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January 10, 2015   Ali   Images, Magazines Comments Off on Eddie featured in Glamour & Harpers Bazaar UK

Eddie is featured in two new magazines … Glamour and Harpers Bazaar UK. Scans have been added to the gallery!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > PUBLICATIONS > 2015 > February | Glamour
Eddie Redmayne Web > PUBLICATIONS > 2015 > February | Harpers Bazaar UK

January 9, 2015   Ali   Awards Comments Off on BAFTA Nominations

Eddie and his film The Theory of Everything have been nominated in a few categories for this year’s BAFTA Awards.

Congrats to the entire cast and crew on their nominations!

Birdman Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
The Theory of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

’71 Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke
The Imitation Game Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore
Paddington Paul King, David Heyman
Pride Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford
The Theory of Everything James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

Birdman Alejandro G. Inarritu
Boyhood Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
The Theory of Everything James Marsh
Whiplash Damien Chazelle

American Sniper Jason Hall
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game Graham Moore
Paddington Paul King
The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton Birdman
Ralph Fiennes The Grand Budapest Hotel

Amy Adams Big Eyes
Felicity Jones The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon Wild
Rosamund Pike Gone Girl

Birdman Antonio Sanchez
The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar Hans Zimmer
The Theory of Everything Johann Johannsson
Under the Skin Mica Levi

Birdman Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
The Grand Budapest Hotel Barney Pilling
The Imitation Game William Goldenberg
Nightcrawler John Gilroy
The Theory of Everything Jinx Godfrey
Whiplash Tom Cross

THE IMITATION GAME Sammy Sheldon Differ
INTO THE WOODS Colleen Atwood
MR. TURNER Jacqueline Durran

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
INTO THE WOODS Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland
MR. TURNER Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener

January 9, 2015   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Lots of Events in LA

Eddie was out and about all day yesterday! He attended three different events and I have added images from all three to the gallery!

Thank you to Claudia and Emily for sharing some of the pics!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 8 | BAFTA LA’s Masters Class
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 8 | Focus Features Reception at the British Consulate
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 8 | W Magazine Celebrates the Golden Globe Awards

January 9, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Images Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne on the Role of a Lifetime, Love, and Rubbing Shoulders With Prince William

Glamour posted this interview with Eddie today!

Eddie Redmayne has it all: the looks (he’s a former Burberry model); the acting chops (he won a Tony in 2010 and just might add an Oscar to his mantel); and the soft side (he paints and plays piano). Just when you thought the 33-year-old couldn’t get any more perfect—sorry, ladies, he’s married—the star of sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending tells us about the part of a lifetime, love, and rubbing shoulders with Prince William.

GLAMOUR: There’s a lot of buzz over your role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. How’d you get the part?

EDDIE REDMAYNE: I chased it pretty hard. I called [the director] James [Marsh], and we met in London. He drank a few coffees; I downed a few pints. As I got more tipsy, I got more effusive about my desire to play this part. I had no idea that there was such an astounding story behind Hawking.

GLAMOUR: How did you prepare yourself to play an aging genius with ALS?

ER: I had months to work with ALS patients. Even though it is such a horrific disease, you find great humor and vivacity from people in the most extreme circumstances.

GLAMOUR: What’s the first thing you do after wrapping two films back-to-back?

ER: Walk with [wife Hannah Bagshawe] in London and go to the Pizza Express for a La Reine with extra pepperoni. Real classy.

GLAMOUR: Nice. You’ve worked with amazing actresses like Angelina Jolie and Julianne Moore. What did they teach you?

ER: I am quite lucky. I learned the most from the younger actresses, though, like Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. The freedom they have really changed [me]. Chloe also taught me that I had the same taste in music as a 14-year-old girl.

GLAMOUR: You play a dark prince in Jupiter Ascending, but there are some photos circulating on the Internet of you with an actual prince—Prince William. Explain, please!

ER: We were on the same rugby team at Eton College. He’s a wonderful man. I always felt slightly sorry for him because everyone wanted to tackle the future king of England. He took all the hits.

January 8, 2015   Ali   Guest Appearances, Video Comments Off on Eddie on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

I love Ellen DeGeneres’ show and was so excited to hear that Eddie was doing an interview with her! Here are two clips that Ellen shared of Eddie’s appearance today!

