This month, 29-year-old Max Irons stars in
The Riot Club
, in which he plays a reluctant member of a group modeled on Oxford University's elitist, infamous Bullingdon Club, as well as appearing in April's
Woman in Gold
, a drama centered around Gustav Klimt art that casts him as a Jew escaping Nazi-occupied Austria. He's also the subject of
's April cover story.
"A lot of young actors don't really care about history or other
actors' histories," says Woman in Gold director Simon Curtis, who also worked with Eddie Redmayne on My Week With Marilyn. "I found Max to be incredibly intuitive about all that. Both he and Eddie are very emotionally intelligent. Eddie is going all the way, and I think Max will, too -- for that same reason."