Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne sweated off nearly 26 pounds to appear in the role of a transgender in “The Danish Girl”.
From the age of eight Redmayne wanted to play in the theater after watching Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. The parents supported the son's enthusiasm and allowed him to visit the children's theater club in High Wycombe. Redmayne began his professional acting career as a youth in West End Theater before making his screen debut in 1998 with guest appearances on television. Among the most notable of his television works should be mentioned mini-series “Elizabeth I” and “Tess of the D'Urbervilles”.
Best Known For
The British actor Eddie Redmayne received wide popularity and praiseworthy assessments of famous film critics thanks to the role of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Universe of Stephen Hawking”.
In 2016, he played the magical zoologist Newt in the spin-off “Harry Potter” “Fantastic beasts and their habitats”.
He is an Oscar winner, has BAFTA, Tony and other prestigious awards.
He is not a religious person. In interview to theatre.com he said "I’m not a religious person, but yesterday I started saying the Lord's Prayer in my mind, and it was amazing how resonant it was!".
Eddie is straight. December 15, 2014 Eddie married his long-time friend - PR-manager Hannah Bagshawe. Before that, the couple went out for more than two years. He is a happy father of a daughter Iris born in 2016 and a son Luke born in 2018.
Worth To Know
Redmayne worked as a model for Burberry and Prada.
He has three brothers and a sister.
The actor is color-blind.