Both ruthlessly ambitious and utterly devoted to his family, the head of the Borgia clan uses his position in the Catholic church to acquire and consolidate power, influence, and wealth. He is incredibly shrewd and manages to outmaneuver his rivals at every turn. He also enjoys the carnal pleasures of life, particularly the company of beautiful women. His undying devotion to his derelict favorite son Juan has been a chink in his otherwise impenetrable armor, and has wreaked havoc for him both personally and professionally. Juan's unfortunate fate has left Alexander reeling and untethered, and it may have provided his enemies the prime opportunity to destroy the Borgia family.
Jeremy Irons won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Claus von Bulow in REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. He is also a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Tony Award, and SAG Award winner.
The British Irons has an extraordinary legacy of film, television, and theatre performances including: THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, in which he starred opposite Meryl Streep; THE MISSION; and David Cronenberg's DEAD RINGERS. Irons starred in DAMAGE and M. BUTTERFLY before he made pop culture history as the voice of the evil lion Scar in Disney's classic THE LION KING. Irons showed his grasp of the action genre starring opposite Bruce Willis in DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE, and also starred as Humbert Humbert in Adrian Lyne's LOLITA. Other career highlights include: BEING JULIA with Annette Bening; APPALOOSA with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen; and Bertolucci's STEALING BEAUTY. Irons received a Tony for his performance in Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING and most recently appeared in London in the National Theatre's NEVER SO GOOD and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's THE GODS WEEP. Irons is probably best known for his role as Charles Ryder in the cult TV serial BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. Irons joined Helen Mirren and director Tom Hooper in the award-winning television miniseries ELIZABETH I. He was also recently lauded for his portrayal of iconic photographer Alfred Stieglitz in the award-winning biographical picture GEORGIA O'KEEFFE.
In 2012, Irons was seen on the big screen in the award winning independent feature MARGIN CALL with Kevin Spacey and THE WORDS, with Bradley Cooper, featured closing night at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
2012 also saw Irons playing Henry IV in a series of three films for the "Cultural Olympiad for Britain 2012," BBC2 adaptations created in collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, directed by Richard Eyre. This series is now available on PBS stations throughout the United States.
In 2013, Irons stars in THE NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON, directed by Bille August, as well as BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, shot in Louisiana and directed by Richard LaGravenese.
Irons adds the credit of executive producer and featured actor in TRASHED, a Blenheim Production feature documentary directed by Candida Brady, which received a special screening at the 2012 Cannes film festival.