September 19, 1948
72 years old
6 ft 2 in | 187 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Jeremy John Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, U.K., on September 19, 1948, is an English actor.
Young Jeremy Irons first started performing during his years at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He began his professional acting career on stage in 1969.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Real Thing" (1984) in role as Henry, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor.
He made his big screen debut in biographical film Nijinsky (1980) in role as Mikhail Fokine.
He got his television debut in British anthology mystery series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971) in episode "The Case of the Mirror of Portugal", in role as Nephew George.
Jeremy's breakthrough performance came as Charles Ryder in British television serial Brideshead Revisited (1981).
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2021) romantic comedy, opposite Maggie Grace, Diane Keaton and Diego Boneta
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Claus von Bülow in drama film Reversal of Fortune (1990).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Gabriel in period drama movie The Mission (1986).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Charles Henry Smithson / Mike in romantic drama film The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981).
He voiced Scar in animated musical drama film The Lion King (1994).
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) action thriller opposite Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson
Dead Ringers (1988) psychological thriller with Geneviève Bujold and Heidi Von Paleske
Inland Empire (2006) mystery thriller opposite David Lynch and Laura Dern
Margin Call (2011) drama thriller with Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) epic historical drama opposite Orlando Bloom, Eva Green and Liam Neeson
Appaloosa (2008) Western with Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen and Renée Zellweger
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) action drama opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, John Malkovich and Gerard Depardieu
Lolita (1997) drama with Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith and Frank Langella
Kafka (1991) mystery thriller opposite Ian Holm and Theresa Russell
Damage (1992) drama romance with Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson and Rupert Graves
Stealing Beauty (1996) drama opposite Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi and Sinéad Cusack
M. Butterfly (1993) romantic drama with John Lone, Ian Richardson and Barbara Sukowa
Casanova (2005) romance opposite Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer and Sienna Miller
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) superhero with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams
Red Sparrow (2018) spy thriller opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Charlotte Rampling
The House of the Spirits (1993) period drama with Meryl Streep and Maria Conchita Alonso
He won the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester in two-part historical drama television miniseries Elizabeth I (2005).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Charles Ryder in British television serial Brideshead Revisited (1981).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Alfred Stieglitz in television biographical film Georgia O'Keeffe (2009).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Rodrigo Borgia in historical fiction drama television series The Borgias (2011-2013).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for documentary Game of Lions (2013).
He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for PBS documentary series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996).
The Pallisers (1974) BBC television series in role as Frank Tregear
Notorious Woman (1974) BBC television series in role as Franz Liszt
Love for Lydia (1997) drama romance series in role as Alex Sanderson
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1991.
Longitude (2000) drama series in role as Rupert Gould
The Colour of Magic (2008) fantasy comedy two-part series in role as Havelock Vetinari
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011) NBC crime drama series in role as Dr. Cap Jackson
Watchmen (2019) superhero drama limited television series in role as Adrian Veidt
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) action adventure fantasy miniseries in role as Henry Cecil
Attended the Sherborne School in Dorset (1962-1966).
Studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Has Scottish and Irish ancestry.
Has a brother, Christopher and a sister, Felicity Anne.
He directed a music video for Carly Simon single, "Tired of Being Blonde" (1985).
He is one of few actors who have won "Triple Crown of Acting".
Supporter of English football team Portsmouth F.C..
He was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2011.
Patron of "Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue".
Owns Kilcoe Castle in County Cork, Ireland.
He was married to:
Sinéad Cusack (1978) they have two sons: Samuel "Sam" Irons and Maximilian "Max" Irons
Julie Hallam (1969)
He dated Carly Simon (1984) and Kate Fitzpatrick (1983).