Quote: "I loved music when I was younger and I sang a lot. There was a production of Oliver! in London and I said to my parents that I wanted to audition for it, and I got cast as one of the urchins. I was 11. I got to leave school in the middle of math class every day and to do a performance. I was like, 'This is it!' It was incredibly seductive." Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne on his humble beginnings as an actor.
Fact: Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne appeared from a suitcase onstage to present new footage from the upcoming Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them during the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (09Apr16).
Quote: "Last year it rained, and so I thought it would probably rain again this year, so I wore velvet. I'm now sweating like a fiend!" 2016 Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne cannot wait to ditch his black velvet tuxedo jacket after the Oscars ceremony on Sunday (28Feb16).
Tweet: "So proud to announce my brand new boy band. #WrongDirection". British actor-turned-late night talk show host James Corden jokes about forming a new group with Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne, jazz singer Jamie Cullum and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay after taking a photo together while attending the Film is Great event in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Friday (26Feb16). The bash celebrated this year's (16) British Oscar nominees and members of the movie industry ahead of Sunday's (28Feb16) Academy Awards.
Quote: "I think it's pretty much certainly Leo's year, and so well deserved." Eddie Redmayne reveals who he is backing at Sunday night's (28Feb16) Oscars. The Brit, nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Danish Girl, is up against hot favourite Leonardo DiCaprio for his turn in The Revenant.
Fact: Actor Eddie Redmayne has been named Britain's best-dressed man by editors at GQ magazine for the second year in a row. Other stars in the annual top 50 include Sam Smith in third place, David Beckham at 17, and Sir Elton John at 24.
Quote: "Any time you get naked in front of a crew, it's embarrassing. It's not as if we as actors have some way of becoming comfortable with it. It would be exactly like you getting naked in front of 30 people." Eddie Redmayne on his full frontal scene in new movie The Danish Girl.
Quote: "The stakes are high because they were so good before. You don't want to screw it up. It’s a complete privilege for me. I love J.K. Rowling. I love the Harry Potter films (and) books so for me this is just the most wondrous gift really." Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne hopes he doesn't let fans of the Harry Potter books and films down as the lead in the movie adaptation of author J.K. Rowling's spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Quote: "I absolutely salute her courage. Hers is a very specific story, and it's one that shouldn't stand for everybody's. But it is amazing what she's gone through and how she's done it. It's a civil rights movement." Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, who plays transgender artist Lili Elbe in new film The Danish Girl, admires Caitlyn Jenner, who is currently transitioning from male to female.
Quote: "He's beyond... I really think he's gonna get a second Oscar." Actor Matthias Schoenaerts is confident his THE DANISH GIRL co-star Eddie Redmayne will be a frontrunner once again at the 2016 Oscars for his portrayal of transsexual Einar Wegener, one of the world's first-known recipients of gender reassignment surgery. The film is due for release in the U.S. in November (15), just in time for awards season. Redmayne struck gold in February (15) by taking home the Best Actor Academy Award for his Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everyhting.
Quote: "Where do I go from here? Just keeping employment will keep me very happy. You either win or you lose, I was just delighted to be invited to the party." Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne hopes his Best Actor trophy for The Theory Of Everything will keep him in employment for years to come.
Quote: "I was lucky enough to come to the Baftas a year or three ago and I was suffering from a severe bout of food poisoning and just as Stephen (Fry) came on to start announcing the awards I had to bolt through that door there and I proceeded to redecorate the corridor of the Royal Opera House in an incredibly unfortunate fashion. It was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best nights of my life, so thank you so much.” Eddie Redmayne remarks on his change of fortune at the BAFTA Awards as he accepts the Best Leading Actor prize on Sunday (08Feb15).
Quote: "I had the most wonderful experience after the Golden Globes and taking the (award) in my hand luggage through the X-Ray machine at the airport, and I was praying they would make me open it up, and they did! The guy was like, 'Is this real?' I was like, 'Yes!'" British star Eddie Redmayne was proud to show off his new piece of hardware after collecting a Golden Globe for Best Actor at the prizegiving last month (Jan15).
Fact: Vanity Fair magazine has published a star-studded photoshoot featuring 10 actors who made waves in 2014. The pictures star Eddie Redmayne, Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Miles Teller, Oscar Isaac and Channing Tatum.
Quote: "I had the most wonderful experience after the Golden Globes of taking the Golden Globe in my hand luggage through the X-ray machine... I saw the bag going through and I saw the woman stop the (conveyor belt) and then go close up on this weird shaped thing and she was like, 'I think it's an award or something' and I was praying they'd make me open it up and they did! That was a very special moment." Actor Eddie Redmayne was proud to show airport security staff his Best Actor gong from last month's (Jan15) Golden Globes.
Quote: "My dad's favourite film is Pretty Woman... and there I was hugging Julia Roberts... and all I could think of was, 'I wanna tell my dad'... We had a long conversation afterwards." Eddie Redmayne was thrilled to accept his Best Actor Screen Actors Guild award from his father's favourite movie star.
