Knowledge Identifier: +Jeremy_Irons
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"
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
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
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
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
In 1985, Irons directed a music video for Carly Simon and her heavily promoted single, "Tired of Being Blonde"
Sinead Cusack - She appeared in the 1992 film adaptation of Graham Swift's novel "Waterland", alongside her husband Jeremy Irons
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
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
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
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
In 2009, Irons appeared on Broadway opposite Joan Allen in the play "Impressionism"
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"
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
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
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