Elegant and handsome, British performing artist, Jeremy Irons, was born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, which is a little island off the south shoreline of England. Jeremy is the child of Paul Dugan Irons, a bookkeeper, and Barbara Anne Brereton Brymer. He has a sister, Felicity Anne, and a brother, Christopher. They are both elder to him.

He married on-screen actress Sinead Cusack. He had appeared with Sinead in ‘Waterland’ (1992) and in the Royal Shakespeare Company plays. He has two sons, Samuel Irons and Max Irons. Max is an actor, and Samuel does photography along with acting.

When Jeremy was 13 years old, he went to Sherborne School in Dorset, and there he was delighted as he could take after his most cherished sport of horse-riding. He was also a part of the school band, the Four Pillars of Wisdom. He played the harmonica and drums in the band. Before turning into a performing artist, Jeremy had considered the profession of a veterinarian specialist.

He went to the Bristol Old Vic, which was a theatre school. After that, he enrolled himself in Bristol Old Vic repertoire organization, where he increased his experience by working in many shows that ranged from the genres of contemporary to Shakespeare. His debut was in the play, ‘The Winter's Tale’, in 1969.

In 1971, Jeremy shifted to London and had various odd occupations before getting the part of John. The role was in the hit musical drama, ‘Godspell’. He went ahead to have a successful, early profession in the West End arena. He has done approximately 30 plays. Some of them are ‘ Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Godspell’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘ Macbeth’, ‘Embers’, and ‘Richard II’. Jeremy was also fortunate in Television. In 1980, he debuted in the on-screen production, ‘Nijinsky’. He increased global consideration with his featuring part in the Granada TV adjustment of the fantastic novel by the name ‘Brideshead Revisited’. From then on, there was no turning back for Jeremy. His career moved on to be a steady one. He appeared on Broadway in ‘The Real Thing’.

He has acted in over 50 films. Some of the movies that he performed in are ‘Reversal of Fortune’, ‘Kafka’, ‘Damage’, ‘M. Butterfly’, ‘The House of the Spirits’, ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’, ‘Stealing Beauty’, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’, ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘Eragon’. In 1989, he showed up with son, Samuel and Cyril Cusack, who is Sinead's father, in the film ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’.

He is also known for his mesmerizing voice and occasionally lends his voice in various platforms. In 1994, he gave voice to the character Scar in the most famous, animated cartoon, ‘The Lion King’ by Disney. For this contribution, he won the Annie Award for Best Achievement for Voice Acting. Also, he was nominated for MTV Film Award for the Best Villain.

Jeremy has won over 26 awards and had more than 20 nominations. Some of the prominent ones are listed below. In 1984, he won a Tony for the Best Actor in the play, ‘The Real Thing’. He won the NY Critics Award for Best Actor, for his role in David Cronenberg's movie, ‘Dead Ringers’ (1988). In 1990, he received a Golden Globe Award for his part in ‘Reversal of Fortune’ as Claus von Bulow. He also got an Oscar for Best Actor for the same. Among his numerous accomplishments, his part as Professor Higgins, in the acclaimed musical, ‘My Fair Lady’, shows his strength as an actor.

Recently, he appeared in the movie ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. He played the role of Alfred, who is Batman's loyal butler. His ongoing works include ‘Assassin's Creed’, which is in the process of filming, and ‘ The Man Who Knew Infinity’, which has released recently.

