Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe® Award, Primetime Emmy® Award, Tony Award®, and SAG 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 classic The Lion King (1994) and starred opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995).
Irons more recent film work includes the award-winning independent feature Margin Call (2011) with Kevin Spacey; The Words (2012) with Bradley Cooper; and Night Train to Lisbon (2013), directed by Bille August.
Irons received a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing (1983) and more recently appeared on the London stage in the National Theatre's Never so Good (2008) and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Gods Weep (2010).
Irons was awarded Best Supporting Actor by Golden Globes and Emmy Awards for his role in the television miniseries Elizabeth I (2005) alongside Helen Mirren. He went on to play Pope Alexander in the Showtime historical series The Borgias (2011). Irons portrayed Henry IV in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown opposite Tom Hiddleston.
Irons was the featured actor and executive producer of TRASHED, an award-winning documentary on the environment, directed by Candida Brady.
Jeremy Irons will be seen next in several upcoming films including The Correspondence (2016), directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore;
High-Rise, Jeremy Thomas’ JG Ballard adaptation from director Ben Wheatley; Race (2016), directed by Stephen Hopkins, based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), in which Irons plays the role of Alfred Pennyworth, directed by Zack Snyder and The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), directed by Matthew Brown.
To celebrate the past 250 years of the British Old Vic’s history, Jeremy Irons recently appeared in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, directed by Richard Eyre. This is A Bristol Old Vic Production, by Eugene O'Neill, Directed by Richard Eyre, Starring Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville.