DOB: Sept. 19, 1948
Where: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Years Active: 1971-present
Spouse: Julie Hallam(1969), Sinead Cusack(1978-present)
|Die Hard with a Vengeance. Playing a terrorist named Simon Gruber|
-English actor who received his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.
-Began his career in 1969
-His first film role was in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman. After that, he played in various roles, such as Moonlighting(1982), Betrayal(1983), The Mission(1986). He received alot of good attention by playing twin gynaecologists in Dead Ringers(1988)
-Also has appeared on TV. He currently stars on the HBO show The Borgias.
-Born to Barbara Anne Brereton, a houswife, and Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant.
-Has a brother named Christopher and a sister named Felicity Anne.
-In school, played the drums, and was able to play "Stairway to Heaven" on harmonica.
-Went on to the London stage playing John the Baptist and Judas alongside David Essex in Godspell
-In 2005, he appeared on the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are?
-On Jan. 12, 2011, Irons was a guest star on Law and Order:SVU, in an episode titled "Mask". On that episode, he played a sex therapist named Dr. Cap Jackson. He has said that that was the most fun he has ever had on TV. He apparently enjoys working on TV rather than film
-Played the Musketeer Aramis opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Man in the Iron Mask(1998)
-One of his better known roles was providing his voice for the character Scar in The Lion King(1994)
|Law and Order:SVU|
|The Lion King|
|The Man in the Iron Mask|
-Married Irish actress Sinead Cusack in March 1978. They have 2 sons, Samuel James Brefni Irons, who works as a photographer and Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons, also an actor, who appeared in the 2006 Burberry fashion campaign.
-At the 1991 Tony Awards, Irons was one of the few celebs to wear the recently created red ribbon to support the fight against AIDS.
-Aggressive, industrious work ethic
-Had his motorcycle license suspended for 3 months after going 97 mph on his BMW motorcycle in England