Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bülow in 1990’s Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Screen Actors Guild award winner. His film highlights include The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), The Mission (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), Damage (1992), M. Butterfly (1993), and Lolita (1997). He is the voice of the evil lion Scar in Disney’s The Lion King (1994) and starred opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). More recent work includes the award-winning independent feature Margin Call (2011) with Kevin Spacey; Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Correspondence (2016); Jeremy Thomas’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley; Stephen Hopkins’s Race (2016), based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics; Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016); and Matthew Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015). Additionally, he was the featured actor and executive producer of TRASHED, Candida Brady’s award-winning documentary on the environment. Mr. Irons will next be seen in Justice League, reprising his role as Alfred Pennyworth, and in Red Sparrow, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence.
He was awarded both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the television miniseries Elizabeth I, alongside Helen Mirren (2005). He went on to play Pope Alexander in the Showtime historical series The Borgias (2011) and Henry IV in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown opposite Tom Hiddleston.
Mr. Irons received a Tony for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s play The Real Thing (1983), and appeared on the London stage in the National Theatre’s Never So Good (2008) and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Gods Weep (2010). In 2016 he portrayed James Tyron in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary; this production will transfer to London’s West End in January 2018.