Happy belated 64th birthday Jeremy…a year older…and what a difference a year makes! It’s hard to imagine, but a year ago, I did not even know who Jeremy Irons was. I’d seen The Lion King as a kid, but I never knew who voiced its characters. Then sometime late last year I happened upon an interview with him and instantly fell in love with his velvet voice and still darn good looks in my opinion.
I have been an avid collector of films for a few years, but my collection would never have been truly complete if I had not become a fan of Jeremy’s. Work of his, such as Reversal of Fortune, Damage, Lolita, The Borgias, And Now Ladies and Gentlemen, M Butterfly, Chinese Box, and Dead Ringers is incredibly intriguing. I love that Jeremy has selected such enigmatic and thought-provoking characters throughout his career…they challenge the viewer to analyze their actions and motives. In addition, I absolutely adore Brideshead Revisited and Roald Dahl’s Danny Champion of the World. One day I hope to have the opportunity to see his film Australia. Has anyone actually had the pleasure to view this rare film? It’s nearly impossible to find, especially a copy with English subtitles.
To summarize, I am completely smitten with Jeremy Irons…even though he’s more than forty years older than me. The fact that he has gorgeous sons, an intelligent wife I can respect, and lives in a 15th century castle only helps :)