Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Highest Rated: 100% Moonlighting (1982)

Lowest Rated: 4% Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2020)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1948

Birthplace: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK

Classically trained stage actor Jeremy Irons enjoyed one of the most varied international film careers of his peers, going beyond the expected costume dramas to offer award-winning performances as men of all eras and motives. Leveraging his rich, haunting voice for both good and evil, Irons elicited deep-seated discomfort in films like "Dead Ringers" (1988) and "Reversal of Fortune" (1990), but romanced with charming nobility in "The French Lieutenant's Woman" (1981) and "Being Julia" (2004). Irons earned two of his handful of Golden Globe nods while exploring British culture in the television miniseries "Brideshead Revisited" (ITV/PBS, 1981) and "Elizabeth I" (HBO, 2006), but was cast as everything from artists to executives by some of the most renowned directors in the international film community, including Louis Malle, Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Zeffirelli and Wayne Wang. Irons made his mark in everything from period films to studio blockbusters to everything in between, playing one of the original Musketeers in "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998), an over-the-top villain in "Dungeons & Dragons" (2000), Antonio in "The Merchant of Venice" (2004), and a cold-blooded investment banking CEO in "Margin Call" (2011). Meanwhile, he made a rare turn to the small screen to give an acclaimed performance as Pope Alexander VI on the widely hailed cable series, "The Borgias" (Showtime, 2011-13 ). Regardless of the role or medium, Irons could always be counted on to deliver still waters that ran deep - often deep into the realms of great emotional anguish.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
4% 25% Love, Weddings & Other Disasters Lawrence Philips (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders Narrator - 2019
45% 49% Red Sparrow General Korchnoi (Character) $46.7M 2018
33% 35% Better Start Running Garrison (Character) - 2018
33% 78% An Actor Prepares Atticus (Character) - 2018
40% 71% Justice League Alfred (Character) $227M 2017
28% 62% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Alfred (Character) $330.2M 2016
62% 77% Race Avery Brundage (Character) $19.1M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sultan and the Saint Narrator - 2016
18% 43% Assassin's Creed Rikkin (Character) $54.6M 2016
14% 35% Correspondence Edward Phoerum (Character) - 2016
90% 71% Their Finest Secretary of War (Character) $3.6M 2016
63% 71% The Man Who Knew Infinity G.H. Hardy (Character) $3.9M 2015
60% 36% High-Rise Anthony Royal (Character) $343.1K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Endless Corridor Narrator - 2014
41% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Raimund Gregorius (Character) - 2013
47% 54% Beautiful Creatures Macon Ravenwood (Character) $19.4M 2013
87% 77% Trashed Executive Producer - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seeds of Freedom Narrator - 2012
24% 49% The Words The Old Man (Character) $11.4M 2012
87% 88% The Last Lions Narrator $631.9K 2011
87% 74% Margin Call John Tuld (Character) $5.4M 2011
12% 42% The Pink Panther 2 Avellaneda (Character) $35.9M 2009
No Score Yet 44% Georgia O'Keeffe Alfred Stieglitz (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Power of the Powerless Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet 68% The Colour of Magic Unknown (Character) - 2008
76% 55% Appaloosa Randall Bragg (Character) $20.2M 2008
16% 47% Eragon Brom (Character) $75M 2006
No Score Yet 88% Eye of the Leopard Narrator - 2006
72% 75% Inland Empire Kingsley (Character) - 2006
43% 58% Casanova Pucci (Character) $11.3M 2005
39% 72% Kingdom of Heaven Tiberias (Character) $47.4M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gallipoli Narrator - 2005
76% 74% Being Julia Michael Gosselyn (Character) $7.7M 2004
71% 72% The Merchant of Venice Antonio (Character) $3.8M 2004
41% 54% Callas Forever Larry Kelly (Character) $446K 2002
No Score Yet 59% Last Call F. Scott Fitzgerald (Character) - 2002
47% 56% And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen Valentin (Character) $736.8K 2002
29% 37% The Time Machine Uber-Morlock (Character) $56.7M 2002
No Score Yet 26% The Fourth Angel Jack Elgin (Character) - 2001
83% 84% Longitude Unknown (Character) - 2000
10% 20% Dungeons & Dragons Profion (Character) $15.2M 2000
No Score Yet 65% Faeries The Shapeshifter (Voice) - 1999
32% 55% The Man in the Iron Mask Father Aramis the Priest (Character) $57M 1998
68% 75% Lolita Humbert Humbert (Character) $1.4M 1997
64% 54% Chinese Box John (Character) $2.2M 1997
51% 75% Stealing Beauty Alex (Character) $4.6M 1996
59% 83% Die Hard With a Vengeance Simon Gruber (Character) $99.5M 1995
93% 93% The Lion King Scar the Lion (Voice) $422.8M 1994
43% 67% M. Butterfly René Gallimard (Character) $1M 1993
30% 72% The House of the Spirits Esteban Trueba (Character) - 1993
78% 73% Damage Dr. Stephen Fleming (Character) $7.5M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From Hollywood Odon Von Horvath (Character) - 1992
53% 61% Waterland Tom Crick (Character) $1.1M 1992
52% 73% Kafka Kafka (Character) $57.6K 1991
92% 77% Reversal of Fortune Claus von Bülow (Character) $10.5M 1990
No Score Yet 64% Danny, the Champion of the World William Smith (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 30% A Chorus of Disapproval Guy Jones (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Australia Edouard Pierson (Character) - 1989
83% 82% Dead Ringers Beverly Mantle/Elliot Mantle (Character) $8.3M 1988
64% 87% The Mission Gabriel (Character) $17.2M 1986
No Score Yet 53% Swann in Love Charles Swann (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 86% The Wild Duck Harold (Character) - 1983
87% 77% Betrayal Jerry (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captain's Doll Captain Alex Hepworth (Character) - 1983
100% 79% Moonlighting Nowak (Character) - 1982
79% 67% The French Lieutenant's Woman Charles Henry Smithson/Mike (Character) - 1981
43% 29% Nijinsky Mikhail Fokine (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Langrishe Go Down Otto Beck (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Watchmen Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet History of the Emirates: Ancient World and Beyond Narrator 2019
96% 55% Watchmen Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character),
Narrator
2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet 34% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2016 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
98% 82% Henry V: The Hollow Crown Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013
85% 84% The Borgias Rodrigo Borgia (Character) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
85% 76% The Simpsons Bar Rag (Guest Voice) 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Captain Jackson (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colour of Magic Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1991
80% 57% Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Nephew George (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet History of the Emirates Narrator

