Like father, like son (nearly)

Like father, like son (nearly): Max Irons, the actor son of thespian couple Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack, tells me he is learning the family trade the hard way.

‘Dad sat me down and said: “Me and your mother have been lucky, but we’re in the 1 per cent of actors who have that success”,’ says Max, 23, who stars alongside Colin Firth and Emilia Fox in the forthcoming film Dorian Gray.

‘It’s feast or famine for an actor. I wouldn’t say I’m unemployed at the moment. Like any actor, I’m looking for parts.’  7 November 2008