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February 21, 2015   Ali   Co-Stars, Video Comments Off on Fingers Crossed for Eddie!

Just over 24 hours until the 2015 Academy Awards! Of course I am routing for Eddie but I am not the only one … his co-star from Birdsong Richard Madden is too!

February 18, 2015   Ali   Images, Magazines Comments Off on 2015 Magazine Scans Update

This year Eddie has been featured in and on various magazines as part of the publicity for his film The Theory of Everything. I have added a bunch of new scans to the gallery! A giant thanks to Annie, Claudia & Marlies for donating some of the scans to us!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2012 > 010

February 15, 2015   Ali   Images, Les Misérables 1 Comment

Added this gorgeous image of Eddie, Aaron Tveit & Samantha Barks from a photoshoot they did to promote their film Les Misérables back in 2012 to the gallery!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2012 > 010

February 14, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Images, Theory of Everything Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Talk Oscars, “The Theory of Everything” & Stephen Hawking

Eddie and Felicity sit down with Yahoo Style to talk their film and the Oscars!

“Whenever I’m in L.A., I’m always either an hour late or two hours early,” Eddie Redmayne says as he sits down at a table at the Los Angeles bistro Republique. “I can’t get anywhere on time.” The actor and his cast mate Felicity Jones are attending a party hosted by Yahoo Style celebrating their film The Theory of Everything, which has been nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Redmayne, who is quickly plowing through a large plate of hors d’oeuvres and a small basket of French fries, still hasn’t quite settled into his new role as Hollywood celebrity.

“Does anyone ever feel comfortable in it?” he asks. “How am I doing?” He’s told he looks perplexed. “Yeah,” says the 33-year-old actor. “I am. I’m not going to lie.”

Before The Theory of Everything came out last year, both Redmayne and Jones were only moderately recognizable. Redmayne had parts in My Week With Marilyn and Les Miserables but was far from a household name. Jones, who has been acting since the mid-’90s, has a filmography filled with quirky indies (including two small but powerhouse performances in Like Crazy and The Invisible Woman, opposite Ralph Fiennes) and, unexpectedly, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. “Eddie and I have spent many years auditioning for film and TV projects together, and being turned down together,” Jones says. “And then commiserating together. But this was the first time we’d worked together.”

The Theory of Everything, directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh, tells the story of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, who stood by his side for years as he was ravished by ALS. It’s partially a biopic and partially a love story — albeit ultimately a tragic one that ends in divorce — and it leaves the viewer with a sense of resolute human triumph. It wasn’t a role or a story that Redmayne was ever seeking out, but it’s one that he fully inhabited. His physical, tactile performance has so far won the 33-year-old a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, a Hollywood Film Award, and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

“At school, whenever we wrote an essay, I needed to be told the subject, and then I could go and immerse myself in that world,” Redmayne says. “I can’t just come up with it. So there are no specific movie parts I want. I never would have thought I could play Stephen. It was only when this particular script arrived and it was this version of the story that I felt like I could.

” The script, written by Anthony McCarten and based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, is what attracted Jones, too. The actress, 31, insisted on playing Jane as soon as she’d read it. “I liked that it wasn’t a straightforward biopic, that it was this complicated love story,” she says. “And there was a phenomenal female character to be played. I fought for it.” It was certainly worth the battle. Jones earned herself a slew of best-actress nominations, including an Oscar nod.

The actors, both of whom still live in London, rehearsed for two weeks in a London rehearsal space before shooting the film. They’d often shoot three scenes per day, usually nonchronologically, so by the nighttime the characters might have aged several years. There was a significant responsibility to the real people they were playing and to those who actually suffer from ALS. For Jones, the role involved obsession, lying awake at night considering how best to inhabit Jane.

Redmayne met Hawking during filming but did most of his research ahead of time. He spent four months visiting an ALS clinic and meeting with survivors of the debilitating disease. “I’d go to the clinic, and the doctor would meet the patients and say, ‘There’s a guy playing Stephen Hawking here. Would you be interested in talking to him?’” Redmayne explains. “I’m so in their debt. All of them had been given a death sentence of some description, of two to 10 years. And yet across the board they were living their lives fully and passionately and with great humor, and it was greatly inspiring. I’m one of these people who gets caught up in the anxieties and foibles of the most banal stuff. So it was a great reminder that we only have one life and how we all have obstacles in front of us, but how you want to overcome them is what defines us.” His gracious, pitch-perfect speech at the SAG Awards about witnessing “this will to love and this will to live” was one for the ages.

Redmayne’s career MO is that he wants to learn something about himself in every role he plays instead of simply doing something for the sake of working. His next film, which begins shooting this month, has gravitas similar to that of The Theory of Everything. In the movie, The Danish Girl, Redmayne again plays a real person, painter Einar Wegener, who was one of the first people to transition from male to female. Redmayne has met with several people from the trans community. “It’s set in the 1920s, but it has a contemporary resonance,” he notes. “It’s been about educating yourself on all sides of it.”