QUOTES FROM Jeremy Irons CHARACTERS

Alfred says: You're gonna go to war!

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: That son of a bitch brought the war to us two years ago

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: That son of a bitch brought the war to us two years ago.

Alfred says: Even you have gotten to old to die young... And not for the lack of trying.

Alfred says: Maybe some girl from Metropolis will make you honest......in your dreams, Alfred!

Alfred says: Master Wayne, since age 7 you have been to Deception as Mozart to the harpsichord. But you've never been too hot at deceiving me.

Alfred says: Master Wayne, since age 7 you have been to deception as Mozart to the harpsichord. But you've never been too hot at deceiving me.

Alfred says: "Don't do this, it's suicide,"

Alfred says: Don't do this, it's suicide.

Alfred says: You're gonna go to war?

Bruce Wayne / Batman says: That son of a bitch brought the war to us.

Simon says: Why was the phone busy? Who are you calling?

John McClane says: The psychic hotline!

Simon says: I advise you to take this more seriously.

John McClane says: Look, it's a public phone! What do you want me to say!?

Simon says: You can simply say there was a fat woman on it and it took you a minute to get her off!

Simon says: My only problem is that I went to some trouble preparing that game for McClane. You interfered with a well-laid plan.

Zeus Carver says: Yeah, well, you can stick your well-laid plan up your well-laid ass.

