Jeremy Irons was born the son of Barbara Anne and Paul Dugan Irons. His mother was a housewife, his father an accountant. His great-grandfather was one of the first officers of the Metropolitan Police Service in London and later a chartist. Irons has an older brother and an older sister.
Irons, who wanted to be a veterinarian originally worked from the 1970s in several television and theater productions before him in 1980 with the lead role in the ITV miniseries Brideshead Head and 1981 in The French Lieutenant's the breakthrough. Soon he was one of the most sought-after character actors in Hollywood and Europe.
In 1988, he starred in Dead Ringers by David Cronenberg a dual role which earned him much praise. For his portrayal of Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune 1991 he received the Oscar for Best Actor. In 1993, he worked for M. Butterfly, again with Cronenberg. In 1994, he said, the evil lion Scar for the Disney film The Lion King.
Great popularity and fame he gained in 1995 for his role of the villain in Die Hard - Now more than ever, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is Jeremy Irons ' greatest financial success to date. In 1997, he played in Lolita and the Alexandre Dumas film with The Man in the Iron Mask. In 2006 he stood again with John Malkovich for the film Eragon - The Eragon front of the camera. The two had previously worked together for The Man in the Iron Mask. In 2007 Irons won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV movie for Elizabeth I.
End of March 2008, he appeared in a supporting role as Lord Havelock Vetinari in the second live-action adaptation equal to two books by the British author Terry Pratchett on ( The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic ).
On January 15, 1994 Jeremy Irons was at Wetten, dass. ? in Linz guest - there he performed together with Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions and interpreted the song Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton in an unplugged version.
Since 1978, Jeremy Irons is married to actress Sinead Cusack Moira. The couple has two sons, Max Irons and Samuel Irons. In published 1989 film Danny - The Champion makes his son Sam Irons in the title role; Jeremy Irons took over the role from Danny's father. In 2012, he stood next to Alden Ehrenreich, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the drama Beautiful Creatures front of the camera.
German dubbing voice
In the German synchronization are alternately Frank Glaubrecht and Thomas Fritsch its default voices.