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October 30, 2016   Ali   Images, Magazines Comments Off on SciFi Scans

We have scans featuring Eddie as Newt in the new issue of SciFi.

Thanks to AliKat for the scans!

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October 30, 2016   Ali   Guest Appearances, Video Comments Off on Eddie Clips from the Graham Norton Show

Eddie, Benedict Cumberbatch and Bryan Cranston appeared on the Graham Norton Show this weekend … check out these fun clips! Everything from magic wands, dating videos and more!

October 30, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne spreads more magic in “Fantastic Beasts”

CBS News did their Sunday Profile on Eddie.

Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his role as the brilliant Dr. Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Up next: a starring role in a fanciful new J.K. Rowling film … but not before he talks to Tracy Smith for our Sunday Profile:

Just in case you were wondering what your kids’ Halloween costumes were going to be next year, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is the latest spinoff of the Harry Potter series. But this time, instead of Harry, the hero is Newt Scamander (played by 34-year-old Eddie Redmayne), who travels to America with a suitcase full of magical creatures … and, producers hope, the makings of a movie mega-hit.

For Redmayne, home is in the relative quiet of central London, where he can sit at his favorite café and be left alone — for now, anyway.

Smith asked, “Are you prepared for this next step? There will be a lot of fans out there. This is a J.K. Rowling film, this is the Harry Potter franchise, this is huge!”

“People often say, and at various stages in my career have gone, ‘Are you prepared for this?’ And I always kind of go, ‘What preparation do you do?’” Redmayne replied. “Do you, like, sit there and sort of armor up? I don’t think you can. Firstly, that involves the expectation the thing is going to be hugely successful and that’s something that I will never let my head go to.

“But the other thing is, even when things are successful, people go, ‘God, your life must have changed.’ But maybe it doesn’t, really. You still live your own way and carve your own path. And the rest is noise, I think, really.”

But for him, that “noise” has been pretty nice.

His turn as a transgender artist in last year’s “The Danish Girl” earned him his second consecutive Academy Award nomination.

But the on-screen transformation didn’t happen quickly, or easily. “I always feel like I’ve never been someone that was sort of blessed with a sort of innate talent of just being able to do things,” he said. “I had to work at it and learn from your mistakes.”

“Really? Because to us it looks like you’re not working.”

“No, I’m sure it doesn’t. If you go and look at some of those early films you’ll be absolutely sure that that’s not the case. No, I really have to work.”

“The Theory of Everything” is a good example. Redmayne spent five months learning how to move like an ALS patient for his role as physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking — and he won the Oscar for this one.

He actually got the part without an audition. But to him, that was more curse than blessing. “At least if you’ve auditioned for it, the producers and all the people involved have some sense of what you’re gonna do,” he told Smith. “So you don’t turn up on day one on set and they go, ‘Whoa, you’re gonna do it like that?’”

So when it came time to audition his co-star Felicity Jones, Redmayne’s paranoia got the better of him, and director James Marsh had to talk him down: “‘Eddie, this isn’t an audition for you. Let me just reaffirm, you’re not being auditioned.’ And he said it so many times that I was like, ‘I’m clearly being auditioned!’ And it was similar with ‘Fantastic Beasts.’”

“You are neurotic,” Smith said.

“I have moments, definitely, yeah,” he replied.

He wasn’t always so tightly wound. Born in London to a banker and a business owner, Eddie Redmayne went to some of the best schools in Britain. He sang in the choir at Eton, and was a classmate of the future king of England, Prince William.

As a college student, he took a keen interest in drama, and got his first professional role at The Globe in London, in a 2002 production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” as a very convincing Viola — a woman, corset and all. “For years when I then started doing films and period dramas and quite a lot of Elizabethan period dramas, you know, the actresses would often be complaining going, ‘God, this corset hurts.’ I was like, ‘I know. I know your pain! I know how it feels.’”

He also did pretty well when he played a man, winning rave reviews — and a 2010 Tony Award — for the Broadway play, “Red.”

