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Eddie Redmayne, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

Redmayne in The Theory of Everything.

About Eddie Redmayne (1982 – )

MovieActors.com congratulates Eddie Redmayne, for his 2016 Best Actor Nomination for his performance in THE DANISH GIRL.

Eddie Redmayne was born in London on January 6, 1982. His birth name is Edward John David Redmayne. His mother runs a relocation business, and his father is a businessman. His paternal great-grandfather was well-known civil and mining engineer Richard Redmayne. He counts among his siblings an older brother (HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne), a younger brother, an older half-brother and half-sister. He attended Eton College, where he was in the same year as Prince William. He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from which he graduated.

Redmayne made his professional stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe theatre in Twelfth Night at the Middle Temple Hall in 2002, and won acclaim as a newcomer for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? in 2005.

Redmayne's television credits include the BBC mini-series Tess of the d'Urbervilles, the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, and the two-part BBC/PBS war drama Birdsong.

Redmayne has appeared in films such as The Good Shepherd, Powder Blue, Savage Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, Hick, and Glorious 39. He starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic story Black Death. He portrayed filmmaker Colin Clark in the critically-acclaimed drama My Week with Marilyn. In 2012 Redmayne took the role of Marius Pontmercy for the film version of Les Misérables. Most recently he as starred as world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

While studying at Eton, Redmayne was a member of a group of seniors who were asked to perform as male models for a charity event at a local girls school. There he struck up a friendship with Hannah Bagshawe, who went on to earn a Masters in English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh. After finishing rehearsals for Les Miserables, Redmayne asked her to accompany him on a short holiday to Florence, Italy. On their return to England the couple began formally dating. They were engaged in May of 2014, and married in December.

Redmayne is best known for his portrayals of Colin Clark in My Week with Marilyn, Marius Pontmercy in the musical film adaptation of Les Misérables, and Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Eddie Redmayne's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2006 Like Minds Alex Forbes
2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson Jr.
2007 Savage Grace Antony Baekeland
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Anthony Babington
2008 The Yellow Handkerchief Gordy
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl William Stafford
2009 Powder Blue Qwerty Doolittle
2009 Glorious 39 Ralph Keyes
2010 Black Death Osmund
2011 Hick Eddie Kreezer
2011 My Week with Marilyn Colin Clark
2012 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy
2014 The Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking
2015 Jupiter Ascending Balem Abrasax
2015 The Danish Girl Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Newt

Eddie Redmayne's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1998 Animal Ark John Hardy
2003 Doctors Rob Huntley
2005 Elizabeth I The Earl of Southampton
2008 Tess of the d'Urbervilles Angel Clare
2010 The Pillars of the Earth Jack Jackson
2012 Birdsong Stephen Wraysford

Nominations/Awards won by Eddie Redmayne include...

Year Movie Award
2014 The Theory of Everything Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor

Quotes

“The director, Tom Hooper said "One last thing: Eddie, have you ever been on a horse?" I said "Yes." Cut to Lithuania, two weeks later, a huge Elizabethan street, Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons are standing at this balcony, and there's Tom, cameras, rain machines, 50 Lithuanian extras, spurs attached to my feet, and I'm thinking, "At what point do I tell them that I have never, ever ridden a horse?"”

“I'm just one gigantic ball of rancid fear and self-consciousness. I'm entirely fueled by fear, so the fact that I knew it could be a catastrophic disaster made me unable to sleep, and made me work quite hard.”

Did You Know

Eddie Redmayne has played characters in two biopics about Elizabeth I. In 2005, he played "Southampton" and, in 2007, he played "Thomas Babington". Both of the characters were traitors.

Eddie Redmayne in My Week with Marilyn (2011).

Redmayne with Gemma Arterton in Tess of the D'urbervilles (2008).