’s latest film, Appaloosa
, goes on release today.
In it he plays a traditional Western landgrabbing villain. In 1990 he won an
Oscar for best actor in the film Reversal of Fortune
, playing Claus
von Bülow. He is best remembered for his 1981 role as Charles Ryder in the
adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
. He has been
married to the actress Sinéad Cusack for 30 years and they have two grown-up
sons. Jeremy Irons is 60 today. RGT
Kate Adie, broadcaster, 63; Lol Coxhill, saxophonist, 76;
Justin Dukes, managing director, Channel 4, 1981-88, 67; Austin
Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsby, and broadcaster, 74; Zandra Rhodes,
fashion designer, 68; Kurt Sanderling, conductor, 96; Twiggy,
model, actress and singer, 59; Professor Sir Christopher White,
director, Ashmolean Museum, 1985-97, 78.