The renowned physicist’s service was held at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, many stars gathered for the funeral of the late Stephen Hawking, who died two weeks ago at 76. The service was held at Great St. Mary’s Church, just steps away from Cambridge University’s Gonville & Caius College, where Hawking spent more than half a century as a research fellow. Friends and family were all in attendance, including actor Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for playing Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything.
Redmayne gave the assembled guests a reading from Ecclesiastes 3.1-11. He was among the first celebrities to publicly share their condolences for Hawking’s death, telling People, “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” [Source]
Eddie Redmayne has paid tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking after news the scientist died.
He said: “We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
“My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.”
Mr Redmayne portrayed the scientist in the film and won the Oscar for Best Actor for his touching performance.
He met the brilliant professor while researching the role, and at the time described it as “one of the great moments of [his] life.”
The actor explained:”When Stephen saw the film, I was rehearsing so I couldn’t see him beforehand but I saw him just after he went in and I said ‘hey Stephen I’m very nervous, but please do let me know what you think’.”
“He took a while to respond and said in his iconic voice ‘I will let you know what I think, good or otherwise’.”
Mr Redmayne said the scientist was “so nice” after viewing the film.
Stephen Hawking died in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the age of 76.
He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, his family said.
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Well, you know that I don’t like to post personal news on Eddie but this is a really happy announcement and I just want to congrats the couple.
Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, are expanding their family!
On Wednesday, a rep for the Oscar-winning actor confirmed to ET that Bagshawe is pregnant with their second child.
No word yet on when Bagshawe is due. [Source]
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah, have welcomed a daughter just in time for Father’s Day.
The actor’s rep confirmed Sunday that the couple are new parents to daughter Iris Mary Redmayne. They announced the arrival of their first child in the U.K. paper “The Times.”
The Redmaynes have been married since late 2014.
The 34-year-old actor won an Oscar in 2015 for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne was nominated again this year for his role as transgender artist Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl.” [Source]
Yesterday was Eddie Redmayne 34th birthday and we wanted to wish him a happy and awesome day with all your family and friends.