At the time he was offered the role of Albert in “War Horse”, what part did the actor say he was playing onstage?
Young British actor Jeremy Irvine went from playing a tree to starring in Spielberg’s War Horse
Before he won the role Jeremy had only just made his stage debut – playing a tree – and he had never appeared in a movie before.“My friends all took the mick out of me for that one, saying ‘You’re gonna be the tree’,” he says. “And in my first scene, there I was waving two branches. I was in the chorus and had no lines.”