JEREMY IRONS/ Rikkin
The Britian-born Irons has an extraordinary legacy of film, television and
performances. 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
Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Tony Award, and SAG Award winner. His
film highlights include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Mission, Dead
Damage, M. Butterfly and Adrian Lyne's Lolita. He is the voice of the evil lion
in Disney's classic The Lion King, and he showed his grasp of the action genre
starring opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With A Vengeance.
Other career highlights include the films Being Julia with Annette Bening;
with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen; and Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty with Liv
Tyler. Irons received a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's play
Real Thing and more recently appeared on the London stage in the National
Theatre's Never so Good and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Gods Weep.
Irons has just come off a season with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre where he
in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night as James Tyrone. This
was part of a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Bristol Old Vic, where
originally studied theatre.
Irons might be best known for his role as Charles Ryder in the cult TV
series Brideshead Revisited. Other television credits include the award-winning
television miniseries, directed by Tom Hooper, Elizabeth I, in which Irons is
by Helen Mirren. Irons also portrayed iconic photographer Alfred Stieglitz in
award-winning biographical picture Georgia O'Keeffe. His more recent film work
includes the award-winning independent feature Margin Call with Kevin Spacey;
Words with Bradley Cooper; Beautiful Creatures, directed by Richard LaGravenese,
and Night Train to Lisbon, directed by Bille August.
Irons also has recently been seen in Race, based on the true story of Jesse
the 1936 Olympics, in which Irons portrays Avery Brundage; Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice, in which Irons plays the role of Alfred Pennyworth, directed by
Zack Snyder; High-Rise, Jeremy Thomas' J.G. Ballard adaptation from director Ben
Wheatley; The Correspondence, directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore,
and fans can look forward to seeing him in several upcoming films including The
Man Who Knew Infinity, an Edward R. Pressman production, directed by Matthew
Over a span of three years, commencing in 2010, Jeremy Irons took on the role
of Pope Alexander VI in the epic Showtime series The Borgias, a
television drama created by Neil Jordan. The series, set around the turn of the
Century, follows the Borgia family, an Italian dynasty of Spanish origin.
In 2012, Irons was the featured actor in TRASHED, an award-winning documentary
on the environment for which he was the executive producer. A Blenheim
feature documentary directed by Candida Brady, TRASHED received a special
screening at the Cannes Film Festival and continues to play in theaters and
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