Jeremy Irons.  A role in "Gucci House".  The most important films.  family information

  • He began his career playing at the Old Vic Theater in Bristol. He was 32 years old when he first appeared in the movie
  • For more than four decades, Irons has been happily married to Irish actress Sinead Cusack. They have two sons – Sam and Max
  • He owns Kilco Castle in the Irish county of Cork. The actor bought it in the ’90s and completely returned it
  • Jeremy Irons has several dozen film and theater roles to his credit. The last production with his participation – the movie “Gucci House” – will be shown in Polish cinemas on November 26, 2021.
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If someone is looking for an actor that can be perfectly described as British, then Jeremy Irons born in 1948 on the Isle of Wight comes to mind as one of the first genres. With an unmistakable look and voice, Irons began not with cinema, but with theater.

It didn’t work out with the first wife

He first appeared on the stage of the Old Vic Theater in Bristol in 1969. In the following years he was associated with the largest and most famous theaters in the British Isles, playing in the most important plays of Shakespeare and … the musicals of Stephen Sondheim.

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Jeremy Irons with his wife Susan Cusack

In the year of his appearance on the stage, he met and married Julie Hallam, but their marriage was annulled later that year. He had to wait almost a decade for his true love, Irish actress Sinead Cusack. The couple married in March 1978 and had two sons, Sam and Max. Both starred in films with their father as children, but only Max followed in his footsteps. The eldest son Sam became a photographer.

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Jeremy Irons in “The Mission”

The first major movie role of Jeremy Irons was the 1981 movie “French Lover”, in which he co-starred. Meryl Streep. A year later he starred with Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski in the movie “Fucha”. Then he played another distinguished hero, playing the role of Father Gabriel in the movie “The Mission”, and four years later he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie “The Second Truth”.

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With Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, and Joe Bessem at the 63rd Academy Awards

Many fans of thrillers will remember him as terrorist Simon Gruber in “Glass Trap 2”, and for those who were raised on cartoons Disney He will always be the scar from The Lion King. Alfred was also loyal and helpful to his game Pena Affleca Batman. He also happened to play in productions that are generally considered cheesy like the fantasy show Dungeons & Dragons. On the small screen, he played the role of Pope Alexander VI in the series “Borgia” and in 2020 he played the role of Ozymandias in the HBO production “Watchmen”.

Currently, Jeremy Irons can be seen in the movie “Gucci House”, which was shown in Polish cinemas on November 26, 2021. The Brit performs right around the corner Mrs. JajiAdam Driver Jarida Leto and Al Pacino. Ridley Scott’s new production follows the romance, marriage and separation between Maurizio Gucci and Patrezi Reggiani. In 1995, a woman was ordered to kill her husband.

irons w “Domo Gucci” He plays Rodolfo (instead of Robert De Niro, who was previously auditioned for this role), one of the six children of the founder of the legendary Guccio Gucci brand. Unlike his brothers, Rodolfo Gucci was not in fashion in his youth, he was an actor. To avoid association with the family business, he used the stage name Maurizio D’Ancora. He starred in more than 40 films, but after his father’s death in 1953, he gave up his film career and joined Gucci House as a designer. He created the famous floral scarf for Grace KellyWhich has become one of the most popular designs of this brand. He died in 1983.

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Jeremy Irons at the ‘Gucci House’ premiere

Jeremy Irons – Lord of the Castle

In 1997, at the height of his popularity, Jeremy Irons decided to buy another home. He already had apartments in Cowes, Dublin and London, but this time he was looking for a challenge by accepting him. “I enjoy taking risks,” he said of buying a ruin in an interview for ‘Vanity Fair’ in 2016. His choice fell on the 15th century Kilcoe Castle on the north coast Ireland, in County Cork, where the actor’s ancestors came from.

A few years ago, Irons and his wife bought a tiny house for about 10 minutes. From Kilkoe Castle, where they spent their spare days, they were happy to organize picnics near the ruins. The dark traces made such an impression on the actor that he decided to buy it without consulting his wife. As he admitted in an interview years later, he had just finished filming Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel “Lolita” by Adrian Lane, so he had known that “business would slow down a bit” for a while. He had time to rebuild the castle.

It took six years for the facility to reach a working condition. Almost everything was in need of restoration and rebuilding, because only stone walls remained from the medieval building. The roof, stairs, ceilings and rooms were built from scratch. The irons – in addition to installing electricity and running water, and years later also Wi-Fi – made sure to remain true to the 15th century building, even in terms of the ocher color used on the interior walls. He also managed to smuggle décor items into the farmhouse-inspired project, where he filmed the costume movie The Man in the Iron Mask.

Iron involved experienced builders in this great project (it attracted sculptors and carpenters from all over Europe), but he also willingly gave jobs to the locals in County Cork. It was enough to come to the gate and ask for a job. Some of the volunteers have experience or turn out to be very talented artists. Even those who have never worked on construction sites before can earn a few pounds. It was enough for them to mop the ground.

Sinead Cusack said years later that she treated the castle purchase as a midlife crisis for her husband. She immediately added that buying a huge mansion in ruins was very much his style, because Irons hates wastage and throws nothing away. The actor himself – known for his honesty and not playing on the bush – He compares his castle to a bar that stands above the Irish landscape, but also to a welcoming female womb. He also says it is an “interpretation of medieval jazz”.

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