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Saturday 20 September 2014

Max Irons has a thing for leather

Max Irons

Max Irons loves the fashion and props from his TV drama The White Queen.

The 27-year-old actor - son of Jeremy Irons - stars as King Edward IV in TV drama The White Queen.

Max is fascinated by the fashion and weaponry of the 15th century. At one point he even asked if he could leave the set with a souvenir.

"You get the best costumes - lots of leather, fur and armour,” he told People magazine.

“I asked if I could take my sword home, because walking around with it is actually quite an empowering thing."

When acting isn’t consuming his life, the Red Riding Hood star likes to keep in shape by tackling challenges in the great outdoors.

He finds sports that get his adrenaline pumping simultaneously exhilarating and soothing.

"I like to swim, and I free dive,” Max revealed. “You use these ridiculous, huge, long flippers to swim down and hold your breath for as long as you can. It's really relaxing."

While Max doesn’t regularly solicit advice from his famous actor father, the star admits the thespian has taught him some important career and life lessons.

"We have our own separate ways of doing it, and we don't talk about technique,” Max said. “But he taught me to not take myself too seriously. There will be good days and bad days."

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