Julie Hallam (1969)
Sinéad Cusack (
Source Jeremy John Irons
is an English actor who voiced
The Lion King
. Unlike many
movies, where a singer steps in to replace the voice actor or actress during a song, Irons sang the lines as Scar for "
." This was later repeated by
, who was both the singing and speaking voice of
. His accent often led to him being cast as villainous characters like
's original voice artists
. Outside Disney one of his known villain roles was as
Die Hard with a Vengeance
. He also played
and voiced the magic cauldron from
Once Upon a Halloween
Actually, Irons sang most of his lines for "Be Prepared," but his vocal cords strained when he did the line: "You won't get a sniff without me!," causing
Jim Cummings (who also did Ed's vocal effects in the same film) to fill in as the rest of Scar's singing voice.
Irons also provided the narration for the third incarnation of
Spaceship Earth at Epcot. He also provided narration for Disc 2 of Platinum Edition. He also played Pucci in the The Lion King 2005 Touchstone Pictures film .
Jeremy Irons behind the scenes of
The Lion King.
Jeremy Irons speaks at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.