Sep. 19th, 1948
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
6' 1 1/2"
Jeremy Irons' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - 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
Himself - Narrator
Dr. Captain Jackson
Bar Rag (Voiced)
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.
- He currently owns Audi A6 Quatro estate, BMW cruising bike, and Ducati motorbike. He has owned Morris Minor, Honda 50, and a Volkswagen rag-top Beetle.
- Was one of the cast members of cult seventies children's programme, Playaway, from which clips featuring him are regularly repeated on 'Before They Were Famous...' type programmes
- Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing".
- The "Series of Unfortunate Events" novels by Daniel Handler make reference to three of his characters. In Reversal of Fortune, he plays Klaus von Bülow, husband to Sunny von Bülow. Two of the lead characters in Handler's novels are named Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. In The Carnivorous Carnival, Klaus and his other sister Violet disguise themselves as circus freaks named Beverly and Elliot, which are the names of the identical twin gynecologists that Irons plays in Dead Ringers.
- Attended Sherborne School in Dorset until 1966.
- Has two sons, Samuel James (born on 16 September 1978) and Maximilian Paul (born on 17 October 1985).
- Attended Sherborne School for boys from 1962-1966.
- Born to Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant, and Barbara Anne Sharpe a homemaker, he has a brother, Christopher and a sister Felicity.