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Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons
Irons at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival
Personal information
Birth nameJeremy John Irons
Birth date19 September 1948(age 64)
Place of birthCowes, Isle of Wight, England
Years active1971 � present
SpouseJulie Hallam (1969)
Sinéad Cusack (1978 � present)
ChildrenSamuel, Max

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Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many London theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and Richard II. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.

Irons's first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in such films as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988). In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Other notable films have included The House of the Spirits (1993), The Lion King (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Lolita (1997), The Merchant of Venice (2004), Being Julia (2004), and Appaloosa (2008).

Irons has also made several notable appearances on television. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his breakout role in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited (1981). In 2006, Irons starred opposite Helen Mirren in the historical miniseries Elizabeth I, for which he received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since 2011, he has been starring in the Showtime historical drama The Borgias.

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Sign the petition to ban plastic bags in California: Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation. Learn more at You can make the difference.
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Masters of the Oboe http : // Movie - The Mission Music - Gabriel's Oboe Actor - Jeremy Irons (Father Gabriel) Soundtrack - Ennio Morricone Masters of the Oboe http : //
4.15 min. | 4.93 user rating - Click to Subscribe! - Become a Fan! - Follow Us! The Lion King 3D hits theaters on September 16th, 2011. Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly Still the mightiest animated feature of them all and the undisputed "king" of the box office, Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" roars to life as never before with its dazzling Large Format Cinema debut. Reformatted specifically for the Giant Screen from the film's original digital elements, this special limited engagement in IMAX Theatres and other Large Format cinemas offers moviegoers a chance to experience one of the greatest animated adventures of all time on the most majestic canvas imaginable. The original filmmaking trio - producer Don Hahn and directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff - joined forces with a team of top artists and technicians to oversee the creation of this new Large Format version that boasts added detail, richer colors, a newly remixed soundtrack, and a theatrical experience uniquely suited to capture the scope and beauty of its African settings. With its compelling story, breathtaking animation, colorful characters, Oscar-winning music (songs by Elton John and Tim Rice; score by Hans Zimmer), the film follows the adventures of a young lion cub named Simba, who just can't wait to be king. The sudden death of his father, Mufasa, and the treacherous actions of his Uncle Scar lead Simba into exile and ultimately on a <b>...</b>
1.43 min. | 4.78 user rating
"Gabriel's Oboe" from one of the greatest film scores written 'The Mission'. The sublime 'Gabriel's Oboe' is the most famous part of the score. Scored for solo oboe with string backing, it is quite simply breathtaking. What is astonishing is that Morricone created the theme by writing the music in time with how Jeremy Irons pretended to play on camera
5.40 min. | 4.92 user rating
Patricia Kaas & Jeremy Irons - If You Go Away
4.47 min. | 4.95 user rating
4.63 min. | 4.86 user rating
Trailer for the 1992 film Damage starring Juliette Binoche and Jeremy Irons
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Actor Jeremy Irons outlines arguments against capital punishment in a clip to support Amnesty International's campaign against the death penalty.
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Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have virtually no protection under government mandate or through international accords. This is the jumping-off point for a disturbing, well-researched and beautifully made cri de coeur from husband and wife team Dereck and Beverly Joubert, award-winning filmmakers from Botswana who have been Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic for more than four years. Pointing to poaching as a primary threat while noting the lion's pride of place on the list for eco-tourists-an industry that brings in 200 billion dollars per year worldwide-the Jouberts build a solid case for both the moral duty we have to protect lions (as well as other threatened "big cats," tigers among them) and the economic sense such protection would make. Coming to theatres on February 18, 2011 Directed by: Dereck Joubert Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
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**ATTENTION** I am aware that Audra's song has been cut. Sadly, I was sent this video, and it came cut. I do not have the orignal to post. I am very sorry! A medley of artists sing the songs that made Julie famous at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001. Patrick Wilson -- "The Street Where You Live" Kristin Chenoweth -- "A Spoonful of Sugar" Robert Goulet -- "If Ever I Would Leave You" Audra McDonald -- "I Could Have Danced All Night" Jeremy Irons -- "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" Rebecca Luker -- "The Sound of Music"
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British actor Jeremy Irons will guest-star on NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU' as sex ... - New York Daily News Tweet this news
New York Daily News---Jeremy Irons- will take on American crime in a guest spot on an episode of 'Law & Order: SVU.' -Jeremy Irons- will make his first appearance ... - Date : Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:54:15 GMT+00:00
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Richmond Times Dispatch--Academy Award-winner -Jeremy Irons- is dropping into "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to guest star as a sex therapist. -- From Wire Reports.--- - Date : Mon, 06 Dec 2010 05:06:18 GMT+00:00
Mockumentary follows life of a plastic grocery bag - Los Angeles Times (blog) Tweet this news
Los Angeles Times (blog)--It was produced by Heal the Bay and narrated by -Jeremy Irons- (via Curbed). The next trip you book should be to Los Angeles�but don't go for Hollywood. ... - Date : Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:54:39 GMT+00:00
Jeremy Irons Narrates Plastic Bag From LA to the Pacific - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)---Jeremy Irons- narrates the story, which shows the bag traveling around Los Angeles, getting chewed on by a yorkie, swimming along the LA River, ... - Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:11:51 GMT+00:00
'Majestic Plastic Bag' aimed at Calif. legislature - Plastics News (blog) Tweet this news
Plastics News (blog)--The "mockumentary" is narrated by actor -Jeremy Irons-, and it follows the "migration" of a plastic bag from a grocery store to the Great Pacific Garbage ... - Date : Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:13:56 GMT+00:00
Rebuilding Haiti and 1 Billion hungry campaign with actor Jeremy Irons - France 24 Tweet this news
France 24--WEBNEWS - Rebuilding Haiti - 1 Billion hungry campaign with actor -Jeremy Irons-.--- - Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:57:30 GMT+00:00
Stay in Jeremy's castle for €50000 - Irish Independent Tweet this news
Irish Independent--ACTOR -Jeremy Irons- will let his medieval castle in Co Cork to anyone who can afford the price tag of between €50000 and €100000 a week, writes Kevin Deane. ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 03:55:41 GMT+00:00
Jeremy Irons Opens Al Gore's Ark Overflow - (satire) Tweet this news (satire)--Good news is that Al Gore can call upon actor, skier, castle owner and star of electronic arts -Jeremy Irons- to help out: The world is becoming so ... - Date : Sun, 23 May 2010 19:15:07 GMT+00:00
With global hunger a top concern, UN launches online drive to spur action - UN News Centre Tweet this news
UN News Centre--The online petition features a one minute video made by British actor -Jeremy Irons- in which he plays a character inspired by Peter Finch in the film ... - Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 16:49:47 GMT+00:00