Meanwhile, Jones recently wrapped the children’s fantasy A Monster Calls, in which she stars alongside Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, and was recently at Sundance promoting True Story with James Franco and Jonah Hill. She isn’t after anything specific when it comes to her roles, but like Redmayne she knows when she sees it on the page.

“Early on, you’re so happy to get a job,” say Jones, who has just secured a role in the new standalone Star Wars spinoff. “You need to pay your rent, so you work in all sorts of things. Each film or each part demands something completely different from you. So it’s that thing where if you have too many plans and strategies, they never work out anyways. It’s got to be instinctive. My main thing is to work with interesting, talented directors. You learn so much from them. That’s where I feel more comfortable and happy working.”

Can Redmayne’s next role live up to his rather mind-boggling performance as Hawking? He isn’t sure, and he doesn’t really care. “Oh, God, I don’t think I can ever think that way,” Redmayne laughs. “If our dream is to create interesting stories and play interesting people, they don’t come more extraordinary than Stephen and Jane. I think it’s so rare in one’s lifetime to get the opportunity to tell one of those. I feel really lucky for that. I try not to think of my jobs as competitive with each other. Just retaining employment, frankly, is a wonderful thing.”

February 14, 2015   Ali   Images Comments Off on Photoshoot Update | 2005 – 2010

Added a bunch of new outtakes to the gallery from photoshoots that Eddie did between 2005 and 2010.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > PHOTOSHOOTS > Outtakes

February 13, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Video Comments Off on What is Eddie Redmayne’s Most Embarrassing Moment?

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton and more are interviewed at their photo shoot for People Magazine’s Oscar Portfolio.

Eddie’s part of the video starts at the one minute mark!

Before Eddie Redmayne was hobnobbing with A-listers and attending glitzy red carpet events, he was a waiter in England, where an embarrassing incident motivated him to change his career path entirely.

“I was at the British Soap Awards,” the Theory of Everything actor reveals in a personal interview with PEOPLE. “I was [holding] a tray with a load of champagne glasses on it and this guy put this one glass on top of all the others and the whole tray smashed. That was a low but it kind of galvanized me. I said, ‘All right, I’m going to become a decent actor so I don’t have to experience this again.’ ”

Luckily, Redmayne’s charm and talent (his first role was as Urchin #43 in Oliver!), ultimately got him his dream job, a fact he’s still getting used to. “I feel incredibly lucky,” says the first-time Oscar nominee. “I’m trying to photograph in my mind all the memories so when I’m older we can look back.”

And the multitalented actor (he’s also a gifted pianist who played for crew at the video shoot) is practical about not being able to please all the critics. “In England we have this spread called Marmite. You either love it or you hate it. I’m learning to trust the notion of subjectivity!

February 9, 2015   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Images from the BAFTA Awards

I have added a handful of images from last night’s BAFTA Awards. There are tons more coming but I am still sorting and prepping them! Thanks to the generosity of Annie and Gabby for donating some of the pics!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > February 8 | BAFTA Awards
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > February 8 | BAFTA Awards – Press Room

February 9, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Relationships & Family Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne Wins BAFTA and Best Husband Award

I love how Eddie talks about Hannah and her reaction to his fame in this article from People.com

Eddie Redmayne is one happily married man, and he’s not afraid to shout it from the rooftops.

“I love married life!” he declared after bagging the best actor prize at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards. He made his remarks backstage at London’s Royal Opera House during winners’ press conference.

Earlier in the evening, The Theory of Everything leading man, 33, walked the red carpet, often stopping to offer an affectionate hug or put his arm around his new wife, Hannah Bagshawe. Wearing a pewter-embellished gown by Valentino, she seemed in awe of the scene before her – hordes of fans screaming her husband’s name.

“It does feel very surreal,” Redmayne told PEOPLE. “But I don’t think you can take it too seriously, because you know it could be gone in a shot.”

He told reporters on the red carpet that he thought he wife found the whole scene “quite funny.”

Besides being nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in the biopic, Redmayne has already won a Golden Globe and a SAG award for the challenging role.

He recovered from the “very intense shoot, which took its toll,” he said, by taking time to practice his culinary skills. “Hannah works,” he said. “She has a proper job so I cooked dinner!”

Attending the Globes actually forced them to cut their honeymoon short – but Redmayne hopes to set that right. After finishing his next film, The Danish Girl (which starts filming next week), the Brit is planning on taking his wife on vacation.

“The plan is to go and sit on a beach somewhere – she certainly deserves it,” he said, adding, “[I can] get a few more freckles.”

February 8, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Theory of Everything, Video Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne: I only cared what Hawking thought

Eddie spoke with The Daily Mail on the red carpet of the BAFTA Awards.

Speaking on the red carpet of the BAFTAs in London, Eddie Redmayne said that he only cared what Stephen Hawking thought of the film, ‘The Theory of Everything’.

February 8, 2015   Ali   Awards Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne Wins Best Leading Actor BAFTA

So excited to share that Eddie won Best Leading Actor at today’s BAFTA Awards for his performance in The Theory of Everything! So proud of him.

Also congratulations to the rest of the cast and crew on the rest of The Theory of Everything’s wins! Here is a list of all the related wins.

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
LEADING ACTOR
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY



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