Eddie Redmayne Web
06
Jan 2015
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Ali

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.’ “

(source)

05
Jan 2015
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Ali

Eddie is featured in the February issue of Empire Magazine. And my good friends Luciana and Helen helped me get the digital and paper scans to add to the gallery for you to enjoy!

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > February | Empire

05
Jan 2015
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Ali

Another screening and discussion for Eddie & Felicity … this time for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 5 | SAG Foundation Screening of the Theory of Everything – Presentation

05
Jan 2015
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Earlier today Eddie, Felicity & James attended the Palm Springs Film Festival’s screening of their film The Theory of Everything … and I have put pictures from the screening in the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 5 | Palm Springs Film Festival – Talking Pictures: The Theory of Everything
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 5 | Palm Springs Film Festival – Talking Pictures: The Theory of Everything – Presentation

04
Jan 2015
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Ali

The Daily Mail posted an article about Eddie and his new film The Theory of Everything and in the interview Eddie talked about meeting Hannah. The couple met during Eddie’s time at Eton.

It was while at Eton that he met his wife, financial PR Hannah Bagshawe. ‘It was an embarrassing evening,’ he says. ‘Hannah was at a girls’ school near Eton and they invited some of our guys over to do a fashion show for charity.

‘I had to walk across the stage topless — I was this pasty, freckly guy and when I came on the girls in the audience didn’t take much notice of me, but I was followed by the best-looking boy in the school and all the girls erupted in cheers, which was emotionally scarring!

‘I saw Hannah across the room at a party afterwards and she was very beautiful and very funny and she loves the arts and theatre just as I do, so we became friends.’

The friendship turned to love when he was making Les Miserables. ‘I’d finished rehearsals and was about to start shooting in a few days and so I said to myself, “I’m going to go to Florence for a quick break and write or do something like that.”

‘Before I went, Hannah and I were on a sort of date — we’d been good friends for 12 years — and we had a wonderful evening and I suddenly said, “You don’t want to come to Florence with me next week, do you?” She said, “That’s absurd, you don’t mean it.” I said, “Yes I do!” So our first proper date was in Florence. That was three years ago and we couldn’t be happier.

To read the entire article go here.

03
Jan 2015
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Ali

Awards season has officially started! Tonight Eddie and Hannah are attending the Palm Springs Film Festival’s Awards Gala where Eddie will be awarded the Desert Palm Achievement Award. I have added the first images of Eddie & Hannah arriving to the event to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > January 3 | Palm Springs Film Festival – Awards Gala

03
Jan 2015
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Ali

On New Years Eve Eddie was a guest on the Graham Norton show …

Here you can watch the episode:

and the the BBC has released some stills for the episode which are now in the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 | Jupiter Ascending > Posters & Advertisements

29
Dec 2014
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Ali

A new poster has been released of Eddie as Balem from Jupiter Ascending.

Gallery Links:
Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 | Jupiter Ascending > Posters & Advertisements

15
Dec 2014
Comments Off on Congratulations to Eddie & Hannah!
Ali

I would like to send warm wishes to Eddie and Hannah on their wedding day! As of this afternoon they are officially husband and wife. The couple were married in an intimate candlelight ceremony at Babington House in Somerset, England. Their rep said that “They celebrated with a small number of close family and friends.” I hope that they had a wonderful day with those closest to them!



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