Jeremy Irons Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd April 2014

Fact: Oscar winner Jeremy Irons will be honoured with the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival in California. The actor will receive the honour at a gala on 1 May (14). Previous recipients of the Film Society's Peter J. Owens Award include Harrison Ford, Terence Stamp, Robert Duvall, Robert Redford, Robin Williams and Kevin Spacey.


25th March 2013

Quote: "If you're going to have a cigar over dinner, you've got to be at home to do it. I think smokers are singled out in a way that seems disproportionate." Jeremy Irons feels smokers should have more rights.


11th March 2013

Quote: "I have never watched Damage because I don't want to see my dad naked. He made that when I was a boy, and I never saw it then because he got his bits and pieces out quite a lot." Jeremy Irons' actor son Max will never watch his father's saucy 1992 film.


20th May 2011

Fact: Aussie actress Emily Browning is dating Jeremy Irons' son Max.


11th April 2011

Quote: "If you say, 'I really think I should have the right to smoke in the street or in the park or at the beach,' people will say, 'You shouldn't be smoking at all. It's bad for you.' Well, I think we can choose what's bad for us. I mean, there are many other things in life that are bad for us. Being surrounded by boring people is very bad for us - it attacks the heart." Jeremy Irons despises the anti-smoking groups who have stripped him of his rights to puff away in public.


31st March 2011

Quote: "Don't look at us and think it will necessarily be the same for you. 99.9 per cent of actors are unemployed, or are employed, but not as they'd like. Look at them more than you look at us." Actor Max Irons recalls the sound advice he got from his parents, Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, when he told them he wanted to enter the entertainment business.


13th March 2011

Quote: "He told me, 'It's a ruthless business, and you're potentially destined for a life of unhappiness, financial instability, jealousy and paranoia.' But then he realised I was serious, and said, 'OK, got for it.'" Actor Max Irons was warned against pursuing a career in showbusiness by his father The Merchant Of Venice star Jeremy Irons.


6th December 2010

Fact: Oscar winner Jeremy Irons will play a sex therapist on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


18th August 2010

Fact: An odd documentary about the life of a stray plastic bag, narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, has become a sensation online. The quirky 'mockumentary', produced by the bosses of environmental organisation Heal The Bay, follows the cast-off bag from a grocery store parking lot to the Pacific Garbage Patch in the Central North Pacific.


24th March 2009

Quote: "It's a bit like being asked to go and meet one's ex wife's new man. Think I'll pass on that one but so glad she's happy." British actor Jeremy Irons on seeing the 2008 remake of his 1981 film, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED.


30th May 2008

Fact: DAME Judi Dench and British actress Honor Blackman make up the perfect female voice, according to a new study. The research, conducted by linguistics at Sheffield University, England, claims the most appealing male voice is made from a combination of actors Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon's tones.


16th January 2008

Fact: Actor Jeremy Irons will make his debut at London's National Theatre in NEVER SO GOOD, a new stage show by playwright HOWARD BRENTON about the life of former British prime minister HAROLD MACMILLAN. The 59-year-old was last seen in the West End in 2007's EMBERS, in which he co-starred with PATRICK MALAHIDE.


20th February 2007

Fact: Actress Sinead Cusack won't have any difficulties penning thank you letters for her 59th birthday gifts - her husband Jeremy Irons' present on Sunday (18FEB07) was a bureau.


17th January 2007

Quote: "It's a really good party. It's a bit looser than the Oscars and there's slightly less hype." Jeremy Irons is a big fan of the Golden Globes, where he won a Best Actor award last night (15JAN07).


16th January 2007

Quote: If you can't support Helen Mirren, you can't support anything." Jeremy Irons feels undeserving of his Best Supporting Actor prize at last night's (15JAN07) Golden Globe Awards. The actor picked up the TV honour for his role in ELIZABETH I.


16th January 2007

Quote: If you can't support Helen Mirren, you can't support anything." Jeremy Irons feels undeserving of his Best Supporting Actor prize at last night's (15JAN07) Golden Globe Awards. The actor picked up the TV honour for his role in ELIZABETH I.


16th January 2007

Quote: "This is a nightmare. I live in Ireland and I forget all of you, and then I come here and I remember you and I can't remember your names." Golden Globe Awards winner Jeremy Irons struggles to remember his peers.


16th January 2007

Quote: "This is a nightmare. I live in Ireland and I forget all of you, and then I come here and I remember you and I can't remember your names." Golden Globe Awards winner Jeremy Irons struggles to remember his peers.


17th August 2006

Quote: "It's always better to win! I'm so tired of, 'It's an honour just to be nominated.'" Jeremy Irons doesn't mince words when it comes to his Emmy Award nomination for his performance in ELIZABETH I.


17th August 2006

Quote: "They help in ways a director can't. You know, girlie things, hairdos and such. Dottie would wag when she liked Helen Mirren's wig, subtleties like that." Actor Jeremy Irons is pleased his two dogs, DOTTIE and DORA, had fun on the set of recent TV movie ELIZABETH I.


7th May 2006

Fact: British actor Jeremy Irons, X-FILES star Gillian Anderson and actress Prunella Scales have teamed up to launch a fundraising campaign called Dignity, Period!, which will raise money to supply sanitary products to women in Zimbabwe.


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