Jeremy Irons

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Real name is Jeremy John Irons
Was born at 19 September 1948 (now is 69 years old) in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK

Elegant and handsome British actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isleof Wight, a small island just off the south coast of England. He is theson of Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons, anaccountant. Young Jeremy didn't prove very fond of figures. A typicalislander, he used to go to mainland England only once a year.

He woundup being grounded when his family settled down in Hertfordshire. At theage of 13 he enrolled in Sherborne School, Dorset, where he was happyas he could practise his favorite sport, horse-riding. Before becomingan actor, he had considered a veterinarian surgeon's career. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic School for two years, then joinedBristol Old Vic repertory company where he gained much experienceworking in everything from Shakespeare to contemporary dramas. He movedto London in 1971 and had a number of odd jobs before landing the roleof "John the Baptist" in the hit musical "Godspell".

He went on to asuccessful early career in the West End theatre and on TV, and debutedon-screen in Nijinsky (1980) . In the early 80s, he gainedinternational attention with his starring role in the GranadaTelevision serial adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1981) , after which he was much in demandas a romantic leading man. He went on to a steady film career. In 1984,he debuted on Broadway opposite: 'Glenn Close' in'Tom Stoppard (I)' 's "The Real Thing" and, in the mid-80s, heappeared in three lead roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Once described as 'the thinking woman's pin up', he has made his name inthought provoking films such as 'David Cronenberg' 's Dead Ringers (1988) , for which he won the New York Critics BestActor Award.

He gained a Golden Globe Award in addition to an Oscar forBest Actor in 1990 for his role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) alongside 'Glenn Close' . Amonghis many achievements, his role as Professor Higgins in Loewe-Lerner'sfamous musical "My Fair Lady" mustn't be forgotten. It was in London,back in 1987. He is married to actress 'Sinéad Cusack' , with whom he appeared in Waterland (1992) and in the Royal Shakespeare Company plays. Heappeared with his son 'Samuel Irons' and his father-in-law'Cyril Cusack' in the film Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989) (TV) .

Hisson 'Max Irons' is also an actor. .

