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03
Mar 2016
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“For me, there is a romance to watches,” said the actor, repping Omega watches. “There is this idea of history and passing things on, but also the storytelling behind the timepieces.”

On Tuesday night, at the 100-year-old Mack Sennett Studios building on the edge of Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood, Omega and 2016 Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne — one of the timepiece company’s newest brand ambassadors — debuted the new collection of Globemaster timepieces to an audience of 200 watch collectors, media from over 20 countries and Hollywood insiders including the actor’s manager, Jason Weinberg of Untitled Entertainment; his agent, CAA’s Josh Lieberman; and producer Cassian Elwes.

Omega, whose event included a dinner as well as a jazzy, speakeasy-themed afterparty, put a spotlight on its new Globemaster Annual Calendar, which will officially debut later this month in Switzerland at the Baselworld watch fair.

With a gray dial based on the brand’s classic “Pie Pan” Constellation, the Annual Calendar, with a case size increase from 39mm to 41mm and a tungsten carbide fluted bezel, is a sharp, vintage-inspired piece. The Globemaster watches, introduced last year, are also the world’s first watches to be certified as chronometers by both the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology after rigorous testing.

Omega president and CEO Stephen Urquhart described Redmayne as a perfect fit for the brand: “He’s a great actor, very forward-looking, and the films he makes are quite modern and bold. At Omega, that’s what we’re trying to achieve — modern and bold.”

To hear Redmayne talk about watches, it seems the link with Omega is more than the typical brand ambassadorship as his love of the watchmaker runs deep, stemming from admiring his father’s timepiece as a child.

“My dad wore an Omega — a beautiful, classic DeVille. It was a gold watch with a brown antique strap. It was something that I looked at growing up — my dad was [a] style icon for me and still is — and that’s how I was introduced to Omega,” Redmayne told the crowd.

“For me, there is a romance to watches,” he continued. “There is this idea of history and passing things on, but also the storytelling behind the timepieces. Their history [is] unrivaled. Their watches were first on the Moon, flown by the British and U.S. Air Forces — and that creates a legacy.”

Omega also has a long history with the James Bond franchise. In the most recent installment, 2016’s Spectre, Daniel Craig wore a limited-edition Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial.

Eric Christian Olsen — who stars on the long-running CBS procedural NCIS: Los Angeles as Detective Marty Deeks, who wears an Omega Seamaster 300 — wore his own personal Omega to the event, a titanium and rose gold chronograph. He echoed Redmayne’s thoughts on Omega’s lasting legacy.

Olsen, who bought the watch 18 years ago as a gift to himself, is still attached to the timepiece: “I did my very first movie, I was 20 years old and living in Malibu and a mentor of mine — who was a successful businessman as well as a renaissance man told me, ‘You can wear whatever you want, but you have to have a great timepiece.’ We went watch shopping and I fell in love with the watch I’m wearing tonight. After 25 movies and hundreds of episodes of television, it’s still my favorite watch because it carries those memories of that time in my life.”

Later, Redmayne, who wore a gray dial Omega Globemaster with a gray alligator strap to this year’s Oscars, said, “As actors, we have to turn up to a lot of different events and promoting films, you have to get into a suit, you have to turn up on the red carpet … there are lots of different things you are thinking about, but wearing something that is classic, with a modern edge to it, as the Globemaster does, is a wonderful thing, as you don’t have to think about it. It has an ease to it. It has a legacy and history to it, but is also totally contemporary.”

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03
Mar 2016
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Eddie & Hannah attended the celebration OMEGA did for The Launch Of The Globemaster. Eddie is one of OMEGA’s ambassadors.

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28
Feb 2016
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Here are the first pics of Eddie & Hannah arriving at the Academy Awards tonight. Eddie looked beautiful in a tux by Alexander McQueen.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2016 > February 28 | Academy Awards

28
Feb 2016
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Added a new pic of Eddie from yesterday’s rehearsal for the Academy Awards Ceremony that will be held tonight in Hollywood.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2016 > February 27 | Academy Awards – Rehearsals

28
Feb 2016
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This weekend Eddie hosted the Film Is Great Reception held at Fig & Olive. I have added pics to the gallery.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2016 > February 27 | Film Is Great Reception

26
Feb 2016
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I love Eddie’s response to his! ROTFL! His part is right about 47 seconds.

The Oscar ceremony is a magical night on which starving movie stars experience joy and sorrow live for all to see. While awards shows are a place where accolades are lavished upon the talented men and women of film, Twitter is kind of the opposite. For your inconsideration we present a special movie star edition of #MeanTweets featuring Christoph Waltz, Patricia Arquette, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Hart, Richard Dreyfuss, Cate Blanchett, Seth Rogen, Oscar Isaac, Taraji P. Henson and Sean Penn.

19
Feb 2016
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I have added some new outtakes from a recent British GQ shoot that Eddie did for their February issue.

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19
Feb 2016
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Eddie did this wonderful interview with The Telegraph and it is a beautiful article. He talks about the joy of being married to Hannah, his role in The Danish Girl, and how lucky he feels to be doing what he does! (Plus if you click on the image below you can see a new photoshoot done for this article!)

