An exceptionaly good horseman and enjoys skiing. Hates cooking, but loves gardening and the beauty of nature.
Born at 2:00am-BST.
After being ticketed in England for driving 97 mph. on his BMW motorcycle and being charged with speeding and fined $225.00, he had his motorcycle license suspended for three months (1 June 1995).
Son-in-law of Cyril Cusack and Maureen Cusack.
Brother-in-law of Sorcha Cusack, Niamh Cusack, Paul Cusack, Pádraig Cusack and Catherine Cusack.
Owns Kilcoe Castle (which he has painted a rusty pink) in County Cork, Ireland, and has become involved in local politics.
He has twice played characters with the same first and last name. The first in Lolita (1997) (Humbert Humbert) and second in And Now Ladies & Gentlemen (2002) (Valentin Valentin).
In 1996, he became the fourteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of acting. Oscar: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Reversal of Fortune (1990); Tony: Best Actor in a Play, "The Real Thing" (1984); and Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, The Great War: 1914-1918: War Without End (1996), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Elizabeth I (2005), & Outstanding Narrator, Big Cat Week: Game of Lions (2013).
Narrated the "Spaceship Earth" attraction in Epcot.
Won Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing."
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
At the 1990 Oscars, Irons concluded his acceptance speech for best actor in Reversal of Fortune (1990) by thanking "David". The "David" was David Cronenberg, who directed Irons the previous year in Dead Ringers (1988).
The "Series of Unfortunate Events" novels by Daniel Handler make reference to three of his characters. In Reversal of Fortune (1990), he plays Klaus von Bülow, husband to Sunny von Bülow. Two of the lead characters in Handler's novels are named Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. In The Carnivorous Carnival, Klaus and his other sister Violet disguise themselves as circus freaks named Beverly and Elliot, which are the names of the identical twin gynecologists that Irons plays in Dead Ringers (1988).
In 2003, he appeared in a Comic Relief sketch entitled "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan". Irons played Severus Snape, a character played in the films by Alan Rickman. Irons and Rickman play brothers in the "Die Hard" films.
Has a signet ring with the insignia PDI engraved on it. It belonged to his father Paul Dugan Irons.
He currently owns Audi A6 Quatro estate, BMW cruising bike, and Ducati motorbike. He has owned Morris Minor, Honda 50, and a Volkswagen rag-top Beetle.
Born to Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant, and Barbara Anne Sharpe a homemaker, he has a brother, Christopher and a sister Felicity.
His previous jobs include assistant stage manager, house-cleaner, "busker" (singing and playing guitar outside movie theaters), and gardener.
Was one of the cast members of cult children's programme Play Away (1971), from which clips featuring him are regularly repeated on "Before They Were Famous..." type programmes.
President of the jury at 2007 Sarajevo Film Festival.
One of the first celebrities to wear the recently created Red Ribbon, supporting the fight against AIDS (1991).
Supporter of English football team Portsmouth F.C.
Attended Sherborne School for boys from 1962-1966.
Helped to financially Sponser British Character Actor Stephen Manwaring whilst Stephen was at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1999-2002.
Won the 1984 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Real Thing".
In 2004, he declared his support for the Countryside Alliance.
In 1998, he was named as a major donor to the Labour Party.
Confessed to Pat Kenny on Irish TV, The Late Late Show (1962), that one of his guilty pleasures was sifting through dumpsters in search of discarded "treasures".
Son-in-law of Maureen Cusack. Brother-in-law of Paul Cusack and 'Padraig Cusack'.
Is one of 9 actors to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Thomas Mitchell, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Scofield, Jack Albertson, Jason Robards, Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush and Christopher Plummer.
He and his documentary film Trashed (2012) was be featured at the "New York Times Energy for Tomorrow" Conference on "Building Sustainable Cities" in New York City on April 25, 2013.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his 2nd wife Sinéad Cusack gave birth to their son Samuel Irons on 16 September 1978.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 37 when his 2nd wife Sinéad Cusack gave birth to their son Max Irons on 17 October 1985.
On Broadway in the play "Impressionism". Opened March 24. Scheduled to run through July 5th, 2009. [March 2009]
Starring in the theatrical adaptation of Sándor Márai's novel, "Embers" at Duke of York's Theatre in London. [February 2006]
At the New York City Opera in Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music". [March 2003]
He is the second Academy-Award winning actor to play the role of Alfred Pennyworth after Michael Caine.
Although he is a heavy smoker, he claims that he is unable to drink alcohol without getting sick.
Starred opposite his wife Sinead Cusack in Stealing Beauty (1996).
He won an Oscar for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), making him one of 18 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other seventeen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Jennifer Connelly for playing Alice Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Melissa Leo for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).
Was wearing sneakers when called to the stage to accept his Oscar in 1991.
He and fellow The Lion King (1994) cast member Whoopi Goldberg were both nominees for the first ever Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in 2014; Irons won.
Turned down the role of Dr Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) because he just finished playing Claus Von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune (1990) and didn't want to play another dark character.
He was originally considered for the part of Neville Chamberlain in A Prominent Patient (2016), eventually played by Paul Nicholas.
He is fluent in French.
Owns a home in The Liberties neighborhood in Dublin, Ireland, as well as a home in his birthplace of Cowes, on the Isle Of Wight, and a farm in Watlington, Oxfordshire.
He and his wife Sinead Cusack have both starred in adaptations of DC Comics properties: She was in V For Vendetta (2005) and he was in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017).
Was a close friend and one-time London neighbor of billionaire-philanthropist Paul Getty.
Jeremy's step son is an Irish politician (TD) named Richard Boyd Barrett for The Dublin South East Constituency and is a member of The People Before Profit Party, whom are a liberal social left movement against austerity and unfair treatment of working class people.
Son Sam born 1978.
Spent 2 years with the R.S.C.
Trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which is one of the most selective drama schools (as well as school of any kind) in the world. To be admitted onto the three-year BA acting course, the theatre school accepts 28 out of approximately 2,500 applications. This would equate to an acceptance rate of around 1%.
Appeared in Broadway in ' The Real Thing'.