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Jeremy Irons

Knowledge Identifier: +Jeremy_Irons


Jeremy Irons

English actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (34%), United Kingdom (30%), (10%)

Main connections: Glenn Close, Sinead Cusack, Tom Hiddleston

Linked to: Labour Party, Royal Shakespeare Company, Sherborne School, Chartism




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Jeremy Irons was born in 1948 add something


After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many London theatre productions including "The Winter's Tale", "Macbeth", "Much Ado About Nothing", "The Taming of the Shrew", "Godspell", "Richard II" and "Embers" add something


Irons married Julie Hallam in 1969 and subsequently divorced add something


He performed a number of plays, and busked on the streets of Bristol, before appearing on the London stage as John the Baptist and Judas opposite David Essex in "Godspell", which opened at the Roundhouse on 17 November 1971 before transferring to Wyndham's Theatre playing a total of 1,128 performances add something


He made several appearances on British television, including the children's television series "Play Away" and as Franz Liszt in the BBC 1974 series "Notorious Woman" add something


Peter Davison - In 1977, Davison had a prominent role in the 13-segment TV miniseries "Love for Lydia" opposite a young Jeremy Irons


He married Irish actress Sinéad Cusack on 28 March 1978 add something


He appeared sporadically in films during the 1980s, including the Cannes Palme d'Or winner "The Mission" in 1986, and in the dual role of twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" in 1988 add something


Irons made his film debut in "Nijinsky" in 1980 add something


Peter Vaughan - He played Mr. Freeman in Karel Reisz's 1980 "The French Lieutenant's Woman", the first star billing for Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons


Irons's first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama "The French Lieutenant's Woman", for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor add something


Almost as a 'lap of honour' after these major successes, in 1982 he played the leading role of an exiled Polish building contractor, working in the Twickenham area of South West London, in Jerzy Skolimowski's independent film "Moonlighting", widely seen on television, a performance which extended his acting range add something


Liam Neeson - Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1984's The Bounty and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in 1986's The Mission.


In 1984, Irons made his New York debut and won a Tony award for his Broadway performance opposite Glenn Close in "The Real Thing" add something


In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" and received a Tony award for Best Actor add something


Nicole Stephane - Among her production credits was "Swann in Love", a 1984 adaptation of Marcel Proust's novel Remembrance of Things Past that starred Jeremy Irons and Ornella Muti


Yeardley Smith - She moved to New York City in 1984 and appeared in the Broadway production of "The Real Thing" alongside Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close


In 1985, Irons directed a music video for Carly Simon and her heavily promoted single, "Tired of Being Blonde" add something


Irons has contributed to other musical performances, recording William Walton's "Façade" with Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale conducted by the composer, and in 1987 the songs from Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, released on the Decca label add something


In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in "Reversal of Fortune", and took home multiple awards including an Academy award for Best Actor add something


Sean Maguire - In the early 1990s, he appeared in "Waterland" alongside Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons, and has allegedly been credited as having a part in "A Kiss Before Dying", but his part may have ended up on the cutting room floor as he did not appear to be in this film after all


Sunny von Bulow - The 1990 film "Reversal of Fortune" was based on Dershowitz' books about the case, with Glenn Close playing Sunny and Jeremy Irons playing Claus von Bülow, a performance for which he was awarded an Academy Award for best actor


At the 1991 Tony awards, Irons was one of the few celebrities to wear the recently created red ribbon to support the fight against AIDS, and he was the first celebrity to wear it onscreen add something


The Castle (novel) - Although not expressly stated as such, the Steven Soderbergh film "Kafka" from 1991, starring Jeremy Irons, incorporates the basic thematic elements of "The Castle" as well as allusions to Kafka's own life as a writer and his collected works


Ray Gravell - He appeared in the BBC TV movie "Filipina Dreamgirls", and this led to a role in the 1992 Louis Malle film "Damage" as the chauffeur of the character played by Jeremy Irons


