Jeremy Irons

1948 - Today

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Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor and activist. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969 and has appeared in many West End theatre productions, including the Shakespeare plays The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard II. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and he received a Tony Award for Best Actor. Irons's first major film role came in the romantic drama The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeremy Irons has received more than 10,330,719 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Jeremy Irons is the 198th most popular actor (up from 238th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 362nd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Actor.

Jeremy Irons is most famous for his role as the voice of Scar in Disney's The Lion King.

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  • 10M

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  • 75.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 73

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jeremy Irons ranks 198 out of 10,030Before him are Giulietta Masina, Geoffrey Rush, Michel Piccoli, Jacqueline Bisset, Patrick Stewart, and Dennis Hopper. After him are Lucia Bosè, Kathy Bates, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Paulette Goddard, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

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Among people born in 1948, Jeremy Irons ranks 16Before him are Eckhart Tolle, Jean-Michel Jarre, Hassan Rouhani, John R. Bolton, Jan Palach, and Henning Mankell. After him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kathy Bates, Sauli Niinistö, Andrzej Sapkowski, Frank Abagnale, and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jeremy Irons ranks 308 out of 6,924Before him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Syd Barrett (1946), Joseph Merrick (1862), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), G. H. Hardy (1877), and Patrick Stewart (1940). After him are Eadweard Muybridge (1830), Ken Miles (1918), Angela Lansbury (1925), Joseph Lister (1827), Pelagius (360), and Lemmy (1945).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Jeremy Irons ranks 33Before him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Jane Birkin (1946), Timothy Dalton (1946), John Hurt (1940), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), and Patrick Stewart (1940). After him are Angela Lansbury (1925), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Ian McShane (1942), Benny Hill (1924), and Alec Guinness (1914).

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