Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne.jpg
Redmayne in 2011.
Born Edward John David Redmayne
(1982-01-06) 6 January 1982 (age 33)
London, England
Education Eton College
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
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 started his professional career as an actor in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut in 2006, in Like Minds.

He has since appeared in such prominent films as My Week with Marilyn (2012), Les Misérables (2012), The Theory of Everything (2014), and Jupiter Ascending (2014). Redmayne received universal critical acclaim for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Motion Picture Drama), the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He has also continued to have several roles in theatre, most notably in the play Red (2010), on Broadway, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.


Early life

Redmayne was born in London. His mother, Patricia (née 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 Colet Court [8] then Eton College, where he was in the same year as Prince William, Tom Hiddleston and Ivo Stourton.[9][10] He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.[11]



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?,[12] and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005.[13] 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.[14]

In 2009, Redmayne appeared in John Logan's new play Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London,[15] 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,[16] 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.[17]


Redmayne has appeared in films such as The Good Shepherd, Powder Blue, Savage Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, Hick, Glorious 39, and Jupiter Ascending. He starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic chiller film Black Death.[18] His 2008 Sundance drama film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in 26 February 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.[citation needed]

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.[19][20] In 2014, he starred as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, a role for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor depicting the debilitating challenges of ALS.


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.[21]


Redmayne modelled for Burberry in 2008 with Alex Pettyfer, and in 2012 with Cara Delevingne.[22][23] In the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, he was featured on its annual International Best Dressed List.[24] In 2015, he was named number one in GQ's 50 best dressed British men.[25]

Personal life

Redmayne is married to Hannah Bagshawe, a public relations executive in the finance industry.[26][27] The couple struck up a friendship when Redmayne, whilst studying at Eton, was part of a group of senior boys asked to perform as models for a charity event at the local girls school Bagshawe attended.[26] She went on to study for a Masters degree in English Literature and French at the University of Edinburgh.[28] Redmayne and Bagshawe began dating in 2012 upon their return from a holiday to Florence, Italy.[26][29] They formally announced their engagement in The Times on 31 May 2014,[30] and married at Babington House in Somerset on 15 December 2014.[27]



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 Academy Award for Best Actor
2015 Jupiter Ascending Balem Abrasax  


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 4 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 Oliver! Factory Boy #46 West End[31]
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

See also



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  4. Jump up ^ http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0300whatson/0400theatre/2003/09/19/eddie-s-career-has-already-turned-full-circle-50061-13426009/
  5. Jump up ^ "Fast Eddie". Eddieredmayne.org. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b http://news.moviefone.com/2014/11/21/eddie-redmayne-facts/
  7. Jump up ^ "Eddie Redmayne interview". Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  8. Jump up ^ Redmayne tipped to land Academy Award, dailymail.co.uk; accessed 23 February 2015.
  9. Jump up ^ "Next Big Thing: Eddie Redmayne". GQ. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  10. Jump up ^ 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. 
  11. Jump up ^ Babb, Fran (19 November 2011). "Eddie Redmayne: the loneliness of being a hot young actor.". The Guardian (London, UK). Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  12. Jump up ^ 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)). 
  13. Jump up ^ "Almost Famous". The Times. 26 May 2005. 
  14. Jump up ^ "Royal Court Theatre". royalcourttheatre.com. 26 May 2005. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  15. Jump up ^ Baluch, Lalayn (17 April 2009). "West to Appear in Donmar's Life Is a Dream". Thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  16. Jump up ^ "John Golden Theater New York, NY". Newyorkcitytheatre.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  17. Jump up ^ "Richard II, opening night 06.12.2011". The Official London Theatre Guide. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  18. Jump up ^ "Fantasia 2010: New Stills: Chris Smith's Black Death". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  19. Jump up ^ Jensen, Jeff. "Eddie Redmayne lands 'Les Miserables' role". Insidemovies.ew.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  20. Jump up ^ "Les Miserables Adds Eddie Redmayne". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  21. Jump up ^ "Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy answer BBC One's Birdsong call". BBC Press Office. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  22. Jump up ^ "The ABCs of Burberry". Copilotcrash.blogspot.com. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  23. Jump up ^ "Eddie Redmayne, Cara Delevingne pose for Burberry - videos, pictures". Digitalspy.com.au. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  24. Jump up ^ "Vanity Fair 2012 International Best Dressed List". Vanity Fair. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  25. Jump up ^ "50 Best Dressed Men in Britain 2015". GQ. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  26. ^ Jump up to: 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
  27. ^ Jump up to: a b "It's OFFICIAL! Actor Eddie Redmayne marries Hannah Bagshawe in Winter Wonderland ceremony at Somerset's Babington House". Daily Mail (London, UK). 15 December 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  28. Jump up ^ Profile, investing.businessweek.com; accessed 23 February 2015.
  29. Jump up ^ Chi, Paul (10 January 2013). "Why Eddie Redmayne's Girlfriend Helps Him Get Dressed". Style Watch. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  30. Jump up ^ 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 online)
  31. Jump up ^ Norton, Graham. "Graham Norton Show".  Missing or empty |url= (help)

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