September 19, 1948
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Jeremy Irons trained at the Bristol Old Vic School for two years before joining the Bristol Old Vic
Repertory Company where he gained experience in Shakespeare and contemporary dramas.
In 1971 he moved to London and had a number of odd jobs before landing a role in the
hit musical "Godspell". Jeremy Irons went on to a successful career in the West End theatre and on
television, finally debuting onscreen in "Nijinsky". In the early part of the 80's he gained
international attention with his starring role in the BBC TV serial "Brideshead Revisited".
After that, Jeremy Irons was in much demand for romantic leading man roles.
American audiences became aware of his talents when he starred in David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" for which he received the New York Critics Best Actor
Award, and "Reversal of Fortune" a performance which won him an Oscar for Best Actor.
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