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 McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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