Eddie Redmayne

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Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne.jpg
Redmayne in 2011
Born Edward John David Redmayne
(1982-01-06) 6 January 1982 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne[1][2] (born 6 January 1982)[3] is an English actor, singer and model. He is best known for co-starring as Marius Pontmercy in the musical film Les Miserables in 2012. He has also appeared in the BBC television series Birdsong. Redmayne won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the stage production of Red. He also received the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse. He is set to appear as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything in November 2014 and in the science fiction space opera Jupiter Ascending in February 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Redmayne was born in London, England. His mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a London businessman.[4][5] Eddie went to Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe and he also attended Eton College where he was in the same year as Prince William and author Ivo Stourton.[6][7] He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, whence he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.[8]



Redmayne made his professional stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe theatre in Twelfth Night at the Middle Temple Hall in 2002. He won the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2004) for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005.[9] Later stage credits include Now or Later by Christopher Shinn at the Royal Court Theatre. The show ran from 3 September to 18 October 2008.[10]

In 2009 Redmayne appeared in John Logan's new play Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London,[11] for which he won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He reprised his role in Red at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway in a 15-week run from 11 March to 27 June 2010[12] and won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. He portrayed King Richard II in Richard II directed by Michael Grandage at Donmar Warehouse from 6 December 2011 to 4 February 2012.[13]


His television credits include the BBC miniseries Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, and the two-part miniseries Birdsong, an adaptation of the 1993 Sebastian Faulks World War I novel.[14]


Redmayne's film credits include The Good Shepherd, Powder Blue, Savage Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, Hick and Glorious 39. He also starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic chiller film Black Death.[15]

Redmayne's 2008 Sundance drama film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in theatres on 26 February 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

He co-starred as the filmmaker Colin Clark in the drama film My Week with Marilyn (2011). On 1 November 2011, Redmayne took on the role of Marius for the musical film of Les Misérables, which was released in December 2012.[16][17]


He modelled for Burberry in 2008 with Alex Pettyfer and 2012 with Cara Delevingne.[18][19] In the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, he was featured on its annual International Best Dressed List.[20]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2013, it was reported that Redmayne had been dating Hannah Bagshawe since early 2012.[21] Their engagement was announced in the The Times on 31 May 2014.[22]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Like Minds Alex Forbes
2006 Good Shepherd, TheThe Good Shepherd Edward Jr.
2007 Savage Grace Antony Baekeland
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Anthony Babington
2008 Yellow Handkerchief, TheThe Yellow Handkerchief Gordy
2008 Other Boleyn Girl, TheThe 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 Post-production


Year Title Role Episodes
1998 Animal Ark John Hardy Episode: "Bunnies in the Bathroom"
2003 Doctors Rob Huntley Episode: "Crescendo"
2005 Elizabeth I The Earl of Southampton Episode: "Southampton"
2008 Tess of the d'Urbervilles Angel Clare 4 episodes
2010 Pillars of the Earth, TheThe Pillars of the Earth Jack Jackson 8 episodes
2012 Birdsong Stephen Wraysford 2 episodes


Year Title Role Theatre Notes
2002 Twelfth Night Viola Shakespeare's Globe 400th anniversary production
2003 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Master Harold Everyman Theatre
2004 The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Billy Almeida Theatre
2004 Hecuba Polydorus Donmar Warehouse
2007 Now or Later John Jr. Royal Court Theatre
2009–2010 Red Ken Donmar Warehouse / John Golden Theatre
2011–2012 Richard II King Richard II Donmar Warehouse

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2010 Red Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
2010 Red Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Won
2011 Richard II Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Best Shakespearean Performance Won
2011 My Week with Marilyn BAFTA Awards Rising Star Award Nominated
2012 Les Misérables National Board of Review Best Cast Won
2012 Les Misérables Satellite Awards Best Cast – Motion Picture Won
2012 Les Misérables Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won
2012 Les Misérables Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Evening Standard British Film Award Best Actor Nominated
2012 Les Misérables MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Cast Nominated
2012 Les Misérables San Diego Film Critics Society Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romance Nominated
2012 Les Misérables Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Breakout Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eddie Redmayne, Esq Authorised Biography – Debrett’s People of Today, Eddie Redmayne, Esq Profile". Debretts.com. 6 January 1982. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | Redmayne, Eddie". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Made in Britain". gqonline.it. 
  4. ^ http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0300whatson/0400theatre/2003/09/19/eddie-s-career-has-already-turned-full-circle-50061-13426009/
  5. ^ "Fast Eddie / Evening Standard. November 2007 г | Eddie Redmayne archives". Eddieredmayne.org. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Next Big Thing: Eddie Redmayne". GQ. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Gysin, Christian; Kisiel, Ryan (4 February 2012). "Prince William with the Birdsong heart-throb and fellow Eton prefects... and some VERY wacky waistcoats". The Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Babb, Fran (19 November 2011). "Eddie Redmayne: the loneliness of being a hot young actor.". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Almost Famous". The Times. 26 May 2005. 
  10. ^ "Royal Court Theatre". royalcourttheatre.com. 26 May 2005. 
  11. ^ Baluch, Lalayn (17 April 2009). "West to Appear in Donmar's Life Is a Dream". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "John Golden Theater New York, NY – Driving Miss Daisy – tickets, information, reviews". Newyorkcitytheatre.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Richard II, opening night 06.12.2011". The Official London Theatre Guide. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy answer BBC One's Birdsong call". BBC Press Office. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Fantasia 2010: New Stills: Chris Smith's Black Death". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  16. ^ Jensen, Jeff. "Eddie Redmayne lands 'Les Miserables' role". Insidemovies.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  17. ^ "Les Miserables Adds Eddie Redmayne". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  18. ^ "Crash!: The ABCs of Burberry – Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alex Pettyfer". Copilotcrash.blogspot.com. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Eddie Redmayne, Cara Delevingne pose for Burberry - videos, pictures". Digitalspy.com.au. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Vanity Fair 2012 International Best Dressed List". Vanity Fair. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Chi, Paul (10 January 2013). "Why Eddie Redmayne’s Girlfriend Helps Him Get Dressed". Style Watch. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  22. ^ Mr E.J.D. Redmayne and Miss H.J. Bagshawe. The engagement is announced between Edward, son of Mr and Mrs Richard Redmayne of London, and Hannah, daughter of Mr Nicholas Bagshawe and Mrs Caryl Bagshawe, both of London. (page 80, column 1). Not available on-line

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