Eddie Redmayne
Actor and model
Eddie Redmayne
Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne is an English actor, singer and model. Redmayne 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.
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See The Original Sketches For These 'Best Costume' Nominated Films
Huffington Post - 4 days
The Oscars are swiftly approaching and with them, a palpable buzz about which film will take home “Best Picture” and which celebrity will make an acceptance speech about you-know-who. But fashion and movie lovers will likely tune in to see which film takes home the nod for excellence in costume design. There were Florence Foster Jenkins’ elaborate dresses (which were just ever so slightly better than her singing voice), Eddie Redmayne’s magical “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” look and “Jackie’s” take on Jackie Kennedy’s unmistakable, timeless style, to name a few. See the “Best Costume” nominee sketches brought to life below.  window.storybookWidget = new pym.Parent("storybook-101", "http://widget.tools.huffpost.net/embeds/costumedesign"); -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Gulping Gargoyles, J.K. Rowling Looked Incredible At The BAFTAs
Huffington Post - 15 days
J.K. Rowling took a break from owning trolls on Twitter to owning the BAFTAs red carpet on Sunday.  The author looked straight-up magical in a long-sleeved, fitted maroon gown with a thigh-high slit.  She paired the gown with purple pumps, a sparkly clutch and some serious statement earrings.  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” took home an award for best production design, but we’d say Rowling herself won the award for best selfie of the night, posing with “Beasts” star Eddie Redmayne and Emma Stone. Fun evening ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kv42C8Qnzh — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 13, 2017 Swoon. So much to obsess over, so little time. Check out the rest of the looks from the show:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Eddie Redmayne narrates 'Fantastic Beasts' audiobook
Yahoo News - about 1 month
A new audiobook version of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter accompaniment "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is narrated by Eddie Redmayne, who played the book's author Newt Scamander in the 2016 film of the same name. Being prepared for availability from March 14, 2017, the new audiobook edition of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is also being put up for pre-order through Amazon's US, UK and Australian branches of digital-only site Audible, which is publishing the work. The audiobook also contains an updated foreword, written in character by Scamander, which expands the adventurer's bestiary by six and overlaps with the New York City jaunt portrayed in the movie.
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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How Fantasy Film Plays On The Black Experience While Erasing Black People
Huffington Post - 3 months
The charm and wonder of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” begins to crumble when you consider the fact that it’s set in New York City in 1926. It takes place during the height of the Jazz age and the Harlem Renaissance. And yet its cast, led by Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterson, is abundantly, blindingly white.  Hollywood’s so-called “diversity” issue has been a trendy, hot-button topic for some time, but the whiteness of “Fantastic Beasts” is indicative a problem specific to fantasy and science fiction film: they’re metaphors for real-life racism and oppression that erase non-white people.  Written by JK Rowling and set in the “Harry Potter” universe, “Fantastic Beasts” follows British wizard Newt Scamander as he navigates the American wizarding world for the first time, attempting to collect a bevy of magical beasts that have escaped from his enchanted briefcase. He does all this, for the most part, in a New York City that is eerily whitewashed ― even in a scen ...
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The Late Late Show reveals what happens when a wizard tries to go through airport security
Yahoo News - 3 months
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters this weekend, and to promote the film, Eddie Redmayne stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he appears in a hilarious sketch that reimagined his character Newt Scamander contending with the challenges of travel in the modern era. What’s really funny about this is that we’ve actually seen Scamander breeze by the US Customs Service in the trailers for the film, using a setting on his suitcase to hide his creatures from Muggle authorities.
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Let's Talk About That Messed-Up Death Penalty In 'Fantastic Beasts' For Just A Minute
Huffington Post - 3 months
WARNING: Spoilers below for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  In the world of “Harry Potter,” we know there are punishments for people who don’t follow the letter of the law. Book Three, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, gives us a look at the wizarding prison that’s like Alcatraz with Dementors. Those, of course, are the Dark ghoulish entities used to suck out the souls of the worst prisoners and leave them as empty shells ― a fate worse than death.  The latest film adaptation in the series’ universe, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” released Friday, introduces us to another solemn facet of wizarding life. In the 1920s when the film is set, the American wizarding society has its own punishment for rule-breakers ― and it’s possibly even more deranged than Azkaban’s. Let’s review: When Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Newt (Eddie Redmayne) are sentenced for their suspected role in the mysterious magical destruction happening around New York City, the ...
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'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,' A Blockbuster About Persecution, Is Extra Timely
Huffington Post - 3 months
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. This post contains mild spoilers. In “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” you will find a lot of fantastic beasts. These outlawed creatures scurry to and fro, stealing shiny things, rampaging through New York and invoking an “aw, shucks” charm.  Like the rest of the “Harry Potter” franchise, which was always about death and the trials of uninvited heroism, the subtext buried in this prequel stretches far beyond its easy charisma. “Fantastic Beasts” is not really a movie about fantastic beasts at all. It’s a parable about persecution. Following the election of Donald Trump, a documented xenophobe who built his campaign on discriminatory rhetoric, that’s never been a timelier theme. Set in 1926, “Fantastic Beasts” opens with British magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arriving at New York City customs carrying a su ...
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Eddie Redmayne had to explain his wand to custom officials
Fox News - 4 months
Eddie Redmayne, who plays wizard Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s new film “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” had to explain to customs why he had a wand in his briefcase.
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J.K. Rowling Hints That Dumbledore May Be Openly Gay In The 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel
Huffington Post - 4 months
Since “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” acts as a prequel to the “Harry Potter” universe, we’re about to get a lot more backstory about our cherished wizarding world. The film mostly operates as its own entity, but at a press conference in New York on Thursday, J.K. Rowling and producer David Heyman promised more “connective tissue” with the initial Hogwarts novels as the new five-part franchise continues.  That raises many questions about what’s in store for our new hero, sheepish magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), and the established characters who may resurface. With the exception of the dark wizard Grindelwald, most of “Fantastic Beasts” introduces fresh faces. But we already know that Albus Dumbledore will appear in the second film, and at the press conference, Screen Crush senior editor and former HuffPost writer Erin Whitney asked whether that movie will present the future headmaster as openly gay.  In a room filled with domestic and international pre ...
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'Fantastic Beasts' cast drop sequel hints
Reuters.com - 4 months
Eddie Redmayne reveals a small detail about the second film in the new franchise by J.K. Rowling. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Redmayne
  • 2016
    Age 34
    However, Redmayne's performance has been met with critical acclaim, and in January 2016 he earned his second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor in consecutive years. Redmayne married Hannah Bagshawe, a public relations executive, on 15 December 2014. Their daughter Iris Mary was born in June 2016. Redmayne was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
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    Redmayne starred in the biographical drama The Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winning director Tom Hooper. In the film, released in the UK on 1 January 2016, Redmayne portrayed transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, a casting that has been subject of some controversy from the transgender community.
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  • 2015
    Age 33
    In 2015, he was named number one in GQ's 50 best dressed British men.
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    Redmayne is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a British Academy Film Award, and in 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his acting career, he supports several social causes, including LGBT rights. He is married to the public relations executive Hannah Bagshawe. Redmayne was born on 6 January 1982 in Westminster, London. His mother, Patricia (née Burke), runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a businessman in corporate finance. His paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Redmayne, a civil and mining engineer. He has an older brother, a younger brother, and an older half-brother and half-sister. He attended Colet Court, then Eton College, where he was in the same year as Prince William. He went on to read History of Art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003. Despite being colourblind, Redmayne wrote his dissertation on Yves Klein's signature colour, International Klein Blue.
  • 2014
    Age 32
    In August 2014 he was appointed ambassador of film education charity Into Film.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2016, Redmayne spoke out for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In early 2015 Redmayne appeared in the Wachowski siblings' film, Jupiter Ascending as Balem Abrasax. The film was widely panned, including his performance. For his performance he won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor in the same year that he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Danish Girl.
    In 2014, Redmayne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything earned him the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he played Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, in Hooper's The Danish Girl, which gained him a second Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    He took on the role of Marius Pontmercy for the 2012 musical film Les Misérables.
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  • 2011
    Age 29
    He portrayed King Richard II in Richard II directed by Michael Grandage, at Donmar Warehouse from 6 December 2011 to 4 February 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Redmayne was cast in his first feature film Like Minds (2006) after being spotted by casting director Lucy Bevan performing in a play called Goats. Redmayne has appeared in films such as The Good Shepherd (2006), Savage Grace (2007), Powder Blue (2008) The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Glorious 39 (2009), and Hick (2011). He starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic chiller film Black Death (2010). His 2008 Sundance drama film The Yellow Handkerchief was released on 26 February 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films. He starred as filmmaker Colin Clark in the drama film My Week with Marilyn (2011).
  • 2010
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    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?, and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Redmayne made his professional stage debut as Viola in Twelfth Night, for Shakespeare's Globe at the Middle Temple Hall in 2002.
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  • 1998
    Age 16
    Redmayne made his screen debut in 1998 in an episode of Animal Ark.
    More Details Hide Details His 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. In June 2015 it was announced that Redmayne will star as Newt Scamander in the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, with a screenplay by J. K. Rowling.
    Redmayne began his professional acting career as a youth in London theatre before making his screen debut in 1998 with guest appearances on television.
    More Details Hide Details His first film roles came in 2006 with Like Minds and The Good Shepherd, and he went on to play supporting roles in several films, including Savage Grace (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). Redmayne received praise for his performances in the stage productions of Red (2009–10) and Richard II (2011–12). For the former, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Redmayne's film breakthrough came when the roles of Colin Clark in the biographical drama My Week with Marilyn (2011) and Marius Pontmercy in Tom Hooper's musical Les Misérables (2012).
  • 1982
    Age 0
    Born on January 6, 1982.
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