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 33)
London, England
Occupation Actor, singer, model
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Hannah Bagshawe

Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne[1][2] (born 6 January 1982)[3] is an English actor, singer, and model. He is best known for portraying 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 for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (SAG), and received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for Best Actor.

On stage, Redmayne won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the stage production of Red.

Early life[edit]

Redmayne was born in London. His mother, Patricia (Burke), runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a businessman.[4][5] His paternal great-grandfather was civil and mining engineer Richard Redmayne.[6] He has an older brother, a younger brother, and an older half-brother[6] and half-sister.[7] He attended Eton College, where he was in the same year as Prince William and Ivo Stourton.[8][9] He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.[10]



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 in 2004, for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?,[11] and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005.[12] Later stage credits include Now or Later by Christopher Shinn at the Royal Court Theatre. The show ran from 3 September to 1 November 2008.[13]

In 2009, Redmayne appeared in John Logan's new play Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London,[14] 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,[15] 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.[16]


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 chiller film Black Death.[17] His 2008 Sundance drama film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in 26 February 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

He starred as filmmaker Colin Clark in the drama film My Week with Marilyn. He took on the role of Marius Pontmercy for the 2012 musical film Les Misérables.[18][19] In 2014, he starred as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He will appear in the upcoming film Jupiter Ascending.


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 mini-series Birdsong.[20]


Redmayne modelled for Burberry in 2008 with Alex Pettyfer, and in 2012 with Cara Delevingne.[21][22] In the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, he was featured on its annual International Best Dressed List.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Whilst studying at Eton, Redmayne was part of a group of senior boys asked to perform as models for a charity event at a local girls school.[24] Afterwards, he struck up a friendship with Hannah Bagshawe,[24] who went on to study for a Masters degree in English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh.[25] In 2012, after finishing rehearsals for Les Miserables, Redmayne asked his long-term friend Bagshawe (by then a Public Relations executive in the finance industry), to accompany him on a short holiday to Florence, Italy, and on return the couple started formally dating.[24][26] Their engagement was announced in the The Times on 31 May 2014,[27] and they married at Babington House in Somerset on 15 December 2014.[28]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Like Minds Alex Forbes
2006 Good Shepherd, TheThe Good Shepherd Edward Wilson 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 Notes
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 Notes
1992-1993 "Oliver!' Factory Boy #46 West End[29]
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 Black Death Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Red Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Won
2011 Richard II Critics' Circle Theatre Awards Best Shakespearean Performance Won
My Week with Marilyn BAFTA Awards Rising Star Award Nominated
2012 Les Misérables National Board of Review Best Cast Won
Satellite Awards Best Cast – Motion Picture Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Evening Standard British Film Award Best Actor Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Cast Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romance Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Breakout Nominated
2014 The Theory of Everything Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Won
New York Film Critics Online Best Actor Won
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Best Actor Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Actor Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Actor Runner-up
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award[30] Best Actor Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Actor Nominated
Southeastern Film Critics Association Best Actor Runner-up
Houston Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
2015 London Film Critics' Circle Actor of the Year Nominated
British Actor of the Year Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Actor Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor Pending
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Drama Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Desert Palm Achievement Award[31] Won
AACTA International Awards Best Actor Pending
BAFTA Awards Best Actor Pending
Academy Awards Best Actor Pending
Georgia Film Critcs Association Best Actor Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor Nominated
Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
Iowa Film Critics Best Actor Runner-up (tie)

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. ^ a b http://news.moviefone.com/2014/11/21/eddie-redmayne-facts/
  7. ^ "Eddie Redmayne interview". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Next Big Thing: Eddie Redmayne". GQ. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Babb, Fran (19 November 2011). "Eddie Redmayne: the loneliness of being a hot young actor.". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Curtis, Nick (17 December 2004). "I'm living the dream; old Etonian Eddie Redmayne could have been a professional chorister, a pop star or a model, but his decision to become an actor paid off this week when he was named the Evening Standard's outstanding newcomer". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 26 October 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Almost Famous". The Times. 26 May 2005. 
  13. ^ "Royal Court Theatre". royalcourttheatre.com. 26 May 2005. 
  14. ^ Baluch, Lalayn (17 April 2009). "West to Appear in Donmar's Life Is a Dream". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "John Golden Theater New York, NY – Driving Miss Daisy – tickets, information, reviews". Newyorkcitytheatre.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Richard II, opening night 06.12.2011". The Official London Theatre Guide. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Fantasia 2010: New Stills: Chris Smith's Black Death". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  18. ^ Jensen, Jeff. "Eddie Redmayne lands 'Les Miserables' role". Insidemovies.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  19. ^ "Les Miserables Adds Eddie Redmayne". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  20. ^ "Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy answer BBC One's Birdsong call". BBC Press Office. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Crash!: The ABCs of Burberry – Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alex Pettyfer". Copilotcrash.blogspot.com. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Eddie Redmayne, Cara Delevingne pose for Burberry - videos, pictures". Digitalspy.com.au. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Vanity Fair 2012 International Best Dressed List". Vanity Fair. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  24. ^ a b c http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893901/IT-S-FRIDAY-2015-PREVIEW-going-topless-helped-Eddie-win-wife-s-heart-met-school-Eton.html
  25. ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=34242737&privcapId=425987
  26. ^ Chi, Paul (10 January 2013). "Why Eddie Redmayne’s Girlfriend Helps Him Get Dressed". Style Watch. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  27. ^ 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
  28. ^ "It's OFFICIAL! Actor Eddie Redmayne marries Hannah Bagshawe in Winter Wonderland ceremony at Somerset's Babington House". Daily Mail (London). 15 December 2014. 
  29. ^ Norton, Graham. "Graham Norton Show". 
  30. ^ "2014 SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS AWARDS:Full List of Nominees". San Francisco Film Critics Circle. 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 

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