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Jeremy Irons


British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. He is the son of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. He visited mainland England only once a year. He wound up being grounded when his family settled down in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
(1988)
The Lion King
(1994)
Lolita
Lolita Humbert Humbert
(1997)

Filmography

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 2018 Red Sparrow (post-production)
Korchnoi
 2018 Monumental (post-production)
Garrison
 2017/I An Actor Prepares (post-production)
Atticus
  The Batman (pre-production)
Alfred Pennyworth
 2017 Justice League
Alfred
 2017 Birds Like Us
Kondor
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Rikkin
 2016 Their Finest
Secretary of War
 2016/I Race
Avery Brundage
 2016 La corrispondenza
Ed Phoerum
 2015 The Man Who Knew Infinity
G.H. Hardy
 2015 High-Rise
Royal
 2011-2013 The Borgias (TV Series)
Rodrigo Borgia
- The Prince (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- The Gunpowder Plot (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Tears of Blood (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Lucrezia's Gambit (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
- Relics (2013) ... Rodrigo Borgia
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Raimund Gregorius
 2013 Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano's Edge (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pioneers of the Deep (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Surprise Salmon (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ash Runners (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Phoenix Temple (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Volcano Doctors (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Macon Ravenwood
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Henry IV
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Henry IV
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bar Rag
- Moe Goes from Rags to Riches (2012) ... Bar Rag (voice)
 2012 The Words
The Old Man
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Captain Jackson
- Totem (2011) ... Dr. Captain Jackson
- Mask (2011) ... Dr. Captain Jackson
 2011 Margin Call
John Tuld
 2010 The Majestic Plastic Bag (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 The Magic 7 (TV Movie)
Thraxx (voice)
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Alfred Stieglitz
 2009 The Pink Panther 2
Avellaneda
 2008 Appaloosa
Randall Bragg
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
Patrician
- Part 2: The Light Fantastic (2008) ... Patrician
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic (2008) ... Patrician
 2006 Eragon
Brom
 2006 Inland Empire
Kingsley Stewart
 2006 1984 (TV Movie)
Telescreen Voice
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Dudley / Earl of Leicester
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Lord Dudley
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Earl of Leicester
 2005 Casanova
Pucci
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Tiberias
 2004 Mathilde
Col. De Petris
 2004 Being Julia
Michael Gosselyn
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
Antonio
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Lord Grey / King James I / Thomas Paine
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Lord Grey
- Liberty for All (2003) ... King James I
- Independence (2003) ... Thomas Paine
 2002 Callas Forever
Larry Kelly
 2002 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen...
Valentin Valentin
 2002 Fitzgerald (TV Movie)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 2002 The Time Machine
Über-Morlock
 2001 The Fourth Angel
Jack Elgin
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short)
Reader / Listener
 2000 Dungeons & Dragons
Profion
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Rupert Gould
 1999 Faeries
The Shapeshifter (voice)
 1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (Short)
Poseidon (voice)
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
Aramis
 1997 Mirad (TV Movie)
Djuka
 1997 Lolita
Humbert Humbert
 1997 Chinese Box
John
 1996 Stealing Beauty
Alex
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
Siegfried Sassoon
- Slaughter (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
- Mutiny (1996) ... Siegfried Sassoon (voice)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance
Simon Gruber
 1994 The Lion King
Scar (voice)
 1993 The House of the Spirits
Esteban Trueba
 1993 M. Butterfly
René Gallimard
 1992 Damage
Dr. Stephen Fleming
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Odon Von Horvath
- Tales from Hollywood (1992) ... Odon Von Horvath
 1992 Waterland
Tom Crick
 1992 From Time to Time (Short)
H.G. Wells
 1991 Kafka
Kafka
 1991 Zebrácká opera
Prisoner
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Claus von Bulow
 1989 The Dream (TV Movie)
 1989 Australia
Edouard Pierson
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Guy Jones
 1989 Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (TV Movie)
William Smith
 1988 Dead Ringers
Beverly Mantle / Elliot Mantle
 1986 The Mission
Father Gabriel
 1985 Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Video short)
Storyteller
 1984 The Wild Duck
Harold
 1984 Swann in Love
Charles Swann
 1983 Betrayal
Jerry
 1983 The Captain's Doll (TV Movie)
Captain Alex Hepworth
 1982 Spaceship Earth (Short)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
 1982 Moonlighting
Nowak
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Ryder
- Brideshead Revisited (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- A Twitch Upon the Thread (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- Orphans of the Storm (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- Brideshead Deserted (1981) ... Charles Ryder
- The Unseen Hook (1981) ... Charles Ryder
 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Charles Henry Smithson / Mike
 1980 Nijinsky
Mikhail Fokine
 1979 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Edward Voysey
- The Voysey Inheritance (1979) ... Edward Voysey
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Otto Beck
- Langrishe Go Down (1978) ... Otto Beck
 1977 Love for Lydia (TV Series)
Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Alex Sanderson
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Samuel Ross
- Liberty Tree (1975) ... Samuel Ross
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Franz Liszt
- Trial (1974) ... Franz Liszt
- Conflict (1974) ... Franz Liszt
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... Frank Tregear
- Part Twenty-one (1974) ... Frank Tregear
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Nephew George
- The Case of the Mirror of Portugal (1971) ... Nephew George
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Other Works:

Appeared in "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley - Key Theatre, Peterborough (1975). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I sing like an actor and dance like a duck. See more »

Trivia:

An exceptionaly good horseman and enjoys skiing. Hates cooking, but loves gardening and the beauty of nature. See more »

Trademark:

Rich haunting voice See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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