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JEREMY IRONS/ Rikkin

The Britian-born Irons has an extraordinary legacy of film, television and theatre performances. Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune. He is also a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Tony Award, and SAG Award winner. His film highlights include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Mission, Dead Ringers, Damage, M. Butterfly and Adrian Lyne's Lolita. He is the voice of the evil lion Scar in Disney's classic The Lion King, and he showed his grasp of the action genre starring opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With A Vengeance.

Other career highlights include the films Being Julia with Annette Bening; Appaloosa with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen; and Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty with Liv Tyler. Irons received a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing and more recently appeared on the London stage in the National Theatre's Never so Good and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Gods Weep. Irons has just come off a season with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre where he appeared in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night as James Tyrone. This production was part of a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Bristol Old Vic, where Irons originally studied theatre.

Irons might be best known for his role as Charles Ryder in the cult TV series Brideshead Revisited. Other television credits include the award-winning television miniseries, directed by Tom Hooper, Elizabeth I, in which Irons is joined by Helen Mirren. Irons also portrayed iconic photographer Alfred Stieglitz in the award-winning biographical picture Georgia O'Keeffe. His more recent film work includes the award-winning independent feature Margin Call with Kevin Spacey; The Words with Bradley Cooper; Beautiful Creatures, directed by Richard LaGravenese, and Night Train to Lisbon, directed by Bille August.

Irons also has recently been seen in Race, based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics, in which Irons portrays Avery Brundage; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which Irons plays the role of Alfred Pennyworth, directed by Zack Snyder; High-Rise, Jeremy Thomas' J.G. Ballard adaptation from director Ben Wheatley; The Correspondence, directed by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore, and fans can look forward to seeing him in several upcoming films including The Man Who Knew Infinity, an Edward R. Pressman production, directed by Matthew Brown.

Over a span of three years, commencing in 2010, Jeremy Irons took on the role of Pope Alexander VI in the epic Showtime series The Borgias, a historical-fiction television drama created by Neil Jordan. The series, set around the turn of the 16th Century, follows the Borgia family, an Italian dynasty of Spanish origin.

In 2012, Irons was the featured actor in TRASHED, an award-winning documentary on the environment for which he was the executive producer. A Blenheim Production feature documentary directed by Candida Brady, TRASHED received a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival and continues to play in theaters and festivals globally.

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