Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bülow in 1990’s Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Screen Actors Guild award winner. His film highlights include The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), The Mission (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), Damage (1992), M. Butterfly (1993), and Lolita (1997). He is the voice of the evil lion Scar in Disney’s The Lion King (1994) and starred opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance(1995). More recent work includes the role of Adrian Veidt in HBO's The Watchmen (2019); the award-winning independent feature Margin Call (2011); Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Correspondence (2016); Jeremy Thomas’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley; Stephen Hopkins’s Race (2016), based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics; Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016); and Matthew Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015). He was awarded both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the television miniseries Elizabeth I, alongside Helen Mirren (2005). He played Pope Alexander in the Showtime historical series The Borgias (2011) and Henry IV in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown opposite Tom Hiddleston. Jeremy Irons received a Tony for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s play The Real Thing (1983), and appeared on the London stage in the National Theatre’s Never So Good (2008) and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Gods Weep (2010). In 2016 he portrayed James Tyron in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary.

Past Events

5x15 Notting Hill - Poetry and Lyrics

The Tabernacle, W11
The Tabernacle, W11
Event Featuring

5x15 at the Tabernacle with Jeremy Irons, Billy Bragg, Shahidha Bari, William Sieghart and Jackie Kay talking about the power of poetry and lyrics