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Jeremy Irons (1948-), Actor

Sitter in 5 portraits
After beginning his acting career in Bristol, Irons' first appearance on the London stage was as John the Baptist opposite David Essex in Godspell. His role as Charles Ryder in the television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited shot him to fame in 1981. In the same year he starred in the film The French Lieutenant's Woman. In 1984 Irons won a Tony Award for his Broadway performance opposite Glenn Close in The Real Thing. Other film appearances include the dual role of mad twin physicians in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, Reversal of Fortune, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, Damage, Kingdom of Heaven and the voice of Scar in The Lion King.

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Jeremy Irons

by Stuart Pearson Wright
pencil and white heightening, 2005
NPG 6752


Jeremy Irons

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1981
NPG x27864


Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126889


Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126895



by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, May 1987
NPG x36500