Alfred says: That's how it starts. The fever... the rage... the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men cruel.

Scar says: I was on first until that little hair ball was borned.

Scar says: I was on first until that little hair ball was born.

Mufasa says: That hair ball is my son and your future king.

Macon Ravenwood says: I promised... his... mother.

Macon Ravenwood says: I promised his mother.

F. Scott Fitzgerald says: Sheila and I have our spats, but I don't usually shoot at her.

F. Scott Fitzgerald says: Don't ever get famous, Frances.

The Old Man says: We all make difficult choices in life. The hard thing is to live with them.

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots..."

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots...

The Old Man says: Was he a writer? (In reference to Hemingway.)

The Old Man says: Was he a writer? [in reference to Hemingway]

Humbert Humbert says: She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks, she was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always - Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin. My soul.

The Old Man says: We all make choices. The hard thing is to live with them, and there ainâ??t nobody that can help you with that.

The Old Man says: We all make choices. The hard thing is to live with them, and there ain't nobody that can help you with that.

John McClane says: You know, you're brother was an asshole.

Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg says: (Laughs) He was! He was an asshole. You got his number.

Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg says: [laughs] He was! He was an asshole. You got his number.

Nowak says: I can speak their language. That's why the boss chose me for the job. But I don't really know what they mean.

Nowak says: The men are not to know what I know, that by sending workmen over from Poland,and paying our wages in szoltis,our boss can have his London house done for a quarter of what he would have to pay a British builder.Don't they wonder why the boss is prepared to pay us for one month's hard labor, what it would take us a year to earn in Warsaw?

John Tuld says: "Speak to me as you would a 2 year old or a golden retriever."

John Tuld says: Speak to me as you would a 2 year old or a golden retriever.

John Tuld says: Speak to me as you would a small child or a golden retriever.

Jack Elgin says: It would be a hell of a world if civilized people couldn't distinguish between what they wanted to do and what they actually did.

Jack Elgin says: My anger is all I've got left.

Kate Stockton says: Self defense isn't murder.

Jack Elgin says: Unless it feels good.

Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg says: They bought it. Hook, line, and sinker.

Michael Gosselyn says: The public are jackasses.

Zeus Carver says: Didn't I hear you say you didn't even like your brother?

Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg says: There's a difference, you know, between not liking one's brother and not caring when some dumb Irish flatfoot drops him out of a window.

Scar says: Well, I WAS first in line...Until the little hairball was born.

Scar says: I was first in line, until the little hair ball was born!

The Old Man says: We all make difficult choices in life. The hard thing is to live with them.

The Old Man says: Don't bullshit an old bullshiter

The Old Man says: Don't bullshit an old bullshiter.

Mufasa says: Scar! Brother, help me!

Scar says: Long live the king.

Simba says: Noooo!

Scar says: Simba: Will you cut it out!? Rafiki: Can't cut it out! It grow right back!

Simba says: Will you cut it out!?

Rafiki says: Can't cut it out! It grow right back!

Banzai says: Oh, Scar, it's just you.

Shenzi says: We were afraid it was somebody important.

Banzai says: Yeah, you know, like Mufasa.

Scar says: I see.

Banzai says: Now that's power.

Shenzi says: Tell me about it. I just hear that name and I shudder.

Banzai says: Mufasa!

Shenzi says: Ooooh! Do it again!

Banzai says: Mufasa!

Shenzi says: Ooooh!

Banzai says: Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa!

Shenzi says: Ooooh! [breaks into laughter]

Shenzi says: And it tingles me!

Scar says: I'm *surrounded* by idiots.

Scar says: BE PREPARED!

Banzai says: Yeah, but... were still hungry.

Banzai says: Yeah, but... we're still hungry.

Scar says: OUT!

Ed says: Hehehehehehhe!!!!

Ed says: Hehehehehehhe!

Lucy Harmon says: It's easier to stay alone.

Alex Parrish says: Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, you can't have decided that at your age.

Lucy Harmon says: I haven't decided.

