British actor Eddie Redmayne is putting his relationship with his neighbours to the test after confessing to a penchant for piano-playing in the middle of the night.

The My Week With Marilyn star recently purchased his own baby grand for his U.K. apartment and he admits he enjoys tickling the ivories in the dead of night as it's the perfect opportunity for him to practice his classical favourites.

He tells InStyle magazine, "I often get insomnia and like to bash out a few chords in the middle of the night to release tension. I wish I could play Beethoven, but I'm not good enough. I do a lot of Chopin instead."