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November 6, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Video Comments Off on Why Eddie Redmayne Hasn’t Asked Daniel Radcliffe For Harry Potter Advice

Eddie spoke with Cinema Blend about joining the world of Harry Potter with his new role as Newt Scamander.

It should have been impossible for Eddie Redmayne to ever top his Academy Award winning performance in The Theory Of Everything. But the fact that he’s done just that with The Danish Girl within a year of picking up the Best Actor gong proves the wealth of talent that Redmayne has at his disposal.

Things are only going to get bigger and better for Eddie Redmayne, too, with his starring role in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. And since he is currently shooting the Harry Potter spinoff I wondered if he’d had the chance to ask his predecessor, Daniel Radcliffe, for some advice on how to delve into the magical universe. Luckily, at the end of October, I got the chance to sit down with Redmayne to talk about his wonderful work on The Danish Girl, during which I asked him whether he’d chatted to Daniel Radcliffe about Fantastic Beasts. To which Redmayne answered:

“Do you know? I haven’t, actually. I haven’t. I know Dan a wee bit, and I … at some point, I should focus on making this [movie] right first, and live up to what he’d done already.”

Since Daniel Radcliffe was only a young whippersnapper when he was cast to portray the titular wizard in the Potter series, he probably wouldn’t have had too much advice to give to Redmayne. But just the image of the two actors talking about the universe, their acting methods, and the pressures that come with leading such a film and franchise, is enough for Harry Potter fans to instantly smirk over.

There certainly will be quite a heap of pressure on Eddie Redmayne and everyone involved in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to match the $7.723 billion grossing antics of the Harry Potter series. While Redmayne has already found enormous success thanks to his Oscar-winning efforts, as well as the fact that he’s an all-round charming sod, his status is only going to rise exponentially once he’s completed his work on the Harry Potter spin-off, which has been written J.K Rowling and is already anticipated as a massive new franchise.

In Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them, Eddie Redmayne stars as the fantastically named Newt Scamander opposite Katherine Waterston’s Porpentina ‘Tina’ Goldstein, while it’s only relation to Harry Potter is that it is set in the same world, just seventy years earlier and in 1920s New York.

You can check out the clip of myself and the delightfully affable Eddie Redmayne discussing his upcoming performance in Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them below. Warning: It’s incredibly British.

We’re now just over a year away from Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’s release date of November 18, 2016. But those of you looking for your Eddie Redmayne fix will be able to get it when The Danish Girl hits cinemas later this month on November 27. Something that everyone should do because Redmayne is even more spectacular in it than you could possibly imagine.

November 5, 2015   Ali   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comments Off on Fantastic Beasts plot unveiled: Here’s what the movie’s about

Exclusive: Here’s the basic set-up (spoiler free) of the eagerly awaited film

How do you make a movie of J.K. Rowling’s slim 2001 catalog of creatures Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

Well, you make a faux documentary about the book’s “author” Newt Scamander tracking all sort of magical beasties.

At least, that was Warner Bros.’ first idea.

Then Rowling came up with an even better one, and penned her first-ever screenplay for next year’s eagerly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the Harry Potter author had creative imput on all the previous eight movies, but the 1926-set prequel Fantastic Beasts is her first actual script).

The plot of the film has been kept ultra secret, with the cast under an Unbreakable Vow to not reveal any details. EW’s current cover story contains the first description of the film’s set-up. This description does not reveal spoilers per se — the movie is primarily about what happens after this. But if you prefer to watch the film not knowing anything at all, by all means stop reading here.

Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.

And that’s what Fantastic Beasts is about. Excited?

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Danish Girl Comments Off on The makers of The Danish Girl highlighted Eddie Redmayne’s feminine side

The Danish Girl is about transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, who was born Einar Wegener in 1882 and in the 1920s became the first known recipient of sex reassignemnt surgery. Eddie Redmayne, the reigning Best Actor Oscar-winner for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, plays Lili in the film (out Nov. 27), and spends more than half of his performance identifying as a woman. The movie, based on David Ebershoff’s novel, focuses on Lili’s struggle with her own identification, especially at a time where such an expression could result in harassment and institutionalization.

