Max Irons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Max Irons
Born Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons
(1985-10-17) 17 October 1985 (age 28)
Camden, London, England
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2004-present
Parents Jeremy Irons
Sinéad Cusack
Relatives Richard Boyd Barrett (half-brother)
Niamh Cusack (aunt)
Sorcha Cusack (aunt)

Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons[1] (born 17 October 1985)[2] is a British-Irish[3] film actor and model. He is perhaps most noted for his roles in Red Riding Hood, The White Queen and, most recently, in The Host.[4]

Early life[edit]

Irons was born in Camden, London,[5] and is the son of Irish actress Sinéad Cusack and English actor Jeremy Irons, and the grandson of actor Cyril Cusack and Maureen Kiely.[6][7] His brother is photographer Samuel Irons, and his half-brother is politician Richard Boyd Barrett.

He attended the Dragon School in Oxford[8] and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008.[9] Irons also suffered from dyslexia through his school years and his father discouraged him from going into an acting career.[10] While first starting off in acting, Irons worked as a bartender.[11]



In 2011, Irons played the role of Henry in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, with co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman.[12] Max was chosen to play Jared Howe in the 2013 film adaptation of The Host, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name alongside Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger,and Jake Abel.[13] The Host was released in theatres on 29 March 2013.[14]

In the 2013 television series The White Queen, Irons took the lead role of Edward IV of England. The series, based on Philippa Gregory's bestselling historical novel series The Cousins' War, was broadcast weekly on BBC One, ending on 18 August 2013.[15] His portrayal won him the "Best Leading Male" award at the History Is Present Awards for period based dramas, in July 2013[16]

He will play the role of Vivaldi in the 2013 film Vivaldi.[citation needed] Irons is currently filming the film adaptation of Posh.[17]


Irons has modelled for companies including Burberry and Mango. [18] As of 2012, he was on a modelling contract for Macy's I.N.C. collection for Fall/Winter 2012 as reported on 15 August 2012 by the Huffington Post.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Irons began a relationship with actress Emily Browning. Reportedly, Browning broke up with Irons in the summer of 2012.[20]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Being Julia Curtain Call Boy
2009 Unrequited Love Tom Short film
Dorian Gray Lucius
2011 Red Riding Hood Henry
The Runaway Tommy 3 episodes
2013 The Host Jared Howe
The White Queen Edward IV 9 episodes
2014 Posh Post-production
2014 The Devil’s Harvest Post-production


  1. ^ "Jeremy Irons Biography (1948–)". Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity A-Z: Max Irons". Glamour. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Questions and Answers With 'The Host' Star Max Irons". Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Godwin, Richard (11 March 2011). "Irons man two: Max Irons on his new life as a Hollywood heart-throb". London Evening Standard. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at
  6. ^ "Max Irons". Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Lipworth, Elaine (14 May 2005). "King of all his castles". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 9 September 2010. "...their sons Sam, 27, and Max, 19." 
  8. ^ "OD News". The OD 1. Dragon School. 2011. p. 22. 
  9. ^ "Maximilian Irons". Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Irons 'scared' about sex scenes". 16 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Max Irons is Hollywood royalty". USA Weekend. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^ "The White Queen Awards". History Is Present. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ "The Tatler List". Tatler. 
  19. ^ Daniel Garofali, Huffington Post. Interview With 'The Host' Actor, Max Irons Launching INC by Macy's (VIDEO), by Daniel Garofali. Posted: 08/15/2012.
  20. ^ Mahlmeister, Chrissy. "Max Irons talks about crushing on Kate Moss, his Love of Uggs, and more in our exclusive interview". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

External links[edit]