Sep. 19th, 1948
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
6' 1 1/2"
Jeremy Irons' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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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.
- Brother-in-law of 'Sorcha Cusack' (qv), 'Niamh Cusack' (qv) and 'Catherine Cusack' (qv).
- Won Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'Tom Stoppard' (qv)'s "The Real Thing."
- Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing".
- 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.
- 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.
- After being ticketed in England for driving 97 mph. on his BMW motorcycle and being charged with speeding and fined $225.00, he had his motorcycle license suspended for three months (1 June 1995).
- An exceptionaly good horseman and enjoys skiing. Hates cooking, but loves gardening and the beauty of nature.