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Smudge (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted 2014

Jeremy Irons adopted a dog named Smudge in 2014 from the Battersea Dogs Home.

I got her from the Battersea Dogs Home when she was eight weeks old. She is now 7, lying at my feet with great patience. And she’s a very important part of my work and my life because she gives me respite. She reminds me it’s only a [expletive] film and that actually a walk or dinner is much more important. She’s extremely tactile, which is lovely because I’m quite tactile. And now, when you aren’t allowed to be tactile with other people, it’s wonderful. You’re still allowed to be tactile with your dog. So I’m able to cuddle her without getting into any trouble.

Jeremy Irons, New York Times, January 2022

Dora and Dotty (Dog)

Jeremy Irons had two dogs named Dora and Dotty that have passed away. They were buried behind his home in Oxfordshire.

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Jeremy Irons Pets


September 19, 1948 (75)

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Jeremy Irons is a British actor . Irons has portrayed a variety of complex characters throughout his career, including the sinister Scar in Disney’s “The Lion King,” the seductive Humbert Humbert in “Lolita,” and the iconic twin brothers in David Cronenberg’s “Dead Ringers.”

Irons’ work in film and television has earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He has also collaborated with a wide range of artists and celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Emma Thompson, and Anthony Hopkins.

In addition to his acting career, Irons is also an advocate for animal rights and has supported various animal non-profit organizations. He has been involved with the League Against Cruel Sports, the Born Free Foundation, and PETA, among others. Irons is also a pet owner and has been known to bring his dog to film sets.