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Jeremy Irons is a Actor and Executive producer British born on 19 september 1948 at Cowes (United-kingdom)

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons
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Birth name Jeremy John Irons
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 september 1948 (70 years) at Cowes (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

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 West End theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Godspell, Richard II and Embers. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.
Irons' 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 film dramas as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983) and The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988). In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Other notable films have included Steven Soderbergh's mystery thriller Kafka (1991), the period drama The House of the Spirits (1993), the romantic drama M. Butterfly (1993), the voice of Scar in Disney's The Lion King (1994), Simon Gruber in the action film Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), the drama Lolita (1997), Musketeer Aramis in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the romantic drama The Merchant of Venice (2004), the drama Being Julia (2004), the epic historical drama Kingdom of Heaven (2005), the fantasy-adventure Eragon (2006), the Western Appaloosa (2008), and the indie drama Margin Call (2011).

Irons has also made several notable appearances on TV. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his breakout role in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited (1981). In 2005, 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. From 2011 to 2013 he starred as Pope Alexander VI in the Showtime historical series The Borgias. He is one of the few actors who won the "Triple Crown of Acting", winning an Academy Award (for film), an Emmy Award (television) and a Tony Award (for theatre). In October 2011, he was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Biography

Irons married Julie Hallam in 1969 and subsequently divorced. He married Irish actress Sinéad Cusack on 28 March 1978. They have two sons, Samuel "Sam" Irons (b. 1978), who works as a photographer, and Maximilian "Max" Irons (b. 1985), also an actor. Both of Irons's sons have appeared in films with their father – Sam as the eponymous hero in Danny, Champion of the World and Max in Being Julia. Irons' wife and children are Catholic; Irons has also been described as a practising Catholic. But of himself, he has stated, "I don't go to church much because I don't like belonging to a club, and I don't go to confession or anything like that, I don't believe in it. But I try to be aware of where I fail and I occasionally go to services. I would hate to be a person who didn't have a spiritual side because there's nothing to nourish you in life apart from retail therapy."

Irons owns Kilcoe Castle (which he had painted a rusty pink) in County Cork, Ireland, and has become involved in local politics there. He also has another Irish residence in the Liberties, Dublin. Irons is a patron of the Chiltern Shakespeare Company. Irons also has a house in Watlington in South Oxfordshire, England.

Irons was bestowed an Honorary-Life Membership by the University College Dublin Law Society in September 2008, in honour of his contribution to television, film, audio, music and theatre. Also in 2008, Irons was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Southampton Solent University. Along with his native English, Irons is also fluent in French.

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Actor)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
(Actor)
Eragon (2006)
(Actor)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
(Actor)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
(Actor)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(2 films)
Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(2 films)
Ronald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
(4 films)
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Filmography of Jeremy Irons (71 films)

