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Today’s Memory – Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

born 19 September 1948, Cowes, Isle of Wight


 

Jeremy John Irons is a British actor whose performances were noted for their sophistication and gravitas.

Irons began his acting career on stage and appeared in many London theatre productions. He made his London stage debut in Godspell (1973) and appeared on Broadway in The Real Thing (1984, Tony Award).

After his screen debut in Nijinsky (1980), Irons won notice for his performance in The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) and became widely popular after appearing in the television series Brideshead Revisited (1981).

Brideshead Revisited (1981)

Irons offered deliciously wicked turns in Dead Ringers (1988) and Reversal of Fortune (1990). In the latter film he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, as Claus von Bülow, a wealthy socialite convicted of the attempted murder of his wife

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

He subsequently appeared in the sensual drama Damage (1992), the action movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), and in Lolita (1997), a controversial adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel. Irons’s film roles in the early 21st century included supporting characters in Being Julia (2004), , Appaloosa (2008), Margin Call (2011), The Words (2012), Race (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017).

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

He also costarred as mathematician G.H. Hardy in The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015); as the architect of a tower that becomes the site of a class war in High-Rise (2015), and as a villain in the fantasy adventure Assassin’s Creed (2016), based on a video game. Irons later appeared in the spy thriller Red Sparrow (2018).

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) Truth

Irons stared in the 2011 series The Borgias, portraying patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI.

The Borgias

In October 2011, he was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Irons

În limba română: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Irons

 

Jeremy Irons Monologue Saturday Night Live

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