Name: Jeremy Irvine
Jeremy Irvine, born Jeremy Smith, is a British stage and screen actor. He was educated at Bedford Modern School, an independent school in the county town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England, followed by the National Youth Theatre and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Jeremy played the role of Luke in the Disney television series “Life Bites” and has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 2010-production of “Dunsinane”. In June 2010, Jeremy was cast to play the lead character in the Steven Spielberg film “War Horse”, an adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s novel also entitled “War Horse”. Irvine was selected to perform Albert Narracott, the main character, alongside other British actors including Peter Mullan and Emily Watson as Albert’s father and mother respectively. During production of the film Jeremy began to be represented by the Creative Artists Agency from July 2010, in addition to agents Hatton McEwan in the United Kingdom.
Jeremy recently filmed the feature film Now Is Good, co-starring Dakota Fanning and directed by Ol Parker. In April 2011, Variety reported that Jeremy had been cast to play the role of Pip in a Mike Newell film production of “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens co-starring Helena Bonham Carter. The movie is now filming. Next up, Jeremy will play a young Colin Firth in the film ‘The Railway Man’.
Jeremy has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of six and was involved in trials with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to test an artificial pancreas; a form of automatic glucose meter attached to a portable insulin pump. The tests took place at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with the University of Cambridge.