EDDIE REDMAYNE (James Glaisher) is perhaps best known for
his portrayal of the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of
Everything, directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh and co-starring
Felicity Jones, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. For his astonishing performance
Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor as well as Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA
awards in the same category. In 2015 he co-starred alongside Alicia Vikander in
Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, for which he earned Academy Award, Golden Globe,
SAG and BAFTA nominations.
Redmayne was last seen reprising the role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic
Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to the first installment in the
film franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Directed by David
Yates, the latest J.K. Rowling adaptation saw Redmayne star in the lead role
alongside Katherine Waterston, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
Previously, Redmayne lent his voice to the animated family film Early Man,
directed by Nick Park and featuring performances by Maisie Williams and Tom
Hiddleston. He also appeared in Jupiter Ascending, opposite Channing Tatum and
Mila Kunis; Les Miserables, alongside Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman; The Yellow
Handkerchief, with Kristen Stewart and William Hurt; Savage Grace, opposite
Julianne Moore; Elizabeth: The Golden Age, co-starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey
Rush and Clive Owen; and The Other Boleyn Girl, with Natalie Portman and
Redmayne's onscreen debut came in 2006 with a role in Robert De Niro's The
Good Shepherd, playing the son of Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie's characters.
The actor's work in television includes three miniseries: BBC's "Birdsong,"
with Clemence Poesy; Starz's "The Pillars of the Earth," co-starring Matthew
Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell; and BBC's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," alongside
In 2010 Redmayne won both Tony and Laurence Olivier awards for his outstanding
performance in Michael Grandage's critically acclaimed theatrical production
"Red," which transferred from the Donmar Warehouse to the Golden Theatre on
Broadway. He also received critical acclaim for his West End performance in
Edward Albee's powerful drama "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?,"
winning the 2004 London Evening Standard Award and the 2005 London Critics'
Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer. He was also nominated at the 2005
Olivier Awards for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. Following this, he
took to the stage again in Christopher Shinn's "Now or Later," at the Royal
Court Theatre. He also played the title role in "Richard II," for which he won
the Critics' Circle Award.
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