The actor told Ellen about his new bride’s penchant for arriving a little after planned… even on a rather important day.

He had some big shoes to fill in his new movie, “The Theory of Everything.” He told ellen about his experience.

January 7, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Images, Magazines Comments Off on The Eddie Redmayne Theory

Eddie is featured on the cover of Backstage Magazine … and we get two great new images of our favorite Brit!

Eddie Redmayne is dancing like no one’s watching to a Pink song in a dazzlingly white downtown L.A. photo studio. “I have a slightly embarrassing penchant for slightly angsty songs.” He laughs, still dancing. “I realized it when I worked with Chloë [Grace] Moretz [in 2011’s ‘Hick’].”

Redmayne should savor the moment, because opportunities to let down his tousled brown mop of hair are diminishing rapidly as larger audiences discover “The Theory of Everything,” the Stephen Hawking biopic anchored by Redmayne’s transformative performance as the British physicist and cosmologist. With award nominations cascading in, too, his days of comparative anonymity are definitively behind him.

Redmayne has already secured Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics’ Choice awards nominations, to name a very few in his crowded playbook. Next up, almost inevitably, is an Academy Awards nod for best actor, a category that pundits consider a two-horse race between Redmayne and Michael Keaton for “Birdman.” Should Redmayne prevail on the night, no one will be surprised except the man himself, who seems winningly delighted—not with his own across-the-board, well-deserved, rabid acclaim, but at the prospect of persuading more people to watch. For Redmayne, this is extremely personal.

“The fact that people seem to be enthused by it means the world because we need to get people in to see the film,” he says. “Stephen’s story is important. Anything else that comes from this seems to be a wonderful thing, and of course the idea of people recognizing the work you put in does mean a lot.”

He laughs hard, recalling the moment he was cast, in a London pub with director James Marsh. “He was wired on coffee and I was drunk. Plus, I never auditioned. Being cast without auditioning is a weird one for actors. In some ways it’s a dream, but if you have a bit of self-doubt, which most of us do, you think, What if I turn up on day one, open my mouth, and they say, ‘You’re not going to do it like that, are you?’ In some sense you want to audition because [then] you’ve shown the people in charge some sense of what you’re going to do. Also, I suddenly knew the stakes—because he’s an icon and everyone has an opinion on him. On so many levels, it felt impossible. It was like you couldn’t help but mess it up.”

Critical to Redmayne’s preparation, in addition to the hours of footage and Hawking documentaries he “felt obligated” to watch, was meeting other ALS patients. “I met 30 or 40 families. One gentleman had almost choked the night before, literally almost died. The next morning he said, in genuine humor, ‘I wonder what death-defying act I can do today,’ ” Redmayne recalls. “With Stephen, too, the wit, humor, and timing were just immaculate. This idea of him always finding the front foot, the humor, was the last thing in all the work we were doing. It became about always finding the glint in each moment.” Some days that was harder than others, when Redmayne was portraying an older Hawking with the help of prosthetics. “I so admire those actors who work with prosthetics. You’ve been in there so long before you even arrive on set that by the time you do, you’re kind of ready to go home. There really is a quality of meditation involved in doing good prosthetic work, I think.”

Asked if there was one scene more difficult than the rest—a challenging question, given that Redmayne required the services of an osteopath to monitor the physical changes his body underwent as a result of being unnaturally contorted for long periods of time—Redmayne speaks of days when the first scene filmed found Hawking still physically able, then a later scene had him walking on crutches, before the day ended with Redmayne in a wheelchair.

“But the hardest scene, I suppose,” he adds, “was the one when he and Jane part—starting in a lovely place and finishing at a distraught place for both of them. It was definitely grueling for us, with another take and another take, because the scene was so long. James was so sensitive with how it was shot, though, and not having the cameras in our faces.”