“You had a comfortable upbringing, went to great schools and success came fairly early,” said Smith. “I think some people might look at it and say it was easy.”

“Well, they would be right in the sense that compared to many actors I’ve had a remarkably lucky and easy run of it,” Redmayne said. “But to you … you feel the struggles. And it was through going to sort of years of auditioning — I think it was about three or four years before I got anything sort of properly on screen.

“I remember also though my mom, when I was younger and I was showing interest, that perhaps if you get knocked by bad reviews and stuff, she would see that it would hurt a bit. And she’s like, ‘Darling, have you thought about becoming a lawyer? I mean, lawyers are basically actors. It’s the same thing.’ And she would occasionally repeat this. And I’ll be like, ‘Mom, have you ever seen me win an argument?’

“And she’d be like, ‘No.’ I’m like, ‘So ….’”

His struggle seemed to end in 2011, with a big-screen breakout role as a young filmmaker smitten with Marilyn Monroe, in “My Week With Marilyn.”

His Eton choirboy experience came in handy in 2012’s “Les Miserables.”

Does he see himself as a singer? “I really enjoy singing, but I’m not sure,” he replied. “I sound a bit like Kermit the Frog.”

There’s a kind of a self-deprecating, Jimmy Stewart quality to Eddie Redmayne, who married his longtime girlfriend, antiques dealer Hannah Bagshawe, a few weeks before he won the Oscar in 2015. This summer they had a baby girl.

In short, if you’re looking for off-screen drama, look elsewhere. Redmayne has a reputation for being one of the nicest actors in the business.

“I hate that word,” he said.

“’Nice’? Why?”

“Nice is so boring. But I’d rather ‘nice’ than ‘reprehensible,’ ‘toxic.’ Yup.”

Nothing boring about his schedule: “Fantastic Beasts” is reportedly the first of five installments.

“You’ve accomplished so much already: Tony, Oscar, now you’re in a big blockbuster, in case anyone was wondering whether you were gonna do that. What’s left?” asked Smith.

“When you put it in the term of a checklist, they are amazing things,” he said.

“And I don’t mean to say that you’re – “

“No, no, no. No, but it’s interesting. The reason you get into this is to play interesting people, or just to tell stories that intrigue you. And none of that changes. So although maybe those things feel like a lovely checklist, it doesn’t stop your appetite for wanting to tell stories.”

“You still have that appetite?”

“Still have that appetite, yeah,” Redmayne said.

October 28, 2016   Ali   Guest Appearances, Images Comments Off on Eddie on the Graham Norton Show

Always love Eddie’s appearance on the Graham Norton show … so I get excited when new stills are released!

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October 28, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Guest Appearances Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne had Comic Con nerves soothed by Colin Farrell back rub

Eddie will be appearing on The Graham Norton show on the BBC. This article has a highlight of his interview!

Eddie Redmayne has revealed he was so nervous about appearing at Comic Con for the first time that his co-star Colin Farrell had to calm him down with a back rub.

The actor plays Newt Scamander in the the latest Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which is released in cinemas next month.

Appearing on the Graham Norton Show, Redmayne said he felt like a “wannabe Justin Bieber” after appearing in front of thousands of people at the comic festival in July.

He added: “I’d heard from friends what the experience was, but I had no idea how big it would be.

“I was chronically nervous to the extent that I had Colin Farrell giving me a back rub and whispering sweet nothings into my ear trying to calm me down.”

Asked if he is ready for worldwide recognition after entering the world of Harry Potter, Redmayne said: “People say, ‘Are you prepped for it?’ But I’m not sure what that means.

“I had a weird moment on the Tube today. I was sitting there and suddenly a flash goes off from the person opposite me. I looked up, they looked at me and I looked at them and then there was a really awkward 47 seconds as I waited for the next stop and dashed off.”

He added that he “spent seven months in the gym” to prepare for a scene when Scamander removes his shirt, only for the scene to be cut.

