War Horse

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Dartmoor,1914: To his wife’s dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two becoming inseparable. When his harvest fails, the farmer has to sell Joey to the British cavalry and he is shipped to France where, after a disastrous offensive he is captured by the Germans and changes hands twice more before he is found, caught in the barbed wire in No Man’s Land four years later and freed. He is returned behind British lines where Albert, now a private, has been temporarily blinded by gas, but still recognizes his beloved Joey. However, as the Armistice is declared Joey is set to be auctioned off. After all they have been through will Albert and Joey return home together?

Directed by
Steven Spielberg

Writers
Screenplay
Lee Hall and
Richard Curtis
Novel
Michael Morpurgo

Producers
Revel Guest … executive producer
Kathleen Kennedy … producer
Frank Marshall … executive producer
Tracey Seaward … co-producer
Adam Somner … co-producer
Steven Spielberg … producer

Cast – in credits order
Jeremy Irvine … Albert Narracott
Peter Mullan … Ted Narracott
Emily Watson … Rose Narracott
Niels Arestrup … Grandfather
David Thewlis … Lyons
Tom Hiddleston … Captain Nicholls
Benedict Cumberbatch … Maj. Jamie Stewart
Celine Buckens … Emilie
Toby Kebbell … Geordie Soldier
Patrick Kennedy … Lt. Charlier Waverly
Leonard Carow … Michael
David Kross … Gunther
Matt Milne … Andrew Easton
Robert Emms … David Lyons
Eddie Marsan … Sgt. Fry
Nicolas Bro … Friedrich
Rainer Bock … Brandt
Hinnerk Schönemann … German Soldier in No Man’s Land
Gary Lydon … Si Easton
Geoff Bell … Sgt. Sam Perkins
Liam Cunningham … Army Doctor
Sebastian Hülk … German Officer at Farm
Gerard McSorley … Market Auctioneer
Tony Pitts … Sgt. Martin
Irfan Hussein … Sgt. Maj. Singh
Pip Torrens … Maj. Tompkins
Philippe Nahon … French Auctioneer
Jean-Claude Lecas … Butcher
Justin Brett … Motorbike Rider
Seamus O’Neill … Devon Farmer #1
Pat Laffan … Devon Farmer #2
Peter McNeil O’Connor¹ … British Trench Solder #2
Trystan Pütter¹ … German Trench Soldier #1
Gunnar Cauthery¹ … German Trench Soldier #2
Julian Wadham … Trench Captain
Anian Zollner … Senior German Officer
Michael Kranz … Junior German Officer
Hannes Wegener … German Officer
David Dencik … Base Camp Officer
Edward Bennett … Cavalry Recruiting Officer
Johnny Harris … Infantry Recruitment Officer
Philip Hill-Pearson … Wounded Soldier
Tam Dean Burn … Medic in Trench
Alain Williams … Hospital Orderly
Thomas Arnold … Shouting German Officer
Maximilian Brüeckner¹ … German Artillery Officer
Markus Tomczyk … German Artillery Soldier
Peter Benedict … German Officer on Bridge
Callum Armstrong … Bagpiper
Martin D. Dew¹ … Lyons’ Cronie
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Jason Crook Cookie … German NCO
Stephen Molloy … British Trench Soldier
Michael Ryan … British Trench Solder #1
Alan Williams … Hospital Orderly
Rest of cast
Chris Bowe … Scottish Highlander at Auction (uncredited)
Graham Curry … Scottish Highlander at Auction (uncredited)

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