Actors with academic training are schooled for such moments but Redmayne, unlike the majority of his British contemporaries, has no formal drama education. “You constantly feel like a fraud, not having a piece of paper saying you graduated from somewhere,” he says, despite his University of Cambridge history of art degree. “But the thing about having not trained is that the insecurity means you listen and try to be a sponge and learn by osmosis. The thing I’ve been so lucky about, pretty much from the word ‘Go,’ is working with amazing actors and being able to glean from them not just how to work but how to behave. I’m not sure if it really works, though!” Clearly it does. Redmayne won Olivier and Tony awards in 2010 for his supporting turn in John Logan’s acclaimed play “Red” as the assistant to painter Mark Rothko (Alfred Molina), not to mention attention from fans for his heartbreaking performance in “Les Misérables” opposite Hugh Jackman in 2012.

Part of the comfort Redmayne found on the “Theory of Everything” set came from the collaborative environment fostered by Marsh. “It did feel like theater again,” Redmayne says. “I do remember James asking, ‘How would you go about this?’ I invented something on the spot that sounded like an assured technique, but I did have a weird instinct right away that it was going to be about surrounding yourself with a team of people. That team ended up being the choreographer, the makeup designer, the costume designer, and the cinematographer. My instinct immediately was that everything would affect everything else, if you were in the wrong costume, for example. People talk about the word ‘collaboration,’ but it really felt true here.”

Not least of all with Felicity Jones, an acquaintance if not a close friend prior to the production. “You go to a level that’s pretty close to the bone with someone and you really have to know you can trust each other,” Redmayne says. “We only had a week or two to get up to speed together and really, this relationship between sufferer and carer becomes an extension of you and your physicality. But we were able to get to 70 or 80 miles an hour very quickly.”

Offscreen too, Redmayne had unending female support in the shape of his now-wife, Hannah Bagshawe. “She’d been much closer to the process than ever before because I was getting the rushes every day. That never normally happens but I needed to be able to see where I was with the physicality and what was working,” Redmayne says. “But yes, it was a tough gig, and she was so supportive and invested in it when I was broken and knackered. I’m normally good at jumping out of a part, but I haven’t worked since. This one took me a while to clear, in both the physicality and head space. Hannah really helped me let it all go.”

January 7, 2015   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on The Theory of Everything Screening in NYC

Last night Eddie was in New York City where he attended the screening of his film The Theory of Everything!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 6 | The Theory of Everything New York City Screening

January 6, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Style Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne tops GQ list of best-dressed men

Prince George and his father the Duke of Cambridge also make magazine’s list, while Newsnight presenter Evan Davis is labelled worst-dressed

The Hollywood star Eddie Redmayne has topped a list of best-dressed men, beating Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Dornan and Prince George.

Redmayne, a model and actor currently starring as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, is number one in the annual list from the men’s magazine GQ. Newsnight presenter Evan Davis received the “worst dressed” award.

Cumberbatch is in second place in the list, compiled by staff at the magazine and a panel of industry experts.

The top 10 also includes Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dornan, Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner, Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw, actors Idris Elba and Douglas Booth, model David Gandy and film producer David Furnish.

While the Prince of Wales is in seventh place, his one-year-old grandson Prince George makes his debut in 49th position.

England footballer Wayne Rooney makes his debut in 26th place, after swapping shellsuits for a “sharp” wardrobe.

David and Victoria Beckham’s 12-year-old son Romeo, who recently modelled for fashion house Burberry, outshines his father in 25th place, compared to 46th spot for the ex-football star.

The magazine said: “Already following in the footsteps of his great-great-great-uncle, Edward VIII, and his grandfather, the Prince of Wales, Prince George looks set to become the UK’s best-dressed man.”

Edward VIII, who famously abdicated over his love of US divorcee Wallis Simpson, was known in the US as the “arbiter of men’s fashions”.

Davis, who recently took over from Jeremy Paxman as host of the BBC’s flagship show Newsnight, has been named worst-dressed man for his look on-screen.

Meanwhile, his BBC colleague, world affairs editor John Simpson, is named one of the best-dressed, in 32nd place, for being “the only reporter who consistently sports a well-pressed shirt under his flak jacket”.

The worst-dressed top 10 includes football commentator Clive Tyldesley, former cabinet minister Michael Portillo, The Only Way Is Essex star Bobby Norris, and TV doctor Christian Jessen.

