Max Irons has seized the industry’s attention with his impressive body of work, which spans television, film and stage. With several exciting projects coming up, the next few months promise to firmly establish him as an international acting presence to watch. Irons is currently in Glasgow working on independent feature The Wife, written by Jane Anderson and based on Meg Wolitzer’s 2013 novel of the same name. Björn Runge directs and Irons stars opposite Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Frances McDormand and Christian Slater.
Irons recently filmed Crooked House, a feature adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel with a screenplay written by Julian Fellowes and Tim Rose Price. He plays Charlie Hayward, a private detective trying to solve a murder with suspects who include his former lover, played by Stefanie Martini. Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson and Christina Hendricks also star. Directed by GillesPaquet-Brenner, the film will be released in 2017.
In early 2016 Irons took on the lead role of Alf in the feature film Terminal, written and directed by Vaughn Stein. The noir thriller details the story of two hit men, played by Irons and Dexter Fletcher, as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Matthew Lewis and Mike Myers also star in the film, which is slated for release in 2017.
Previously, Irons was seen in Simon Curtis’ Woman in Gold, alongside Helen Mirren, Daniel Brühl and Charles Dance; Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, opposite Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger and Freddie Fox; Andrew Niccol’s The Host, with Saoirse Ronan; Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, co-starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman; and Oliver Parker’s Dorian Grey, opposite Colin Firth.
Irons was most recently seen on the small screen alongside Sam Neill in Tutankhamun, a four-part miniseries that premiered in the U.K. in 2016. Previously, he co-starred in the Golden Globe®–nominated BBC/STARZ television series The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War  novels. Irons first appeared on television screens in 2011, when he co-starred in the Emmy® Award–nominated SKY 1 thriller The Runaway, opposite Jack O’Connell and Joanna Vanderham.
In 2009 Irons made his professional stage debut in Friedrich Schiller’s Wallenstein, at the Chichester Festival Theatre. For this role he was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award. In 2013 Irons returned to the stage for Peter Huntley’s critically acclaimed production of Farragut North, at the Southwark Playhouse. Other significant theater credits include Oedipus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Cherry Orchard, London Cuckolds, Twelfth Night, Plenty, Semi-Monde, Under the Blue Sky  and New Girls in Town.
Irons trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.