Max Pirkis Biography:
British actor Max Pirkis was born on January 6, 1989 in London, England. He started acting in school plays when he was attending Eton College, and was later on cast as Lord Blakeney in the 2003 Russell Crowe starrer Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. HBO's Rome is his first television role.
Gaius Octavian is portrayed by Max Pirkis on HBO' historical drama series Rome. Octavian hails from one of the most influential families in Rome, the youngest son of Atia of the Julii
. It was his mother and older sister Octavia
who raised him because his father died when he was still young. Gaius is a young man wise beyond his years, with a touch of shrewdness on his cold demeanor.