Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons is an English actor widely popular for his role in films like Reversal of Fortune, Kafka, Lolita, Dungeons & Dragons, The Merchant of Venice, Being Julia, Kingdom of Heaven, and Justice League.
The 71-year-old began his acting journey on stage in 1969 from theatre productions like The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Godspell, Embers, and The Real Thing. As per sources, Jeremy Irons is worth $16 million as of 2019.
Jeremy John Irons was born on 19th September 1948 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England to Paul Dugan Irons and Barbara Anne Brereton Brymer. He is English as per his nationality and has mixed (Scottish & Irish) ancestry.
Irons grew up alongside his brother Christopher (born in 1943) and a sister named Felicity Anne (born in 1944) in his hometown.
He enrolled at Sherborne School in 1962 and graduated in 1966. He then trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Irons's net worth is estimated at around $16 million as of December 2019. Whereas, The Richest estimated his net worth at around $10 million.
Jeremy’s primary source of his million-dollar fortune is his successful career as an actor. In the United Kingdom, an actor makes around £11.19, i.e. $14.67 per hour to £20,000, which is $26,215 per year.
The pay range is quite lesser in comparison to the United States, where an actor earns around $32,000 to $67,000 annually.
The Oscar Winner owns a castle called Kilcoe Castle nearby a long-abandoned fortress on the southwestern Irish coast called Roaringwater Bay in Ireland. The castle’s mighty tower stands 65 feet tall, and its conjoined tower at the northeast corner is 85 feet.
The property is decorated with art and treasures from Irons’ travels. The main living room of the castle is called Solar, which features a fireplace, library, and main staircase.
Moreover, the actor also owns a house in The Liberties of Dublin and his hometown Cowes. He also owns a sailing boat which cost around $20,000 to $40,000.
At the early stage of his career, Irons appeared in several series like Play Away, Notorious Woman, Love for Lydia, and Langrishe, Go Down.
He grabbed both media and public attention with his role as Charles Ryder in the television adaptation Brideshead Revisited. He then appeared in The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
He earned his lead role in a 1982 British drama film Moonlighting, where he played an exiled Polish building contractor. In 2005, Irons won an Emmy Award and Golden Globe award for his role as Earl of Leicester in the TV mini-series Elizabeth I.
Jeremy made his film debut in 1980 in Nijinsky, where he played Mikhail Fokine. Following his debut, Irons appeared in movies like Danny the Champion of the World, Kafka, Damage, M. Butterfly, and The House of the Spirits.
In 1990, Irons played Claus von Bulow is an American drama film Reversal of Fortune alongside Glenn Close and Ron Silver. For his outstanding performance in the film, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In 2016, Jeremy played Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler and chief of security and trusted confidant in the American superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He appeared alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavil, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg.
Irons reprised his role as Alfred in the 2017 superhero film Justice League alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavil, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher.
In 2018, Irons appeared in Red Sparrow as Vladimir Korchnoi and An Actor Prepares as Atticus Smith.
Jeremy is set to appear in an upcoming romantic comedy film Love, Weddings & Other Disasters which is currently in post-production.
Apart from his professional career, Irons is also involved in various charities and fundraising programs. He is the Patron of the ERTSAR, which is a life-saving United Nations recognized disaster response search and rescue team and registered a charity.
In 2011, Jeremy was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Likewise, on 20th July 2016, he was announced as the first Chancellor of Bath Spa University.
Some of the charities supported by Jeremy are:
The 6 feet 1 and a half inch tall actor is married to actress Sinead Cusack. They tied the knot on 28th March 1978 in the presence of family and friends.
The couple shares two sons named Samuel “Sam” Irons (born in 1978) and Maximilian “Max” Irons (born in 1985).
Prior to Sinead, Irons married Julie Hallam in 1969; however, their marriage was annulled the same year.