Jeremy Irvine (born Jeremy Smith in 1990) is an English stage and screen actor. In late 2011, he starred as the leading character in the epic war film War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg and based on an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's children's novel. War Horse was nominated for six Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and five BAFTAs. The movie became a box office success and turned Irvine into an overnight film star. Irvine is widely regarded as one of the most talented young actors of his generation after his Star-Making Role in War Horse and earning widespread critical acclaim for his role in the independent film Now Is Good. This has led to critics listing him among Hollywood's fastest-rising stars. He received critical praise by earning a reputation as a method actor after he went for two months without food and by performing his own torture scene stunts in the film adaptation of The Railway Man.Later work included starring as Pip in the 2012 adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell alongside Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham-Carter.Contents
- Cultured Badass: Has a keen interest in military history and collects WW1 and WW2 weaponry.
- Ill Boy: Has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of six.
- Mr. Fanservice: His character tends to be the "boy next door" and "Bishounen" variety.
- Starmaking Role: As Albert Naracott in War Horse.
- Two First Names: Subverted. His real name is Jeremy Smith, and Irvine is actually his grandfather's first name.
- What Could Have Been: