Irons in December 2014
|Born||Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons
17 October 1985
Camden, London, England
Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons (born 17 October 1985) is an English-Irish actor and model. He is known for his roles in Red Riding Hood (2011), The White Queen (2013), The Host (2013), and The Riot Club (2014).
Irons was born in Camden, London, the son of English actor Jeremy Irons and Irish actress Sinéad Cusack. He is a grandson of actors Cyril Cusack and Maureen Cusack. His brother is photographer Samuel Irons. Through his mother, his half-brother is politician Richard Boyd Barrett; his aunts are actresses Niamh Cusack and Sorcha Cusack; his uncle is theatre producer Pádraig Cusack; his grandfather is actor Cyril Cusack; and his grandmother is actress Maureen Cusack.
Irons attended the Dragon School in Oxford, Oxfordshire, then Bryanston School in Dorset (from which he was expelled shortly after receiving the under 14 high jump silver medal), and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008. Irons 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 barman.
In 2011, Irons played Henry in Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood. He was chosen to play Jared Howe in the 2013 film adaptation of The Host, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name. 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. In 2016, he starred in the ITV miniseries Tutankhamun as Howard Carter.
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. In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men.
|2004||Being Julia||Curtain Call Boy|
|2011||Red Riding Hood||Henry|
|2013||The Host||Jared Howe|
|2013||The White Queen||Edward IV|
|2014||The Riot Club||Miles Richards|
|2015||Woman in Gold||Fredrick "Fritz" Altmann|
|2017||Crooked House||Charles Hayward|
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