Swoon ahead: Max comes home to shoot new movie

Oxford Mail: Max Irons with director Lone Scherfig, left, filming Posh in Magpie Lane, Oxford Max Irons with director Lone Scherfig, left, filming Posh in Magpie Lane, Oxford

ACTOR Max Irons, 27, an ex-Dragon School pupil, has returned to Oxford to shoot his new film, Posh.

Irons, currenly starring as Edward IV in the BBC drama The White Queen on Sunday evenings, was spotted on set in Magpie Lane and Merton Lane.

The son of actor Jeremy Irons, and actress Sinead Cusack, who own a house in Watlington, he is starring in a film about student indulgence and misbehavior at a fictional University of Oxford dining society.

Posh is an adaptation of Laura Wade’s West End play, which has been seen as a parody of the real life Bullingdon Club attended by Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Oxford University spokesman Matt Pickles said: “We hope prospective parents, students and teachers who watch the film will realise that the Bullingdon Club stereotype does not reflect the vast majority of Oxford students.”

Mr Irons, who previously starred in Red Riding Hood, also models for Burberry and Mango.

Lone Scherfig, who won critical acclaim for the films An Education and One Day, is directing the film which also stars Sam Claflin from The Pillars Of The Earth.

Posh is set for release in 2014.

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ALSO FILMED IN OXFORD

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001): The University of Oxford’s Divinity School was used for Hogwarts Hospital Wing and Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian Library was used as Hogwarts Library.
  • X-Men: First Class (2011): Filming took place in St Aldate’s and in sections of the University of Oxford.
  • Wilde (1997): Scenes were filmed in Magdalen College, Oxford.
  • The Golden Compass (2007): Radcliffe Square, Christ Church College, Exeter College and The Queen's College, Oxford were all featured in the film.
  • The Oxford Murders (2008): Locations for filming included The White Horse pub in Broad Street

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