Jeremy Irons Biography (1948-)

Full name, Jeremy John Irons; born September 19, 1948, in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; son of Paul Dugan (an accountant) and Barbara Anne (maiden name,Sharpe) Irons; married Julie Hallam, 1969 (divorced); married Sinead Moira Cusack (an actress; professional name, Sinead Cusack), March 28, 1978; children: (second marriage) Samuel James Brefni, Maximilian Paul Diarmiud. Addresses: Manager: c/o Hutton Management, 200 Fulham Rd., London SW10 9PN, England.; Agent: Fred Specktor, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 19, 1948
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Simon, Hay Fever, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, England, 1971
  • Nick, What the Butler Saw, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • Florizel, The Winter's Tale, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • John the Baptist, Godspell, Round House Theatre, London, then Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1971
  • Diary of a Madman, Act Inn Lunchtime Theatre, London, 1973
  • Don Pedro, Much Ado about Nothing, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1974
  • Mick, The Caretaker, Young Vic Theatre, 1974
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, New Shakespeare Company, RoundHouse Theatre, 1975
  • An Inspector Calls, Key Theatre, Peterborough, England, 1975
  • Harry Thunder, Wild Oats, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976, then Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1977
  • James Jameson, The Rear Column, Globe Theatre, London, 1978
  • Gustav Manet, An Audience Called Edouard, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1978
  • (Broadway debut) Henry Boot, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, 1984
  • The Rover, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1986
  • Leontes, The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1986
  • Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre,1986
  • A Little Night Music, New York City Opera, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Mikhail Fokine, Nijinsky, Paramount, 1980
  • Charles Smithson/Mike, The French Lieutenant's Woman, United Artists, 1981
  • Narrator, The Masterbuilders, 1982
  • Nowak, Moonlighting (also known as Schwarzarbeit), Universal, 1982
  • Jerry, Betrayal, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Harold Ackland, The Wild Duck, Orion, 1983
  • Charles Swann, Swann in Love (also known as Un amour de Swann, A Love of Swann, and Eine Liebe von Swann), Orion, 1984
  • Storyteller, Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 1985
  • Guest, "The Big Sky," Kate Bush: The Whole Story, 1986
  • Father Gabriel, The Mission, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Beverly and Elliot Mantle, Dead Ringers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Guy Jones, A Chorus of Disapproval, J&M, 1988
  • Edouard Pierson, Australia, 1989
  • Claus von Bulow, Reversal of Fortune, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Prisoner, Opera Zebracka (also known as The Beggar's Opera), 1991
  • Title role, Kafka, Miramax, 1991
  • Tom Crick, Waterland, Fine Line, 1992
  • H. G. Wells, From Time to Time (also known as Timekeeper and Le visionarium), 1992
  • Dr. Stephen Fleming, Damage (also known as Fatale), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Rene Gallimard, M. Butterfly, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Esteban Trueba, The House of the Spirits (also known as Aandernes hus, A casa dos espiritos, and Das Geisterhaus), Miramax, 1993
  • Voice of Scar, The Lion King (animated), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Simon, Die Hard with a Vengeance (also known as Die Hard 3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Beyond the Clouds, 1995
  • Alex Parrish, Stealing Beauty (also known as Beaute volee and Io ballo da sola), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • John, Chinese Box, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Humbert, Lolita, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1997
  • Father Aramis, The Man in the Iron Mask, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998
  • Voice of Poseidon, Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (also known as Poseidon's Fury), 1999
  • Mage Profion, Dungeons & Dragons (also known as Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie), Silver Pictures, 2000
  • The Making of "Dungeons & Dragons," 2001
  • Jack Elgin, The Fourth Angel, Artisan, 2001
  • The Night of the Iguana, Rex, 2001
  • Uber-Morlock, The Time Machine, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Valentin Valentin, And Now ... Ladies and Gentlemen, Paramount Classics, 2002
  • Larry Kelly, Callas Forever, Medusa, 2002
  • Narrator, RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare, 2002
  • Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway: The Golden Age), 2003
  • Pukovnik Unprofora, Mathilde, E.T. Fiction Group, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Franz Liszt, "Notorious Woman," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1975
  • Frank Tregear, The Pallisers, PBS, 1977
  • Alex Sanderson, "Love for Lydia," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1978
  • Charles Ryder, "Brideshead Revisited," Great Performances, PBS, 1982
  • Voice of Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel de Tocqueville, The CivilWar (also known as The American Civil War), PBS, 1990
  • Voice of Siegfried Sassoon, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20thCentury, 1996
  • Rupert Gould, Longitude, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Movies
  • The Liberty Tree, 1975
  • William Smith, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Disney Channel, 1989
  • Andrew Launder, CTS: Toronto, 1999
  • Reader/listener, Ohio Impromptu, PBS, 2000
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Last Call (also known as Fitzgerald),Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Otto Beck, Langrishe Go Down (also known as BBC2 Play of the Week: Langrishe Go Down), BBC, 1978
  • Edward Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance (also known as Play of the Month: The Voysey Inheritance), BBC, 1979
  • Alex Hepburn, The Captain's Doll, BBC, 1982
  • Great Performances' 10th Anniversary Celebration, 1982
  • Voice, Statue of Liberty, PBS, 1985
  • The Talk Show, HBO, 1986
  • The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star Fiftieth Anniversary, CBS, 1986
  • Sesame Street Special (also known as Put down the Duckie),PBS, 1988
  • Larry King TNT Extra (also known as The Larry King Special ...Inside Hollywood), TNT, 1991
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1991
  • Odon von Horvath, "Tales from Hollywood," American Playhouse, PBS,1992
  • "Living Shakespeare: A Year with the RSC," A&E Stage, Arts andEntertainment, 1992
  • Narration, "Carnival of the Animals," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Host, "Placido Domingo: The Concert for Planet Earth," Great Performances, PBS, 1992
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993
  • The Man, "The Dream," Texaco Performing Acts Showcase, Bravo, 1993
  • Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994
  • All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Streets All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), 1994
  • The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John, 1994
  • The Making of the Lion King, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • D-Day Remembered--A Musical Tribute from the QE2, PBS, 1994
  • Seekers of the Lost Treasure, The Discovery Channel, 1995
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • Narration, Russia's Last Tsar, NBC, 1996
  • Hollywood & Vinyl: Disney's 101 Greatest Musical Moments, VH1,1998
  • Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening, 1999
  • Night of a Thousand Shows, 2000
  • The Beatles Revolution, ABC, 2000
  • Narrator, Into the Amazon: First Contact, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • Voice of the shapeshifter, Faeries, Starz!, 2000
  • Presenter, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the PerformingArts, CBS, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute, 2002
  • Also appeared in Autogeddon; and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, 1995
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Saturday Night Live, 1991
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1991, 1992
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1993, 1994
  • The View, 2003
  • Also appeared in Play Away and Brigitte & Friends.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • The Real Thing (original cast recording), Nonesuch, 1984
  • Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Telarc, 1989
  • Music Videos
  • Director, "Tired of Being Blonde" by Carly Simon, 1985
  • Taped Readings
  • Read Lolita and The Red Shoes by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cinema, August, 1995, pp. 28-29; December, 1997, pp. 105; November, 1998, p. 71
    • Film Comment, September/October, 1988, p. 26
    • Interview, June, 1990, p. 102
    • Maclean's, April 11, 1994, p. 68
    • New York Times, May 19, 2002, pp. 34, 39
    • Vogue, January, 1993, p. 134

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