|Born||Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons
17 October 1985
Camden, London, England
|Irons in March 2013|
Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons (born 17 October 1985) is an English film actor and model. He is known for his roles in The Riot Club (2014), Red Riding Hood (2011), The White Queen and The Host (2013). He is the son of actors Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.
Irons was born in Camden, London, and is the son of Irish actress Sinéad Cusack and English actor Jeremy Irons, and the grandson of actor Cyril Cusack and Maureen Kiely. His brother is photographer Samuel Irons, and his half-brother is the Irish politician Richard Boyd Barrett. As per British and Irish nationality laws, Irons has a dual citizenship in both the U.K. and Ireland.
He attended the Dragon School in Oxford, then Bryanston School in Dorset (from which he was expelled), and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008. Irons also suffered from dyslexia through his school years and his father discouraged him from going into an acting career. While first starting off in acting, Irons worked as a bartender.
In 2011, Irons played the role of Henry in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, with co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. 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.
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. Irons appeared in 2014 film The Riot Club, the film adaptation of Posh.
Irons has modelled for companies including Burberry and Mango. 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.
|2004||Being Julia||Curtain Call Boy|
|2009||Unrequited Love||Tom||Short film|
|2011||Red Riding Hood||Henry|
|2011||The Runaway||Tommy||3 episodes|
|2013||The Host||Jared Howe|
|2013||The White Queen||Edward IV||9 episodes|
|2014||The Riot Club||Miles Richards|
|2014||The Devil’s Harvest||Yuri||Post-production|
|2015||The Woman in Gold||Fredrick "Fritz" Altmann||Filming|
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