Redmayne appeared on the BBC show alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

The pair compared their experiences playing British scientist Stephen Hawking, with Cumberbatch recalling getting drunk with the world renowned theoretical physicist.

“It is the most extraordinary experience. We were at the Royal Society for a discussion on the future of science and it was a long night so we decided to go for a drink.

We got knee deep in Margaritas and it was at that drunken moment I thought I would tell him I playing Khan in Star Trek. Stephen was the only person I told. He liked the fact I had told him. It made him smile.”

He also revealed he had performed the marriage ceremony for his friend and Strictly Come Dancing star Judge Rinder.

Cumberbatch said his friend’s performances on the BBC dancing show had been “extraordinary”.

“I had no idea he could dance like that. To see a dear friend do something so unexpectedly brilliant like that fills me with pride,” he said, adding: “When it gets crucial, I’ll vote for him.”

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston and American singer LeAnn Rimes also appeared on the sofa with Norton.

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October 28, 2016   Ali   Images, Magazines Comments Off on Empire Scans

We have scans of the Fantastic Beasts cover feature for Empire Magazine in their December issue.

Thanks to Claudia for the scans!

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October 28, 2016   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comments Off on Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne once auditioned to play Voldemort

Eddie recently spoke with Empire about how he auditioned to play Tom Riddle in the original Harry Potter series of films.

He will make his debut turn as magizoologist Newt Scamander when Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them hits cinemas next month.

But Eddie Redmayne’s involvement in the wizarding world could have been very, very different – after the actor revealed that he once read for the role of young Voldemort.

But Eddie didn’t even get a call back – and it was Christian Coulson who eventually bagged the role of one Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Speaking to Empire, Eddie recalled: ‘I actually auditioned to play Tom Riddle while I was at university.

‘I properly failed and didn’t get a callback.

‘Over the years, I always hoped I might be cast as a member of the Weasley family – I’m colour blind, but I’ve always been told there’s a tinge of red to my hair – but unfortunately not.
‘A lot of my friends, like Domhnall Gleeson and Rob Pattinson, got their Harry Potter moment, but I never got mine.’

In our opinion, it was actually a blessing in disguise – with Eddie delivering an amazing performance as Newt Scamander in the 10 minutes of footage that we were lucky enough to witness last week.

But he’s still feeling the pressure, too.

‘I feel enormous pressure’, he revealed at the global fan event.

‘We were all fans and we grew up watching these films. For me, getting to go and see a Potter film every couple of years was like diving into that warm and cosy place that made you feel happy about the world.’

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hits cinemas on November 18.

October 24, 2016   Ali   Magazines Comments Off on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them on the Cover of Empire

Aparecium! With Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them creeping up on us quicker than Dobby on roller skates, it’s only good and proper that we plaster the film over our latest issue. You’ve already seen our subscribers’ cover in all its Thunderbird-y glory, and now it’s time to unveil the second part of our beastly trifecta before revealing the extremely limited edition video cover in a few days.

Front and centre, of course, is Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander, clutching both mysterious case and wand. And no, before you ask, that isn’t Baby Groot in his pocket – it’s a new little beastie called Bowtruckle.

Flanked by a new batch of cinematic Rowling characters, Newt is joined – from left to right – by Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), and Percival Graves (Colin Farrell).

As we announced earlier this week, Empire will be producing the world’s very first moving cover, similar to Harry Potter’s Daily Prophet. Keep your eyes peeled for that unveiling on Wednesday…

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is released in cinemas on 18 November.

Fancy getting each issue of Empire without having to pop down to your local newsagent? Then why not subscribe to guarantee early delivery as well as a unique cover each month.

October 20, 2016   Ali   Early Man Comments Off on Tom Hiddleston joins Eddie Redmayne in prehistoric animated comedy Early Man

Entertainment Weekly shares that Eddie has a new co-star for Early Man!

Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast of Nick Park’s animated prehistoric comedy Early Man as the villainous tyrant Lord Nooth, Aardman Studios and StudioCanal announced Thursday.

