Max Irons

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 are Oscar winning ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1985 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Devil's Harvest 2014 (Movie)

Yuri (Actor)

The Keys to the Street 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Host 2013 (Movie)

Jared (Actor)

The White Queen 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Riding Hood 2011 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Dorian Gray 2009 (Movie)

Lucius (Actor)

Biography

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 are Oscar winning British actor Jeremy Irons and Tony-nominated Irish actress Sinéad Cusack, while his grandparents were the acclaimed Irish stage performers Cyril Cusack and Mary Margaret Kiely. Despite this bloodline, Irons was initially fearful of following in his family's footsteps, due in part to his dyslexia, which made public speaking a challenge. But after successfully memorizing a 30-page play by Neil LaBute for a drama festival, the 16-year-old Irons decided to pursue a life in drama. He initially taught performance in Nepal, then made his screen debut as a featured extra in "Being Julia" (2004) before taking formal training at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008. To support himself during this period, Irons worked as a model for such labels as Burberry and Mango.

Relationships

Emily Browning Actor

Companion
Started dating May 2011 Split August 2012

Sinead Cusack Actor

Mother
Born Feb. 18, 1948

Cyril Cusack Actor

Grandfather
Born Nov. 26, 1910 Died Oct. 7, 1993

Maureen Cusack Actor

Grandmother
Born 1920 Died Dec. 18, 1977

Jeremy Irons Actor

Father
Born Sept. 19, 1948 Appeared with son in "Being Julia" (2004)

Samuel Irons Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 16, 1978

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 2008

Milestones

2013

Co-starred with Saoirse Ronan in "The Host," based on novel by Stephenie Meyer

2011

Appeared on British crime series "The Runaway" (Sky1)

2011

Co-starred with Amanda Seyfried in fantasy thriller "Red Riding Hood"

2009

Cast in "Dorian Gray" opposite Ben Barnes; film based on Oscar Wilde's novel

2004

Made feature film debut as the curtain call boy in "Being Julia," co-starring his father Jeremy Irons and Annette Bening

Bonus Trivia

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Grew up on his parents' estate in Oxfordshire, where the novelist Ian McEwan was a neighbor

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Sent by his parents to observe a school in Zimbabwe in order to gain appreciation for his quality of life

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Initially cautioned by his parents in regard to pursuing a career in acting due to his dyslexia and potential for heartbreak

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Wanted be a fighter pilot and teacher before decided to follow in his family's profession

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