"Jeremy John Irons" is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many London theatre productions including The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Godspell, Richard II (play)/Richard II and Embers. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (play)/The Real Thing and received a Tony Award for Best Actor.
Irons' first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman (film)/The French Lieutenant's Woman, for which he received a British Academy Film Awards/BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in such film dramas as Moonlighting (film)/Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983 film)/Betrayal (1983) and The Mission (1986 film)/The Mission (1986), he gained critical acclaim for portraying twin Gynaecology/gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (film)/Dead Ringers (1988). In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Jeremy Irons on Wikipedia.
You have to communicate on a much greater scale, ... With a camera, you can use the flick of an eye. On stage, a lot of other things are happening that can pull focus or energy. You're always thinking the same way, but you have to amplify your thoughts with the volume of your speech and the ways you use your whole body to communicate what you're feeling. It's a little bit different from film.Jeremy Irons