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February 13, 2018   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Early Man Comments Off on How ‘Early Man’ transformed a hesitant Eddie Redmayne into the ultimate star caveman

USA Today shared this great article about the filming of Early Man and Eddie portraying Dug.

Eddie Redmayne is an Oscar winner with an exceptional knowledge of Fantastic Beastswizardry. But he’s well aware of his own acting limits.

So when director Nick Park, from the beloved British studio Aardman Animations, asked if he would voice the prehistoric Dug in Early Man (in theaters Feb. 16), Redmayne made a rare request: Could he try out for the part?

“I was keen to do it, but I hadn’t done much voice work. I didn’t want to be the one to butcher it,” says Redmayne, a major fan of Aardman’s stop-motion work on gems such as Wallace & Gromit shorts. “I’ve heard of people doing voiceovers and getting fired a couple days in. I thought I’d save everyone the embarrassment and get fired before getting hired.”

Turns out Redmayne makes a top caveman. Here’s how:

He brought the giddy teen-cave enthusiasm

Park agreed to try out Redmayne as requested. But the director says he knew he had already found his Dug, describing the caveman as a “born optimist, full of enthusiasm,” who challenges Bronze Age intruders to a pivotal soccer game to save his tribe.

They talked about how the teenage Dug believes, despite strong evidence, that his tribe was capable of great things.

“And Eddie suddenly went into this teenager voice,” says Park. “I knew immediately, this was good.”

There is an Eddie/Dug resemblance

Park and his Aardman team had already sculpted Dug from clay before casting Redmayne. There were 18 Dug dolls made by the team of 23 model makers shooting the stop-motion film. But Redmayne sees a likeness.

“I definitely have a massive mouth and huge teeth,” he says.

The actor also bulged his eyes open Dug-style while recording to match his eager character.

“I did the whole thing with wide eyes to try and project Dug’s enthusiasm. So hopefully I fitted into Dug more than Dug fit into me,” says Redmayne.

He worked up a sweat in recording

Redmayne noticed on Day 1 that the recording studio men’s room had “about 40 different types of deodorants lined up by the sink. I thought that was overkill.”

But he quickly learned they were essential. Park admired how “worked-up” Redmayne would get performing, physically acting out his ebullient caveman around the studio.

“Eddie’s very animated,” says Park.

Redmayen’s inspired method produced results and perspiration.

“It’s a sweaty business,” he says. “And Dug is the most enthusiastic human being that has ever existed, so it’s weirdly tiring. Eventually, several types of deodorants were used.”

He went full-caveman with Maisie Williams

Redmayne and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays the sympathetic Bronze Ager Goona, ventured to Bristol, England, to visit the Aardman studios and record some dialogue. They were gifted with matching prehistoric attire.

“Maisie Williams and I did get dressed in stupid wigs and caveman outfits,” says Redmayne. “That was our hardcore research. I fear there is slightly humiliating video of that somewhere.”

Redmayne further excelled at grunting, which he enjoyed.

“We’d have whole-hour sessions of making grunts and noises,” says Redmayne. “My favorite moments were making these absurd sounds and seeing how they used them.”

February 7, 2018   Ali   Early Man, Images Comments Off on More Images from Early Man

More posters & production stills have been released from Eddie’s newest film The Early Man and are now in our gallery for you to enjoy!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2018 > January 14 | Early Man London Premiere

January 30, 2018   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne describes Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore in one tantalising word

Radio Times shares this article where Eddie talks about working on the new Fantastic Beasts film and Jude Law’s version of Dumbledore.

The pair finished filming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the end of last year

Eddie Redmayne has lots of secrets to keep. The British actor is the star of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts films, set in the early 20th century and following the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. In a sequel due out later this year, Redmayne’s Newt will be joined by Jude Law and Johnny Depp, playing younger versions of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, but he’s under strict instructions to stay tight-lipped about his role in the Potterverse.

Still, when RadioTimes.com sat down with him for a chat about Early Man, his new film from the makers of Wallace and Gromit, we managed to squeeze a few details from him. Like his experience working with Law – “I’ve known Jude for many years and I like him hugely and it was really wonderful watching him find the young version of Dumbledore.”

How would he describe his co-star’s portrayal of the iconic future headmaster of Harry Potter? “Playful”.

As for Newt, he’s “pretty central” this time around. “It’s really a progression of the story as we left off and what’s going on with him and his relationship with Dumbledore”.

Fantastic Beasts isn’t in cinemas until November 16th, but in the meantime Redmayne is busy promoting his new film Early Man which sees him play Stone Age hunter/gatherer Dug who finds himself playing a football match against Bronze Age warriors to secure a future for his tribe.

For Redmayne, it was a chance to finally realise his footballing ambitions…

“I come from a family of really talented sportspeople – severely talented sportspeople – and I am catastrophically bad. The last time I really played football was when I was about eight years old playing for the Colet Court team against Kings Wimbledon. I was in goal, I let a pea roller through my legs and I was fired from the team and that is pretty much the scarring history of my footballing career which is why this film is one of the greatest things I’ve ever been a part of.”

