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November 6, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Eddie in New York City

The past few days Eddie has been in New York City promoting The Theory of Everything! He has attended multiple screenings of the film, went to the Lou Gehrig Sport Award Benefit, participated in the Variety Screening Series and did an appearance at the Apple Store in SoHo.

I want to thank Helen, for donating some of the pics from these events!


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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 3 | The Theory of Everything Private Screening
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 4 | Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 4 | The Theory of Everything Private Screening Hosted by Hugh Jackman
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 5 | Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Actor: Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 5 | Variety Screening Series: The Theory Of Everything
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 5 | Variety Screening Series: The Theory Of Everything – Presentation

November 5, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Theory of Everything, Video Comments Off on Eddie on the Today Show

This morning Eddie sat down with Matt Lauer on the Today Show and talked about his new film The Theory of Everything.

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Nearly everybody gets tongue-tied when meeting a personal hero. But not Eddie Redmayne!

When the actor — who spent months learning how to portray Stephen Hawking in the new film “The Theory of Everything” — got to meet the cosmologist and physicist himself, having nothing to say was not the issue at all.

“I’d spent four, five months researching [him] and he’d become like idol-like in my mind,” Redmayne recalled on TODAY Tuesday. “So when I actually got to meet him I was so nervous that I basically just sort of spewed forth information about him, to him, for about the first 40 minutes.”

Redmayne, who made a name for himself in “Les Miserables” and “My Week With Marilyn,” says he “calmed down a bit after that.”

Still, early reviews for the film are buzzing about a possible Oscar nomination for the British actor, whose performance critics have said “towers” and is “astonishing.”

Check out this exclusive TODAY clip from “The Theory of Everything”

Still, Redmayne knows he’s no match for Hawking on any kind of scientific level — no matter how many facts he memorizes. “I gave up science when I was like 14 or 15,” he admitted on preparing for the film. “I’m not going to lie, I went to kind of like ‘Astronomy for Children’ websites!”

“The Theory of Everything” opens in theaters on Nov. 7.

November 3, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Video Comments Off on BAFTA New York Presents: Eddie Redmayne In Conversations

Here is the video of Eddie’s recent BAFTA New York In Conversations.

BAFTA New York Presents: In Conversation with Eddie Redmayne (Full) from BAFTA New York on Vimeo.

November 3, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on LACMA Art + Film Gala

Saturday night Eddie looked dashing as he attended the LACMA Art + Film Gala.

I want to thank Carol, Claudia & Gabby for donating some of the pics from this event!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 1 | LACMA Art + Film Gala
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > November 1 | LACMA Art + Film Gala – Inside

October 31, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Britannia Awards

Last night Eddie attended the Britannia Awards and I have added pics of him from the ceremony!

I want to thank Lindsey for donating some of the pics from this event!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 30 | Britannia Awards
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 30 | Britannia Awards – Ceremony

October 30, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne Describes Stephen Hawking’s “Razor-Sharp Wit”

Vanity Fair spoke to Eddie at the BAFTA LA Tea yesterday about Stephen Hawking!

The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything will make you cry. (It even made Hawking himself cry, and he lived the story.) But there are also moments of surprising laugh-out-loud levity, courtesy of Hawking’s enduring wit, which never seemed to wane, even after the physicist lost his ability to speak following a tracheotomy.

In fact, Redmayne says that Hawking’s wicked sense of humor was so apparent during his first conversation with the award-winning cosmologist, that he worked with director James Marsh and the writer Anthony McCarten to incorporate Hawking’s comedic flair into the film.

“The overriding thing when I met [Hawking] was this extraordinary, razor-sharp wit and formidable humor,” Redmayne told us on Wednesday, at a tea he hosted, along with Burberry and Vanity Fair, in celebration of BAFTA Los Angeles. “There is a kind of mischief, a Lord of Misrule quality that I tried to take away from spending time with him, that I tried to bring into the performance.”

The humor is apparent in the film. After the British scientist learns that the computerized voice he can use to communicate only comes equipped with an American accent, Hawking breaks in the system by delivering some of his favorite movie lines from American leading men. Later in the film, when asked about the pitfalls of fame by a fan, he jokes that he simply tells people who recognize him that the real Stephen Hawking is much better looking in person.

“He was endlessly poking fun of everything,” Redmayne told us of their time together. “I remember that I saw him right before he finally saw [The Theory of Everything] and I had spent seven months preparing, making the film. I remember telling him, ‘Stephen, I’m very nervous for you to see the film but do let me know what you think.’”

“He spent about nine minutes typing something out and then, in that iconic computer voice, said, ‘I will let you know what I think, good or otherwise.’”

