The Theory of Everything star attended an event at a London school last year (14) to help launch the organisation, which promotes the use of films as an education tool and helps youngsters pursue a career in the industry.

Speaking of his new role, Redmayne says, "I went to the Westminster Academy last year with Into Film and saw firsthand the impact that all aspects of film can have on young people - the power to inspire, connect and expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

"I absolutely loved the day. It was wonderful to meet so many young, galvanized people who were all keen to find out more about the filmmaking process. I hope through being an ambassador for Into Film I am able to help raise awareness of how film can contribute to their cultural and creative lives."