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Eddie Redmayne is an English actor. He began his professional acting career as a youth in West End theatre, before making his screen debut in 1998 with guest television appearances. His first film roles came in 2006 with Like Minds and The Good Shepherd and he went on to play supporting roles in several films. His film breakthrough came with the roles of Colin Clark in the biographical drama My Week with Marilyn and Marius Pontmercy in Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables. In 2014, he portrayed Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2016, he began starring as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series. In 2018, Redmayne starred in the stop-motion animated film Early Man and reprised his role as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Birth Name

Edward John David Redmayne

Nickname

Eddie Redmayne

Profession

Actor

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Eddie Redmayne was born on the 6th of January 1982, in London, England, UK.

Age

He’s currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Ethnicity

White

He has English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

Education

Redmayne attended Eaton House, Colet Court and then Eton College in Eton, Berkshire where he was in the same year as Prince William. He went on to read History of Art at Trinity College, Cambridge from where he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.

Family Details

  • Father – Richard Redmayne (Businessman)
  • Mother – Patricia Redmayne (Burke) (Runs a relocation business)

  • Siblings – Charlie Redmayne (Older Half-Brother) (HarperCollins UK CEO), Thomas Redmayne (Younger Brother), James Redmayne (Older Brother), Annabel Redmayne (Half-Sister)
  • Relatives – Richard Redmayne (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (Civil and mining engineer), John Marriner Redmayne (Paternal Grandfather), Audrey Mercedes D’Alton (Paternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Married

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Eddie Redmayne has dated –

  • Carey Mulligan (2011) – In January 2011, the actors Carey Mulligan and Eddie were photographed walking arm in arm and hence were rumored to be dating together.

  • Hannah Bagshawe (2012-Present) – In July 2012, Redmayne started dating Hannah Bagshawe. He met her when he modeled at a charity event at a local girls school in Eton. In May 31, 2014, the couple announced their engagement in The Times. Their marriage happened on December 15, 2014 at Babington House in Somerset.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11.5 inches
  • In centimeters – 182 cm
  • In meters – 1.82 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 76 kg
  • In Pounds – 167½ lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Portraying Anthony Babington in the 2007 film Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as Marius Pontmercy in the 2012 epic romantic musical historical drama film Les Misérables, as Stephen Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything.

Film Debut

In 2006, Redmayne made his acting debut playing Alex Forbes in an Australian thriller film, Like Minds.

Television Debut

In 1998, Eddie appeared in the children’s book series Animal Ark for his role as John Hardy in an episode titled Bunnies in the Bathroom.

Theatre Debut

In 2002, Redmayne made his first appearance on stage at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre playing the role of Viola from Twelfth Night.

Brand Endorsements

In August 2014, Eddie was appointed ambassador of film education charity Into Film.

Eddie Redmayne Net worth

Eddie Redmayne has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Portfolio

He is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Eddie Redmayne

  • Eddie started his professional career in 1992 (at the age of 10) by appearing in the musical Oliver.
  • He has worked with models like Alex Pettyfer and Cara Delevingne.
  • In 2009, Redmayne appeared in John Logan’s new play Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London, for which he won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • In 2011 he starred as filmmaker Colin Clark in the drama film My Week with Marilyn. He took on the role of Marius Pontmercy for the 2012 musical film Les Misérables.
  • In September 2012, he was featured on the International Best Dressed List by Vanity Fair.
  • In 2014, he starred as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, a role for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, depicting the debilitating challenges of ALS.
  • In August 2014, he was appointed an ambassador of film education charity Into Film.
  • In 2015, he was named number one in GQ’s 50 best dressed British men.
  • In 2016, Redmayne starred as Newt Scamander in the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first of a series within the Wizarding World of the Harry Potter film series, with a screenplay by J. K. Rowling.
  • In February 2016, he spoke out for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles.
  • His idols are Ralph Fiennes and Mark Rylance.
  • In 2018, he starred in the stop-motion animated film, Early Man and reprised his role as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
  • In 2022, Redmayne starred in the biographical crime thriller film, the Good Nurse, playing notorious serial killer Charles Cullen, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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