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Jeremy Irons is an English actor

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BirthdaySeptember 19, 1948
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesJulie Hallam (m. 1969; div. 1969) Sinéad Cusack
Known asJeremy John Irons
Childrens Samuel
Birth PlaceCowes, Isle of Wight, England
Height187cm
GenderMale
FatherPaul Dugan Irons (1913–1983)
MotherAnne Brereton Brymer (née Sharpe; 1914–1999)
Net Worth$10 million as of Apr 5,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inCowes, Isle of Wight, England
Famous asActor

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Who is Jeremy Irons?

Jeremy John Irons is an English actor famous for his rich haunting voice and his eerily calm portrayal of characters. He is best known for portraying sinister villain and as the voice of Scar from the Disney movie, ‘The Lion King’. His portrayal of Franz Kafka in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller ‘Kafka’ won him the praise of many. He has recently come into spotlight for playing Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth in DCU’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. He has won several accolades over the years for his consistent overwhelming performances and has bagged an Academy Award for playing the role of Claus von Bülow in the movie ‘Reversal of Fortune’. True to his name, Irons follows a rigorous and aggressive work ethic which enables him to nail each of his performances. Jeremy is known for his charity work towards various causes including AIDS, Hungry Project, donate items to the homeless and was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jeremy John Irons was born on September 19, 1948 in Cowe, Isle of Wight to Paul Dugan Irons and Barbara Anne Brereton Brymer.

His father was an accountant and his great-great-grandfather was a Metropolitan Policeman, sacked for being drunk. He later became a Chartist.

Jeremy has two siblings, a brother named Christopher and a sister, Felicity Anne.

He was enrolled into Sherborne School in Dorset when he was 13. He was the drummer in his school band ‘Four Pillars of Wisdom.’ He can also speak fluent French and is fond of horse riding.

He began his training as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He performed in a number of plays and also acted on the streets of Bristol before being signed professionally.

Career

Jeremy started his career by performing plays in his school and later went on to appear on the London Stage to play John the Baptist in Godspell in 1971. In the next few years, he appeared in a number of plays including ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘The Caretaker’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.

He made his Television debut in 1971 with an appearance in the series ‘The Rivals of Sherlock Homes’. He made several appearances on the British Television, his first major role being that of Mikhail Fokine in Nijinsky.

He gained a wider recognition with his role of Charles Ryder in the 1981 movie, ‘Brideshead Revisited’ which was an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel of the same name.

He made his Broadway debut in the 1984 Tom Stoppard directed play – The Real Thing. He got the Tony Award for this role.

He then played twin gynecologists in the 1988 psycho thriller ‘Dead Ringers’ and his most popular role was the accused murderer Claus von Bulow in the movie ‘Reversal of Fortune’ for which he grabbed an Academy Award along with many others.

For his outstanding acting in ‘Dead Ringers’, he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Beverly/ Elliot Mantle in the movie Dead Ringers.

In 1990, he appeared in the movie ‘Reversal of Fortune’ and won an Oscar for it.

In a career of over 45 years, he has appeared in numerous films and has established himself as a versatile actor.

He has acted in several critically acclaimed movies including the 2015 film ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ and ‘Night Train to Lisbon’ in 2013.

His most recent ventures include reprising the role of Alfred in DCU’s movies. He will also be seen in the 2017 movies‘Red Sparrow’and ‘Birds Like Us’.

Major Works

His first major film was ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. This was a romantic drama and earned him a nomination for the BAFTA Awards.

Along with these, he was also cast in the mystery thriller ‘Kafka’, period drama ‘House of the spirits’, romantic drama ‘M. Butterfly’ and ‘Lolita’, action film ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’, adventure film ‘Dungeons and Dragons’, drama films ‘Merchant of Venice’ and ‘Being Julia’.

Recently he was cast as Alfred Pennyworth in the DC Extended Universe, starting with ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and later in ‘Justice League and The Batman’.

Along with his major stage performances and films, he was also known as a renowned actor on TV. ‘Brideshead Revisited’, ‘Elizabeth I’, and ‘The Borgias’ were some of the popular shows that he starred in.

Awards & Achievements

In 1978, Jeremy won his first major award for outstanding work in theatre. He won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Male in a Supporting Role for his role as Jameson in the play ‘The Rear Column’. Also, his next venture ‘Henry in The Real Thing’ proved to be a successful venture and won him the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

His first award for a movie was for his role as Father Gabriel in the 1986 movie The Mission. He received the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for this.

