Born: September 19, 1948 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
“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
ONE LAST THING:
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:
AND ONE MORE THING…
Courtesy of Family Guy…Jeremy Irons Cereal: