Max Irons on BBC One Breakfast

Max Irons made an appearance on BBC One Breakfast on Wednesday 4 September 2013.  He talked about The White Queen, Posh and his new play Farragut North.

See the video HERE.

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Max Irons on dynasties and The White Queen – The Times

Max Irons is featured in The Times from Thursday 15 August 2013.

The full article is for Times subscribers only and can be found HERE.

However, the text of the article can be read on the photos below. Click to enlarge them to full size:

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Max Irons in DuJour Magazine

Max Irons is featured in the August 2013 issue of DuJour Magazine.

Culture
Irons In The Fire

With The White Queen, Max Irons emerges as the clear successor to an acting dynasty

By Adam Rathe
Photographed by Annelise Howard Phillips
Styled by Paul Frederick

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Strange things happen when Max Irons sleeps.

“I’ve been having the most vivid dreams, involving all real people, really clear and believable dreams,” the 27-year-old actor says, staring intently to make it clear he’s serious. “Some nice, some not.”

Blame melatonin for what’s going on at night with the jet-lagged actor, who’s on a jaunt to New York from his home in London. His other dreams, however, the ones that are coming true, can only be attributed to hard work—and more than a pinch of good luck.

In August, the period dramaThe White Queen (adapted from the Philippa Gregory novel) will debut on Starz, beaming Irons’ fetching mug into millions of homes. Following that is an Antonio Vivaldi biopic with Irons as the Italian composer, and Posh, a look at an Oxford secret society, from An Education director Lone Scherfig. Indeed, Irons seems poised to become that most dreamed-about thing: a serious, successful actor.

“It wasn’t a calculated step,” Irons, who starred in Twilight creator Stephanie Meyer’s The Host earlier this year, says. “I was recently up for a large part in a franchise, a very well-established franchise, and I said, ‘I can’t do it.’ No matter how you spin it to me, it was a version of the two parts I played before [in Red Riding Hood and The Host]. I’m very grateful these films got my foot in the door, but if I do it again, I’ll want to quit acting.”

Enter Edward IV, the first king of England to come from the House of York. “When this came along, it felt like a different direction,” Irons says of his role in The White Queen. “It was this really fascinating piece of English history. And there’s development of the character: You meet when he’s 22 and young and powerful and you see him—I don’t mean to spoil anything—on his deathbed. It felt like something I could get my teeth into.”

It certainly is. During the series’ first season, Irons’ Edward—who, like the actor, was known for his height and good looks—progresses from the tenderfoot monarch whose reign, beginning in 1461, was bloodied by the War of the Roses to a seasoned king presiding over a peaceful land until his untimely death at the age of 41. Along the way, the series’ titular regent, who is Edward’s wife (played by Swedish stunner Rebecca Ferguson), complicates matters as a powerbroker in her own right.

To untangle the story’s knotty web of ancient aristocrats, Irons had his work cut out for him. “There is, relatively speaking, not much information on this particular king,” Irons says. “I had to go into a bookshop and track down his journey. What I love to research is what everyone was up to. You know it was very conniving, backstabbing way of life. People were constantly after you, so consequently you’ve got to know what everyone in the room was up to.”

That feeling probably isn’t too unfamiliar to Irons, who, as the son of actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, has grown up in the public eye. Irons says while he can ride the Tube and go where he likes virtually undetected, it still isn’t easy following in the footsteps of prominent parents. “I became an actor at 17, and whether or not I like to acknowledge it on a conscious level, my parents are very successful actors—there is no way around it, ” he says. “Which is difficult for a son because you want to impress your family and I’ve realized I never truly will. I’ll never amaze them.”

Although stardom might be old hat for his family, Irons is still wide-eyed enough to appreciate the experience. “I have to do it for me, I have to amaze myself,” he says. “I’m on sets surrounded by people on horses, people in armor and they’re all following me because I’m the king. This is an amazing moment; I’m not letting this moment drift by and then trying to amaze someone later by reporting back. I’m living life, I’m living the life I’ve created.”

Indeed, the decisions that Irons is making now will shape what he hopes will be a decades-long career. And if Edward IV can teach him anything, it must just be how to survive life as a movie star.

“He was cheeky and charming and dangerous,” Irons says of the young king, “but he could get away with it.”

Max Irons Promotes ‘The Host’

Max Irons stars in The Host, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer.  The film is in U.S. cinemas on March 29, 2013.

Max Irons, co-star Jake Abel and author Stephenie Meyer were in Miami, Florida on February 18, 2013. for an advance screening of The Host and a Q&A session afterward.  See an album of photos from the event – HERE.

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Max, Jake and Stephenie were also in Coral Gables, Florida on February 19, 2013 at Books & Books for a fan meet-n-greet and autograph session.  See an album of photos from the event – HERE.

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Max and Jake were guests on “Despierta America”…

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Max and Jake were interviewed on Thursday 21 February 2013, on My Fox Atlanta. View the video:

View an album of more photos from the Promotional Tour: HERE.
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Max Irons and Saoirse Ronan on “Good Morning America” Wednesday 27 March 2013.

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Max Irons in ‘The White Queen’ – Preview

See a video preview clip HERE. (Max Irons is NOT in this clip, however.)

Max Irons portrays King Edward IV. White Queen‘s 10-part season, a co-production with the BBC, also stars David Oakes as third royal sibling Duke of Clarence, as well as Janet McTeer, James Frain, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay, Ben Lamb, Tom McKay and Eleanor Tomlinson.

David Oakes, Max Irons and Aneurin Barnard in 'The White Queen'

David Oakes, Max Irons and Aneurin Barnard in ‘The White Queen’

Max Irons – ‘The Host’ Trailer and Video Interviews

Max Irons in ‘The White Queen’

Max Irons is set to star in The White Queen, a 10-part BBC adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s 2009 novel of the same name, from her bestselling novel series The Cousins’ War, which centers on the life of Elizabeth Woodville the wife of Edward IV. The drama was filmed in Bruges, Belgium in the fall and winter of 2012.

Max will portray King Edward IV. Rebecca Ferguson, James Frain, Janet McTeer, David Oakes, Juliet Aubrey, Eleanor Tomlinson, Frances Tomelty, Michael Maloney, Ben Lamb, Hugh Mitchell, Simon Ginty, Eve Ponsonby and Robert Pugh will also appear in the drama. The mini-series has also been picked up by the Starz! network in the U.S. for broadcast in 2013.

Read more from the BBC Media Centre.

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