IT’S not every day that you get to fire questions at a Hollywood actor on Microsoft Teams…

But that’s exactly what a group of King’s Ely Senior students were able to do to Jeremy Irvine on February 10th thanks to a fantastic opportunity organised by our Drama Department!

More than 30 students and staff enjoyed an online Q&A session with Jeremy, who made his film debut in ‘War Horse’ in 2011. Jeremy was nominated for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ in the Empire Awards and London Film Critics’ Choice Award.

Since then, he has starred in a whole host of Hollywood films such as ‘The Woman in Black’ sequel, ‘Great Expectations’ directed by Mike Newell, ‘The Railway Man’ with Colin Firth, ‘The Bad Education Movie’, the remake of ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, ‘Mamma Mia 2’ (playing Young Sam opposite Lily James) and he was seen as the lead in the Amazon Prime series ‘Treadstone’, a prequel to the Jason Bourne collective.

Nick Huntington, Director of Drama and Theatre at King’s Ely, said: “Jeremy has already had a very exciting career and he is just 30 years old! Jeremy – a Cambridgeshire born actor – was able to go from relative obscurity to a Hollywood star, and how he got Steven Spielberg’s attention was quite a story! Thank you to Mr Cammelle for organising this and to Jeremy for taking time out from rehearsing his ’70s cop show’ to spend time giving our Drama pupils such invaluable information and advice!”

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