Jeremy Irons first appeared in the British anthology mystery television series ‘The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes’ in 1971. He was next seen in television series and shows like ‘The Pallisers’ (1974), ‘Notorious Woman’ (1974), ‘Churchill's People’ (1975), ‘Love for Lydia’ (1977), ‘Play of the Week’ (1978), and ‘Play of the Month’ (1979). He went on to make his big-screen debut in the 1980 American biographical film ‘Nijinsky’ directed by Herbert Ross. The film received mixed reviews from critics and currently holds a 40% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. He next starred in films like ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman’ (1981), ‘Moonlighting’ (1982), ‘Betrayal’ (1983), ‘The Wild Duck’ (1984), ‘Swann in Love’ (1984), ‘The Statue of Liberty’ (1985), ‘The Mission’ (1986), ‘Dead Ringers’ (1988), and ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’ (1989). In 1990, he portrayed ‘Claus von Bülow’ in the American drama film ‘Reversal of Fortune’ directed by Barbet Schroeder. The film garnered praise from critics and received a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Irons also won several awards, including the ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award,’ for his performance in the film. He continued to star in films such as ‘Kafka’ (1991), ‘Waterland’ (1992), ‘Damage’ (1992), ‘M. Butterfly’ (1993), ‘The House of the Spirits’ (1993), ‘The Lion King’ (1994), ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ (1995), ‘Stealing Beauty’ (1996), ‘Lolita’ (1997), ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ (1998), ‘Faeries’ (1999), ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ (2000), ‘The Fourth Angel’ (2001), ‘The Time Machine’ (2002), and ‘Being Julia’ (2004).
In 2005, he played the role of ‘Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester’ in the two-part British-American historical drama television serial ‘Elizabeth I’ directed by Tom Hooper. The series was warmly received by critics and Irons won the ‘Golden Globe Award,’ ‘Primetime Emmy Award,’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for his portrayal of Robert Dudley in the show. He was next seen in films like ‘Inland Empire’ (2006), ‘Eragon’ (2006), ‘Appaloosa’ (2008), ‘The Pink Panther 2’ (2009), ‘Margin Call’ (2011), ‘The Words’ (2012), ‘Night Train to Lisbon’ (2013), ‘High-Rise’ (2015), ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ (2015), and ‘Race’ (2016). In 2016, he portrayed ‘Alfred Pennyworth’ in the Zack Snyder-directed American superhero film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ Even though the film failed to impress the critics, it managed to gross over $873.6 million on a budget of $250–300 million. He next starred in films like ‘Assassin's Creed’ (2016), ‘Birds Like Us’ (2017), ‘Justice League’ (2017), ‘Red Sparrow’ (2018), ‘An Actor Prepares’ (2018), ‘Love, Weddings & Other Disasters’ (2020), ‘Munich – The Edge of War’ (2021), and ‘House of Gucci’ (2021). Irons last appeared in the 2022 American comedy streaming television miniseries ‘The Pentaverate’ created by Mike Myers.
Damage is a romantic psychological thriller film which tells the story of British politician Stephen who is in a dull but stable marriage. When he meets the fiancee of his son, he becomes quite attracted to her, and begins an intense affair. As the situation worsens, Stephen finds himself struggling to avoid destroying himself and his family.
The French Lieutenant’s Woman is a romantic drama film which revolves around two romantic affairs; one in the Victorian period, between Charles and Sarah, and the other in the modern day between actors Mike and Anna.
A Swiss professor who teaches philosophy, notices a young woman who is about to commit suicide, by jumping from a bridge. He decides to save her life, after which she accompanies him to the school where he teaches. However, she leaves in the middle of her class, without her coat. The professor decides to start searching for her, but in vain.
Two twin gynecologists take advantage of the fact that no one can tell them apart. However, when one of them falls in love with a woman, their relationship begins into deteriorate.
The Mission is a 1986 British period drama which revolves around a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America, who attempts to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Loosely based on true events, this romantic drama film tells the story of Rene Gallimard, a diplomat from France who is sent to Beijing. His life takes a turn when he gets infatuated with an opera performer, Song Liling. They soon begin a relationship. However, he is unaware of the fact that she is spying on him for the Chinese government.