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Actor

Red Sparrow, 2h20
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons
Roles Vladimir Korchnoi
Rating65% 3.2987453.2987453.2987453.2987453.298745
Dominika Egorova est une jeune danseuse étoile russe au Bolchoï. Un soir, lors d'une représentation, son partenaire de pas chute sur elle et lui brise le tibia. Elle ne pourra plus jamais danser mais, pour subvenir aux besoins de sa mère malade, son oncle Ivan, qui travaille au SVR, le service de renseignement extérieur qui a succédé à la première direction du KGB, lui propose de s’inscrire dans l’école des « moineaux » où de jeunes recrues apprennent à utiliser la séduction pour compromettre des ennemis de la patrie et obtenir des renseignements sur eux. Désormais espionne, elle a pour première cible Nathaniel Nash, un agent de la CIA qui, de son côté, cherche à rétablir le contact avec une taupe au sein des services secrets russes.
Their Finest
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Jake Lacy
Roles Secretary of War
Rating67% 3.3996453.3996453.3996453.3996453.399645
Set during the World War II in early 1940s, about some filmmakers try to make a patriotic film to boost morale of British army during The Blitz.
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Alfred Pennyworth
Rating64% 3.2465753.2465753.2465753.2465753.246575
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
Their Finest, 1h50
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Romance
Actors Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant
Roles Secretary of War
Rating67% 3.3996453.3996453.3996453.3996453.399645
En plein Blitz de la deuxième guerre mondiale, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), inspirée de l’histoire vraie de Diana Morgan, est recrutée par le service de propagande britannique, en tant que script. Elle intègre une équipe de cinéaste et assiste le prolifique auteur Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) chargés de réaliser un long métrage à succès pour remonter le moral de la population et notamment des femmes et favoriser l’entrée en guerre des États-Unis.
Race
Race (2016)
, 2h14
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Action
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Political films
Actors Jason Sudeikis, Stephan James, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten, Amanda Crew
Roles Avery Brundage
Rating71% 3.5525953.5525953.5525953.5525953.552595
Track and field star Jesse Owens overcomes adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Assassin's Creed, 1h56
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K.Williams, Ariane Labed, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Alan Rikkin
Rating57% 2.8941652.8941652.8941652.8941652.894165
Assassin's Creed se déroule dans un univers fictif dans lequel le monde a été créé par Ceux qui étaient là avant, des individus disposant d'une puissance technologique très avancée. À leur disparition, ils laissent sur Terre des artefacts (du nom de fragments d'Éden) permettant d'assurer le progrès de l'Humanité. Opposés par leurs idéaux, les Assassins et les Templiers ne considèrent pas de la même façon comment l'Homme doit évoluer, ainsi, les Assassins recherchent la liberté individuelle tandis que les Templiers veulent contrôler les populations et les guider.
The Man Who Knew Infinity, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Kevin McNally, Jeremy Northam, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones
Roles G. H. Hardy
Rating71% 3.5997853.5997853.5997853.5997853.599785
Srinivasa Ramanujan est l'un des plus grands mathématiciens de notre temps. Élevé à Madras en Inde, il intègre la prestigieuse université de Cambridge en Angleterre pendant la Première Guerre mondiale et y développe de nombreuses théories mathématiques sous l'égide de son professeur G.H. Hardy.
The Correspondence
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Olga Kurylenko, Shauna Macdonald, Ian Cairns, Anna Savva, Paolo Calabresi
Roles Ed Phoerum
Rating61% 3.056663.056663.056663.056663.05666
The Correspondence tells the tale of love and loss, a story of Amy (Olga Kurylenko), a young PhD student who takes excessive risks in her paid work as a stuntwoman. Her specialties are the action scenes, the acrobatics full of suspense, the danger that in fiction would typically end with the death of the double. It is through her relationship with an older astrophysics professor (Jeremy Irons) that she learns to reconcile past and present and face life’s vicissitudes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Roles Alfred Pennyworth
Rating64% 3.2428253.2428253.2428253.2428253.242825
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
High-Rise
High-Rise (2015)
, 1h52
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, Reece Shearsmith
Roles Anthony Royal
Rating55% 2.7993052.7993052.7993052.7993052.799305
Un immeuble de grande hauteur, société en réduction que son concepteur, l'architecte Royal, a voulu parfaite, est le lieu où cette société dérape.
Night Train to Lisbon, 1h51
Directed by Bille August
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Jeremy Irons, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, Jack Huston
Roles Raimund
Rating67% 3.3985253.3985253.3985253.3985253.398525
Walking over a bridge in Bern, Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of ancient languages, notices a young woman in a red coat standing on the railing, about to leap. Dropping his briefcase, he runs and pulls her down. She helps him gather the papers that have spilled from his briefcase and accompanies him to the school where he teaches. But instead of waiting to talk, she leaves during the middle of his class, without her coat.
Beautiful Creatures, 2h4
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann
Roles Macon Ravenwood
Rating61% 3.0943453.0943453.0943453.0943453.094345
In Gatlin, South Carolina, Ethan Wate awakens from a recurring dream of a girl he does not know. In voice-over narration, he describes his enjoyment of reading banned books, his despair of his small-town existence, and his dreams of leaving for college. Arriving for his first day of junior year, Ethan notices newcomer Lena Duchannes, who resembles the girl he has been dreaming about. The other students do not take kindly to her and spread gossip regarding Lena's reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood, and suggest that her family includes devil worshippers. Overhearing these whispers, Lena tenses, and the classroom windows shatter, amplifying the fears and suspicions of the class and the townspeople at large that she is a witch.
Trashed
Trashed (2012)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues
Actors Jeremy Irons
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7769453.7769453.7769453.7769453.776945
Le film suit l'acteur britannique Jeremy Irons alors qu'il examine à l'échelle mondiale l'impact de l'humanité moderne et des déchets. L'acteur oscarisé rencontre des spécialistes, des scientifiques, des particuliers victimes de la pollution. Une grande partie du fim expose les conséquences des émissions des incinérateurs, pour cela le documentaire s'attarde en France ou en Islande. Le documentaire s'intéresse aussi à la question du plastique et à ses conséquences sur les océans.
The Words
The Words (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Brian Klugman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, J. K. Simmons, Ben Barnes, Jeremy Irons
Roles The Old Man
Rating70% 3.547683.547683.547683.547683.54768
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words. Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper), an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana). Rory borrows some money from his father (J. K. Simmons), gets a job as a mail supervisor at a literary agency and attempts to sell his first novel, which is repeatedly rejected by publishers.