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December 29, 2015
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Eddie will appear on the new years eve showing of the Graham Norton show. Express has given us a highlight from that interview.

HE BECAME a world-famous actor after his outstanding portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and now Eddie Redmayne is starring in his next leading role.

HE BECAME a world-famous actor after his outstanding portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and now Eddie Redmayne is starring in his next leading role.

Appearing on the Graham Norton Show, Eddie, 33, said: “It’s been 15 years in the making and has come out at time when there has been such a shift in these issues coming to the mainstream.”

He continued: “The story is so beautiful and the people from the trans community I met in preparing for the part were incredibly generous. It has been a privilege and, while not in any way talking for the community, I’m trying to learn to be an ally.”

In a bid to really understand his character, Eddie revealed he went out on the streets of Copenhagen dressed as Lili, in between filming.

Speaking to Graham, he explained: “I was trying to get all sort of ‘method’ on it, but I’m not sure how successful I was, because at six foot tall with a red wig and wearing 1920s gear people just stared. But I learnt a lot about the trans world.”

The limited release film has already earned Eddie a number of award nominations, including a Golden Globe gong for Best Actor.

However, Eddie has already been greatly recognised for his work – including an award for Best Featured Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards.

At the time, Eddie – who is married to Hannah Bagshawe – took his mother along as his date.

“I took her as my date to the Tony Awards and I drummed into her, ‘They will point a camera at you so don’t be angry or upset if I don’t win’,” he said.

He added: “So when I did win I was so elated but my mum was too terrified of what I had said to react at all and just sat there looking scared.”

The Graham Norton New Year’s Eve show is on BBC One at 10.45pm on December 31.

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