Suspended for his reckless attitude, alcoholic Detective John McClane is called back after a terrorist named Simon threatens to set off bombs around New York City if McClane does not follow his biddings in a game of 'Simon Says'. McClane must team up with reluctant electrician Zeus Carver in an attempt to outsmart the serial bomber.
After the death of Superman, Darkseid sends his servant Steppenwolf to Earth, in order to subjugate the human race. In order to protect humanity, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince, and tries to bring the super powered humans of Earth together, and fight against the catastrophic threat.
The Mayor of Gotham City is murdered, after which key political figures in Gotham are also killed one by one. Therefore, the masked vigilante superhero Batman is called by the police for help. Batman’s investigation leads him to uncover a web of corruption in his city, and eventually he also meets the man responsible for it - Edward Nashton, aka Riddler.
After Sunny falls into a coma after having a diabetic shock at a Christmas party, her husband Claus is charged with attempted murder. This is due to the fact that their relationship had become strained over time. Claus turns to law professor Alan Dershowitz for help.
Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film is set during the military dictatorship in Chile. It revolves around the life of a young woman named Clara, and her husband Esteban Trueba and his political career.
The drama revolves around a Wall Street investment bank during the 2007–2008 financial crisis and the actions taken by its employees. A mass layoff including the firing of Eric Dale, head of risk management, opens the door to conspiracies and the revelation of an underlying devastating financial crisis.
Producer-director Ridley Scott’s historical adventure drama Kingdom of Heaven is an adapted depiction of Balian of Ibelin, the 12th century crusader of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. After losing his family, Balian, a French blacksmith, joins the Crusade to defend Jerusalem, where he finds love, and becomes a leader who fights against the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin, in the Battle of Hattin.
The biopic is based on life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. After a childhood spent in penurious conditions in Madras, India, in 1913 the self-taught genius receives invitation from renowned professor G.H. Hardy to join Trinity College, Cambridge. During next 5 years he forms a firm bond with his mentor and contributes to Number theory and infinite series while struggling with indifferent health.
Jesse Owens becomes a track and field sensation during his university days, and gains national recognition after he breaks several records. Now he must prove himself at the 1936 Olympics in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, and show the world that he is the fastest man alive.
The film begins with famous author, Clayton Hammond, reading his new book, The Word, whose protagonist, Rory Jansen, is an aspiring writer, who works are being constantly rejected by publishers. Then he comes across a manuscript in a secondhand briefcase and takes it to the publisher. It eventually becomes hit. At this point Clayton takes a break.
Based on William Shakespeare’s popular play of the same name, this film tells the story of Bassania, who requires a huge sum of money if he wants to marry the woman of his dreams Portia. He has no other option but to make a deadly deal with a cruel Jewish moneylender named Shylock.
A Ballerina is recruited by the Russian intelligence service, and she attends a school, where she learns to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, is to entrap a CIA agent, who threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Julia Lambert is an aging actress, who starts having an affair with a younger actor named Tom. However, she is outraged when she learns that Tom wants to only use her to advance his career. She soon starts planning revenge against him.
Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery drama film, revolving around an actress who begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, and meanwhile, her world starts becoming nightmarish and surreal.
Middle-aged European professor, Humbert, moves to New Hampshire for new job and boards with widow Charlotte Haze. He marries Charlotte only to be near her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores ‘Lolita.’ After reading his diary, furious Charlotte runs out and gets killed in an accident. Without revealing this, he takes Lolita on a trip and develops a relationship, but it only leads to misfortune.
Kafka is a clerk working for an insurance company, who is drawn into a strange world of mystery and danger when a close friend and colleague disappears all of a sudden. Eventually, this event leads him to discover a mysterious and underground society, having strange objectives.
Nineteen year-old American Lucy Harmon travels to Tuscany after her mother commits suicide. She wants to meet the Italian with whom she fell in love during her last visit 4 years ago. Her mother left her diary of enigmatic poems which suggest that Lucy was conceived on that Tuscany hilltop; it is her quest to solve this mystery and discover who her father is.
Based on an eponymous novel, the film is set in the small town of Appaloosa, which is being terrorized by a local rancher. Eventually the townspeople hire Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch to regain the control of the town and agree to follow their rules. As they start working, Allison French arrives in town, complicating their job and their relationship.
