Everybody’s Got To Start Somewhere: Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons in 'The Borgias'

I offer this blog post as a message of hope and good will to anyone who would like to make more of their humble lot, but feels as though they have started at something of a disadvantage.

It doesn’t matter where you begin, what matters is that you DO begin, as Jeremy Irons can readily explain.

And if you’re not sure who Jeremy Irons is, THIS is Jeremy Irons, appearing in the ’70s childrens television show Play Away, alongside such international superstars-in-waiting as Brian Cant and Toni Arthur and hamming it up something rotten:

And THIS is Jeremy Irons at the 1991 Golden Globes, the same year he won Best Actor at the Academy Awards (yes! He’s the ’90s Colin Firth):

Yes, it’s the same man who did the joke about the kippers. Now go and write your damn novel, OK?

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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