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'Movie star Max is my baby boy'

WHAT a mummy's boy! Actor Max Irons may be one of Hollywood's leading men, but doting mum Sinead Cusack says she finds it impossible not to think of the 28-year-old as her baby boy.

"How do I respond to him on screen? Through a haze of tears," she told the Diary.

"It's difficult to be objective about my youngest son and his performance on screen. Very, very difficult but I'm very proud of him."

Max got pulses racing when he starred alongside Saoirse Ronan in The Host and has been busy shooting a variety of different films.

He'll share the screen with Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks in The Devil's Harvest.

Set in rural Ukraine, Max will play the lead role of Yuri, a young man whose life is changed by the invasion of the Red Army.

Max, who worked as a model while studying at drama school, is certainly not being type cast and is gearing up for his next role as Italian composer Vivaldi in the biopic of his life.