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Jeremy Irons

Mostly Credited As: Jeremy Irons
Birth Name: Jeremy John Irons
Date Of Birth: September 19, 1948 (Age 66)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Height: 6' 1 ½" (1.86 m)

Jeremy Irons


After leaving school, Jeremy Irons became a street musician, then trained for an acting career at the Bristol Old Vic School. The Bristol Old Vic repertory company gave him a job, and with them he worked in drama of all kinds. He moved from Bristol to London in 1971 and got the part of John the Baptist in the West End musical Godspell.

Jeremy began to build a career in the theatre and on television (working in drama and children's TV). He first got international acclaim with his lead role as Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited, after which his name was made.

Jeremy is married to the actress Sinead Cusack
(a daughter of Cyril Cusack). They have two children, one of whom is the actor Sam Irons.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Hollow Crown (2012)As: Henry IV
The Borgias (2011)As: Rodrigo Borgia
The Colour of Magic (2008)As: Patrician
Elizabeth I (2005)As: Earl of Leicester
Brideshead Revisited (1981)As: Charles Ryder
The Pallisers (1974)As: Frank Tregear
Tony Awards (1967)As: Himself (Co-Host 1991)
Episode Cast Credits 

My Shakespeare (2014) 
  Jeremy Irons on Henry IV and Henry V 01x11: (Dec/01/2014) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  May 9, 2013 25x169: (May/09/2013) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  April 19, 2013 07x170: (Apr/19/2013) As Himself 
  January 31, 2011 05x130: (Jan/31/2011) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  January 25, 2013 03x98: (Jan/25/2013) As Himself 

Shakespeare Uncovered (2012) 
  Henry IV and Henry V 01x05: (Jul/07/2012) As Himself / Presenter 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  July 5, 2012 13x187: (Jul/05/2012) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Moe Goes From Rags To Riches 23x12: (Jan/29/2012) Voiced  Bar Rag, [Special Guest Stars]

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Totem 12x20: (Mar/30/2011) As Captain 'Cap' Jackson, [Special Guest Stars]
  Mask 12x13: (Jan/12/2011) As Captain 'Cap' Jackson, [Special Guest Stars]

The View (1997) 
  Jeremy Irons, the Clark Sisters 12x158: (Apr/22/2009) As Himself 
  Season 8, Episode 71 08x71: (Dec/07/2004) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 131 06x131: (Mar/03/2003) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 13x01: (Jan/28/2007) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (for 'Eilzabeth I') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 48x01: (Jan/19/1991) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Reversal of Fortune') 
  The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 64x01: (Jan/15/2007) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'Elizabeth I') 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jeremy Irons, Terry Crews, Aimee Mann 14x57: (Dec/13/2006) As Himself 

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) (2004) 
  Jeremy Irons 03x07: (Oct/18/2006) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 58th Annual Emmy Awards 58x01: (Aug/27/2006) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (for 'Elizabeth I') 

The Andrew Marr Show (2005) 
  12 March 2006 01x25: (Mar/12/2006) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Jeremy Irons 09x14: (May/04/2003) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Lauren Hutton 06x08: (Nov/25/2001) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 67th Annual Academy Awards 43x01: (Mar/27/1995) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 39x01: (Mar/25/1991) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Reversal of Fortune') 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Show #0374 02x155: (May/05/1995) As Himself 
  Jeremy Irons, Chris Rock, Hakeem Olajuwon 01x176: (Jun/13/1994) As Himself 
  Jeremy Irons, Bruce Hornsby 01x69: (Dec/02/1993) As Himself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (May/18/1994) As Himself 

Tony Awards (1967) 
  The 45th Annual Tony Awards 25x01: (Jun/02/1991) As Himself (Co-Host) 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jeremy Irons/Fishbone 16x16: (Mar/23/1991) As Himself (Host) 

Daytime Live (1987) 
  Series 3, Episode 34 03x34: (Dec/01/1989) As Himself 

Play of the Month (1965) 
  The Voysey Inheritance 14x03: (Feb/04/1979) As Edward Voysey 

Notorious Woman (1974) 
  Trial 01x04: (Nov/24/1974) As Franz Liszt 
  Conflict 01x03: (Nov/17/1974) As Franz Liszt 

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971) 
  The Case of the Mirror of Portugal 01x06: (Oct/25/1971) As Nephew 

Looney Tunes (2003) 
  Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special 48x274: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Trivia

Jeremy Irons: What a camera likes are eyes which have life and tell a story.

Jeremy Irons: Basically, I want to keep working, so I don't worry about the size of the character - if it's interesting, I'll do it. It's quite nice doing smaller roles, in some ways. It means I get home more, and I can get on with my life.

Jeremy Irons: Anyway, I'm never satisfied. I think were I ever satisfied with my work, I'd be in trouble.

Jeremy & Sinead have two sons together, Samuel (b. 16 September 1978) and Maximilian (b. 17 Oct 1985).

At the 1990 Oscars, Jeremy concluded his acceptance speech for best actor in Reversal of Fortune (1990) by thanking "David". The "David" was David Cronenberg, who directed Irons the previous year in Dead Ringers (1988)

Jeremy was a member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

Jeremy won Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing.

Jeremy narrated the "Spaceship Earth" attraction in Epcot Center.

Jeremy has twice played characters with the same first and last name. The first in Lolita (1997) (Humbert Humbert) and second in And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002) (Valentin Valentin).

Jeremy is very politically active, especially in County Cork, Ireland where he has a home.

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