Redmayne in 2011
|Born||Edward John David Redmayne
6 January 1982
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor, singer and model. Redmayne won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the West End and Broadway production of the drama play 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. In 2012, Redmayne co-starred as Marius Pontmercy in the musical film Les Miserables.
Early life and education 
Redmayne was born in London, England. His mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a London businessman. He attended Eton College as a member of the class of 2000. He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, whence he graduated with a 2:1 undergraduate degree in 2003.
Acting career 
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. 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. In 2009 Redmayne appeared in John Logan's new play Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London, 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 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.
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 Sebastian Faulks novel.
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.
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.
Modelling career 
|1998||Animal Ark||John Hardy||Episode: "Bunnies in the Bathroom"|
|2003||Doctors||Rob Huntley||Episode: "Crescendo"|
|2005||Elizabeth I||Southampton||Episode: "Southampton"|
|2008||Tess of the d'Urbervilles||Angel Clare||Four episodes|
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Jack Jackson||Eight episodes|
|2012||Birdsong||Stephen Wraysford||Two episodes|
See also 
- List of British actors and actresses
- List of Old Etonians born in the 20th century
- List of University of Cambridge members
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- Eddie Redmayne at the Internet Movie Database
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