- Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne
January 06, 1982 (age 39)
- Actor, Model, Singer
- Patricia Redmayne, Richard Redmayne
Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor, singer and model. He is best known for co-starring as Marius Pontmercy in the musical film Les Miserables in 2012. He has also appeared in the BBC television series Birdsong. Redmayne won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the stage production of Red. He also received the 2011Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse. He is set to appear as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything in November 2014 and in the science fiction space opera Jupiter Ascending in February 2015.
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.
Redmayne made his professional stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe theatre in Twelfth Nightat 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.
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 1993 Sebastian Faulks World War I 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.
In January 2013, it was reported that Redmayne had been dating Hannah Bagshawe since early 2012. Their engagement was announced in the The Times on 31 May 2014.