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Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Oct 4 2013, 6:37am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Irvine agreed to endure waterboarding torture while filming 'The Railway Man'. The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Colin Firth in the film about a real-life World War II hero - opted...

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Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

Oct 4 2013, 6:37am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Irvine agreed to endure waterboarding torture while filming 'The Railway Man'.

The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Colin Firth in the film about a real-life World War II hero - opted to re-enact the terrifying torture method, which dates back to the 16th century and involves water being poured over a cloth covering a captive's face causing them to experience the sensation of drowning.

Jermey refused to fake the pivotal scenes, or use a stuntman to do the shot involving his character Eric Lomax, who became a prisoner of war after being captured by the Japanese and forced to build the 'Death Railway' in Thailand.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I said: 'Go for it, OK? No stand-ins, no faking.' We rehearsed how we were going to do it, and I was controlling it all the way through."

"It was bloody unpleasant, but I knew I wasn't in any danger, but I felt it was important that I convey the hell Eric went through."

I was water-boarded for seconds at a time, over the course of two days, while the real Eric Lomax had to endure the real thing, time after time."

"It had to look as real as possible. The older Eric is played by Colin and to make sense of the trauma Eric experienced later, it was vital that he be seen to suffer through this awful torture,"

Director Jonathan Teplitzky, praised the actor's decision after making clear the stunt was optional.

He said: "[Jeremy] didn't have to do it but it makes the scene all the more authentic, and it's crucial to us understanding what Eric Lomax and his fellow soldiers put up with. It haunted them for the rest of their lives."

'The Railway Man' opens in the UK on January 3, though it's being held for US release in late 2014.

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Jeremy Irvine Thriller ‘World Made Straight’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Aug 27 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: Variety

Millennium Entertainment has acquired all domestic rights for the coming-of-age thriller “The World Made Straight,” starring Jeremy Irvine. Millenium will release the film theatrically in the U.S. in February. It’s the first deal for the company since its Aug. 19 announcement that its catalog and distribution platform has been sol ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Packs On a Few Pounds, Jennifer Lawrence and Her Man Call It Quits + More In Last Lap

Aug 1 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

Selena Gomez‘s new movie is a bust, Khloe Kardashian says Lamar Odom got “sloppy,” Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t have time for romance and more of today’s pop culture news to kick your weekend into gear. Is Leonardo DiCaprio packing on the pounds on purpose? [OK!] Sarah Hyland will host this year’s Teen Choice Awards alongside Tyler Posey. AKA the hottest awards show co-hosts ever. [USA Today] On KUWTK, Khloe Kardashian ...
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4 weeks ago

Jeremy Irvine Is Hot & Sweaty on 'Stonewall' Movie Set

Aug 1 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Jeremy Irvine is covered in sweat while filming a scene in a field for his upcoming movie Stonewall on Thursday (July 31) in Montreal, Canada. The movie follows a young man’s political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots. Also starring in the movie are Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joey King, and Ron Perlman. “I LOVE this cast & crew so much! It’s hard to express the admiration I feel 4 ...
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