Quote: "My wife and I are long-devoted Friends fans, so we may have slightly stalked our way to find her. And she's so lovely and she's everything you would hope she would be, it's very generous of her." Eddie Redmayne on his mutual love for Jennifer Aniston, who recently chose the actor's role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything as her favourite performance of the year.
Quote: "I don't know if any words were actually said. There was just a lot of sort of screaming across the phone. She was so happy. She does a proper job, and she was at home. And she was like, 'How am I to go back and do the accounts when I'm so excited?'." Actor Eddie Redmayne on breaking the news of his Oscar nomination to his new wife Hannah on Thursday (15Jan15). The Brit is a favourite to win the Best Actor prize for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Quote: "I promised Hannah the sunshine; it's been a bit grotty but I'm hoping it's clearing up now." British actor Eddie Redmayne was disappointed he couldn't show his new wife a little sun as they ran from the rain on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
Quote: "The Champagne is out. I was definitely meant to be going to bed and then we just found this out and so a bottle of Champagne has been opened." Eddie Redmayne celebrated his BAFTA nomination for The Theory Of Everything in Los Angeles in the early hours after the nods were announced in London on Friday morning (09Jan15).
Quote: "I was in the middle of attempting to do all my holiday shopping in a day when I got the call. I am beyond thrilled to be nominated alongside such a stunning quartet of actors. The fact that Felicity (Jones, co-star), Johann (Johannsson, composer), and the film are nominated means the world. I am hugely grateful to the Hfpa (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) - and to Professor Stephen Hawking for his personal support in helping me to share his story with the world." Eddie Redmayne, who is shortlisted for Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama, is blown away by the four nominations his Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything has picked up for the Golden Globe Awards.
Quote: "I went in to meet him, and he now just uses this muscle beneath his cheek, and when he moves this muscle, (his computerised voice programme) stops on one letter. So when you spend time with him, there are these long, long pauses. I was horrifically nervous, and I hate silence. And so basically I spent 45 minutes spewing out information about him, to him. It was really chronically disastrous." Actor Eddie Redmayne acted like a fool in front of revered scientist Stephen Hawking when the two men first met midway through filming Hawking's new biopic The Theory of Everything.
Quote: "He was born on January 8th... and the reason I brought it up is because he makes a big point of the fact that he was born to the day 300 years after Galileo (died). And so I was telling him this about himself and I said, 'I actually was born on January 6th, so we're both Capricorns'." Actor Eddie Redmayne discovered he and genius Stephen Hawking, who he portrays in new movie The Theory of Everything, have a star sign link.
Quote: "This gentleman's performance in Requiem for a Dream was one of those performances that kickstarted me into being an actor, so those words meant the world to me, thank you." Eddie Redmayne felt flattered by Jared Leto's kind words after hailing his "incredible transformation" into physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything as the Oscar winner presented the Brit with the Hollywood Breakout Performance, Actor prize at Friday's (14Nov14) Hollywood Film Awards.
Fact: Legendary scientist Stephen Hawking was so impressed after seeing an early screening of his biopic The Theory of Everything that he offered up the actual computer voice he uses in real life, and that voice made the final cut of the film. Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne portrays the physicist when he is first diagnosed with motor neurone disease, or Als, in his early 20s.
Quote: "Nothing was more entertaining than seeing Wolverine, Gladiator and Catwoman do vocal warm-ups!" Actor Eddie Redmayne on starring in new musical movie Les Miserables with X-Men's Hugh Jackman, Gladiator icon Russell Crowe, and The Dark Knight Rises beauty Anne Hathaway.
Quote: "I always end up with a really shoddy rented (convertible), and I'm on the freeway with the top down, 'living the dream'. Then I realise it's 100 degrees and I'm pale-skinned, freckled, and burning!" Flame-haired British actor Eddie Redmayne enjoys riding around in a sports car whenever he's in sunny Los Angeles.
Quote: "He was lovely, but I haven't seen him since then. There was definitely no wedding invitation! We did play rugby together. The thing I remember is that his bodyguards would drive up to the rugby fields, which were a long, long way away. There was always a scrum to see who could get a lift back with Will." Actor Eddie Redmayne has lost touch with his former Eton schoolmate, British royal Prince William.
Quote: "We shot six days a week, from five in the morning until 11 at night. The fear was you'd turn up one day to do your big number and have no voice. The poor crew constantly had to find humidifiers and make tea with honey and lemon for us. We were ridiculous." British actor Eddie Redmayne on the honey and lemon tea club that he and his Les Miserables castmates founded to help them preserve their singing voices after long, tiring days on the set of the much-anticipated movie musical.
Quote: "During rehearsal, these two titans with brilliant voices, Hugh and Russell, are singing. And it's like a shiver on the back of your neck." Actor Eddie Redmayne was intimidated by the vocal prowess of his Les Miserables co-stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
Fact: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Adam Deacon and Chris O'Dowd are the five actors who have made the shortlist for the coveted Rising Star prize at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Felicity Jones were originally nominated but did not make the final five. The winner will be announced on 12 February (12).
Quote: "It does take effort not to be jealous. Like everything, you have to work at it." Eddie Redmayne on being close friends with fellow British actors Robert Pattinson and Andrew Garfield.