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Eddie Redmayne is a English actor and model. He won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the West End and Broadway productions of the play "Red". He also received the Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse. He portrayed Marius in Les Misérables (2012 film). In order to prepare for the role, Redmayne took singing lessons. He is severely colour-blind.

Early and Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Redmayne was born in London, England. His mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a London businessman. 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. He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, whence he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003. In January 2013, it was reported that Redmayne had been dating Hannah Bagshawe since early 2012.

He married Hannah Bagshawe on 15 December 2014. Their daughter Iris Mary (born 15 June 2016) and their son, Luke Richard, who's born in 2018. He is due to star as the transgender Lili Elbe in the upcoming biopic The Danish Girl, and as Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter-based movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Redmayne was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He once said that, as a child, he would have liked to have portrayed Gavroche on the West End but never got the chance.
  • In 2015, he won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything. He also received Oscar, Bafta, and SAG awards for Best Actor for the same role.
  • He originally tried out for the role of young Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), but was stopped before he even finished reading his audition lines. 

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