Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne Biography

Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor, singer and model. Redmayne won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the West End and Broadway production of the drama play Red. He also received the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse. In 2012, Redmayne co-starred as Marius Pontmercy in the musical film Les Miserables.

Early life and education

Redmayne was born in London, England. His mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a London businessman. Eddie went to Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe and he also attended Eton College where he was in the same year as Prince William and author Ivo Stourton. He went on to study history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, whence he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.

Acting career


Redmayne made his professional stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe theatre in Twelfth Night at the Middle Temple Hall in 2002. He won the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th Evening Standard Theatre Awards (2004) for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2005. Later stage credits include Now or Later by Christopher Shinn at the Royal Court Theatre. The show ran from 3 September to 18 October 2008. 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. He reprised his role in Red at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway in a 15-week run from 11 March to 27 June 2010 and won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. He portrayed King Richard II in Richard II directed by Michael Grandage at Donmar Warehouse from 6 December 2011 to 4 February 2012.


His television credits include the BBC miniseries Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, and the two-part miniseries Birdsong, an adaptation of the Sebastian Faulks novel.


Redmayne's film credits include The Good Shepherd, Powder Blue, Savage Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl, Hick and Glorious 39. He also starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic chiller film Black Death.

Redmayne's 2008 Sundance drama film The Yellow Handkerchief was released in theatres on 26 February 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

He co-starred as the filmmaker Colin Clark in the drama film My Week with Marilyn (2011). On 1 November 2011, Redmayne took on the role of Marius for the musical film of Les Misérables, which was released in December 2012.

Modelling career

He modelled for Burberry in 2008 with Alex Pettyfer and 2012 with Cara Delevingne.

In the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, he was featured on its annual International Best Dressed List.

Personal life

In January 2013, it was reported that Redmayne had been dating Hannah Bagshawe since early 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Like Minds Alex Forbes
2006 ' Edward Jr.
2007 Savage Grace Antony Baekeland
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Anthony Babington
2008 ' Gordy
2008 ' William Stafford
2009 Powder Blue Qwerty Doolittle
2009 Glorious 39 Ralph Keyes
2010 Black Death Osmund
2011 Hick Eddie Kreezer
2011 My Week with Marilyn Colin Clark Nominated"?BAFTA Rising Star Award
2012 Les Misérables Marius Pontmercy Giffoni Film Festival Giffoni Experience Award
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Santa Barbara International Film Festival "? Virtuoso Award
Satellite Award for Best Cast " Motion Picture
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Pending"?Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated"?Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated"?MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated"?Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated"?San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
Nominated"?Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor " Motion Picture
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2014 Jupiter Ascending Filming
Year Title Role Episodes
1998 Animal Ark John Hardy Episode: "Bunnies in the Bathroom"
2003 Doctors Rob Huntley Episode: "Crescendo"
2005 Elizabeth I Southampton Episode: "Southampton"
2008 Tess of the d'Urbervilles Angel Clare Four episodes
2010 ' Jack Jackson Eight episodes
2012 Birdsong Stephen Wraysford Two episodes

See also

  • List of British actors and actresses
  • List of Old Etonians born in the 20th century
  • List of University of Cambridge members

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