THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
(Aramis) came to international attention in Charles Sturridge's
award- winning television serial Brideshead Revisited,
in a performance which garnered the actor nominations for the
Emmy Award, the British Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor. His stage career includes time as a leading member
of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Broadway run of Tom
Stoppard's "The Real Thing," for which he won the Drama
Logue Award and Tony Award for Best Actor. Following acclaimed
performances in The French Lieutenant's Woman, Moonlighting,
Betrayal, Swann in Love and The Mission, Irons's starring
role as twin doctors in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers
earned him a Best Actor Award from the New York Film Critics Circle
and a Canadian Genie in 1988. In 1990 he starred opposite Glenn
Close, playing Claus Von Bulow in Barbet Schroeder's Reversal
of Fortune and was awarded the Academy Award® and the
Golden Globe, both for Best Actor. Since then, Irons has appeared
in leading roles in Steven Soderbergh's Kafka, Stephen
Gyllenhaal's Waterland, Louis Malle's Damage, David
Cronenberg's M. Butterfly, Bille August's House of the
Spirits and in the international blockbuster Die Hard III,
opposite Bruce Willis. For the Disney film The Lion King,
Irons provided the voice of Scar, King of the Jungle.
Irons recently starred opposite Liv Tyler
in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1996 Stealing Beauty and as Humbert
Humbert opposite Melanie Griffith in Adrian Lyne's remake of Lolita.
Additionally, he appeared opposite Gong Li in Chinese Box,
directed by Wayne Wang. Irons recently completed directing and
co-starring with his wife, Sinead Cusack, in Mirad, A Boy From
Bosnia. The television production for the UK's Channel 4 is
a drama by the Dutch playwright Ad De Bont.
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