Eddie Redmayne (born Edward John David Redmayne, 06.01.1982) is an English actor and Academy Award winner.
Childhood: Eddie Redmayne was born in London, England. His parents are business owners Patricia and Richard Redmayne. He attended Eton College and studied history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Acting career: Eddie Redmayne made his stage debut for in 'Twelfth Night' in 2002. He has also appeared in 'Now or Later' and 'Red at the Donmar Warehouse' and in 2010 he won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. In 2008, he appeared in BBC miniseries 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', as well as 'The Pillars of the Earth' in 2010 and 2012's 'Birdsong'. He made his film debut in the psychological thriller 'Like Minds' in 2006 with Toni Collette and Tom Sturridge and appeared in 'The Good Shepherd' in the same year. In 2007, he starred in 'Savage Grace' opposite Julianne Moore, and 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' alongside Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush. In 2008, he appeared in 'The Other Boleyn Girl' which also starred Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, and Sundance drama film 'The Yellow Handkerchief' alongside William Hurt and Kristen Stewart. He starred in 'My Week with Marilyn' in 2011 opposite Emma Watson and Michelle Williams and was nominated for a BAFTA. In 2012, he was part of the all-star cast in 'Les Miserables' which also starred Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter.
From were-rabbits to sabre-toothed bunny rabbits, Nick Park returns with a Stone Age adventure featuring characters in the world's favourite stop-motion animation style. But sabre-toothed bunnies are not, of course, the only creatures these cave men and women have to worry about; this is a time when prehistoric beasts like dinosaurs and woolly mammoths are roaming everywhere. Soon though, one brave caveman named Dug along with his pet warthog Hognob decides he must bring his rather timid tribe together if he wants to save them from one major nemesis which threatens the peace of their lives for good; the dastardly Bronze Age. But, unexpectedly, that battle soon turns into modern day football.
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Warning! 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' spoilers ahead.
We should all know by now that Jk Rowling thinks of everything when it comes to the Harry Potter universe and beyond.
So when fans had some questions regarding ‘plot holes’ in the recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, of course the author was ready with all the answers.
Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sir Terry Wogan hosted the annual charity event for 34 years, before his death earlier this year.
This year’s ‘Children In Need’ has raised a record amount for charity with the total reaching £46,624,259 by the end of Friday night’s show.
Last night’s telethon was the first since the death of long time presenter Sir Terry Wogan earlier this year. Wogan had presented his last ‘Children In Need’ in 2014, before poor health forced him to step down as host.
Sir Terry Wogan was remembered during last night’s BBC ‘Children in Need’
Eddie talks about his meeting with J.K. Rowling
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne still finds it difficult to believe that he's starring in a new series of five movies that are part of the Harry Potter universe, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But he loved diving into that world, especially since J.K. Rowling was able to describe everything in so much detail.
Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
"When I was prepping," he says, "I met Jo Rowling, and what's so amazing is that her imagination is so full and thorough. It's so encyclopaedic of her world! We had an hour together and I sort of asked her about 800 questions. There was no small talk. I just said, 'Right, tell me about Newt.' I've played real people with historical information available about them, like Stephen Hawking [in The Theory of Everything] and Lili Elbe [in The Danish Girl], and there was a lot of intense research around those roles. But then came Newt, who is of course a fictional character. So Jo became my research!"
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It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie, and J.K. Rowling has been busy. Not only has she shepherded her two-part sequel play to the West End, but she has also written the screenplay for this spin-off prequel, which is set some 70 years before Harry was born. The American setting puts a fresh slant on her elaborately imagined wizarding world, and the film has enough lively humour to keep things entertaining, but the movie itself is thin and derivative, never quite engaging the audience with its magic.
