Jeremy Irons has a long and illustrious career in film, television and theatre.

He trained at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol and first performed on stage in 1969. He has appeared in numerous productions in both the West End of London and on Broadway winning a Tony Award for Best Actor for his role in The Real Thing in 1984.

His performance in TV series Brideshead Revisited resulted in his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He won a further Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Emmy Award for his performance in Elizabeth I.

His numerous film credits include Kafka, Dead Ringers, Lolita, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lion King, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Reversal of Fortune for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

"I am delighted and honoured to become the first Chancellor of Bath Spa University. The arts stir our emotions like nothing else. They inspire action and change human behaviour, so we must not underestimate their potential impact when investigating and addressing societal and global issues. Bath Spa University is a very special place.

'Its heritage spans diverse institutions and it has several beautiful locations around Bath and beyond. But creativity unites it at its core. In their many different ways, students, staff and alumni are able to combine to form a constellation of brilliance! And we need to celebrate that."

Jeremy Irons, Chancellor

"As your vagabond Chancellor I will trumpet your successes, boo your deficiencies, and try to be as vibrant and unexpected in my behaviour as I would wish you all to be.

God bless Bath Spa University. Together we have worlds to conquer, and in doing so, I suspect and hope that there’s fun to be had."

Jeremy Irons, Chancellor

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