Jeremy Irons profile: How the English actor is hoping to alter the narrative on ‘the man who was fooled by Hitler’

Over his long career, Irons has been lauded for tackling a wide variety of roles. Now, he’s playing Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister, in Munich - The Edge of War

Jeremy Irons: one of the few actors to have won the ‘triple crown’ of Oscar, Emmy and Tony. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief

Name: Jeremy Irons

Age: 73

Appearance: tall, slim and austere-looking

Newsworthiness: the west Cork resident plays Neville Chamberlain in Munich – The Edge of War, which is in cinemas now and streaming on Netflix from Friday

In depth

Jeremy Irons gave an unexpected answer when he was asked what he enjoyed most about playing Rodolfo Gucci in House of Gucci, Ridley Scott’s biographical crime drama about the first family of Italian fashion.

“I ...