Sinead Cusack - She appeared in the 1992 film adaptation of Graham Swift's novel "Waterland", alongside her husband Jeremy Irons


Damage (1992 film) - "'Damage"' is a 1992 British-French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeremy Irons, Juliette_Binoche, and Miranda Richardson


In 1994, he had a cameo role in the video for Elastica's hit single "Connection" add something


He narrated the "Spaceship Earth" ride, housed in the large geodesic globe at Epcot, from October 1994 to July 2007 add something


Stealing Beauty - "'Stealing Beauty"' is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz


In 1998, Irons and his wife were named in the list of the biggest private financial donors to the Labour Party, a year after their return to government after 18 years in opposition add something


Judith Godreche - In 1998 she starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons in "The Man in the Iron Mask"


He sang a selection of Noël Coward at the 1999 Last Night of the Proms in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Coward's birth add something


In 2003 he played Fredrik Egerman in a New York revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music", and two years later appeared as King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" at the Hollywood Bowl add something


Marc Kudisch - Kudisch has appeared in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, opposite Juliet Stevenson and Jeremy Irons, in a 2003 production at the New York City Opera, and with Victor Garber and Judith Ivey in a 2004 staging by the Los Angeles Opera


In 2004, Irons played Severus Snape in Comic Relief's "Harry Potter" parody, "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan" add something


In 2004, he publicly declared his support for the Countryside Alliance, referring to the hunting ban as an "outrageous assault on civil liberties" and "one of the two most devastating parliamentary votes in the last century" add something


Being Julia - "'Being Julia"' is a 2004 drama film with comic undertones directed by István Szabó and starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons


In 2005, Irons starred opposite Helen Mirren in the historical miniseries "Elizabeth I", for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor add something


In 2005, Irons won both an Emmy award and a Golden Globe award for his supporting role in the TV mini-series, "Elizabeth I" add something


In 2005, he appeared in the films "Casanova" opposite Heath Ledger, and Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" add something


After an absence from the London stage for 18 years, in 2006 he co-starred with Patrick Malahide in Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation of Sándor Márai's novel "Embers" at the Duke of York's Theatre add something


He was originally to star as the Phantom in a 2006 French musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel "The Phantom of the Opera", though the project was cancelled add something


Irons has served as voice-over in two big cat documentary films by National Geographic: "Eye of the Leopard", which was released in 2006, and "The Last Lions", which was released on 18 February 2011 add something


Jean Boht - In 2006 she starred on-stage in "Embers", along with Jeremy Irons, at the Duke of York Theatre in London


Sienna Guillory - In 2006, Guillory was a lead in the ensemble cast of the fantasy "Eragon", the film adaptation of the novel by Christopher Paolini; the role had reunited her with "The Time Machine" co-star Jeremy Irons


Ian Paice - Since 2006 Paice is involved in The Sunflower Jam, a London-based charity founded by his wife Jacky Paice and involving actor Jeremy Irons


A year later Irons was one of the participants in the third series of the BBC documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are-" In 2008 he played Lord Vetinari in "Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic", an adaptation for Sky One add something


Also in 2008, Irons was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Southampton Solent University add something


In 2008, Irons co-starred with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen in "Appaloosa", directed by Harris add something


He made his National Theatre debut playing Harold Macmillan in "Never So Good", a new play by Howard Brenton which opened at the Lyttelton on 19 March 2008 add something


Irons was bestowed an Honorary-Life Membership by the University College Dublin Law Society in September 2008, in honour of his contribution to television, film, audio, music and theatre add something


On 6 November 2008, "TV Guide" reported he would star as photographer Alfred Stieglitz with Joan Allen as painter Georgia O'Keeffe, in a Lifetime Television biopic, "Georgia O'Keeffe" add something


Matthew Goode - Recent roles have included Charles Ryder in the 2008 film "Brideshead Revisited", the role previously taken by Jeremy Irons in the hugely popular 1980s serial


