Who is Samuel Irons?
Samuel James Brefni ‘Sam’ Irons was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 16 September 1978, in London, England; he holds British nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed English and Irish descent.
Raised in a family of renowned actors, it isn’t surprising that Sam initially followed in his parents’ footsteps, and showed his talent in the title role in the movie “Danny the Champion of the World” in 1989, also staring his father, Jeremy Irons, which follows the story of a widowed father and his son who lived an idyllic life until a local developer wanted to buy a piece of land where their gas station happens to sit.
The movie was based on the novel of the same title written by Roald Dahl, and although it had no award nominations, it was well accepted by the audience.
After his portrayal of Danny, Sam didn’t act again.
As mentioned, Samuel’s father is the Oscar-awarded actor Jeremy Irons, who got his Academy Award – Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “Reversal of Fortune”, in 1991. Jeremy has over 100 acting credits to his name, 39 award nominations and 32 wins, perhaps known best for his roles in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Assassin’s Creed”, and “Dead Ringers”, among others.
Samuel’s mother is Irish actress Sinéad Cusack, widely known for her roles in “V for Vendetta”, “Stealing Beauty”, and “Eastern Promises”; Jeremy and Sinéad married on 28 March 1978, and besides Samuel, they have another son, Max, who is also an actor.
Speaking about Sam’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1996, enrolled at the Trinity College, Dublin, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 2000, then continued his education at the University of Brighton, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography in 2004.
What is Samuel Irons doing now?
Although he didn’t pursue his acting career, Samuel is today a successful photographer, known for his exhibition named WALL, which was established in May 2007 at the Monster Truck Gallery, in Dublin, Ireland. The photos were taken during his ten-day walk through Israel and Palestine, and as he said: ‘WALL’ is both a visual survey of the Israeli security barrier, and an enquiry into the psychology of exclusion’.
Samuel is mostly a landscape photographer, and has been published in numerous magazines – in 2009, he won second place in the Fujifilm Student Photographer of the year, and you can see his photography on the website ‘samirons.com’.
Love life and relationships
Samuel prefers to keep his private life away from the media’s attention, and he hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning his love life. Since he has no social media accounts, it’s hard to find out more information about his personal life, thus as of March 2022, it’s assumed that Samuel is single, hasn’t been married, and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Samuel’s age is 43, with light brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 6ft (1.85m) tall.
According to sources, Samuel’s net worth as of early 2022 has been estimated at $500,000, while his father, Jeremy Irons, has a net worth estimated at $25 million.
Who is his brother Max Irons?
Samuel’s younger brother, Maximilian Paul Diarmuid ‘Max’ Irons was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 17 October 1985, in London; he is a model, and an actor with nearly 20 acting credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Joe Turner in the series “Condor”.
Max attended the Dragon School in Oxford, and Bryanston School in Dorset, then upon matriculating in 2003, he enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting and Drama in 2008.
Since he is dyslexic, Max struggled in school but dreamed of becoming an actor like his parents, although his father discouraged him from launching an acting career. To pursue his dream and provide for himself, Max worked as a barman while he was auditioning.
He made his acting debut as Curtain Call Boy in the 2004 movie “Being Julia”, followed by minor roles in “Dorian Gray” and “Unrequired Love”, however, he rose to prominence after his portrayal of Henry in the fantasy mystery horror “Red Riding Hood” in 2011.
He made his first television appearance in the same year, as Tommy Pasqualino in the series “The Runaway”, and was then seen as Jared Howe in the 2013 movie “The Host”, also starring Jake Abel and Saorise Ronan; this action adventure drama won one of two award nominations.
In the TV mini-series “The White Queen”, Max portrayed King Edward IV, and then he was seen in the movies “The Riot Club”, “Woman in Gold”, and “Article Magazine: Echo” all in 2015, before he was cast to play Howard Carter in the TV mini-series “Tutankhamun”, also starring Sam Neill and Jonathan Aris.
In 2017, Max acted in movies such as “Bitter Harvest”, “The Wife”, and “Crooked House”, and was then cast to play Alf in “Terminal”, a crime thriller written and directed by Vaughn Stein.
In the following year, he portrayed Joe Turner in the series “Condor”, which is for now his most notable television role; he starred in this action thriller drama about a young, idealistic Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, who finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that caused the death of his office colleagues.
The fans of Max will be happy to hear that he was cast to play Malcolm Foxworth in the TV mini-series “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin”, which should be released in late 2022.
As a model, Max worked for Mango, Burberry, and Macy’s, and in 2015 was named by GQ magazine one of the 50 best-dressed British men.
Speaking about Max’s personal life, on 30 November 2019 he married Sophie Pera, a fashion director for Tatler, and for now, they don’t have any children, although Max tweeted once that he would love to have a baby with his wife.
Max is 36 years old, and as of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $3 million.