Jeremy Irons

Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons was born to Barbara Anne Brereton (Sharpe) and Paul Dugan Irons in Cowes, Isle of Wight. He went to Bristol Old Vic School for two years. Later he got associated with the Bristol Old Vic repertory company where he learned a lot about dramas.  After spending time doing some odd jobs he finally bagged the role in the hit musical ‘Godspell’. He started getting the leading roles after working in the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classing novel Brideshead Revisited.  He is known for his deep haunting voice. He loves gardening and skiing. He has done different types of roles and can also be categorized on the basis of quality.
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Born: September 19, 1948, Cowes, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Nationality: England
Height: 1.87 m
Children: Max Irons, Samuel Irons
Spouse: Sinéad Cusack (m. 1978), Julie Hallam (m. 1969–1969)
Siblings: Christopher Irons, Felicity Anne Irons
Awards and Honors: Academy of Achievement 2000, Oscar for Best Actor 1991 for Reversal of Fortune, Golden Globe 1991 for Reversal of Fortune, Emmy 1997 for The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that, find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my face if it's going to be worth it, and then maybe I'll surprise myself.

At age 10 or 12 he's going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just off South Hampton.

A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat in seven minutes but then it was a long way away.

My next step must be to go to drama school. Well, I get into drama school, so I did that.

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly.

I liked the theater. I liked the people. I liked the time that we worked.

Because I'm now successful, what I'm being offered as an actor is more and more of the same.

However, I wasn't very good at the sciences, or didn't have a lot of help in the sciences or something but certainly didn't set science for my A level. And when I came to take my A levels I didn't get a good enough result to go to University.

I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.


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