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Jeremy Irons
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Jeremy John Irons

19 September 1948 (1948-09-19) (age 72)
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Julie Hallam (1969)
Sinéad Cusack (1978–present)
ChildrenSamuel, Max

Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is a theater and movie actor. The movies in which he has starred include Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). He was born in England.

Irons trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He played John the Baptist and Judas in Godspell for a total of 1,128 performances.[1] In 2005, Irons won both an Emmy award and a Golden Globe award for his supporting role in the TV mini-series, Elizabeth I.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Nijinsky Mikhail Fokine
1981 French Lieutenant's Woman, TheThe French Lieutenant's Woman Charles Henry Smithson/
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1981 Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder
1982 Moonlighting Nowak
1983 Betrayal Jerry
1984 Wild Duck, TheThe Wild Duck Harold
1984 Swann in Love Charles Swann
1986 Mission, TheThe Mission Father Gabriel Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1988 Chorus of Disapproval, AA Chorus of Disapproval Guy Jones
1987 My Fair Lady Henry Higgins
1988 Dead Ringers Beverly Mantle/
Elliot Mantle
1989 Australia Edouard Pierson
1989 Danny, the Champion of the World William Smith
1990 Reversal of Fortune Claus von Bülow
1991 Beggar's Opera, TheThe Beggar's Opera Prisoner
1991 Kafka Kafka
1992 Timekeeper, TheThe Timekeeper H.G. Wells
1992 Waterland Tom Crick
1992 Damage Dr. Stephen Fleming
1993 M. Butterfly René Gallimard
1993 House of the Spirits, TheThe House of the Spirits Esteban Trueba
1994 Spaceship Earth Narrator
1994 Lion King, TheThe Lion King Scar (Voice)
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Simon Gruber
1996 Stealing Beauty Alex Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1997 Chinese Box John
1997 Lolita Humbert Humbert
1998 Man in the Iron Mask, TheThe Man in the Iron Mask Aramis
1999 Islands of Adventure: Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City Poseidon voice actor
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Profion
2000 Longitude Rupert Gould Television series (4 episodes)
2001 Fourth Angel, TheThe Fourth Angel Jack Elgin
2001 Beckett on FilmOhio Impromptu Reader/
2002 Callas Forever Larry Kelly
2002 Last Call F. Scott Fitzgerald
2002 Time Machine, TheThe Time Machine Über-Morlock
2003 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Valentin Valentin
2003 Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Voice
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself
2004 Mathilde Pukovnik Unprofora
2004 Merchant of Venice, TheThe Merchant of Venice Antonio
2004 Being Julia Michael Gosselyn Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2005 Gallipoli Gallipoli
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Tiberias
2005 Casanova Pucci
2006 Inland Empire Kingsley Stewart
2006 Eragon Brom
2006 Elizabeth I Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
2008 Colour of Magic, TheThe Colour of Magic Havelock Vetinari Television miniseries
2008 Appaloosa Randall Bragg
2009 Pink Panther 2, TheThe Pink Panther 2 Alonso Avellaneda
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz
2011 Margin Call John Tuld
2011 Borgias, TheThe Borgias Rodrigo Borgia
2013 Beautiful Creatures Macon Ravenwood
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Alfred Pennyworth Pre-production


  1. Stanley Green's Encyclopaedia of the Musical, Cassell (1976)

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