Birth Date: January 6, 1989 / Age: 29
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Biography: Born in 1989, Max Pirkis performed in several school plays before winning his first role in a motion picture, as the ultra kind and friendly Midshipman Lord Blakeney in the blockbuster 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' starring Russell Crowe, reading for the part alongside Max Benitz (Benitz auditioning for Midshipman Calamy). Max currently lives in London with his mother (a publisher), father (a stockbroker) and little sister, enjoys cricket and football, plays violin and saxophone and has two dogs.
The 5'8" Pirkis is a strong athlete who plays soccer and cricket, and is a Coxe rower for his prestigious Eton College. Most recently Pirkis plays Gaius Octavian (later to become Caesar Augustus) in the epic HBO TV series Rome. He brings to the role a precocious authority similar to that which he displayed in Master and Commander.