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Jeremy Irons Biography

Birth Name:
Jeremy John Irons
Birth Place:
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • While performing in the '70s rock musical Godspell on London's West End, he met his second wife, Irish actress Sinead Cusack, who was starring in a show across the way
  • Was a regular on the British children's program Playaway
  • Directed the music video for Carly Simon's 1985 single "Tired of Being Blonde
  • " Named Best Actor in 1988 by the New York Film Critics Circle for his performance as twin doctors in Dead Ringers
  • As host of the 1991 Tony Awards, was among the first public figures to appear on TV wearing a red ribbon for AIDS awareness
  • Owns Kilcoe Castle in Ireland and caused an uproar when he had the castle painted pink in 2001
  • Won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for his role as the Earl of Leicester in 2005's Elizabeth I

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: winner
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1990Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1989Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1989Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1988New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1982BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated

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