Wednesday 29 March 2017

Irvine thrilled with Dickens film

Jeremy Irvine is excited about Great Expectations
Jeremy Irvine is excited about Great Expectations

Newcomer Jeremy Irvine can't wait for people to see his next film, Great Expectations.

The War Horse actor is playing Pip in Mike Newell's star-studded big-screen adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, which is set for a release this autumn.

"It's me and Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng and all these wonderful people. The script has been written by David Nicholls. I think it's going to be a really exciting film," he said.

Ralph plays Magwitch, Helena is Miss Havisham and David Walliams also makes an appearance as Uncle Pumblechook.

Fresh from his success in Steven Spielberg's First World War epic, Jeremy - who next appears in teenage drama Now Is Good with Dakota Fanning - is heading Down Under to film The Railway Man.

"I'm about to go to Australia to shoot another film with Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth," he continued.

The 21-year-old admitted he owes everything to Spielberg, who chose him despite his lack of experience.

"I had to learn everything from Steven Spielberg. He wasn't just my director, he was also my film acting teacher. Who better to learn from?" he said.

"Each movie has been a big learning curve. I've had to learn everything from scratch."

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