Stephan James English Actor

Stephan James

He was born on the 16th of December 1993 in the city of Toronto of Canada. He started his career in the film and television acting industry in the year 2010. He is twenty-two years of age at present. Degrassi: the Next Generation was the first show in which he bagged the star role. He was a part of this show for two seasons. Later, he acted in several movies in supporting roles in 2011 and 2012. The films he did after Degrassi: The First Generation were My Babysitter’s a Vampire, The LA Complex, The Listener, and How to be Indie. Near this time, he also acted in 12 Dates of Christmas, a picture which got telecast on TV only on ABC. He reached the top of his career with Canadian movie Home Again. He was in the main role together with Fefe Dobson and Tatanya Ali. He plays the Character of a deported person from Jamaica in the film. The name of this person from Jamaica is Everton St. Clair. Sudz Sutherland directed Home Again. He got a lot of appreciation for his work in it. He plays a character that goes through sad circumstances, and hence, The Globe and Mail reviewed his work as ‘Heartbreaking’. He got shortlisted for the Best Supporting actor of the first version of Canadian Screen Awards. Next, he was a part of the motion picture Selma. It was a part biography on Martin Luther King Jr. Stephan James plays the role of a man named John Lewis, who is an activist for civil rights. This extraordinary picture got nominated for Best Picture at the Oscar Awards. It didn’t win Academy Awards, but James is convinced that awards don’t determine a movie’s worth. He knows that it is relevant to today’s generation and gives out a great message. He was in a part of the main role of The Book of Negroes; a TV series aired on CBC in 2015. Its story derives from a book by Jonathan Hill, which has the same title. He received the title of one of Toronto International Film Festival’s Rising Stars. He was remembered in the Month dedicated to Black History by CBC as a Black culture-maker from Canada. He declared that the affluent and famous actress Oprah Winfrey was his influence and inspiration. He starred in movie Race, which was a biographical film of Athlete Jesse Owens. Another Version of this Bio... Stephan James is a popular trending actor of the Canadian industry. He was born and raised in Toronto. He hails from a Jamaican family. He is one of the fastest rising Hollywood stars. He is one such gem that has raised the level for young actors and is a youth icon. James is known for his unique movies. At a young age of 17, Stephan stepped into acting. He loved acting since childhood, and he was the part of theater productions in his school. He initially acted in television series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’. It was teenage drama series with each show based on a theme. It was related to prevailing youth issues. Stephan was closed to the show as it was based on his hometown Ontario. The series was applauded with numerous accolades at national as well as international level. It received the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming. Stephan enacted in the series for two seasons. After that, he was a part of various television shows. He became a known face in the television industry after he played many supporting roles. In 2011 he acted in the show ‘How to be Indie’. The show was broadcast on YTV. One of his characters was for the show ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’. The show was a hit, and a video game was launched on its concept. It was honored with the Pixie Award and Canadian Screen Awards for best youth show. It was broadcast for two seasons. He was also a part of ‘The Listener’ and ‘The LA Complex’. His debut film in Hollywood was ‘Home Again’ in 2012. He played Everton St. Clair, the Jamaican Deportee. Tatyana Ali was the lead actress. He was well praised for his efforts in his debut movie. His next release was in 2014- Selma. Stephan played John Lewis, a civil rights activist. The movie was powerful and influential. It won an Oscar award for best original song. He then played Cummings Shakespeare in the series ‘The book of Negroes. It was a CBC’s miniseries. One of his epic performances was in the movie Race (2016) where he played Jesse Owens, an afro-American field sprinter. It was a box office hit and probably one of the most notable films by him till now. Upcoming Projects: Stephan is preparing for his next movie ‘Undone’ wherein he plays an aspiring hockey player. He is also gearing up for his new NBC show.

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Carl Weathers

Carl, who has a talented past, took birth in New Orleans. He attended St. Augustine High School and Long Beach City College after attending San Diego State University. He also has a B. A. Degree in Drama from when he attended San Francisco State University in 1974. Although he is mostly known as a talented actor, he wasn’t as serious about it when he was in high school. During high school, he was active in all sorts of athletic activities, including gymnastics, judo, wrestling, etc. From this, he even developed a professional career in football. He was a linebacker when he played football professionally or in college. His professional career in football, though brief, started with Oakland Raiders, with whom he played eight games for two years (1970-1971). Afterward, he joined the BC Lions (Canadian FL) and played eighteen games with them until 1973. The highlight of his professional football career was when he played for the coaches of Hall of Fame. Carl retired from his football career in 1974 since he knew deep in his heart that he wanted to act. He began his career with parts in two films that were based on the exploitation of the black people. The films were directed by his old friend, Arthur Marks. After that, he did several small parts in films, TV shows, advertisements, etc. He has featured in several sitcoms like Good Times (in which his role was of a husband whose wife is cheating on him with the show’s main character), Street Justice (in which his part was of a sergeant), In the Heat of the Night (in which he played the police chief), in the CBS show Tour of Duty, Arrested Development, etc. His film career is also bright as well with roles in films like the three Rocky series as Apollo Creed, in Not This Time (in which he played a misogynist), in action movies like Predators, Force 10 from Navarone, Hurricane Smith, Action Jackson, in comedy films like Happy Gilmore (in which he worked alongside Adam Sandler), Little Nicky, etc. He has also contributed his voice for a video game by Pandemic Studios, called Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. He was also a narrator for an eighteen-part TV show called Conquest! The Price Of Victory - Witness The Journey of the Trojans! Currently, he can be seen in various ads, like in the commercials for Old Spice, Bud Lights, etc. Acting and football kept aside, Weathers is also a part of the US Olympic Committee and also a member of Big Brothers. He’s had three marriages, all of which ended in divorce. The first marriage was with Mary Ann Castle, with whom he has two children. His second marriage was with Rhona Unsell while the third one was with Jennifer Peterson.

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Carl Weathers English Actor