|Aneurin Barnard as Richard III|
1. I read an interview with Max Irons and he wants to be a character actor, rather than the next Robert Pattinson. Max is Jeremy Irons's and Sinead Cusack's son and therefore part of Cusack acting dynasty. Plus he is a bit sunny for my taste.
2. The White Queen finished and being a Richardian, I was delighted to see that Anuerin Barnard played a hugely sexy Richard III. He just was. Oh and he can act, and he does brooding wonderfully well. From the point in which he rescues Anne until his death, he is great. You can see why his niece Elizabeth fell in love with. But thankfully the production still had him being loyal to Anne. I love the romance of the Anne/Richard story -- how he rescued her when his brother and her sister would have had her fortune and how he married her without the king's permission. Okay there were sound financial reasons for doing so but...
He was considered one of the 55 upcoming Hollywood faces in 2010 and won a Olivier for Best actor in a Musical for his lead role in Spring Awakening.
His private life is presumably private.
You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/aneurinBarnard
And there is also a tumblr site dedicated to him.