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.
- His previous jobs include assistant stage manager, house-cleaner, "busker" (singing and playing guitar outside movie theaters), and gardener.
- 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).
- 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.
- Has a signet ring with the insignia PDI engraved on it. It belonged to his father Paul Dugan Irons.
- President of the jury at 2007 Sarajevo Film Festival.
- 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
- Owns Kilcoe Castle (which he had painted a rusty pink) in County Cork, Ireland, and has become involved in local politics.
- Has two sons, Samuel James (born on 16 September 1978) and Maximilian Paul (born on 17 October 1985).