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Jeremy Irons

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 November 1986

Jeremy Irons first achieved international recognition as an actor for his performance in Brideshead Revisited on television. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his childhood on the Isle of Wight, his London debut in Godspell, his appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and his films, which include The French Lieutenant's Woman, Swann In Love and The Mission.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Irish Boy by Mark Knopfler
Book: Construction manual
Luxury: Camera and film

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    Mark Knopfler Irish Boy

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Credits

Presenter
Michael Parkinson

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