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Born: September 19, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Isle of Wight, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Created an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1998

"I do, I know, present a man who appears to be thinking. I'm thinking about the crossword or the design of a particular building I'm looking at. But I know that I do play the area, and it's quite a fertile area for characters. My area I sort of call the Bill Hurt area, and that's fine. There are a lot of interesting roles within that area. And I do like secrets. I do like internal conflict. Those sort of roles give me the best time."

"I'm not really a character actor. I don't really want to disguise myself completely. I don't like makeup. I don't like stuff that covers. I'm not very good at pretending to be other people. What I always try to do is find a bit of myself that relates to the other person."---Jeremy Irons to Los Angeles Times Calendar, December 1, 1991.

"We both try not to be around when the other is working. We've never wanted to be an inseparable stage couple, but have always enjoyed the privacy from each other that our acting careers give us. It means that when we are together we're really together."---Irons on the success of his marriage to actress Sinead Cusack to The Daily Telegraph, February 19, 2001.

"You know what still amazes me about acting? It's the fact that I can inhabit a part so completely and then walk away from it with no strings attached. I can play a killer and experience all his emotions, yet go home a free man."---Jeremy Irons to The Daily Telegraph, December 10, 2001.

"I'm tall and lean, and I suppose you could say that I carry clothes well. And I have a very English face, which in my case means not a modern face. I was once told by a drama teacher that I would have been a big star if I'd been born 30 years earlier."---Irons quoted to The Daily Telegraph, December 10, 2001.

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