Born Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons in the London, England borough of Camden on Oct. 17, 1985, Max Irons is the scion of one of the most celebrated acting families in the United Kingdom. His parents a...
|Made feature film debut as the curtain call boy in "Being Julia," co-starring his father Jeremy Irons and Annette Bening|
|Appeared on British crime series "The Runaway" (Sky1)|
|Cast in "Dorian Gray" opposite Ben Barnes; film based on Oscar Wilde's novel|
|Co-starred with Saoirse Ronan in "The Host," based on novel by Stephenie Meyer|
|Co-starred with Amanda Seyfried in fantasy thriller "Red Riding Hood"|
In 2009, he enjoyed his first substantive film role with a bit part as a 19th century libertine in Oliver Parker's adaptation of "Dorian Gray," but remained off-screen for two more years before taking a supporting turn as a privileged young man in the fantasy "Red Riding" (2011) opposite Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. Irons then played against type as a drug-addicted pornographer in "The Runaway" (Sky 1, 2011) before signing with Macy's INC to serve as the "face" of their summer 2012 advertising campaign. The exposure clearly paid off for Irons, who subsequently landed his first major film experience as the love interest to alien host Saoirse Ronan in "The Host" (2013), Andrew Niccol's ill-fated adaptation of the science fiction novel by Twilight (2005-2008) series author Stephenie Meyer. Irons then rebounded by returning to television for the historical drama series "The White Queen" (BBC 1, 2013), which cast him as King Edward IV of England.
|Emily Browning||Companion||Started dating May 2011; Split August 2012|
|Sinead Cusack||Mother||Born Feb. 18, 1948|
|Cyril Cusack||Grandfather||Born Nov. 26, 1910; Died Oct. 7, 1993|
|Maureen Cusack||Grandmother||Born 1920; Died Dec. 18, 1977|
|Jeremy Irons||Father||Born Sept. 19, 1948; Appeared with son in "Being Julia" (2004)|
|Samuel Irons||Brother||Born Sept. 16, 1978|
|Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Grew up on his parents' estate in Oxfordshire, where the novelist Ian McEwan was a neighbor|
|Sent by his parents to observe a school in Zimbabwe in order to gain appreciation for his quality of life|
|Initially cautioned by his parents in regard to pursuing a career in acting due to his dyslexia and potential for heartbreak|
|Wanted be a fighter pilot and teacher before decided to follow in his family's profession|
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.