Eddie Redmayne’s acclaimed performance as a transgender pioneer has put him in the running for a second consecutive Oscar… and with a starring role in the new Harry Potter spin-off, and a baby on the way, the actor is having a golden moment

Eddie Redmayne has a reputation for being one of the nicest actors in the business. Alicia Vikander, his co-star in The Danish Girl, has said he is ‘the most sweet, gentle human being ever’; Tom Hooper, the film’s director, thinks Redmayne is ‘Hugh Jackman-level nice’.

I have interviewed him once before and, charmingly, he remembers this, but he doesn’t recall quite when it was. I tell him it was in 2009, he was on stage at the Donmar Warehouse opposite Alfred Molina in the sensational two-hander about Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals, and he jumps out of his seat. ‘Red. Awww, I loved Red,’ he says. ‘2009! It feels like only yesterday. Doesn’t it feel like yesterday?’

This is probably because he has been rather busy in the intervening years. He won an Olivier for his performance in Red. It transferred to Broadway and he won a Tony. In 2011 he starred with Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn, based on the true story of Colin Clark, a young production assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl who struck up an unlikely friendship with Marilyn Monroe. The same year Redmayne was back on stage at the Donmar as Richard II, for which he won Best Shake­spearean Performance at the Critics’ Circle Awards.

He then played Stephen Wraysford, the protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong, and Marius in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables. He got married at the end of 2014 – ‘The most wonderful thing I’ve done’ – and last February, of course, he won an Oscar – ‘That was extraordinary’ – for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Things have not calmed down. When I meet him he is three months into filming JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spin-off from the Harry Potter stable, inspired by the book of the same name that appears in the Potter novels about the magizoologist Newt Scamander. Inhabiting this wizarding world has meant long days and many shoots with 5am finishes at Leavesden studios in Watford. At the same time he is promoting The Danish Girl, in which he plays the transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, with Vikander as his wife, the artist Gerda Wegener. Redmayne was nominated for a Bafta, and is up for another Oscar.

‘Going to the Oscars is always the most sensory overload and a huge amount of fun,’ says Redmayne. ‘I feel excited just to be invited to the party, frankly.’ He thinks Leonardo DiCaprio is ‘definitely going to win and should’ – and recalls an audition he had with DiCaprio early in his career. ‘One of my first ever auditions for an American film [The Good Shepherd] was with Leonardo DiCaprio,’ he says. ‘We had about 15 minutes and it was pretty inspiring. In the end Matt Damon played his part. So for me to be considered in the group of nominees, with Damon, DiCaprio, Michael Fass­bender and Bryan Cranston… it feels amazing.’

He says he is having a lot of fun on Fantastic Beasts. Directed by David Yates (who made the final four Harry Potter films), the cast includes Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton and Colin Farrell. The film is set 70 years before the Harry Potter story begins, in New York, where Newt Scamander is attending the Magical Congress of the United States of America, following his world travels to find magical creatures.

‘What has been so great about this one is seeing a bigger budget being used,’ he says. ‘Every single head of department on this film is at the top of their game so they use that to the most extraordinary effect. The other day I was looking down at a set they have built, New York streets in the 1920s, and as far as your eye can see are cars, smoke machines, extras… It feels like going back to, and maybe we romanticise it, but a golden age of Hollywood with this huge scale of things.’

Among all this he recently announced his role as a global ambassador for Omega. It is a company he has long known about because his father has always worn an Omega watch (‘my dad is my style icon’) so it felt serendipitous when he was approached to represent the brand.

In typical Redmayne fashion, he enthuses as much about this role as any of his stage or screen parts. ‘I am fascinated by Omega’s history,’ he says. ‘Particularly the First World War stuff, when they made watches for the flying corps, and the Nasa side of it.’ Buzz Aldrin wore Omega’s Speedmaster (aka Moonwatch) when he stepped on to the lunar surface in 1969. It remains one of only a handful of watches sanctioned by Nasa for space flight.

At 34, Redmayne is, it hardly need be said, a very good-looking man. GQ’s Best-Dressed Man of 2016 is today wearing a teal-green Gucci jumper, slim-legged trousers and Veja trainers. He looks wholesome, too – there is not a trace of tiredness on his face despite the late nights on a film set and day trips across the Atlantic to promote The Danish Girl. He says he doesn’t subscribe to a particularly wholesome way of living (‘nothing makes me more happy than being in Pizza Express. Those pizzas are unrivalled’).

So he has inherited good genes. But what interests him is where he got his acting ability. ‘Everyone else in my family does proper jobs,’ he says. His father works in the City, his mother is now retired but ran a relocation business. He is the second youngest of five (two brothers, one half-brother, one half-sister) and the other siblings are variously City workers, a chartered surveyor and the CEO of HarperCollins UK.

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15
Feb 2016
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Eddie shares his advice for young actors and talks about auditioning with Leonardo DiCaprio while walking the red carpet last night.



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