Jeremy Irons stars in "The Borgias" on Showtime as Rodrigo Borgia.

Jeremy Irons began his career in England in theater at the Bristol Old Vic and then debuted in London in Godspell as John the Baptist. His work in the West End and at Stratford Upon Avon culminated with his performance of "Richard II" for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" opposite Glenn Close, for which he won both the Drama League Award and Tony Award for Best Actor.

Irons has played many roles for television, most notably "Love for Lydia" and Paolini Hampton's "Tales from Hollywood." His performance in "Brideshead Revisited" brought him worldwide acclaim and nominations for an Emmy Award, the British Academy and he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1996, he directed and co-starred with his wife, actress Sinead Cusack in "Mirad, A Boy from Bosnia," a Channel 4 Television film about refugees, written by Ad De Bont. In 1997 Irons won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over for: "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century." In 2006 Irons co-starred with Helen Mirren in HBO's Elizabeth I. Irons portrayal as the Earl of Leicester won him the Emmy for best supporting actor in a miniseries. In 2009, he starred in the Lifetime TV movie "Georgia O'Keeffe," opposite Joan Allen and Tyne Daly, and directed by Bob Balaban.

On the big screen he has starred in such films as Jerzy Skolimowski's "Moonlighting," Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Volker Schlondorff's "Swann in Love" and "The Mission" with Robert De Niro. Irons played opposite Meryl Streep in "The French Lieutenant's Woman," for which he received the Variety Club Award for Best Actor and a BAFTA nomination, and opposite his son Sam in Roald Dahl's "Danny, Champion of the World." His performance in David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" brought him a Best Actor Award from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Canadian Genie. Irons starred again with Glenn Close in the film based on the re-trial of Claus von Bulow, "Reversal of Fortune." For this performance, Irons received the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Irons went on to work in such films as Steven Soderbergh's "Kafka," David Cronenberg's "M. Butterfly" and Bille August's "The House of the Spirits," with Streep and Close again. In 1994, Irons created the voice of Scar for Disney's "The Lion King." He followed that with the action film "Die Hard with a Vengeance" also starring Bruce Willis, and Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty," also starring Liv Tyler.

Irons more recent films include "The Pink Panther 2," starring Steve Martin, Ed Harris's "Appaloosa," "Eragon," Wayne Wang's "Chinese Box," and "The Man in the Iron Mask," in which he starred with Gerard Depardieu, Leonardo DiCaprio, and John Malkovich. He played Humbert Humbert in Adrian Lyne's controversial film "Lolita" and starred in "Longitude," an A&E Granada film that premiered on BBC. Irons had four films in 2001, including "And Now…Ladies and Gentleman," directed by Claude Lelouch, "The Time Machine," based on the H.G. Wells novel, "Callas Forever," directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and "Last Call," a Showtime Original Picture directed by Henry Bromell, also starring Neve Campbell.

He also starred in István Szabó's "Being Julia" with Annette Bening. In late 2004 Irons played Antonio, in Michael Radford's production of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice," also starring Al Pacino. In spring 2005 Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" was released, in which Irons starred opposite Orlando Bloom. In Lasse Hallström's "Casanova," released Christmas 2005, Irons starred opposite Heath Ledger. Irons recently completed the upcoming feature "Inland Empire," directed by David Lynch.

In 2003 Irons returned to his roots in theater and debuted in the New York City Opera production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" in the role of Frederik, directed by Scott Ellis. Irons played King Arthur in the Hollywood Bowl's summer presentation of "Camelot," part of the Hollywood Bowl's weekend spectacular series. In February 2006 Irons starred as Henrik in "Embers," a play by Paolini Hampton, directed by Michael Blakemore.

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Age: 69 years old
Birthday: September 19, 1948
Height: 6' 1 ½"
Nickname: King
Full Name / Real Name: Jeremy John Irons
Birthplace: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Wife: Sinéad Cusack (3/28/1978, 2 children)
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