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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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Dane DeHaan & Wife Anna Wood Couple Up for Saint Laurent

Sep 30 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Dane DeHaan and wife Anna Wood keep cozy at the Saint Laurent show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on Monday (September 29) in Paris, France. The cute couple, who enjoyed their first-ever fashion show together, was joined in the front row by model/actor Jeremy Irvine. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dane DeHaan “Just landed in Paris for the SAINT LAURENT show. #br ...
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Awkward! Ellie Goulding Attends A London Fashion Week Party & Runs Into Her Ex - While With Her Current Boyfriend!

Sep 15 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Poor Ellie Goulding! She's just trying to enjoy London Fashion Week! The hit songstress was attending Stella McCartney's Green Carpet Collection at the Royal British Institute on Sunday night when she ran into her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Irvine!  But that's not the only awkwardness! She was at the event with her current boyfriend, Dougie Poynter!  Talk about cringe-worthy!  However, being the professional she is, Ell ...
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These Hot British Actors Are Heating Up the Toronto Film Fest!

Sep 6 2014 6:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Douglas Booth, Max Irons, and Sam Claflin all pose for photos while stopping by the Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday (September 6) at Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Canada. The three guys are at the festival to promote their movie The Riot Club and they weren’t the only hot British actors in attendance. Jeremy Irvine, who was seen at the airport on Friday afternoon, stopped by the studio with Michael Douglas to talk ...
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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 h ...
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