Eddie Redmayne

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Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne.jpg
Redmayne in 2011
BornEdward John David Redmayne
(1982-01-06) 6 January 1982 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Alma materEton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Years active1998–present
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Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne.jpg
Redmayne in 2011
BornEdward John David Redmayne
(1982-01-06) 6 January 1982 (age 32)
London, England, UK
Alma materEton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
Years active1998–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 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 Times of Saturday, 31 May 2014.[22]


2006Like MindsAlex Forbes
2006Good Shepherd, TheThe Good ShepherdEdward Jr.
2007Savage GraceAntony Baekeland
2007Elizabeth: The Golden AgeAnthony Babington
2008Yellow Handkerchief, TheThe Yellow HandkerchiefGordy
2008Other Boleyn Girl, TheThe Other Boleyn GirlWilliam Stafford
2009Powder BlueQwerty Doolittle
2009Glorious 39Ralph Keyes
2010Black DeathOsmund
2011HickEddie Kreezer
2011My Week with MarilynColin ClarkNominated—BAFTA Rising Star Award
2012Les MisérablesMarius PontmercyGiffoni Film Festival Giffoni Experience Award
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Santa Barbara International Film Festival — Virtuoso Award
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated—Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout
2014The Theory of EverythingStephen HawkingPost-production[23]
2015Jupiter AscendingBalem The KingPost-production
1998Animal ArkJohn HardyEpisode: "Bunnies in the Bathroom"
2003DoctorsRob HuntleyEpisode: "Crescendo"
2005Elizabeth IThe Earl of SouthamptonEpisode: "Southampton"
2008Tess of the d'UrbervillesAngel ClareFour episodes
2010Pillars of the Earth, TheThe Pillars of the EarthJack JacksonEight episodes
2012BirdsongStephen WraysfordTwo episodes
2002Twelfth NightViolaShakespeare's Globe400th anniversary production
2003Master Harold and the BoysMaster HaroldEveryman Theatre
2004The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?BillyAlmeida Theatre
2004HecubaPolydorusDonmar Warehouse
2007Now or LaterJohn Jr.Royal Court Theatre
2009–2010RedKenDonmar Warehouse
John Golden Theatre
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
2011–2012Richard IIKing Richard IIDonmar WarehouseCritics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance

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
  23. ^ "Eddie Redmayne’s Transformation Into Stephen Hawking". 

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