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Eddie Redmayne's Biography

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Early Life

Eddie Redmayne was born on 6 January 1982 in London.

His father worked in banking and her mother managed a relocation business for expats.

Eddie Redmayne studied at Eton and then read history of art at Cambridge.

He started acting in school and his stage productions included Oliver, Twelfth Night, A Passage to India, and Cabaret.

Stage Performances

In 2005, he starred in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

In 2008, he appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in Now or Later.

In 2010, Redmayne won an Olivier and a Tony for his performance in Red.


His early movies included the independent films Savage Grace and The Yellow Handkerchief.

In 2011, Eddie Redmayne landed the leading role opposite Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn and the following year played Marius in the film version of Les Miserables.

However, it was in 2014, with his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything that he really came to widespread public attention and he won an Oscar in 2015 for his performance.

The following year (2016) he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

Also, in 2016, he was cast as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In 2019 he was again cast alongside Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts. The two had worked together on The Theory of Everything.

In 2020, along with Mark Rylance, Frank Langella, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne starred in Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Personal Life

Eddie Redmayne is married to the antiques dealer Hannah Bagshawe.

In March 2018, they had their second child Luke. Previously they had a daughter Iris.

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Latest User Comments (1)
john rhodes
john rhodes
best young actor in recent years fantastic performances so far and deserves the oscar for sure he would make a great doctor who if a movie is ever done with a big budget and decent script, that however will not happen i dont think bbc is far too interested in keeping it a tv show and having 100% control over the show and what goes on lol
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