Max Irons


Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons


October 17, 1985; in Camden, London, England, UK






6'2"ft (1.88 m)

Years active


Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons (born 17 October 1985) is an English film actor and model. He is perhaps most noted for his leading role in Red Riding Hood.

Personal Life

Irons was born in Camden, London, and is the son of Irish actress Sinéad Cusack and English actor Jeremy Irons, and the grandson of Irish actor Cyril Cusack. Irons is Catholic. He attended the Dragon School in Oxford 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.

In 2011 Irons began a relationship with actress Emily Browning. Reportedly, Browning broke up with Irons in the summer of 2012.


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. The Host is set to be released on 29 March 2013.

Irons recently wrapped production on “The White Queen” where he portrays Edward IV of England. The series based on Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War is scheduled to premiere on BBC One and Starz later in 2013.

Irons has modelled for companies including Burberry and Mango.