film/attraction at Walt Disney World as H.G. Wells
  • Married to Sinead Cusack, who (among many other works) played the coroner in the movie "V for Vendetta"
  • Ambassador for Cork Screen Commission - 2011
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