Alex Parrish says: You're in need of a ravishing.

Lucy Harmon says: I'm waiting.

Lucy Harmon says: I haven't really had that much.

Alex Parrish says: Grass?

Lucy Harmon says: No, sex.

Scar says: "Long live the King...."

Scar says: Long live the King...

Scar says: Long live the king.....

Scar says: Long live the king...

Simba says: Murderer!

Scar says: No, Simba. Please.

Simba says: Tell them the truth!

Scar says: The truth? But truth is in the eye of the behold...

Simba says: (Choking Scar)

Scar says: Alright. (Choking) Alright! (Softly) I did it.

Simba says: So they can hear you.

Scar says: I killed Mufasa!

Scar says: And here's my little secret, (whisper voice) I killed Mufasa.

Scar says: And here's my little secret, [whisper voice] I killed Mufasa.

John Tuld says: So you think we might have put a few people out of business today. That its all for naught. You've been doing that everyday for almost forty years Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. Its just money; its made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not wrong. And it's certainly no different today than its ever been. 1637, 1797, 1819, 37, 57, 84, 1901, 07, 29, 1937, 1974, 1987-Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good-92, 97, 2000 and whatever we want to call this. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers. Happy foxes and sad sacks. Fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been. But the percentages-they stay exactly the same.

Elliot Mantle says: I've often thought there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies. You know, best spleen, most perfectly developed kidneys. Why don't we have standards of beauty for the entire human body, inside and out?

John Tuld says: There are three ways to make a living in this business. Be first, be smarter, or cheat.

Sarabi says: Then you have sentenced us to death!

Scar says: Then so be it!

Sarabi says: You can't do that!

Scar says: I'm the king. I can do whatever I want.

Sarabi says: If you were half the king Mufasa was...

Sarabi says: If you were half the king Mufasa was.

Scar says: (Hits Sarabi) I'm *ten* times the king Mufasa was! (Simba standing, growling, running to Sarabi) Mufasa?! No, you're dead!

Scar says: [hits Sarabi] I'm *ten* times the king Mufasa was! [Simba standing, growling, running to Sarabi] Mufasa?! No, you're dead!

Scar says: Sarabi!!!!

Scar says: Sarabi!

Sarabi says: Yes, Scar?

Scar says: Where is your hunting party? They are not doing their jobs.

Sarabi says: Scar, there is no food. The herds have moved on.

Scar says: No, you are just not looking hard enough!

Sarabi says: It's over. There is nothing left. We have only one choice. We *must* leave Pride Rock.

Scar says: We are not going anywhere!

Scar says: Ahh, my friends...

Scar says: Ahh, my friends.

Shenzi says: Friends? I thought he said that we are the enemy!

Banzai says: Yeah, that's what I heard. (with Shenzi) Ed?

Banzai says: Yeah, that's what I heard. [with Shenzi] Ed?

Ed says: (Laughing slowly and maniacally)

Ed says: [laughing slowly and maniacally]

Scar says: No. Let... no. Let me explain. No, you don't understand! No, I didn't mean to... no, NO!!! (speaking his way out of this, then gets eaten by the hyenas)

Scar says: No. Let... no. Let me explain. No, you don't understand! No, I didn't mean to... no. NO! [speaking his way out of this, then gets eaten by the hyenas]

Simba says: You don't deserve to live!

Scar says: But Simba, I am family! It's the hyenas, who are the real enemy! It was their fault! It was their idea!

Simba says: Why should I believe you? Everything you ever told me was a lie.

Scar says: What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your own uncle.

Simba says: No, Scar. I'm not like you.

Scar says: [Relieved] Oh, Simba, thank you! You are truely noble! I'll make it up to you, I promise. And how can I approve myself to you? Tell me, I mean, anything.

Scar says: [relieved] Oh, Simba, thank you! You are truely noble! I'll make it up to you, I promise. And how can I approve myself to you? Tell me, I mean, anything.

Simba says: Run! Run away, Scar. And never return.

