Jeremy appears in a beautiful War Horse themed spread for Vogue magazine with Arizona Muse for the November 2011 edition. Pick up your copy today! Below are some pictures from the spread. Photos courtesy of Vogue.com.
Jeremy attended the UK premiere of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn today, October 23, 2011, looking absolutely gorgeous. Below is a short interview with LeicesterSquareTV from the premiere, where Jeremy speaks about his experience working on the set of War Horse.
The stars of Steven Spielberg’s take on Herge’s classic comic character, Tintin, have attended its UK premiere in London.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn tells of how the intrepid reporter sets off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship with Captain Haddock.
British actor Jamie Bell portrays the hero in the computer-generated 3D animation.
Bell told the BBC the film was “Spielberg at his best”.
Spielberg’s best, that is, until War Horse is released this December! Jeremy has just completed filming Now Is Good, co-starring Dakota Fanning, and he is now filming Great Expectations. I should have pictures from the premiere soon.
Source: BBC News
British actor Jeremy Irvine will be the first to admit that the coltish trajectory of his career since graduating from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art two years ago hasn’t, well, sucked. There was an ignominious stint in the chorus of a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Dunsinane. “My friends all took the mick out of me for that one, saying, ‘You’re gonna be the tree,’” the 21-year-old Irvine says. “Indeed, in my first scene, I was waving two branches.” “But now,” he adds, “I appreciate having lines so much.” Irvine had to learn to contend with dialogue—and more—when he landed the lead in Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming World War I epic War Horse, an adaptation of the West End smash that scooped up the Tony for Best Play after premiering at Lincoln Center this past spring. In the film, Irvine stars as Albert, an equine-enamored Devon farm boy who voluntarily enlists after his horse Joey is conscripted, amidst an impressive cast of British talent, both established (David Thewlis, Emily Watson) and up-and-coming (Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston). Though Irvine hails from the rural Cambridgeshire hamlet of Gamlingay, he was never much of an animal person growing up and had never ridden a horse before he auditioned for the movie. Soon, though, he found himself horse-besotted. Well, almost: In one scene, while the camera was trained on Irvine’s face as he whispered into Joey’s ear, the not-so-gentle beast stomped on his foot. “I’ve got to do this scene without letting anyone know that I’ve got a bloody horse standing on my foot,” Irvine recalls thinking. Soon after, Spielberg asked him over for tea. With War Horse due out in December, Irvine is now preparing to contend with Great Expectations: this fall, he is set to star as iconic young hero Pip, alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, in Mike Newell’s new adaptation of the Dickens classic.
Source: Interview Magazine
Some of the greatest stories of all time have been narrated not by a human but by a horse. Black Beauty, the first-person bildungsroman of an English colt, is said to be the sixth-best-selling book in the English language. Leo Tolstoy’s Strider and Rudyard Kipling’s The Maltese Cat both have narrators who nicker and snort. More recently, Joey—the stoic, “red bay” voice of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, of 1982—has joined the pantheon of maned-and-tailed storytellers with a moral message. Joey is witness to World War I, the last major war to employ cavalry and cart.
In 2007, Joey’s story found a whole new audience when the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain turned War Horse into a theatrical tour de force, complete with life-size horse puppets. (The production is currently running at Lincoln Center Theater, in New York, and just won a slew of Tony Awards, including for best play.) This December, Joey leaps to the big screen in a movie directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. “I heard about it from several people,” Spielberg says. “My wife and I flew to London, and we attended a weekend performance of War Horse, and that’s pretty much what sealed the deal. I had never been that interested in World War I, but this story of the last war that used the horse and abused the horse was so strong I thought it would translate wonderfully into a film with real horses.”
Joey doesn’t narrate anymore—“Every medium has its point of view,” explains Spielberg—but he remains the point of connection between doomed young men from both sides of the fighting. Albert Narracott, the farm boy who loves and raises Joey—and who enters the war to find Joey—was key to the casting. “Hundreds of young boys came in to read for the part of Albert,” says Spielberg. “And then one day Jeremy Irvine came in and did a cold reading. Not only was he a great-looking 18-year-old, but his performance was very natural, very authentic.” Previous to this, his first film, Irvine had been working in the chorus of the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing a tree. “Quite literally,” Irvine says. “I’d come offstage with two branches.”
Joey, as is usual in moviemaking, will be played by more than one horse. But does he still have four white stockings and a white cross on his forehead? “Of course he does,” Spielberg answers. “To cut that out would have been to cut out the heart of the story.”
Read more: Vanity Fair
Sioux City Journal – George Clooney. Meryl Streep. Glenn Close. Steven Spielberg. Jodie Foster. Brad Pitt. Clint Eastwood. Leonardo DiCaprio.
The names who’ll figure into the 2011 Academy Award race are familiar indeed. There’s so much blue-chip stock in this year’s fall films, Americans should urge the government to invest.
Clooney has two films likely to compete — “The Ides of March,” now in theaters, and “The Descendants.” Spielberg does, too, (even though “The Adventures of Tintin” is a long shot).
Streep plays Margaret Thatcher; Close plays a woman masquerading as a man. Foster’s in “Carnage,” Pitt’s in “Moneyball” and Eastwood and DiCaprio team up for the biography of J. Edgar Hoover.
What’s going to win Best Picture? Spielberg’s “War Horse” has plenty of admirers (even though it doesn’t come out until Christmas) but that summer phenomenon “The Help”could trump them all.
Who’s likely to land Oscar nominations? It’s too early to make definitive calls, but here are ones to watch.
BEST PICTURE: “War Horse,” “The Help,” “Moneyball,” “Hugo,” “The Ides of March,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Iron Lady,” “The Artist,” “Carnage,” “The Descendants,” “J. Edgar”
BEST ACTOR: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”; George Clooney, “The Descendants”; Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”; Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”; Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”; Daniel Craig, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”; Jeremy Irvine, “War Horse”; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50″
Former Bedford Modern School student Jeremy Irvine (known as Jeremy Smith when he attended BMS between 2000 and 2008), has been selected for the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s new World War One movie, “War Horse”.
Jeremy has been cast as Albert, the farmer’s son, who forms an extraordinary relationship with his horse Joey. Filming for War Horse has now finished with the film expected to be released in December.
Having grown up in Cambridgeshire, Jeremy trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), gaining extensive experience whilst at school with the National Youth Theatre before securing his first screen appearance in 2009 in the Disney Channel’s series “Life Bites”.
Helen Rees-Bidder, Director of the Performance Arts Faculty at Bedford Modern School said: “It was a privilege to witness Jeremy’s growth and development as an actor at Bedford Modern School, culminating in his sensitive and moving portrayal of Romeo in Year 13. We are immensely proud of Jeremy’s achievement in securing the role of Albert in “War Horse” which is testament to Jeremy’s talent and dedication.”