The Emmy nominee joins Eddie Redmayne, who in May was announced as the voice of Dug, a caveman who must “unite his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.” Hiddleston’s character will be Dug’s rival: a pompous, money-loving tyrant and local governor of the Bronze Age town.

“Tom is a wonderful actor and it’s so thrilling to see him bring our comic villain to life with his amazing talent, energy, and enthusiasm,” Park said in a statement. “It is a great privilege to work with Tom and I’m so excited to see his character Lord Nooth emerge on screen.”

The film will mark Park’s first movie since 2005’s Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit scored him an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

Hiddleston seems equally as excited to work with the famed creator, and even posted an Instagram celebrating his new gig.

“I have been a fan of Nick Park and Aardman for as long as I can remember, and am incredibly honored to be working with Nick and the team on this adventure,” Hiddleston said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be able to breathe some semblance of life into this hysterical villain and to work with Eddie for the first time. Early Man made me laugh out loud when I read it. Lord Nooth is larger than life in every respect. I can’t wait for audiences to meet him.”

Early Man is currently filming in Bristol, England, and will be distributed by StudioCanal in the U.K, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand in 2018.

October 15, 2016   Ali   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comments Off on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ to Be Five-Film Franchise

Variety gives us this good news from the Global Fan Event!

The ever-expanding “Harry Potter” universe just got larger.

The “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” spinoff will be a five-film franchise, J.K. Rowling said at a Warner Bros. fan event in London on Thursday.

“We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie — we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie, “Rowling said at the Empire Theatre in London.” But I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.”

Rowling wrote the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts,”which marks her first script.

“So I learned how to write a screenplay while writing a screenplay.” she added. “I wouldn’t recommend it.”

The London event also drew stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, director David Yates, and producer David Heyman. Colin Farrell and Jon Voight, meanwhile, attended the fan event in Los Angeles. The global event was streamed via satellite to gatherings in New York, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Rome.

Oscar winner Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander in the films.

Warner Bros. Pictures had announced in August that a second movie in the “Fantastic Beasts” series was already in the works. Yates is also directing the sequel from a script by Rowling. Yates teased on Thursday that the second film will take place in another global capital city — not the upcoming pic’s New York City setting. “It will be very different,” Yates, who directed the final four “Harry Potter” films, added.

The second movie will be produced by Rowling, Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. Rowling’s agent, Neil Blair, Rick Senat, and Danny Cohen will serve as executive producers.

Following Rowling’s revelation about the five films, attendees at the fan event were shown footage from the first 10 minutes of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which opens with investigators tracking the unseen beasts in the countryside, followed by a variety of headlines from 1926 papers and references to the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

The first sequence shows Redmayne telling the creatures in his briefcase to “settle down” as he’s about to go through U.S. customs. That’s followed by a scene where Farrell surveys an area that’s been devastated by the beasts. Redmayne then encounters anti-beast forces holding a rally while one of the animals escapes from the briefcase. Fogler, who appears to provide the comic relief, is later seen trying to stuff himself into the briefcase.

Redmayne said Scamander is “incredible passionate” in an answer to a fan question. He also acknowledged that the success of the “Harry Potter” franchise has created high expectations.

“The honest answer is that I feel enormous pressure,” he said. “We put quite high expectations on ourselves. We didn’t want to screw it up.”

Redmayne also praised the intricacies of production design included such items as mocked-up newspapers from 1926, adding, “The detail was intoxicating.”

Fogler revealed that his great great grandfather was also a baker — as is his character in “Fantastic Beasts.” That prompted Farrell to say, “My grandfather was a wizard.”

Yates also said the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which hits theater on Nov. 18, will feature a cameo by a young Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grendelwald — characters from the original “Harry Potter” movies.

“He is featured in a wonderful scene between Colin and Eddie,” said Yates.

The Los Angeles event was held at the TCL Chinese Theaetre with the courtyard transformed into a streetscene from 1926 New York City with a bakery, Italian grocery store and wanted posters for Newt Scamander.

The second installment is slated for worldwide release on Nov. 16, 2018.