Last time we looked in on brilliant British actor Jeremy Irons, he was tooling around in a vintage VW Beetle.

The Oscar winner has upped his game, however, and just took part in the famed Mille Miglia in a classic Jaguar XK120 roadster.

He took the wheel of the exJim Swift racing model with help from Jaguar’s Heritage Racing division, which fielded a total of 10 historic cars at the grueling 1,000-mile excursion.  

In addition to Irons, Jay Leno drove another classic XK120 roadster, raced as part of the Ecurie Ecosse team in period.

On pure style points, however, Big Jaws couldn’t compete with the Irons Man…