Jeremy Irvine is a handsome and talented English actor – whose greatest strengths are made for both the stage and screen. Born in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, Irvine, 28, is the oldest of his two brothers, Toby and Lawrence. His father, Chris, is an engineer and his mother, Bridget, is very active in local government politics. All three brothers were born with the surname Smith but decided to pay tribute to their grandfather’s first name by taking it as their stage name. Irvine attended the Bedford Modern School where he played Romeo in his Year 13 play. Later on, he went to LAMDA, but only completed one year of the course before he dropped out as ‘it wasn’t his vibe’. "I made a decision early on that I wanted to get away from the crowd." Jeremy has type 1 diabetes which is a condition that has kept him from one of his dreams of joining the British Army. He applied at the age of 19 but was soon discovered that he had lied about his medical history on his application for enlistment and was rejected.
Irvine began his acting career at the age of 16 and admits that he didn’t fit in well with his peers at school which led him to pursue ‘something different’. He found comfort when his drama teacher encouraged him to take up a career in acting. Although Irvine adored the industry, there were times where he felt like giving up. But after he got his ‘big break’, it became clear to him, and those around him, that he was in the profession that suited his skills and abilities the most.
The young star has amassed quite a large following of fans from his role in the critically acclaimed film, “Now is Good” where he acted opposite Dakota Fanning. Irvine has a very bright future in film, and this was showcased when he took on the lead character in the famous ‘War Horse’, taking control of the role, making it his own and furthering his success as an actor. Since then, Irvine has been seen in some great films, including Great Expectations, The Railway Movie, The Woman in Black 2, Bad Education: The Movie and Stonewall and Mamma Mia 2 in 2018.
We are looking forward to seeing more of Jeremy as he will be acting alongside some world-famous actors in ‘The Last Full Measure’. This incredible film will tell the true story of William Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine) who saved sixty men in one of the harshest battles of the Vietnam War - set to be released in October 2019.