War Horse

9 January 2012, 12:08 | Updated: 13 January 2012, 09:55

A horse that lives at stables near Milton Keynes was one of the stars of the show at the royal premiere of Steven Spielberg's new movie War Horse.

The Duke of Duchess of Cambridge were also at the screening in London's Leicester Square on Sunday 8 January 2012.

The film tells the story of a boy and a horse during the First World War.  Scenes for the movie were shot at Luton Hoo.  The film is based on the novel by St Albans-born author Michael Morpurgo.

Bedford Modern School student and newcomer, Jeremy Irvine, who comes from Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, was selected from hundreds to play lead character, Albert Narracott.  The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Emily Watson.

The horse Sultan - who plays the part of Joey in the film - was driven down to London from stables at Mursley, Buckinghamshire for the premiere.

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