Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor.

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, and Richard II. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.

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. After starring in such films as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988).

In 1990, Irons delivered another strong performance as a European aristocrat in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Other notable films have included The House of the Spirits (1993), The Lion King (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Being Julia (2004), and Appaloosa (2008). Irons has also made several notable appearances on television. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his breakout role in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited (1981).

In 2006, 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.

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2018MonumentalGarrison2018-04-28
2018Red SparrowVladimir Korchnoi2018-03-02
2017Justice LeagueAlfred Pennyworth2017-11-17
2017Birds Like UsMi (voice)2017-05-05
2017Their FinestSecretary of War2017-04-07
2016Assassin's CreedAlan Rikkin2016-12-21
2016The Sultan and the SaintNarrator2016-11-12
2016The Man Who Knew InfinityG. H. Hardy2016-04-29
2016High-RiseAnthony Royal2016-04-28
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeAlfred Pennyworth2016-03-25
2016RaceAvery Brundage2016-02-19
2016DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice LeagueHimself2016-01-19
2016The CorrespondenceEd Phoerum2016-01-14
2014Endless corridor2014-06-07
2013Night Train to LisbonRaimund2013-12-06
2013Muse of FireHimself2013-09-26
2013The Wind GodsNarrator2013-04-26
2013Beautiful CreaturesMacon Ravenwood2013-02-14
2012TrashedHimself2012-12-14
2012The WordsThe Old Man2012-09-07
2011Margin CallJohn Tuld2011-10-21
2011The Last LionsNarrator2011-02-11
2010Harold Pinter: A Celebration2010-01-24
2010The Majestic Plastic BagNarrator2010-01-01
2009Georgia O'KeeffeAlfred Stieglitz2009-09-19
2009The Pink Panther 2Avellaneda2009-02-06
2008AppaloosaRandall Bragg2008-09-12
20081984Television Voice2008-05-12
2008Eden at the End of the WorldNarrator2008-01-01
2006EragonBrom2006-12-15
2006The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Ball in the Hall2006-10-31
2006Inland EmpireKingsley Stewart2006-09-29
2006Eye of the LeopardNarrator2006-01-02
2005CasanovaPucci2005-12-25
2005Kingdom of HeavenTiberias2005-05-06
2005GallipoliNarrator2005-03-18
2004Being JuliaMichael Gosselyn2004-09-03
2004The Merchant of VeniceAntonio2004-09-03
2003The Fourth AngelJack Elgin2003-08-19
2003The Hittites - A Civilization that Changed the WorldNarrator2003-05-09
2003Broadway: The Golden AgeHimself2003-01-01
2002And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...Valentin Valentin2002-11-11
2002Callas ForeverLarry Kelly2002-10-10
2002Last CallF. Scott Fitzgerald2002-05-25
2002The Time MachineÜber-Morlock2002-03-04
2000Dungeons & DragonsProfion2000-12-08
2000LongitudeRupert Gould2000-01-13
2000Ohio ImpromptuReader / Listener2000-01-01
1999FaeriesThe Shapeshifter (voice)1999-01-23
1998The Man in the Iron MaskAramis1998-03-12
1998The Lolita StoryHimself1998-01-01
1997LolitaHumbert Humbert1997-09-27
1997Chinese BoxJohn1997-09-04
1996Stealing BeautyAlex Parrish1996-06-14
1995The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995-06-05
1995Die Hard: With a VengeanceSimon Peter Gruber1995-05-19
1994The Lion KingScar (voice)1994-06-23
1994The House of the SpiritsEsteban Trueba1994-03-31
1994The TimekeeperH.G. Wells1994-01-11
1993M. ButterflyRené Gallimard1993-09-09
1992DamageDr. Stephen Fleming1992-12-02
1992Tales from Hollywood1992-10-18
1992WaterlandTom Crick1992-08-21
1991KafkaKafka1991-11-15
1991The Beggar's OperaPrisoner1991-05-26
1990Reversal of FortuneClaus von Bülow1990-10-05
1990Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!himself1990-01-01
1989AustraliaEdouard Pierson1989-09-12
1989A Chorus of DisapprovalGuy Jones1989-08-18
1989Danny, The Champion of the WorldWilliam Smith1989-04-29
1989The Dream1989-01-01
1988Dead RingersBeverly/Elliot Mantle1988-09-23
1986The MissionFather Gabriel1986-09-29
1986Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th AnniversaryHimself1986-01-14
1985The Statue of LibertyHimself (voice)1985-10-26
1984The Wild DuckHarold1984-03-05
1984Swann in LoveCharles Swann1984-02-23
1983BetrayalJerry1983-02-19
1982MoonlightingNowak1982-09-18
1981The French Lieutenant's WomanCharles Henry Smithson1981-09-18
1981The French Lieutenant's WomanMike1981-09-18
1980NijinskyMikhail Fokine1980-03-20
1978Langrishe, Go DownOtto Beck1978-09-20
1970Another Way HomeNarrator
1970A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand
1970An Actor PreparesAtticus
1970The BatmanAlfred Pennyworth