The 1990 hit ‘Reversal of Fortune’ turned out to be a big breakthrough in his career. He received as many as 8 awards for his brilliant performance as Claus von Bulow in the film. His awards included Academy Award for Best Actor, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and many more.

He played Siegfried Sassoon in the movie ‘The Great War’ and the ‘Shaping of the 20th Century’ for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Movie and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie for his role in the movie Elizabeth I.

Along with these, he also received the Honorary César, European Film Awards for Special Achievement and the Giffoni Film Festival - François Truffaut Award; and also, won the Independent Spirit Award - Robert Altman Award for Margin Call and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for the ‘Game of Lions’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Jeremy owns the Kilcoe Castle near Ballydehob, County Cork and has painted it pink. He has residences in Liberties of Dublin and in Cowes and a house in Oxfordshire.

In 1969, he married Julie Hallam but the two divorced later the same year.

He then married actress Sinéad Cusack in 1978. He has appeared with her in Waterland and in a few plays.

He has two sons, Samuel ‘Sam’ Irons and Maximilian ‘Max’ Irons. Both of them are actors.

His family is Catholic, but Jeremy describes himself as practicing Catholic and doesn’t believe in going to the church.

Net Worth

His current net worth is $10 Million.

Trivia

He became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN in 2011.

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Jeremy Irons awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1991Best Actor in a Leading RoleReversal of Fortune (1990)

Golden Globe Awards

2007Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionElizabeth I (2005)
1991Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaReversal of Fortune (1990)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2014Outstanding NarratorBig Cat Week (2012)
2006Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieElizabeth I (2005)
1997Outstanding Voice-Over PerformanceThe Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996)

Jeremy Irons biography timelines

  • // 19th Sep 1948
    Jeremy John Irons was born on September 19, 1948 in Cowe, Isle of Wight to Paul Dugan Irons and Barbara Anne Brereton Brymer.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, he married Julie Hallam but the two divorced later the same year.
  • // 1971
    Jeremy started his career by performing plays in his school and later went on to appear on the London Stage to play John the Baptist in Godspell in 1971. In the next few years, he appeared in a number of plays including ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘The Caretaker’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.
  • // 1971
    He made his Television debut in 1971 with an appearance in the series ‘The Rivals of Sherlock Homes’. He made several appearances on the British Television, his first major role being that of Mikhail Fokine in Nijinsky.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, Jeremy won his first major award for outstanding work in theatre. He won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Male in a Supporting Role for his role as Jameson in the play ‘The Rear Column’. Also, his next venture ‘Henry in The Real Thing’ proved to be a successful venture and won him the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
  • // 1978
    He then married actress Sinéad Cusack in 1978. He has appeared with her in Waterland and in a few plays.
  • // 1981
    He gained a wider recognition with his role of Charles Ryder in the 1981 movie, ‘Brideshead Revisited’ which was an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel of the same name.
  • // 1984
    He made his Broadway debut in the 1984 Tom Stoppard directed play – The Real Thing. He got the Tony Award for this role.
  • // 1986
    His first award for a movie was for his role as Father Gabriel in the 1986 movie The Mission. He received the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for this.
  • // 1988
    He then played twin gynecologists in the 1988 psycho thriller ‘Dead Ringers’ and his most popular role was the accused murderer Claus von Bulow in the movie ‘Reversal of Fortune’ for which he grabbed an Academy Award along with many others.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he appeared in the movie ‘Reversal of Fortune’ and won an Oscar for it.
  • // 1990
    The 1990 hit ‘Reversal of Fortune’ turned out to be a big breakthrough in his career. He received as many as 8 awards for his brilliant performance as Claus von Bulow in the film. His awards included Academy Award for Best Actor, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and many more.
  • // 2011
    He became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN in 2011.
  • // 2013 To 2015
    He has acted in several critically acclaimed movies including the 2015 film ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ and ‘Night Train to Lisbon’ in 2013.
  • // 2017
    His most recent ventures include reprising the role of Alfred in DCU’s movies. He will also be seen in the 2017 movies‘Red Sparrow’and ‘Birds Like Us’.

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    Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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    Jeremy Irons's spouses is Julie Hallam (m. 1969; div. 1969) Sinéad Cusack

  • Who is Jeremy Irons childrens?

    Jeremy Irons's childrens is Samuel

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    Jeremy Irons's height is 187

  • Who is Jeremy Irons's father?

    Jeremy Irons's father is Paul Dugan Irons (1913–1983)

  • Who is Jeremy Irons's mother?

    Jeremy Irons's mother is Anne Brereton Brymer (née Sharpe; 1914–1999)

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