There is some small facts about Jeremy Irons:
  • An exceptionaly good horseman and enjoys skiing. Hates cooking, but loves gardening and the beauty of nature.
  • Born at 2:00am-BST.
  • 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).
  • Son-in-law of 'Cyril Cusack' and 'Maureen Cusack (I)' .
  • Brother-in-law of 'Sorcha Cusack' , 'Niamh Cusack' , 'Paul Cusack (I)' , 'Pádraig Cusack' and 'Catherine Cusack' .
  • Owns Kilcoe Castle (which he had painted a rusty pink) in County Cork, Ireland, and has become involved in local politics.
  • He 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).
  • In 1996, he became the fourteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Reversal of Fortune (1990) , Tony: Best Actor in a Play, "The Real Thing" (1984) and Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century" (1996) {War Without End (#1.8)} Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, "Elizabeth I" (2005) & Outstanding Narrator, "Big Cat Week" (2013) {Game of Lions (#1.4)} .
  • Narrated the "Spaceship Earth" attraction in Epcot.
  • Won Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'Tom Stoppard (I)' 's "The Real Thing."
  • Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
  • At the 1990 Oscars, Irons 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) .
  • The "Series of Unfortunate Events" novels by 'Daniel Handler' make reference to three of his characters. In Reversal of Fortune (1990) , 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 (1988) .
  • In 2003, he appeared in a Comic Relief sketch entitled "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan". Irons played Severus Snape, a character played in the films by 'Alan Rickman (I)' . Irons and Rickman play brothers in the "Die Hard" films.
  • Has a signet ring with the insignia PDI engraved on it. It belonged to his father Paul Dugan Irons.
  • He currently owns Audi A6 Quatro estate, BMW cruising bike, and Ducati motorbike. He has owned Morris Minor, Honda 50, and a Volkswagen rag-top Beetle.
  • Born to Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant, and Barbara Anne Sharpe a homemaker, he has a brother, Christopher and a sister Felicity.
  • His previous jobs include assistant stage manager, house-cleaner, "busker" (singing and playing guitar outside movie theaters), and gardener.
  • Was one of the cast members of cult children's programme "Play Away" (1971) , from which clips featuring him are regularly repeated on "Before They Were Famous..." type programmes.
  • President of the jury at 2007 Sarajevo Film Festival.
  • One of the first celebrities to wear the recently created Red Ribbon, supporting the fight against AIDS (1991).
  • Supporter of English football team Portsmouth F.C.
  • Attended Sherborne School for boys from 1962-1966.
  • Helped to financially Sponser British Character Actor Stephen Manwaring whilst Stephen was at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1999-2002.
  • Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing".
  • In 2004, he declared his support for the Countryside Alliance.
  • In 1998, he was named as a major donor to the Labour Party.
  • Confessed to 'Pat Kenny' on Irish TV, "The Late Late Show" (1962) , that one of his guilty pleasures was sifting through dumpsters in search of discarded "treasures".
  • Son-in-law of 'Maureen Cusack (I)' . Brother-in-law of 'Paul Cusack (I)' and 'Padraig Cusack'.
  • Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are 'Thomas Mitchell (I)' , 'Melvyn Douglas' , 'Paul Scofield (I)' , 'Jack Albertson (I)' , 'Jason Robards' , 'Al Pacino (I)' , 'Geoffrey Rush' and 'Christopher Plummer (I)' .
  • He and his documentary film Trashed (2012) was be featured at the "New York Times Energy for Tomorrow" Conference on "Building Sustainable Cities" in New York City on April 25, 2013.
  • Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his 2nd wife 'Sinéad Cusack' gave birth to their son 'Samuel Irons' on 16 September 1978.
  • Became a father for the 2nd time at age 37 when his 2nd wife 'Sinéad Cusack' gave birth to their son 'Max Irons' on 17 October 1985.
  • (March 2009) On Broadway in the play "Impressionism". Opened March 24. Scheduled to run through July 5th, 2009.
  • (February 2006) Starring in the theatrical adaptation of 'Sándor Márai' 's novel, "Embers" at Duke of York's Theatre in London.
  • (March 2003) At the New York City Opera in 'Stephen Sondheim' 's "A Little Night Music".
  • He is the second Academy-Award winning actor to play the role of Alfred Pennyworth after 'Michael Caine (I)' .
  • Although he is a heavy smoker, he claims that he is unable to drink alcohol without getting sick.
  • Starred opposite his wife Sinead Cusack in Stealing Beauty (1996) .
  • He won an Oscar for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) , making him one of 18 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other seventeen actors and their respective performances are: 'Spencer Tracy (I)' for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938) , 'Gary Cooper (I)' for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941) , 'Patty Duke' for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962) , 'Jason Robards' for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976) , 'Robert De Niro' for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980) , 'Sissy Spacek' for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), 'Susan Sarandon' for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995) , 'Geoffrey Rush' for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996) , 'Julia Roberts (I)' for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000) , 'Jim Broadbent' for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001/I) , 'Jennifer Connelly' for playing Alice Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001) , 'Helen Mirren' for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) , 'Sandra Bullock' for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009) , 'Christian Bale' for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010/I) , 'Melissa Leo (I)' for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010/I) , 'Meryl Streep' for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and 'Eddie Redmayne' for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014) .
  • Was wearing sneakers when called to the stage to accept his Oscar in 1991.
  • He and fellow The Lion King (1994) cast member 'Whoopi Goldberg' were both nominees for the first ever Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in 2014; Irons won.
  • Turned down the role of Dr Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) because he just finished playing Claus Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) and didn't want to play another dark character.
Also look some video clip about Jeremy Irons:
There is the list of movies, where Jeremy Irons was taked part:
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1 Kingdom of Heaven: Interactive Production Grid movie Kingdom of Heaven: Interactive Production Grid 2005 as Himself
2 Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare Through the Lens movie Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare Through the Lens 2005 as Himself
3 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 as Himself - Nominee
4 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! movie All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 as Himself
5 An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa movie An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa 1987 as Himself
6 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 as Alfred
7 Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute movie Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 as Himself - Audience Member
8 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 as Himself
9 Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do movie Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 as Snape
10 Dead Ringers movie Dead Ringers 1988 as Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle
11 Die Hard: With a Vengeance movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance 1995 as Simon Gruber
12 From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Childrens TV movie From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Childrens TV 2015 as Himself - Play Away Presenter
13 Het korte leven van Anne Frank movie Het korte leven van Anne Frank 2001 as Narrator
14 Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute movie Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2000 as Himself
15 Kingdom of Hope: The Making of Kingdom of Heaven movie Kingdom of Hope: The Making of Kingdom of Heaven 2005 as Himself
16 Night Train to Lisbon movie Night Train to Lisbon 2013 as Raimund Gregorius
17 Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow movie Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow 2006 as Himself
18 Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep movie Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep 2008 as Charles Henry Smithson/Mike/Esteban Trueba
19 Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe movie Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 as Himself
20 Roald Dahls Danny the Champion of the World movie Roald Dahls Danny the Champion of the World 1989 as William Smith
21 The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 as Himself - Presenter: Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
22 The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 as Himself - Presenter
23 The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 as Himself - Presenter
24 The 66th Annual Academy Awards movie The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 as Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
25 The Captains Doll movie The Captains Doll 1983 as Captain Alex Hepworth
26 The Day Everest Shook movie The Day Everest Shook 2015 as Himself - Narrator
27 The EE British Academy Film Awards movie The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 as Himself - Presenter
28 The French Lieutenants Woman movie The French Lieutenants Woman 1981 as Charles Henry Smithson/Mike
29 The House of the Spirits movie The House of the Spirits 1993 as Esteban Trueba
30 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 as Himself
31 The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John movie The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John 1994 as Himself
32 Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory movie Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 as Himself
33 CBS News Sunday Morning movie CBS News Sunday Morning 1979 as Himself - Guest
34 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Himself
35 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988 as Himself
36 The Civil War (1990) {The Cause movie The Civil War (1990) {The Cause 1861 as Various
37 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson movie The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 as Himself - Guest
38 The Story of the Costume Drama movie The Story of the Costume Drama 2008 as Himself
39 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno movie The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 as Himself
40 Tonight Live with Steve Vizard movie Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1990 as Himself
There is the list of interview of Jeremy Irons:
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), February 2016, Vol. 59, Iss. 2, pg. 12, by: Margy Rochlin, "What I Know Now: Jeremy Irons"
  • "Parade" (USA), 10 April 2011, pg. 16, by: Steve Daly, "Sunday with...Jeremy Irons"
  • "Premiere" (USA), December 2004, Vol. 18, Iss. 4, pg. 186, by: Bardin, Brantley, ""Idol Chatter""
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), November 1998, Iss. 84, pg. 71, by: Carolin Streck, "A vágyaim rabja vagyok"
  • "Diário de Notícias" (Portugal), 10 April 1998, pg. 40, by: Mello e Silva, "Um inglês jesuíta e espadachim de sua majestade"
  • "Entrevue" (France), January 1998, Iss. 66, pg. 40-41, by: Bartolomé Mesa, "Dans un certain sens, je regrette de n'avoir jamais eu d'expérience homosexuelle..."
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), December 1997, Iss. 73, pg. 105, "Egy kis kitérõ"
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), August 1995, Iss. 45, pg. 28-29, by: Klaus Dahm, "Egyszer náci - mindörökre náci"
  • "Empire" (UK), 1995, Iss. 75, pg. 98-99
  • "Le Monde" (France), 25 June 1992, pg. 30-31, by: Danièle Heymann, "L'Anglais tel qu'on le rêve"
  • "Radio Times" (UK), 14 April 1990, pg. 12-13, by: Peter Guttridge, "Man with a mission"
  • "Films in Review" (USA), November 1981, Vol. XXXII, Iss. # 9, pg. pgs. 532-534, by: Alicia Springer, "An interview with Jeremy Irons"
There is the list of some articles of Jeremy Irons:
  • "Los Angeles Times" (USA), 26 March 2016, Vol. 135, Iss. 114, pg. E1, E4, by: Meredith Woerner, "The all-new bat-butler: Actor Jeremy Irons plays a very different kind of Alfred in 'Batman v Superman'"
  • "Telegraph Magazine" (UK), 15 March 2008, pg. 32 - 37, by: Chloe Fox (text) Lorenzo Agius (photograph), "Power Play"
