EDDIE REDMAYNE (Balem Abrasax) has earned a Golden Globe
Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar nomination for his starring role
as physicist Stephen Hawking, in director James Marsh's biographical drama "The
Theory of Everything." The film, which also stars Felicity Jones as Jane
Hawking, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September to
great acclaim and Redmayne continues to garner rave reviews for his performance.
Prior to this, he starred in the film adaptation of "Les Miserables,"
alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, and Russell Crowe.
Winner for Best Picture at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, the film was also
nominated for Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards. Earlier in 2012, Redmayne
starred in Derick Martini's film "Hick," alongside ChloĆ« Grace Moretz and Blake
Lively, adapted from the novel by Andrea Portes and released in May.
Among his other film credits, Redmayne starred in the critically acclaimed
"My Week With Marilyn," in which he played the role of Colin Clark alongside
Michelle Williams, Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh. He also
appeared in "The Yellow Handkerchief," with Maria Bello and William Hurt, and in
the role of Osmund in Christopher Smith's "Black Death." He starred in Stephen
Poliakoff's "Glorious 39," opposite Romola Garai, Julie Christie, Bill Nighy and
Juno Temple, and later in writer/director Timothy Linh Bui's "Powder Blue," with
Jessica Biel and Forest Whitaker.
In 2007, Redmayne had a supporting role in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age,"
directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive
Owen. He also appeared with Toni Collette in the crime thriller "Like Minds";
"The Other Boleyn Girl," with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman; and
"Savage Grace," with Julianne Moore. Redmayne made his screen debut in 2006 in
Robert De Niro's dramatic thriller "The Good Shepherd," starring Matt
Damon and Angelina Jolie.
Redmayne's vast resume also includes work in British television. He was most
recently seen starring in "Birdsong," with Clemence Poesy, a two-part BBC1
series adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' epic love story, set during the First
World War. In 2011, Redmayne was seen in the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated
"The Pillars Of The Earth," a television mini-series adaptation of Ken Follett's
bestselling novel, in which he starred alongside Matthew Macfadyen, and Hayley
Atwell, with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott as executive producers. His other
television credits include the leading role of Angel Clare alongside Gemma
Arterton in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of "Tess Of The D'Urbervilles."
In 2010, Redmayne won both Tony and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best
Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance in Michael Grandage's acclaimed
theatrical production "Red," which transferred from the Donmar Warehouse to the
Golden Theatre on Broadway. Redmayne starred opposite Alfred Molina in this
two-handed production. He received critical acclaim for his West End performance
as a troubled teen, opposite Jonathan Pryce, in Edward Albee's powerful drama
"The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?" The role won him the 2004 London Evening Standard
Award and the 2005 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
He was also nominated at the 2005 Olivier Awards for Best Performance in a
Supporting Role. Following this, he took to the stage in Christopher Shinn's new
play, "Now Or Later," at the Royal Court Theatre. Redmayne was most recently
seen on stage portraying the title role in Shakespeare's "Richard II," which
opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London to fantastic reviews.
Redmayne's impressive body of work led him to earn a nomination in the Orange
Wednesday's Rising Star category at the prestigious 2012 BAFTA Film Awards.
Redmayne currently resides in London.
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