Oscar awardee British actor Eddie Redmayne has proven his diversity in the acting department through such critically acclaimed performances in “The Theory of Everything” and the recent “The Danish Girl.” It appears he is also unafraid to do some serious stunts himself.
In a recent interview with Pottermore, acclaimed stunt director Eunice Huthart spoke about the stunt-work in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” She, in particular, talked about Eddie Redmayne’s (Newt Scamander) enthusiasm and willingness to do exciting, dangerous and life-threatening stunts on his own.
One of those dangerous stunts involved, according to the correspondent, was dangling Eddie Redmayne from the sky. “Eddie’s great. We just tell Eddie what to do and he does it,” Huthart spoke of Redmayne.
“‘I have never had to talk him into doing anything. Eddie’s just like, ‘Come on guys, what are we doing now? Bigger, faster, harder!’ It’s more a case of me telling him, ‘Eddie, we can’t do that!’ We need to make sure he can work tomorrow, you know,” Huthart added, complimenting Redmayne’s enthusiasm. She added that it is “so much fun” working with actors like Eddie Redmayne because they are unafraid to take risks.
It should be noted that Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double, David Holmes, was paralyzed for life after performing a flying stunt for “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1” back in 2009. He said he was thrown against the wall during a stunt and landed on the crash mat underneath and was only 25 years old back then.
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Congratulations to Eddie!!
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.
He talks of all-night shoots, leaving Leavesden studios, in Hertfordshire, in the morning for the airport, hopping aboard a jet to LA, walking the red carpet, returning to the airport, reboarding the same plane and going straight back to Leavesden for another all-nighter. It’s a suspended version of reality, made more surreal by his time spent wielding a wand in the wizarding world.
When we sit down to discuss Wallpaper’s Design Awards – and Redmayne’s votes in our 11 Judges’ Awards categories – over a burger in London’s Soho, I begin by asking how he remains sane when so much of his time at the moment belongs to other people. He’s quick to acknowledge his luck: ‘For all of the mad hours, the travel and the tiredness, I remind myself constantly how fortunate I am to be working at this level,’ he says. ‘I put my all into it because I love it, and I’m a firm believer that the effort and time you put into something is rewarded by what you get out of it.’
However, Redmayne talks about his increasing appreciation of the moments when he can slow down. ‘I find life noisy,’ he says. ‘With the benefits of being more connected comes the danger of being sucked into a world of more noise, where we are constantly switched on. Living in the moment feels more difficult than ever, and more valuable.’
We talk about what design means in his life. He is cultured and thoughtful. He speaks of growing up in London in the early 1990s near the UK’s first Muji store and being fascinated by the compelling simplicity of the brand’s everyday objects. ‘I spent an unhealthy amount of money on stationery as a teenager,’ he says. ‘Today, I suppose I see good design as not being just about beautiful things, but about things that work; things that work well for me and how I live. Good design, in my opinion, is something that makes life easier, that reduces friction and brings pleasure at the same time.’
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Since Eddie Redmayne can’t get his hands on a Time Turner (he is a muggle, after all), the British actor, 33, has found a way to fulfill his longtime dream of starring in a Harry Potter film. The Oscar winner is playing Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
But Redmayne recently revealed in a new interview that before he donned the magizoologist’s robes, he longed to play member of the massive Weasley family, which in the films included Harry Potter’s best friend Ron (Rupert Grint), future wife Ginny (Bonnie Wright), twins Fred and George (James and Oliver Phelps), Percy (Chris Rankin) and Bill (Domhnall Gleeson).
“For years I was always like, in the Harry Potter films, there was a whole ginger family, and I never got an audition. And I was like, ‘Come on, it’s outrageous!’” he quipped during an interview with ITV’s Lorraine (via the Daily Mail). “So I was desperate. Every actor in England was in the Harry Potter films, but I never got the call. Now I’m having my moment.”
That’s a bit of an understatement for Redmayne, who picked up the best actor Oscar for portraying Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything and is already getting some awards season buzz for his role in The Danish Girl, in which he plays Lili Elbe, one of the first known people to receive sex reassignment surgery.
Fantastic Beasts will hit theaters in November 2016, and it’s the first film in a trilogy, all penned by Harry Potter scribe Rowling. [Source]
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]
When he’s not cleaning his 2015 best actor Oscar, basking in his Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild AND Critics’ Choice nominations, or doting on his wife, Eddie Redmayne occasionally pays young actors’ rents… because everyone needs a little help sometimes, right?
The British actor, who has earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, covers the February issue of British GQ. In the teaser for the full interview, which hits newsstands Thursday, Eddie expressed his gratitude toward his parents for helping him when he was an up-and-coming actor. He explained that he wanted to extend that same help to others.
“The greatest privilege that I had was that my parents lived in London, so when I was out of university and out of work for a year, working in a pub, I didn’t pay rent. And I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”
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]
Eddie Redmayne has had a brilliant few years and now he can add the title of World’s Best Dressed Man to his list of achievements.
The 33-year-old actor, who plays transgender artist Lili Elbe in his new film The Danish Girl, might have been wearing skirts, tights and classy dresses while filming but out of work he’s been leading the fashion pack for the guys.
Oscar-winning Eddie has been given the title by GQ magazine and had some seriously tough competition with X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw coming in second, singer Sam Smith in third and David Beckham in fourth place.
Eddie, who is soon to become a dad with new wife Hannah Bagshaw, can teach his children a thing or two about how to be a snappy dresser. [Source]
Eddie Redmayne, who was the toast of the awards season last year for his role in The Theory of Everything, also received a SAG nomination this morning for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and responded with his own reaction to the news:
“It means a great deal to be recognised by my peers during such a wonderful year of filmmaking. The Danish Girl took a long while to get made and I am damn lucky that I ended up having the honour of helping bring Lili and Gerda’s story to the screen. I am hugely grateful to Tom Hooper, Alicia Vikander, and our incredible cast for this truly unique collaboration. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to play Lili were it not for the generosity of the trans women and men who helped me prepare for this role; I am indebted to all of them and the community. My thanks to SAG-AFTRA members for this nomination.”
Eddie Redmayne will go head to head with 10-times nominee Leonardo DiCaprio at the Golden Globes, just a year after his win for The Theory Of Everything.
The British star is nominated for best actor in a drama for his performance as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, while DiCaprio received his 11th nod for his gruelling turn as Hugh Glass in revenge saga The Revenant.
The pair, who were also both nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, are widely regarded as the favourites in the category and appear poised to secure Oscar nominations when they are announced next year. [Source]