Harold Macmillan - The play premiered at the National Theatre in March 2008, directed by Howard Davies with Jeremy Irons as Macmillan


In 2009, Irons appeared on Broadway opposite Joan Allen in the play "Impressionism" add something


In 2009, Irons appeared on the Touchstone album "Wintercoast", recording a narrative introduction to the album add something


Recording took place in New York City, New York in February 2009 during rehearsals for his Broadway play "Impressionism" add something


The play ran through 10 May 2009 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater add something


Joan Allen - Allen returned to Broadway in March 2009, when she played the role of Katherine Keenan in Michael Jacobs' play "Impressionism" opposite Jeremy Irons at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre


In 2011, Irons appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in the thriller "Margin Call" add something


Irons stars in the 2011 U.S. premium cable network Showtime's series "The Borgias", a highly fictionalised account of the Renaissance dynasty of that name add something


Since 2011, he has been starring in the Showtime historical series "The Borgias" add something


He reprised the role on an episode titled "Totem" that ran on 30 March 2011 add something


In October 2011, he was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations add something


Holliday Grainger - In 2011 Grainger became popular with the Showtime television series "The Borgias", where she plays Lucrezia Borgia alongside Jeremy Irons in the role of Pope Alexander VI


Lotte Verbeek - In 2011, she began playing Giulia Farnese in the Showtime period drama "The Borgias", alongside Jeremy Irons in the role of Pope Alexander VI


Tom Hiddleston - On television in 2012 Hiddleston appeared in the BBC Two series "The Hollow Crown", portraying Prince Hal opposite Jeremy Irons as Henry IV in the adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" and "Part II"


In 2013, it was announced that Irons would appear in "A Magnificent Death From a Shattered Hand" add something


The series premiered in the United States on 2 January 2013 on PBS, though the six episodes were previously released in France from 2009 to 2012 with a different, French-speaking narrator add something


In April 2013, Irons was asked by Huffpost Live host Josh Zepps his opinion on the fight for same-sex marriage in the United States add something


Night Train to Lisbon (film) - "'Night Train to Lisbon"' is a 2013 drama film directed by Bille August 2013 and starring Jeremy Irons


Superman in film - On January 31, 2014, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons were cast as Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively


Luke Evans - In June 2014, he joined the cast of the film "High-Rise" with Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons


James Purefoy - It was announced in June 2014 that Purefoy would join the cast of the upcoming film "High Rise" with Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons


He was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party's Caroline Lucas at the 2015 UK general election add something


In November 2015, Irons supported the No Cold Homes campaign by the UK charity Turn2us add something


On 20 July 2016 Jeremy_Irons (Category:Irons_family) was announced as the first Chancellor of Bath Spa University add something


On the 4th November 2016, Jeremy_Irons (Category:Irons_family) was inaugurated as Chancellor of Bath Spa University add something


Maxine Peake - In January 2016, Peak features in the Climate Coalition's short film "I wish For You" as Mia, with Jeremy Irons starring as her grandfather to highlight the urgency on combating climate change


Justice League Part One - In May 2016, Jeremy Irons confirmed he will appear as Alfred Pennyworth


Batman in film - In May 2016, Jeremy Irons confirmed that he was "tied into "The Batman", while Affleck stated that his solo "Batman" film would borrow from the comics, but mainly be an "original story"


Matthias Schoenaerts - On December 6, 2016, Schoenaerts joined the cast of Francis Lawrence's spy thriller "Red Sparrow", in which he'll star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons


He finally completed recording the entire canon of T.S. Eliot which was broadcast over New Year's Day 2017 add something


In 2018, he played General Vladimir Korchnoi in Francis Lawrence's spy thriller film "Red Sparrow", based on Jason Matthews' book of the same name add something


Ozymandias (comics) - Veidt will be portrayed by Jeremy Irons in the 2019 HBO series "Watchmen", which will serve as a sequel to the comic