Jeremy Irons

Biography: Dashing and handsome, this stage-trained Brit appeared in myriad theater productions and TV shows in his homeland before making a splash stateside in the imported BBC miniseries Brideshead Revisited. As the narrator of this saga of two very close Oxford friends, Irons showcased his plumy timbre and palpable sex appeal. Hollywood quickly came calling and cast him in another romantic tale, The French Lieutenant's Woman, opposite Meryl Streep. During the '80s, he essayed offbeat roles in a diverse roster of films but took time out to return to the stage, notably opposite Glenn Close in The Real Thing on Broadway, which snagged Tony Awards for both actors in 1984. Six years later, the two reteamed for what would prove to be Irons' true breakthrough, Reversal of Fortune, based on the real-life case of lothario Claus von Bulow, who was accused of murdering his troubled society wife, Sunny. Irons took home a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his chilling yet charming performance.Dashing and handsome, this stage-trained Brit appeared in myriad theater productions and TV shows in his homeland before making a splash stateside in the imported BBC miniseries Brideshead Revisited. As the narrator of this saga of two very close Oxford friends, Irons showcased his plumy timbre and palpable sex appeal. Hollywood quickly came calling and cast him in another romantic tale, The French Lieutenant's Woman, opposite Meryl Streep. During the '80s, he essayed offbeat roles in a diverse roster of films but took time out to return to the stage, notably opposite Glenn Close in The Real Thing on Broadway, which snagged Tony Awards for both actors in 1984. Six years later, the two reteamed for what would prove to be Irons' true breakthrough, Reversal of Fortune, based on the real-life case of lothario Claus von Bulow, who was accused of murdering his troubled society wife, Sunny. Irons took home a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his chilling yet charming performance. Throughout the '90s, Irons alternated between the stage and the screen, most notably with his villainous vocal turn in the animated blockbuster The Lion King. He continued to shine in art-house films and TV-movies, such as his supporting turn as a royal lover in the 2006 TV biopic Elizabeth I, which earned him Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Married since 1978 to celebrated Irish actress Sinead Cusack, the couple remains together with their two sons, and have even collaborated on a number of projects. Expand

Jeremy Irons' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 93 Reversal of Fortune
Lowest Metascore: 11 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 39
  2. Negative: 7 out of 39
39 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Batman Mar 4, 2022 Alfred Pennyworth 5.3
11 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters Dec 4, 2020 Principal Cast tbd
tbd Better Start Running Oct 12, 2018 Executive Producer / Garrison tbd
tbd An Actor Prepares Aug 31, 2018 Atticus tbd
53 Red Sparrow Mar 2, 2018 Cast / Korchnoi / General Korchnoi / Korchnoi 5.7
45 Justice League Nov 17, 2017 Alfred Pennyworth / Alfred / Alfred Pennyworth 6.1
76 Their Finest Apr 7, 2017 Secretary Of War 6.3
36 Assassin's Creed Dec 21, 2016 Cast / Alan Rikkin / Rikkin / Rikkin 6.0
65 High-Rise May 13, 2016 Anthony Royal / Royal / Royal 5.1
56 The Man Who Knew Infinity Apr 29, 2016 G.H. Hardy / G.H. Hardy 7.1
44 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Alfred / Alfred Pennyworth 7.0
56 Race Feb 19, 2016 Avery Brundage 6.6
30 Night Train to Lisbon Dec 6, 2013 Raimund Gregorius 6.9
52 Beautiful Creatures Feb 14, 2013 Macon Ravenwood 6.1
71 Trashed Dec 14, 2012 Executive Producer / Himself tbd
37 The Words Sep 7, 2012 The Old Man 6.7
76 Margin Call Oct 21, 2011 John Tuld 7.2
69 The Last Lions Feb 18, 2011 Narrator 8.4
36 The Pink Panther 2 Feb 6, 2009 Avellaneda 5.2
64 Appaloosa Sep 19, 2008 Randall Bragg / Randall Bragg tbd
38 Eragon Dec 15, 2006 Brom 3.5
73 Inland Empire Dec 6, 2006 Kingsley Stewart 7.4
57 Casanova Dec 25, 2005 Pucci 6.6
63 The Merchant of Venice Dec 29, 2004 Antonio 7.4
49 Callas Forever Nov 5, 2004 Larry Kelly 5.4
65 Being Julia Oct 15, 2004 Michael Gosselyn / Michael Gosselyn 7.0
54 And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... Aug 1, 2003 Valentin Valentin 6.8
59 Langrishe Go Down Jul 17, 2002 Otto Beck 4.0
42 The Time Machine Mar 8, 2002 Über-Morlock 6.7
14 Dungeons & Dragons Dec 8, 2000 Profion / Profion tbd