Actor Trading Cards: Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Born: September 19, 1948 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Height: 6’2

Personal Quote:

“No, I don’t believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen.”

Did You Know?

Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony).

Owns Kilcoe Castle in County Cork, Ireland.


Jeremy Irons is one of those classically-trained British actors that commands attention in every scene he’s in (even when it’s complete rubbish like Dungeons & Dragons). At age 67, Irons shows no signs of slowing down as he’s got no less than three (3) wide-release films in 2016 including this week’s release Race, the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (in which Irons will be taking over the role of ‘Alfred’)and the video game-based Assassin’s Creed.

Best Known For: The French Lieutenant’s Woman (‘Charles Henry Smithson / Mike’), Reversal of Fortune (‘Claus von Bülow’), The Lion King (voice of ‘Scar’), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (‘Simon Gruber’), Eragon (‘Brom’), The Borgias Television Series (‘Rodrigo Borgia’)

Breakout Role (according to the masses): The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): Die Hard: With a Vengeance
– While I admit that The Lion King was actually the first time I became familiar with his name, I still didn’t know what Irons looked like until he portrayed Hans Gruber’s younger brother.

Box Office Status: Critics’ Hall of Fame

Next Project to Look Out for: Race (February 19th)

Most Famous Role: Well-known for his unique voice, check out Irons as #7 featuring his voice acting as ‘Scar‘ from The Lion King in this video of the “Top 10 Male Actors with Iconic Voices“:


Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Golden Globe Awards) in 2012 for The Borgias

Nominated for Best Villain (MTV Movie Awards) in 1995 for The Lion King

Won for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Academy Awards) in 1991 for Reversal of Fortune


In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the trailer for Race, a film about track-and-field legend Jesse Owens who made history by competing in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin:


Courtesy of Family Guy…Jeremy Irons Cereal:


About Leo Craven

Leo Craven is an author, family man, marketing professional and avid follower of the entertainment, sports & technology industries. He released his first book, Hallows End, at the end of 2013 and publishes his shorter fictional works on his website

Posted on February 16, 2016, in Actor Trading Cards, Film, Leo Craven, television and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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