Filmography :
Year Title Role class="unsortable"Notes
1980 Nijinsky Mikhail Fokine
1981 TheFrench Lieutenant's WomanThe French Lieutenant's Woman (film) Charles Henry Smithson/Mike Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1981 Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder  
1982 Moonlighting Nowak
1983 Betrayal Jerry
1984 TheWild Ducknolink=1 Harold
1984 Swann in Love Charles Swann
1986 TheMissionThe Mission (1986 film) Father Gabriel Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1988 AChorus of Disapproval Guy Jones
1987 MyFair 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 TheBeggar's Opera Prisoner
1991 Kafka Kafka
1992 TheTimekeeper H.G. Wells
1992 Waterland Tom Crick
1992 Damage Dr. Stephen Fleming
1993 M. Butterfly René Gallimard
1993 TheHouse of the SpiritsThe House of the Spirits (film) Esteban Trueba
1994 Spaceship Earth Narrator
1994 TheLion King Scar  
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 TheMan in the Iron MaskThe Man in the Iron Mask (1998 film) Aramis
1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City Poseidon voice actor
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Profion
2000 Longitude Rupert Gould Television series (4 episodes)
2001 TheFourth Angel Jack Elgin
2001 Beckett on Film � Ohio Impromptu Reader/Listener
2002 Callas Forever Larry Kelly
2002 Last Call F. Scott Fitzgerald
2002 TheTime MachineThe Time Machine (2002 film) Über-Morlock
2003 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Valentin Valentin
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself
2003 Hittites Narrator
2004 Mathilde Pukovnik Unprofora
2004 TheMerchant of VeniceThe Merchant of Venice (2004 film) 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 TheColour of MagicThe Colour of Magic (TV film) Havelock Vetinari Television miniseries
2008 Appaloosa Randall Bragg
2009 ThePink Panther 2 Alonso Avellaneda
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz  
2011 Margin Call John Tuld
2011 The Borgias Rodrigo Borgia Television series

