Jeremy Irons is a world-renowned actor, trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He has acted in everything, including West End productions, popular television shows and hit films. On the stage he has starred in countless plays, such as Godspell, The Rear Column, The Caretaker and Much Ado About Nothing. On the silver screen he brilliantly portrayed villain Simon Gruber in Die Hard, and was famously the voice of Scar in The Lion King. He has been a prominent figure in the film industry for over 40 years, with more than sixty film credits to his name, and has won a Golden Globe, Emmy and the Academy Award for best Actor for his role in Reversal of Fortune. He is also known for his sober and calm reading of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets on BBC Radio 4.
His more recent film work includes Margin Call, Night Train to Lisbon, The Man Who Knew Infinity and the soon to be released Red Sparrow. In Europe he has been awarded a Cesar and the Premio Europa Per Il Teatro Award, and he is an Officier des Artes et Lettres. He is a strong advocate for environmental awareness, and has produced and appeared in TRASHED, Candida Brady’s award-winning environmental documentary. He is also Patron of the Prison Phoenix Trust and the Hope Foundation.