Jeremy Irvine biography
Great Expectations (2013)
Date of Birth: 1990
Jeremy Irvine grew up in as Jeremy William Fredric Smith in Gamlingay, a rural village in Cambridgeshire, England. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art but was eager to begin working, so he hired a cameraman to help him film a show reel, that he then presented to agents as examples of his professional work. Jeremy appeared onstage in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Dunsinane before landing his first onscreen role as a regular on the Disney Channel series Life Bites, which was filmed in London.
His next job was to be his major motion picture debut, starring in Steven Spielberg's War Horse for Dreamworks Pictures. He plays the lead role of Albert, a boy whose beloved horse is sold to the army during WWI.
Since then, Jeremy has not stopped working. He filmed a role in the the independent feature Now Is Good opposite Dakota Fanning and played Pip in BBC Films' Great Expectations , directed by Mike Newell and also starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. Next up, he played the younger version of Colin Firth's character, Eric Lomax in the Lionsgate film The Railway Man (2014) and also starred in the films The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015) and Beyond the Reach (2015).
Most recently, Jeremy returned to theatres in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018),the sequel to Mamma Mia! (2008), in which he played the younger version of Pierce Brosnan's character, Sam Carmichael. He also appeared in the biographical crime drama Billionaire Boys Club with Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton.
Jeremy lives in West Hampstead in England and adopted the stage surname "Irvine" from his grandfather, whose first name was Irvine.