In a four-decade career, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons has never done network television. Now he's making the leap with a guest-starring role on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
"I've done no network TV (and) Law & Order: SVU is so popular amongst a wide variety of my friends," Irons tells TVGuide.com. "I thought it had great style. It reminded me of those paperback crime novels, which move very fast and ... I liked the way they told the stories."
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Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony Award-winner Jeremy Irons will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned.
The 62-year-old actor will play Dr. Cap Jackson, a sex therapist who runs a sex addiction rehab clinic. The episode, titled "Mask," is scheduled to air in early 2011.