Academy Award for Best Actor

Henry Fonda (1981) * Ben Kingsley (1982) * Robert Duvall (1983) * F. Murray Abraham (1984) * William Hurt (1985) * Paul Newman (1986) * Michael Douglas (1987) * Dustin Hoffman (1988) * Daniel Day-Lewis (1989) * Jeremy Irons (1990) * Anthony Hopkins (1991) * Al Pacino (1992) * Tom Hanks (1993) * Tom Hanks (1994) * Nicolas Cage (1995) * Geoffrey Rush (1996) * Jack Nicholson (1997) * Roberto Benigni (1998) * Kevin Spacey (1999) * Russell Crowe (2000) ---- Complete List * (1928 �1940) * (1941 �1960) * (1961 �1980) * (1981 �2000) * (2001 �present)

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Nancy Cartwright / Dan Castellaneta / Julie Kavner / Jackie Mason / Yeardley Smith / Marcia Wallace (1992) * Dan Castellaneta (1993) * Christopher Plummer (1994) * Jonathan Katz (1995) * none (1996) * Jeremy Irons / Rik Mayall (1997) * Hank Azaria (1998) * Ja'net Dubois (1999) * Seth MacFarlane / Julie Harris (2000) *

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Miniseries or a Movie

Brian Cox (2001) * Michael Moriarty (2002) * Ben Gazzara (2003) * Jeffrey Wright (2004) * Paul Newman (2005) * Jeremy Irons (2006) * Thomas Haden Church (2007) * Tom Wilkinson (2008) * Ken Howard (2009)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor � Motion Picture Drama

Henry Fonda (1981) * Ben Kingsley (1982) * Robert Duvall (1983) * F. Murray Abraham (1984) * Jon Voight (1985) * Bob Hoskins (1986) * Michael Douglas (1987) * Dustin Hoffman (1988) * Tom Cruise (1989) * Jeremy Irons (1990) * Nick Nolte (1991) * Al Pacino (1992) * Tom Hanks (1993) * Tom Hanks (1994) * Nicolas Cage (1995) * Geoffrey Rush (1996) * Peter Fonda (1997) * Jim Carrey (1998) * Denzel Washington (1999) * Tom Hanks (2000) ---- Complete List * (1943 �1960) * (1961 �1980) * (1981 �2000) * (2001 �present)

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor � Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Charles Durning (1990) * Louis Gossett, Jr. (1991) * Maximilian Schell (1992) * Beau Bridges (1993) * Edward James Olmos (1994) * Donald Sutherland (1995) * Ian McKellen (1996) * George C. Scott (1997) * Don Cheadle/Gregory Peck (1998) * Peter Fonda (1999) * Robert Downey, Jr. (2000) * Stanley Tucci (2001) * Donald Sutherland (2002) * Jeffrey Wright (2003) * William Shatner (2004) * Paul Newman (2005) * Jeremy Irons (2006) * Jeremy Piven (2007) * Tom Wilkinson (2008) * John Lithgow (2009) ---- Complete List * (1970-1989) * (1990-2009)

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Raúl Juliá (1994) * Gary Sinise (1995) * Alan Rickman (1996) * Gary Sinise (1997) * Christopher Reeve (1998) * Jack Lemmon (1999) * Brian Dennehy (2000) * Ben Kingsley (2001) * William H. Macy (2002) * Al Pacino (2003) * Geoffrey Rush (2004) * Paul Newman (2005) * Jeremy Irons (2006) * Kevin Kline (2007) * Paul Giamatti (2008) * Kevin Bacon (2009)

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

John Wood (1976) * Al Pacino (1977) * Barnard Hughes (1978) * Tom Conti (1979) * John Rubinstein (1980) * Ian McKellen (1981) * Roger Rees (1982) * Harvey Fierstein (1983) * Jeremy Irons (1984) * Derek Jacobi (1985) * Judd Hirsch (1986) * James Earl Jones (1987) * Ron Silver (1988) * Philip Bosco (1989) * Robert Morse (1990) * Nigel Hawthorne (1991) * Judd Hirsch (1992) * Ron Leibman (1993) * Stephen Spinella (1994) * Ralph Fiennes (1995) * George Grizzard (1996) * Christopher Plummer (1997) * Anthony LaPaglia (1998) * Brian Dennehy (1999) * Stephen Dillane (2000)

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