Jeremy Irons

Born Sep 19, 1948

Jeremy John Irons 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jeremy Irons.


1948 Birth Born on September 19, 1948.


1962 13 Years Old Irons was educated at the independent Sherborne School in Dorset from circa 1962 to 1966. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old Irons married Julie Hallam in 1969 and subsequently divorced.
1971 22 Years Old Irons trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and later became president of its fundraising appeal. He performed a number of plays, and busked on the streets of Bristol, before appearing on the London stage as John the Baptist and Judas opposite David Essex in Godspell, which opened at the Roundhouse on 17 November 1971 before transferring to Wyndham's Theatre playing a total of 1,128 performances.
1974 25 Years Old He made several appearances on British television, including the children's television series Play Away and as Franz Liszt in the BBC 1974 series Notorious Woman. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old He married Irish actress Sinéad Cusack on 28 March 1978. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old Irons made his film debut in Nijinsky in 1980. … Read More
1981 32 Years Old 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. … Read More
1982 33 Years Old After these major successes, in 1982 he played the leading role of an exiled Polish building contractor, working in the Twickenham area of South West London, in Jerzy Skolimowski's independent film Moonlighting, widely seen on television, a performance which extended his acting range.
1984 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.


1991 42 Years Old On 23 March 1991, Irons hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC in the US, and appeared as Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes' Surprise Party sketch.


1999 50 Years Old To mark the 100th anniversary of Noël Coward's birth, Irons sang a selection of his songs at the 1999 Last Night of the Proms held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, ending with "London Pride", a patriotic song written in the spring of 1941 during the Blitz. … Read More
2005 56 Years Old In 2005, Irons won both an Emmy award and a Golden Globe award for his supporting role in the TV mini-series, Elizabeth I. … Read More
In 2008 he played Lord Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, an adaptation for Sky One.


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2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Irons provided the narration of the 2013 documentary "Sahaya Going Beyond" about the work of the charity Sahaya International. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2015, Irons supported the No Cold Homes campaign by the UK charity Turn2us. … Read More
2016 67 Years Old On 20 July 2016 Irons was announced as the first Chancellor of Bath Spa University. … Read More
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