Eddie Redmayne has signed up to voice the central character of Dug in Early Man, the new film from Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.
Pictured in the Aardman Animations studio this week, Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
Early Man, written by Mark Burton and directed by Burton and Richard Starzak, is being made by the many of the same production team who worked on Shaun The Sheep Movie, but also sees Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park involved, making this his first animated film since the Academy Award winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit in 2005.
Nick Park comments: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”
Stop motion animation is a slow process so there will be a long wait before the film will be in cinemas. Early Man is currently scheduled to be released in the UK on Friday 26th January 2018. [Source]
Eddie Redmayne will reveal new footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10.
Fantastic Beasts follows Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, a magizoologist with a suitcase full of magical creatures, as he visits New York City in 1928. When some of those creatures get loose and begin terrorizing the No-Majes (American Muggles), Scamander finds himself at odds with the governing body of America’s wizarding community, the Magical Congress of the United States.
OSCARS producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th OSCARS telecast.
Among the new names are stage and screen star — and winner last year for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING — Eddie Redmayne, alongside theatre vet Cate Blanchett, INTO THE WOODS’ Emily Blunt, THE WIZ LIVE’s Common, comedian Louis C.K. and more.
“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” said Hill and Hudlin. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”
The OSCARS, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC. [Source]
Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander’s critically acclaimed drama The Danish Girl is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on the 9th May, released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, this remarkable love story comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film.
In the 1920s, a strong and loving marriage evolves as Gerda Wegener (Vikander) supports Lili Elbe (Redmayne) during her journey as a transgender woman. Through the other, each of them finds the courage to be who they are at heart.
Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne and Academy Award® nominee Alicia Vikander star in the film, helmed by Academy Award®-winning director Tom Hooper. The Danish Girl co-stars Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts.
The release is nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Supporting Actress (Alicia Vikander), Best Costume Design (Paco Delgado), and Best Production Design (Production Designer, Eve Stewart; Set Decorator, Michael Standish). [Source]
The event will be emceed by James Corden with a menu by chef Gordon Ramsay.
Oscar hopeful Eddie Redmayne will co-host the “Film is GREAT” reception in West Hollywood with British consul general Chris O’Connor.
The evening will be emceed by James Corden with music from Jamie Cullum and a special menu from chef Gordon Ramsay.
“I am thrilled to be co-hosting this year’s Film is GREAT reception,” said The Danish Girl actor. “The range of British talent — both in front of and behind the camera — recognized by the film community over these past few months demonstrates the strength of the British creative industries.”
“Film is GREAT” is a part of the GREAT Britain campaign, which is meant to showcase the best of what the U.K. has to offer the world and encourage people to do business with, invest in, visit, and study in the U.K.
“Film is GREAT” will take place on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in West Hollywood. [Source]
Priyanka Chopra, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay will be presenters at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards® Ceremony that already includes Life Achievement Award presenters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).
Priyanka Chopra appears in the television series “Quantico,” which returns from hiatus in March, for which she received a People’s Choice Award. Chopra also is in pre-production on “It’s My City,” a series she created for the nexGTV digital platform, and is set to release three Indian regional films through her production company Purple Pebble Pictures.
Brie Larson is nominated this year for her first SAG Award, as lead female in “Room,” a role that also earned her an Oscar® nomination and a Golden Globe. Her upcoming films include “Kong: Skull Island” and “Free Fire.”
Eva Longoria has two Actors® and three additional SAG Award nominations for “Desperate Housewives” in the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She currently is starring in the comedy series “Telenovela,” which she also executive produces
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He will compete with Leonardo DiCaprio, who received a nod for revenge epic The Revenant, which leads the pack with 12 nominations.
Redmayne secured his nomination for his role as a transgender artist in The Danish Girl and will also compete with Irish actor Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Matt Damon for The Martian and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.
The Golden Globes announced that Eddie Redmayne (who is also a nominee for The Danish Girl), Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, and Patricia Arquette will present at the ceremony this Sunday.
They’ll be joined by Jamie Foxx, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore, and Amber Heard. PEOPLE also announced that Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and Jaimie Alexander will be among the night’s presenters.
The Globes previously announced that Olivia Wilde and Mel Gibson — who has been a favorite target of host Ricky Gervais in the past years he’s emceed the ceremony — will also be presenters at the show.
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC [Source]
W magazine turns to famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh to shoot a portfolio of stars for its February 2016 issue. The magazine’s movie issue, the cover story is led by Eddie Redmayne, who most recently starred in The Danish Girl. Bringing together actors, both young and seasoned, stars included in the story range from Benicio Del Toro and Samuel L. Jackson to Paul Dano. Posing for striking black & white images, the men are styled by Edward Enninful.
Welcome to GQ’s 2016 Best-Dressed List in association with Mercedes-Benz which is published in full with our February issue, available on newsstands and as a digital edition from Thursday 7 January. In our opinion, it is definitely one of the best-of-British ways to welcome in the New Year. Our judges have compiled an eclectic list that ranges from trendsetting teenagers to grand old men and everything in between. This is because being well-dressed is nothing to do with age or fashion. As Keith Richards says, you don’t find a style, a style finds you.
That’s not to say that trends aren’t interesting. In recent years, for example, we have seen the rise and fall of the Pitti peacocks – the self-conscious dandies that lurk around Florence during that city’s biannual menswear fair, who have been replaced with a more relaxed take on sports luxe. And trend-wise right now it seems that we are witnessing the demise of the sock, as ankles remain bare even when the mercury falls.
And remember, even the most polished man won’t get it right every time. Patrick Grant – No5 in our list – was named by the Mail Online as one of the worst-dressed attendees of the British Fashion Awards in November. I felt at the time that his high-waisted dress trousers were too Alfred Hitchcock, but without the guts to experiment, how can we hope to get things right?
The February issue of British GQ including our Best Dressed supplement is available 7 January on newsstands and as a digital edition which you can download on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire or Android device. [Source]