Scar says: Yes. Of course. As you wish, Your Majesty! [Throws sparks of fire into Simba's eyes, and the battle between Simba and Scar begins]

Shenzi says: Ya know, it wasn't exactly like they are alone, Scar.

Banzai says: Yeah, so what are supposed to do? Kill Mufasa?

Scar says: Precisely...(Smiles)

Scar says: Precisely. [smiles]

Zazu says: (Singing depressingly) Nobody knows, the trouble I've seen. Nobody knows, my sorrow...

Zazu says: [singing] Nobody knows the trouble I've seen. / Nobody knows my sorrow.

Scar says: Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little bounce in it.

Scar says: Oh, Zazu, do lighten up. Sing something with a little bounce in it.

Zazu says: (Sings) It's a small world after all...

Zazu says: [singing] It's a small world after all...

Scar says: NO! NO! Anything but that!

Scar says: NO! No, *anything* but that!

Zazu says: [singing] I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts. / Here they are just standing in a row.

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots. -_-

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots.

Young Simba says: Hey Uncle Scar! When I'm king, what'll that make you?

Young Simba says: Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?

Scar says: A monkey's uncle.

Scar says: A monkey's uncle.

Young Simba says: Ha ha. You are so weird.

Young Simba says: [laughs] You're so weird.

Scar says: You have no idea.

Scar says: You have no idea.

Scar says: I despise guessing games.

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots...

Scar says: I'm surrounded by idiots.

Young Simba says: Hey, Uncle Scar! Will l like the surprise?

Young Simba says: Oh, okay. Hey, Uncle Scar, will I like the surprise?

Scar says: Simba, it's to *die* for.

Scar says: Simba, it's to die for!

Scar says: Run away, Simba. Run. Run away and never return.

Mufasa says: [above the stampeding wildebeasts] Scar! Brother, help me!

Scar says: [Scar puts his claws into Mufasa's paws] Long live the King. [throws him into the stampede]

Scar says: You run along now, and have fun. And remember... it's our little secret.

Scar says: Look Simba. You're in trouble again. But this time Daddy isn't here to save you and now everyone knows *why*!

Simba says: hey Scar, when im king..what'll that make you?

Simba says: Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?

Scar says: A monkey's uncle...

Scar says: A monkey's uncle.

Mufasa says: Simba!

Simba says: Father?

Mufasa says: Simba you've forgotten me.

Simba says: No, how could I?

Mufasa says: You've forgotten who you are so you forgot me, look inside yourself Simba, you are more than what you've become, you must take your place in the cirlce of life.

Simba says: How can I go back? I'm not what I'm suppose to be.

Scar says: Remeber who you are, you are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.

Eragon says: What's the word for tree?

Brom says: Tree is Traevum.

Brom says: Tree is traevum.

Eragon says: ...And a branch?

Brom says: Kvistr.

Brom says: Legends of Eragon, the great Shadeslayer, spread throughout Alagaesia.

Brom says: The thing is the word. Know the word, and you control the thing.

Brom says: A Rider can live on if his dragon is killed. But if he is killed...

Brom says: A Rider can live on if his dragon is killed. But if he is killed.

Saphira says: So, is his dragon...

Saphira says: So, is his dragon.

Brom says: That's the spirit - one part brave, three parts fool.

Brom says: That's the spirit, one part brave, three parts fool.

Brom says: [narrating] There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by Galbatorix. He crushed all rebellion, including the freedom fighters known as the Varden. Those that survived fled to the mountains. There, they hoped for a miracle that might even their odds against the king. Our story begins one night, as Arya, an ally of the Varden, rides for her life, carrying a stone stolen from the king himself.

Aramis says: [narrating] Some of this is legend, but at least this much is fact - when rioting citizens of France destroyed the Bastille, they discovered within its records this mysterious entry: Prisoner # 64389000 - The Man in the Iron Mask.

Aramis says: If Porthos is determined to end his life, he's bound to seek the opportunity, isn't he?