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Jeremy Irons

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19, 1948
Cowes, England
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Cowes, England


He became known for his sinister vocal performance as Scar in The Lion King and played the villainous Simon in Die Hard with a Vengeance. After playing Claus in Reversal of Fortune, he received an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Before Fame

He briefly performed in a four-man school band called Four Pillars of Wisdom. He attended Sherborne School in Dorset from 1962 to 1966.


In 2011, he became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN.

Family Life

His mother, Barbara Anne Brereton Brymer, worked as a housewife, and his father, Paul Dugan Irons, had a career as an accountant. He married Sinéad Cusack in 1978, and his son is actor Max Irons.

Associated With

He played Franz Kafka in the film Kafka.

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