Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Sep. 19th, 1948
Born in
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
6' 1 1/2"

Jeremy Irons' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Borgias TV Show
The Borgias
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
The Colour of Magic (UK) TV Show
The Colour of Magic (UK)
The Hollow Crown (UK) TV Show
The Hollow Crown (UK)
Brideshead Revisited (UK) TV Show
Brideshead Revisited (UK)
Play Away (UK) TV Show
Play Away (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2009 - The Pink Panther 2
2008 - Appaloosa
2006 - Inland Empire
2006 - Eragon
2005 - Kingdom of Heaven
2005 - Casanova
2004 - Being Julia
2002 - The Time Machine
2002 - Callas Forever
2000 - Dungeons & Dragons
1997 - Lolita
1996 - Stealing Beauty
1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance
1994 - The Lion King
1993 - M. Butterfly
1993 - The House of the Spirits
1992 - Damage
1991 - Kafka
1990 - Reversal of Fortune
1988 - Dead Ringers
1986 - The Mission
1982 - Moonlighting
1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Narrator
Dr. Captain Jackson
Himself (Voiced)
Bar Rag (Voiced)
[Complete List]


This very English actor began by busking, and then joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School His first break came in the musical Godspell, when he played John the Baptist alongside David Essex. Once described as 'the thinking woman's pin up' he has made his name in most notable, thought provoking films such as Dead Ringers (1988) and gained a Golden Globe Award in addition to an Oscar for Best Actor in 1990 for his role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) alongside Glenn Close.

  • Son-in-law of 'Cyril Cusack' (qv).
  • One of the first celebrities to wear the recently created Red Ribbon, supporting the fight against AIDS (1991).
  • Attended Sherborne School in Dorset until 1966.
  • He has twice played characters with the same first and last name. The first in _Lolita (1997)_ (qv) (Humbert Humbert) and second in _And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)_ (qv) (Valentin Valentin).
  • Attended Sherborne School for boys from 1962-1966.
  • In 2003, he appeared in a Comic Relief sketch entitled "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan". Irons played "Severus Snape", a character played in the films by 'Alan Rickman' (qv). Irons and Rickman play brothers in the "Die Hard" films.
  • His previous jobs include assistant stage manager, house-cleaner, "busker" (singing and playing guitar outside movie theaters), and gardener.
  • Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing".

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