Max was married to Jennifer Beesley. Jennifer Beesley is a dancer from Minnesota and she fell in love with him after being fascinated by his English charm. They also had romantic love affairs as boyfriend and girlfriend for several years. As a loving spouse they also had one child together. They also had on and off relationship several times and they are now divorced.
As Max is equally fascinated in music like in acting, he joined Chetham's School of Music and studied music there. He also appeared in Manchester Cathedral as a chorister. He was also enrolled at Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he learned percussion. He also began touring in the musical tour at a young age. He has been pursuing his acting career since 1983. He starred the role of Collin's mate in the TV series Last of the Summer Wine in the early 1980s. In the late 1990s, he starred in the TV series The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. He is also popular for starring the role of Emperor in the movie The Emperor's Wife. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary annually and his net worth is said to be around $5 million dollars.