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  • Eddie graduated from Cambridge University in 2003
  • Academy Award Winner 2015 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘The Theory of Everything’
  • BAFTA Winner 2015 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘The Theory of Everything’
  • Golden Globe Winner 2015 for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for ‘The Theory of Everything’
  • SAG Award Winner 2015 for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role for ‘The Theory of Everything’
  • 2011 recipient of the  The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performanceat the Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards for his turn as the eponymous Richard in ‘Richard II’ at the Donmar Warehouse
  • TONY Award Winner 2010 for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for ‘Red’
  • Olivier Award Winner 2010 for Best Featured Actor in a Play For ‘Red’
  • Winner of Best Newcomer at Evening Standard Awards 2004, Winner of Best Newcomer Critics Circle Theatre Awards 2005
  • Is an Old Etonian
  • Parents are Richard and Patricia Redmayne.
  • He was named Outstanding Newcomer at the London Evening Standard Awards 2004 and the London Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards 2005 for his performance in Edward Albee’s “The Goat or Who is Sylvia”, with Jonathan Pryce at the Almeida Theatre, Islington.
  • Has appeared in three biopics about the Tudor Family, including two biopics about Elizabeth I. In 2005, he played Southampton in Elizabeth I (2005), and in 2007, he played Anthony Babington in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Both of the characters were traitors. In 2008, he appeared in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) as Sir William Stafford, the second husband of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I; one of the leading characters is Henry VIII, father of Elizabeth I.
  • Presented an award at the 2006 Orange BAFTA Awards ceremony.
  • Won the Tony Award in 2010 as Actor (Featured Role – Play) for his performance in “Red”.
  • Won the Laurence Olivier Best Supporting Actor Award in March 2010 for his role in “Red” (Donmar Warehouse, London).
  • His father is a managing director at a bank, and his mother worked at a relocation-office.
  • Has two half-siblings: Charles, an Internet-entrepreneur, and Eugenie. His older brother is James and is a bank-director. His younger brother is called Thomas (Tom).
  • He won the Critics’ Circle’s Award for Best Shakespearean Performance (named “The John and Wendy Trewin Award for best Shakespearean performance”) for his Richard II (December 2011 – February 2012 in Donmar Warehouse, London).
  • Is very close friends with Jeremy Irvine.
  • His ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish. His paternal grandparents were John Marriner Redmayne and Audrey Mercedes D’Alton, and Eddie’s paternal great-grandfather, Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne, was a prominent mining and civil engineer. Eddie’s maternal grandparents are Thomas R. Burke and Mary Rattray.
  • Eddie Redmayne is good friends with Benedict Cumberbatch. Both actors have portrayed Professor Stephen Hawking in different productions. Cumberbatch in Hawking (2004) and Redmayne in The Theory of Everything (2014).
  • Attended Eton College, where he had classes with Prince William.
  • Was named by his The Good Shepherd (2006) co-star and director Robert De Niro when De Niro was asked by Total Film magazine about younger actors he liked.
  • His fragrance of choice is Tom Ford’s Black Orchid.
  • He and Julianne Moore played mother and son in Savage Grace (2007). In 2015, both won the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscar, respectively.
  • Appeared in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) in a key scene with Cate Blanchett. In 2015, Blanchett presented him the Oscar for Best Actor for The Theory of Everything (2014), having won the Best Actress Oscar one year before for Blue Jasmine (2013).
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
  • He won an Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015).
  • When he first auditioned as a 12-year-old for a part as one of the princes in the tower in Richard III (1995), he was turned down by lead Ian McKellen as being unsuitable for the role.
  • Has expressed his desire to work with Marion Cotillard.
  • Is colour blind.


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