January 30, 2018   Ali   Articles & Interviews Comments Off on We Asked Eddie Redmayne 21 Very Important Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know

We talked to the Early Man star about everything from his favourite swearword to the time he freaked out in front of Allison Janney.

Eddie Redmayne is one of the world’s most versatile actors. He won an Academy Award for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, tried his hand at a musical as Marius in Les Misérables, and entered J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world in 2016 as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now Eddie’s doing something new: He’s lending his voice to caveman Dug in Early Man, the new animation from Aardman (yes, the people behind Wallace and Gromit).

We at BuzzFeed are huge fans of Eddie, so when we got the chance to meet him in London recently to chat about Early Man, we decided to ask him some very important questions…

1. Tea or coffee?
Eddie Redmayne: Coffee.

2. How do you take it?

ER: I like it with a lot of milk. I’m either a latte man, or an Americano with a lot of milk and sugar. A lot of sugar. I can occasionally go to that mocha-cappa-racca-racca thing depending on the time of year. Is that too long an answer?

3. Puppies or kittens?

ER: Puppies!

4. What animal do you think you’re most like?
ER: Well, when I was doing the first Fantastic Beasts, I did this whole Pottermore Patronus thing and I was a Basset hound dog. Twice. Which sort of broke all the algorithm rules of that thing, so I felt like that was the world – or J.K. Rowling’s world – telling me that I was, in fact, a Basset hound. I’ll take that.

5. Have you ever been mistaken for another celebrity?

ER: I once, when I was younger, was outside a theatre, and this woman came up. I had been doing a play at the time, and she started saying how she really loved the play, and she thought the performance was great. I was very flattered, and then halfway through, she said, “I’ve never seen a Hamlet like it.” I wasn’t playing Hamlet. Ben Whishaw was playing Hamlet at the time, who happens to be one of my favourite actors, but she was so far down it that I didn’t want to tell her I wasn’t Ben Whishaw. So I took Ben’s praise and ran and hid.

6. What Hogwarts house are you in?
ER: Hufflepuff!

7. What’s your favourite pizza topping?
ER: La Reine Romana with extra pepperoni, salad, and dressing on the side from Pizza Express. Literally my favourite thing in the world. When I’m eating it I’m at my most happy.

8. What’s your drink of choice?

ER: Vodka and tonic, with very cold tonic water and very cold ice. [laughs] And a lime.

9. What’s your favourite drunk food?
ER: [laughs] La Reine Romana with Pizza Express dressing on the side.

January 14, 2018   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Eddie Attends the London Premiere of The Early Man

Today in London Eddie attended the premiere of his new film, The Early Man.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2018 > January 14 | Early Man London Premiere

January 4, 2018   Ali   Charity, Site Comments Off on The Eddie Redmayne Birthday Fundraiser

As you may be aware Eddie’s 36th Birthday is this week. In honor of Eddie we ask that to give to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of the UK in his name. This work is important to him and your gift could go a long way to helping in this work.

Please go visit the Just Giving page that our friends Charlotte & Ivonne have set up for this purpose and give to this great work.

A twitter account has also been set up @happy36eddie, and please use the hashtag #eddie4MND.

January 4, 2018   Ali   Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Images Comments Off on More Production Stills from Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindewald

Some new stills have been released from the Crimes of Grindewald. I have added them to our gallery. Anyone else think that 11 months is too long to wait?

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Eddie Redmayne Web > Films > 2018 | Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindewald > Production Stills

December 8, 2017   Ali   Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Images Comments Off on First Production Still from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first two images featuring Eddie as Newt from his new film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > Films > 2018 | Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindewald

December 7, 2017   Ali   Guest Appearances Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne to read Christmas Day CBeebies bedtime story

Actors Eddie Redmayne and Emily Watson are the latest stars to sign up to read a CBeebies betime story.

The pair will read tales over the festive period as they follow in the steps of stars including Tom Hardy and Dolly Parton.

Oscar-winning actor Redmayne will appear on the children’s show on Christmas Day while Watson will be on screens on Boxing Day.

The news was announced by the BBC’s director-general Lord Tony Hall during a speech at the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester on Tuesday.
Lord Hall said the BBC has been “part of the fabric of childhood for so many generations of children in the UK, that they – now as adults – want us to play a big part in the lives of their own children in turn.”

“That’s why we can have a huge Hollywood star like Tom Hardy reading bedtime stories for CBeebies – he said it was great to appear in something that was actually appropriate for his kids to watch,” he added.

“In fact – we haven’t announced it yet – but I can tell you that we’ve now got two other great British stars lined up to read bedtime stories over the festive period: Eddie Redmayne on Christmas Day, and Emily Watson on Boxing Day,” he said.


November 25, 2017   Ali   Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald, Images Comments Off on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald Cast Portrait

I have added an HQ version of the new promotional portrait released of the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

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Eddie Redmayne Web > Films > 2018 | Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes Of Grindewald > Promotional Shoots

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