Albert, who joins up to bring his horse, Joey, back from France
Sitting in his Los Angeles hotel, Irvine says he's "living the dream". But does he really mean that? The 21-year-old is the lead in War Horse and, after talking to me, is flying back to London to finish filming his role of Pip in Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations. Surely not even his wildest dreams could have made room for this?
"I was pretty desperate to get noticed," he admits. "After one year at drama school, I traipsed round Soho knocking on agents' doors and popping DVDs of my work through letter boxes. But I hadn't actually done any work – I'd got together with a