In this alternate reality, 1926 America has forbidden all magical creatures out of fear of terrorist attacks taking place around the world. Then an expert in these beasts, the cheeky nerd Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a suitcase full of them. He's on some sort of mission, which is immediately interrupted by three escaped critters, drawing in hapless wannabe baker Jacob (Dan Fogler) and witch detective Tina (Katherine Waterston). Joined by Tina's breathy sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), this rag-tag team is trying to recapture Newt's escaped creatures when they run afoul of aggressive wizard enforcer Graves (Colin Farrell), who's working for American's magical President (Carmen Ejogo). But there's something more seriously nefarious going on in the city.
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Redmayne said that the pressure of 'Fantastic Beasts...' came from "hardcore fandom".
Ahead of its cinematic release in just over a week’s time, Eddie Redmayne has been talking about the stresses he’s faced while making his new film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
The 34 year old English actor, who won an Oscar for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything last year, was speaking to The Guardian in an interview published this week, and was asked whether he felt the weight of expectation.
Eddie Redmayne stars in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them', out on Nov 18th
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Graves is hugely suspicious of Newt and his pets.
Just how much trouble is Newt Scamander in? That's the question on many Potterheads' lips at the moment as we impatiently await the cinematic premiere of 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'. We know that he attracts the attention of the American Ministry of Magic when he arrives in New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures, some of which subsequently escape, but that's not the worst thing that's happening in the wizarding world at the moment.
Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Gellert Grindelwald has struck again in Europe, with huge plans to disrupt the secretive harmony between wizards and No-Majs. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is faced with the image of a maimed dead man suspended in the air when he arrives in court, but Newt knows of no creature that can inflicted that sort of wound. Nonetheless, according to a new clip released ahead of the movie, head auror Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) is highly suspicious of Newt. Expelled from Hogwarts for 'endangering human life' with one of his beasts, things don't look good for the magizoologist regardless of Albus Dumbledore's fondness of him and his claims that it was all an accident.
The time is drawing ever closer to the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find, within a short number of days we will finally be able to get a glimpse into the life of a character that author J.K. Rowling so lovingly developed. Even when Newt Scamander was a young Hogwarts student, he always loved the wilder side of magic. If there was a wild beast to nurture, Newt would be the enthusiastic child wanting to find out more.
When he grew up, he became an acclaimed magizoologist and formed his own unique and rather deadly collection of beasts. Any endangered species, Newt would willingly look after and add to his endless list of beasts, all with their own unique powers. After a busy trip collecting more creatures, Newt visits the city of New York and arrives to find that tensions between the wizarding community and a group of powerful muggles (known as the Second Salemers) are battling one another; the Second Salemers goal is to eradicate the wizarding community.
When some of Newt's beasts are accidentally released, he is quickly called to answer questions from the Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) who presumes Newt is guilty of working with wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The director, Percival Graves, believes that Newt has purposefully released the beasts to expose magic kind in order to stir up tension between and further the war between the muggles (No-Maj) and the wizarding world.
Speaking at an event trailing the release of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' next month, Rowling said there were scripts for as many as FOUR sequels in the works.
Speaking at Cineworld’s Empire Imax in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday evening (October 13th), alongside the movie’s lead star Eddie Redmayne and director David Yates, the author admitted that she and Warner Bros. had always planned for at least one follow-up to Fantastic Beasts…
JK Rowling has revealed plans for as many as four more 'Fantastic Beasts' movies
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Newt Scamander is a wizard who's always had an interest in monsters and wild, unworldly creatures. Newt inspects as many different species of Beast that he can and keeps some of the rarest ones in order to preserve them and keep them from harm's way whilst also ensuring they themselves don't cause any of the chaos they could so easily cause.
It's 1926 and the wizarding community is under threat. Whilst most muggles (No Maj's) don't have any idea that wizards and witches actually exist, a small yet powerful few are all too aware of them and their powers.
The New Salem Philanthropic Society is headed by a tough woman named Mary Lou Barebone who wants to make sure that all wizarding kind is exterminated.
Date of birth
6th January, 1982
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