  • "New York Times" (USA), 19 May 2002, pg. AR34+39, by: Anita Gates, "Jeremy Irons, Tortured Again"
  • "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 943, pg. 84
  • "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1996, Iss. 929, pg. 104-105
  • "Films in Review" (USA), November 1981, Vol. XXXII, Iss. 9, pg. 532 - 534, by: Alicia Springer, "An Interview with Jeremy Irons"
There is the list of some printed articles of Jeremy John Irons:
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1993, Vol. 40, Iss. 11, pg. 132-133+137, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1993"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 12, pg. 79, by: Jesse Gerstein and Anthony Edgeworth, "Civilization Revisited"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1984, Vol. 31, Iss. 12, pg. 204, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars Of 1984"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1984, Vol. 31, Iss. 11, pg. 143, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema 1984"
The image of Jeremy John Irons was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Telegraph Magazine" (UK), 15 March 2008
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), April 1998, Iss. 77
  • "Premiere" (UK), April 1994, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, No. 15
  • "Minneapolis Star and Tribune TV Week" (USA), 2 June 1991
  • "Film comment" (USA), October 1988
  • "GQ" (USA), April 1984
  • "Film Comment" (USA), April 1983, Vol. 19, Iss. 2
There is the list of some quotes of Jeremy Irons:
  • I've never been passionate about acting, and I find more and more that I work to live the life I want to live. An actor like Al Pacino lives to act. I'm not sure though, there's something about the detachment I have, the feeling of the lack of importance about what I do, that is healthy.
  • Anyway, I'm never satisfied. I think were I ever satisfied with my work, I'd be in trouble.
  • 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.
  • The movie industry is run by accountants in Hollywood and it's as simple as this; everyone has a number on their computer. They can look up Jeremy Irons and see what my last five movies have made. Say you want to make a $20m picture, which is relatively cheap. If Jeremy makes $9m, the director makes $5m, then you need a leading lady, and they just go through those figures - that's how casting happens. And none of my movies has made a lot of money.
  • As you get older, you look back and try to make sense of the sort of person you have become. And I think the most important thing that happened in my childhood was the first night I went to boarding school at the age of seven. I remember that night, and the loneliness. Also, my parents' marriage broke up when I was 15. But I think it was that first night at seven years old when I felt something had broken, and I've spent my life trying to get back to that feeling of home. It's the same sense of family that you find in the theater and movies. In fact, I'm hoping to make a film about that very subject - the need for home. You don't really have a home until you have children. And that home is created by the children.
  • What a camera likes are eyes which have life and tell a story.
  • On his Ducati motorbike: "Ferrari on two wheels."
  • I sing like an actor and dance like a duck.
  • In an interview, he once explained the origin and pronunciation of his name thus: "My name is certainly not pronounced 'Eye-rons,' but just like the metal. In England we say, 'Eye-ons' -- we're lazy about our Rs. Here [USA] I guess you would say 'Ire-ons.'" The name is fairly common in England, it's probably short for Ironsmith."
  • If we have to pay taxes [for Emmy gift bags], so be it. But don't spend it on bombs, for Christ's sake.
  • (When asked by an interviewer about why he accepted his role in Dungeons & Dragons (2000) ) "Are you kidding? I'd just bought a castle, I had to pay for it somehow!"
  • Actors often behave like children and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
  • [1986 comment on 'Robert De Niro' ] He is a method actor. I think it would be fair to say he's much slower than I am. As a man, Bob dislikes making a decision. And acting is a whole line of decisions. You make a decision every time you play a line -- do I say it like this or like that? But what I saw was a man trying many areas and now and again something would really work.
  • [on Lolita (1997) ] It's very difficult because children under sixteen are immensely attractive, any father will tell you. We have to accept that, understand it for what it is and not become hysterical about it. Strangely enough, Humbert Humbert is not a paedophile ... because he knew he was doing wrong. That's his tragedy in a way. I remember when my son was twelve he was like a god. He just went through that sort of golden time for about 18 months. Parental love is sexual. Boys will flirt outrageously with their mothers.
  • [on Waterland (1992) ] I find working for money and nothing else just totally soul-destroying. I've always wanted to work with the best directors on material that interests me, so that how this has come about really.
  • [accepting his Best Actor Oscar, 1991] This is great!
  • [on portraying Rodrigo Borgia] I don't want to make him a sympathetic man. I want him to be an inconsistent man, a man where one moment you think 'Christ, that's terrible!' and some moments you think 'Oh, he's wonderful!' Like all of us, I want to try and create someone that is neither black nor white.
  • [At 2005 Oscars, responding to a loud bang on-stage while speaking about the 'Live Action Short' category] Oh God, I hope they missed.
  • [on "Downton Abbey" (2010) ] If you think that's good, then watch the Shakespeare productions ["Shakespeare Uncovered" (2012) ]. You'll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.
  • [on returning to the stage in a 1981 interview] I'd like to very much, but the stage - particularly the Royal Shakespeare, which is where I'd like to return for the exceptional quality of its work - really requires at least a year's commitment. A year now in the theatre is probably not a very clever idea; I think I should be consolidating my film career.
  • [in a 1981 interview about movie stardom] I suppose I'd like to be a movie star because I'd like to make people come to the pictures I'm in. Then, of course, there's a responsibility to choose good material. And when they saw me, I'd like to dazzle them, as a star dazzle - as for the paraphernalia surrounding a star, that doesn't interest me much. I quite like my privacy.
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