GQ’s top 10 best-dressed men of 2015 (last year’s position in brackets)
1. Eddie Redmayne (27)
2. Benedict Cumberbatch (3)
3. Jamie Dornan (new entry)
4. Alex Turner (8)
5. Nick Grimshaw (1)
6. Idris Elba (4)
7. The Prince of Wales (re-entry)
8. Douglas Booth (14)
9. David Gandy (10)
10. David Furnish (16)

1. Evan Davis
2. Ozwald Boateng
3. Clive Tyldesley
4. Michael Portillo
5. Bobby Norris
6. Brad Simpson
7. Brian Souter
8. Norman Baker
9. Christian Jessen
10. Alex Song


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January 6, 2015   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Co-Stars, Theory of Everything Comments Off on ‘Theory of Everything’ Stars Talk Capturing Stephen Hawking and His Wife’s Love Story

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones cultivated their onscreen chemistry as Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde in The Theory of Everything through good-natured verbal criticism.

“Eddie and I developed this method where we would give each other direction from behind the camera,” Jones explained.

“Felicity is being really polite,” Redmayne said, cutting in. “Actually what we’d do — you know that croquet scene? … As Stephen was trying to keep it together, I said to Felicity, ‘Will you scream some abuse at me from off-camera?’ Because we were old friends, she went for the jugular, and I was trying to keep it together. And what was absolutely hilarious is the poor producers and all the crew, here were these two actors on day two of a two-month schedule, they were like, ‘Oh my God, they hate each other!’ ”

Quite the contrary, in fact, as the co-stars demonstrated in a lively conversation moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney on Monday night after a screening of the film presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Reporter.

“We would always look for the light,” Redmayne said of how he and Jones approached the difficult subject matter of Hawking and his now ex-wife’s relationship through his slow physical decline as a result of ALS. The film, which is directed by James Marsh and written by Anthony McCarten, is based on Jane’s book Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen.

“The illness couldn’t be less important,” Redmayne said. “I wanted to make sure it was a film about love.”

In order to focus on the emotional core of the film, Redmayne had to be sure the physicality of Hawking’s movements as he progresses through the disease were natural to him. He worked with a dancer, Alex Reynolds, on contorting his body, and also spent four months with patients at an ALS clinic in London, along with Jones, being invited into homes and spending time with individuals at all stages of the disease’s course. He found in his observations that humor and levity were of the utmost importance.

“There’s a mischief to [Hawking] … and he plays with that,” Redmayne said.

Although no footage exists of Hawking before he began life in a wheelchair, Redmayne aimed to capture his essence. “I wanted to retain that glint in his eye that he had when he was young,” he said.

The filming was a sort of homecoming as well for the pair. Jones attended Oxford and Redmayne attended Cambridge, where much of the film is set and some of it was filmed.

“I remember I was so nervous,” Redmayne said of shooting at his alma mater, which he said brought on “flooding nostalgia.”

“It took like a day into filming or something, and my mom and dad sent me a text message about how amazingly lucky to think 10 years on, you’re back at Cambridge getting to play Stephen Hawking.”

Jones, meanwhile, said that her college experience was a bit different from the romantic, showy ball that Hawking and Wilde attend in the film.

“The balls were so much more debauched than that! By the end of them, everyone’s sort of rolling around on the grass,” Jones said.

Jones and Redmayne also recalled what it was like to meet Hawking and Wilde, which occurred just a few days before filming began.

“I was quite intimidated, but she was just incredibly open,” Jones said of meeting Wilde for the first time. “When you’re playing a real person, you’re just trying to build up trust, and in some ways, you’re trying to get their blessing. … A lot of it is you’re trying to pick up clues from someone. It didn’t feel right to go in and ask very personal questions initially. I was fascinated by the way she moved, and there were little idiosyncrasies in the way she held herself and all those little details.”

Jones also had some physical challenges in her role, revealing that she had to build strength to push Redmayne’s Hawking around the set.

“I had to go to the gym!” Jones exclaimed. “He may look very light, but in fact, he’s very heavy.”

Redmayne spent several hours with Hawking before filming began, and the two had another meeting after shooting was complete.

“I saw him just before he saw the film,” Redmayne said. ” ‘I’m really nervous, but I hope you enjoy the film. Let me know what you think.’ He took a wee while to type out his response. I literally was crying inside! And then he said in his iconic voice, ‘I will let you know what I think, good or otherwise.’ “