As the son of veteran actors, Max Irons found an urge to act in his teenage years… The Anglo-Irish man is known for films like Little Red Riding Hood (2011), alongside Amanda Seyfried, in 2013 the films The Host and The White Queen, Woman in Gold (2015), and most recently Bitter Harvest (2017).
Max Irons Bio.
Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons was born on 17 October 1985 in Camden, London. His mother Sinéad Cusack and father Jeremy Irons are well-known names in the film industry. In fact, Irons comes from a real show business family. His maternal grandparents, Cyril Cusack and Maureen Cusack are popular actors.
His aunts on his mother’s side, Niamh Cusack and Sorcha Cusack are both actresses, while his uncle on his mother’s side, Padraig Cusack, is a theater producer. Max’s brother Samuel Irons is a well-known photographer, while his half-brother on his mother’s side, Richard Boyd Barrett, is an Irish Trotskyist politician.
Since he comes from a family with a rich acting background, one would think that Irons would have immediately decided on an acting career, but this was not the case. Irons himself revealed that he hadn’t considered pursuing an acting career at first, quoting that he didn’t like the fact that acting was the reason his parents were always away. Irons also suffered from dyslexia as a child, which made his first attempt at school performances very difficult. As a result, his own acting father kept him from show business.
But when Max was 16 years old he decided that acting was his destiny. It all began when a charity weekend at school gave him the opportunity to do something to raise money for a Nepalese charity. Max performed a one-act play by Neil LaBute entitled “A Host of Saints”.
As the director of the play, Max could act as he wanted and approach the play in his own style. In doing so, Max realized that by doing so, he was removing the tension he was getting from playing under the command of other directors. His new experiences turned him into a great enthusiasm for acting. He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which he graduated from in 2008.
While studying at the Music/Drama School, Irons began his acting career in 2004 with his debut in the comedy-drama film Being Julia. In the early stages of his acting career, Irons earned his living as a bartender and coffee boy.
Irons appeared in several other films before he got his first major role in Little Red Riding Hood with Amanda Seyfried in 2011. Fortunately for Irons, his time as a bartender didn’t last too long. After that Max got other big roles in The Host (2013), BBC One, the TV series The White Queen, and The Riot Club (2014).
In April 2017, Max was selected for a role created by the legendary Robert Redford in the television series Three Days of the Condor, based on a film of the same name.
Max Irons has also done quite well as a model, representing brands like Mango, Burberry, and Macy’s. He was named one of the best-dressed British men of 2015.
Max Irons Dating/Girlfriend
Max Irons had the privilege of dating some of the best women in Hollywood. Before that, he was already associated with Clémence Poésy and Saoirse Ronan. Irons was with Emily Browning for a year between 2011 and 2012.
After their separation, Irons began to get together with Sophie Pera in 2013, and the duo has been together ever since.
Sophie seems to fit Irons’s description of his type of woman from her appearance. In an interview, Irons described his type of woman and said: “I appreciate a natural look as opposed to too much make-up. From her photos it is clear that Sophie is not a fan of too much make-up, she keeps it as light as possible.
Iron to further describe the virtues of his ideal woman, she said;
“Kindness and generosity are widespread. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. A woman who does not concern herself with superficial things, who knows what is real and important. Someone who is prepared to neglect it from time to time. But above all, what makes her happy!”
From the length of their relationship, it’s safe to say that Sophie is all of those things.
Max Irons Height/Body Measurements
Height: 1.89 m (6 feet 2.5 inches)
chest: 38 in or 96,5 cm
waist: 32 inches or 81 cm
arms/biceps: 13 inches or 33 cm
Hair color: Light brown
Max Irons’ hobbies include reading, free diving, and hiking.
He also loves traveling, his favorite city being Greece.
He plays the guitar.