For the scenes in which Redmayne is portraying Lili as the woman she was, director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables) and cinematographer Danny Cohen (who also shot Room, in theaters now) devised a subtle but effective adjustments to shoot the actor so that his feminine side came through, thus making the emotional journey of the story even more powerful. The camera’s height — something which audiences rarely consider unless the position is very low or very high — was raised slightly above Redmayne’s eye line, offering an angle that changed the contours of his face.

“That was one of the things that Tom [Hooper] hit on,” Cohen explained to EW. “Just one or two inches on the camera height and that did a lot of favors to Eddie’s look and his fantastic bone structure. It shouldn’t really be apparent​, and inevitably we were inconsistent, but we did always try to get that perspective. It definitely affects how the audience views the film.”

The Danish Girl is an almost expressionistic film of rich, painterly imagery — though Hooper is quick to point out that the technical elements Redmayne’s performance, which could make him only the third actor ever to win consecutive Best Actor Oscars, were only a small piece of his devotion to the role.

“For Eddie, what was going on inside Lili’s mind was always the primary concern,” says the director. “He’s an extraordinarily conscientious and empathic actor and I think everything flowed from inside to out. The emotional journey led to getting the physical stuff absolutely right. For myself and Danny [Cohen], Eddie’s performance was a great inspiration and encouraged us to do our best work.”

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Images Comments Off on First Set & Production Stills from Fantastic Beasts

Entertainment Weekly has released some more images this time stills and set images from the film!

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Images, King Henry VI Comments Off on Eddie’s Eton Production of King Henry VI

During his time at Eton Eddie did a production of King Henry VI. I have come across some stills from the production which are now in our gallery.

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Images Comments Off on Toronto Film Festival Shoot for InStyle

We have two new outtakes from a photoshoot that Eddie did in September at the Toronto Film Festival for InStyle Magazine.

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Images Comments Off on Title Art for Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

We have the title art for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them in our gallery! Check it out! Anyone else excited for this film!?!?!?

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November 4, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Images, Magazines Comments Off on First Look at Eddie as Newt Scamander

Entertainment Weekly has revealed their new cover and it features our first look at Eddie as Newt Scamander. Check it out! And be sure to pick up the new copy of Entertainment Weekly when it hits stands to see pics and interviews from the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The magic is back! The wizarding world of Harry Potter is returning to theaters next year with the ultra-mysterious prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and EW has the scoop.

Based on J.K. Rowling’s 2001 encyclopedia beastanica describing magical creatures and her first-ever screenplay, Fantastic Beasts has been hidden under an invisibility cloak of secrecy — until now.

Beasts stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander, who embarks on an adventure in 1926 New York. In our cover image (see the full image below), you get a first look at Scamander, his pivotal briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film. Coming along for the ride are Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Colin Farrell (True Detective) and Samantha Morton (Minority Report).

So what’s this movie actually about? What are the characters? How will Fantastic Beasts differ from the Potter films? What creatures can we expect? And what are American wizards like, anyway? We’ll have all that, interviews with the cast and producers, plus first photos from the set, and more.

To continue reading more on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday, or buy it here.

And two beautiful images from the promotional shoot for the feature!

October 19, 2015   Ali   Danish Girl, Video Comments Off on New Trailer Released for The Danish Girl

A new trailer has been released for Eddie’s film The Danish Girl. It is beautiful.

October 2, 2015   Ali   Images Comments Off on Shoot of Eddie & Hannah!

I have added a fun set of portraits taken earlier this year of Eddie and Hannah at the Pre-Bafta Party. A giant thank you to Carol for sharing these pictures with us!

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