Actor Max Irons has grown on me. The problem is the first thing I saw him in was The White Queen, and I couldn’t like him on principle (Philippa Fucking Gregory being the issue). But he was cute in Woman in Gold and Crooked House, and then I watched Tutankhamun… and while I have many questions about the plot, I definitely ended up Team Max Irons! So let’s enjoy:
Dorian Gray (2009)
An adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel. Irons appears to be in only one scene, where his character makes out with Dorian.
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Okay technically fantasy, but I’m trying to fill things out. Irons plays the man Valerie is engaged to, but whom she doesn’t want to marry.
The White Queen (2013)
As King Edward IV of England during the Wars of the Roses in this Philippa Fucking Gregory adaptation.
Woman in Gold (2015)
An elderly Jewish refugee sues for the return of paintings that were stolen from her family when the Nazis invaded Vienna. Irons plays her husband in the flashback scenes.
As Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb, in this BBC miniseries.
Bitter Harvest (2017)
A romantic drama that depicts “Ukraine’s Holodomor, a genocide committed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin using food as a weapon through mass starvation as millions of Ukrainians died under forced collectivization of all farms and businesses owned by Ukrainians” per Wikipedia.
Crooked House (2017)
An adaptation of a 1949 Agatha Christie novel. Irons plays a private investigator who investigates the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s grandfather.
What’s your favorite Max Irons frock flick?
My reaction to Max Irons is the female Ghostbusters initial reaction to Chris Hemsworth when his name was brought up during their appearance on the Graham Norton Show.
I think what makes him cute to me is the floofiness of his hair. It looks like so much fun to tousle out of any state of period-accuracy.
For me, his acting is “meh” in comparison to his daddy, but he sure is easy on the eyes.
I HAD NO IDEA HE WAS JEREMY IRONS’S SON
You could do a WCW on his mother, Sinead Cusack! She plays the disapproving mother of Richard Armitage’s character in North and South.
… WHAT? LOL
In that last Tutankhamen photo, he is a dead ringer for Daddy in the WW2 segments of Brideshead Revisited. I’d love to see them play opposite each other as father and son, or as the Old vs Young version of a character!
Yeah to Jeremy comparison and yeah to attractive. Seems ridiculously boy-bandish for Edward IV, who was leading armies when he was 19 or something like that, but his 20s and 30s looks are very good. (Sad confession: I still can’t get used to the idea of anything after 1945 as period.)
I pretty much watched The White Queen because he was shirtless so often.
(okay, and fin,e he was often pantsless too)
He really is dreamy… I haven’t seen much of his work, but when I do see it I think, “I wish he pick better projects.” But, as I said, dreamy.