Their Finest is a British war comedy drama film which takes us to 1940 London, and revolves around Catrin, a former secretary who is hired to write the script for a propaganda film by the Ministry of Information. She begins to research a story about twins Lily and Rose, who had taken part in the Dunkirk evacuation.
House of Gucci is a crime drama film which revolves around the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider with humble origins, who marries into the Gucci family after charming their son Maurizio Gucci. Soon, their romance turns into a fight for control of the famliy business.
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are retired while their old friend D'Artagnan has continued to serve as a captain of the Musketeers under the treacherous and corrupt King Louis XIV. When Athos’ son is killed by Louis, he reunites with his friends to take Louis down and put his twin brother Prince Philippe on the throne.
Giacomo Casanova, a womanizer, falls in love with a woman, and decides to disguise himself as a man who is about to get married to her, but gets caught. However, he still tries to win her heart, and in the process, realizes the meaning of love.
Fearing that Superman's alien powers are left unchecked, Batman launches a personal mission to get rid of the Kyrptonian, while the Man of Steel is also wary of Batman's form of justice. However, as they realize that they were both being manipulated by supervillain Lex Luthor, they must join forces with Wonder Woman to save mankind from an abomination.
The Wild Duck is a drama film revolving around a loving family living a happy life, which is turned upside down when an old friend arrives, carrying dark secrets.
Moved by Superman's sacrifice in the previous installment in the series, Batman joins forces with Wonder Woman to track down and recruit The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to form the Justice League in order to defend Earth from Steppenwolf and his legions of Parademons. However, the newly-formed superhero alliance may not be enough to stop the supervillain.
Loosely adapted from H. G. Wells 1895 novel The Time Machine, the film follows Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, a professor, scientist and inventor. After loosing his fiancée, he devotes himself to building a time machine so that he can travel back in past and prevent her murder. When he fails to change the past, he travels into future and comes across human races that he has never imagined.
Eragon a poor farm boy from Alagaësia finds a blue dragon egg in the forest. When the dragon hatches, she is named Saphira. Eragon and Saphira under the tutelage of Brom become the symbol of hope for Alagaësia and go forth on a path to overthrow the tyrant king Galbatorix and his dragon Shruikan.
Ethan Wate is eager to leave his small town in South Carolina. But when a mysterious new girl, Lena Duchannes joins his high school, Ethan falls in love with her. As they grow close, he discovers that she is a witch who possesses supernatural powers. Apparently, a curse would decide her fate on her 16th birthday. Do they have any future together?
Callum Lynch learns that he is descendent of a 15th century Spanish Assassin, Aguilar de Nerha, who belonged to a secret Assassins Society. With the help of an innovative technology that unlocks genetic memories, he re-lives the life and exploits of Aguilar. As Lynch acquires tremendous knowledge and skills, he gets set to fight the tyrannical Templar organization of present day.
As the notorious globe-trotting burglar, ‘The Tornadoट, resurfaces after a decade and in a series of thefts around the world, steals various invaluable historical artifacts including the precious Pink Panther diamond, Inspector Jacques Clouseau joins a team of esteemed international detectives to solve the case. Now, it is up to the lauded inspector Clouseau to prove his talent by apprehending the elusive burglar.
High-Rise is a British dystopian film, which revolves around the lives of the residents of a luxury tower block. Since the tower is equipped with almost all modern conveniences, its residents start losing interest gradually in the outside world. Things take a turn when the infrastructure begins to fail, and a murder occurs.
In order to fight an evil magician, Empress Savina tries to get hold of a mythical rod. She also takes the help of two thieves named Ridley and Snails to help her in her quest.
This film takes us through the story of human communication; from the prehistoric times to the development of language to the present day as well as to the future world of technology.
A young vulnerable lion cub prince is falsely led to believe by his evil uncle that he was responsible for his father’s death. He flees, but eventually return as an adult to claim his rightful place as the King. The movie was the highest grossing film of the year and also figures in the list of highest-grossing animated films of all time.
Jeremy Irons Awards
|Reversal of Fortune||Best Actor in a Leading Role||1991|
|Elizabeth I||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||2007|
|Reversal of Fortune||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||1991|
|Big Cat Week||Outstanding Narrator||2014|
|Elizabeth I||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||2006|
|The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century||Outstanding Voice-Over Performance||1997|