“I was like, ‘O.K., well maybe if it’s otherwise, just stick with ‘otherwise.’ You don’t have to go into the minutiae or details of things I got wrong.’”

Just because Hawking does have the ability to skewer a conversational opponent with his intellect and equally attuned wit does not mean that the physicist abused that advantage.

“There is a wonderful story from one of the nurses I met with,” Redmayne told us. “She had graduated from nursing school and her first job interview was with Stephen. She was only 18 or 19 years old and was utterly terrified.”

“She spent all night researching and she went all prepped to the interview, but then he only asked her one question. He asked her, ‘Can you poach an egg?’ She said yes. And he said, ‘You got the job.’”

There are moments in the film when Redmayne, as Hawking, explains some of the physicist’s more sophisticated black hole theories. We asked the actor just how much of that dense scientific dialogue he understood.

“I hope that in the end I understood as much as I had to talk about,” he told us. “But it took quite a lot of work. It was a great acting feat trying to pretend like I had an idea of what I was talking about. I worked with one of Stephen’s old students who is a professor in London.”

There were quite a few interruptions in Redmayne’s studies though.

“He would start talking about the intricate complications of string theory,” the actor told us, “and I’d have to say, ‘Please imagine I am seven years old.”

The Theory of Everything opens in theaters on November 7.

October 30, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on amFar Inspiration Gala Honoring Tom Ford

Okay another new event! This time Eddie attended the amFar Inspiration Gala and looked super dapper in his Tom Ford tuxedo!

There are now over 300 pics from last night’s festivities in the gallery! A giant thank you to Renee for donating some of the pics that are in the gallery!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 29 | amfAR LA Inspiration Gala
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 29 | amfAR LA Inspiration Gala – Inside

October 30, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne, Vanity Fair And Burberry Celebrate BAFTA Los Angeles and the Britannia Awards

Man Eddie has been on the town this week! This time he helped host the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards luncheon.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 29 | Eddie Redmayne, Vanity Fair And Burberry Celebrate BAFTA Los Angeles and the Britannia Awards

October 29, 2014   Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on The Theory of Everything Los Angeles Premiere

Last night Eddie and Felicity were in Los Angeles to attend the premiere of their new film The Theory of Everything. Eddie wore a cobalt blue Alexander McQueen suit which he accented with a black & silver tie.

There are now over 300 pics from last night’s festivities in the gallery! A giant thank you to my amazing friends Helen & Renee for donating some of the pics that are in the gallery! They were a huge help!

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 28 | The Theory of Everything Los Angeles Premiere
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 28 | The Theory of Everything Los Angeles Premiere – Inside
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2014 > October 28 | The Theory of Everything Los Angeles Premiere – After Party

October 28, 2014   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Theory of Everything Comments Off on F*** what did I just say to Stephen Hawking

The Evening Standard gives us a look into Eddie taking on this new role as the amazing Stephen Hawking and how he feels about it all.

As Eddie Redmayne takes on the biggest role of his career, he talks falling apart in the presence of a great man and how the professor has killer timing

As Eddie Redmayne downs his tea I notice three girls standing by a tower of funghi, surreptitiously trying to take his photograph. “Whatever Eddie’s got, that’s what you spend your life looking for,” says his agent Dallas Smith, who saw him in Twelfth Night and signed him on the spot. “He had a unique presence, even completely untrained, the sort of magnetism that only great actors have. The fact he had gone to Eton and Cambridge was meaningless. He had the most astonishing natural acting ability. You can’t teach that.”

Tom Hooper, who directed Redmayne in Les Misérables, concurs. “Eddie has the most prodigious gift, and it’s got to a point where his talent transcends the whole discussion,” he says. “There are plenty of people who went to Eton. There is only one actor like him.”

Redmayne, who is about to appear as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is in many ways an unlikely actor. “I’ve no idea where any of it comes from,” Michael Grandage says. “I’m not sure he does. Ask him!”

Redmayne was born in London in 1982 into a family who had never dipped a toe into the performing arts. His mother Patricia runs a relocation business and loves golf; his father Richard is a banker. His half-brother Charlie is the CEO of the publisher HarperCollins; his half-sister Eugenie works for Prudential. His elder brother James is in private equity and his younger brother Tom has recently qualified as a chartered surveyor.

While at Cambridge Redmayne himself did internships at City broker Cazenove — “the greatest acting job of my life, trying to pretend I knew what a share was” — and on the Evening Standard business pages. “I wrote a piece about tax self-assessment schemes, all of about seven lines, but I did get a byline. My mum’s probably kept it somewhere.”

Then one afternoon his shift in the pub was interrupted by a call from Smith. He had landed a part in Doctors, the daytime-TV soap. “Probably the most exciting day of my life.”

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