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EDDIE REDMAYNE (Newt Scamander) is a multiple award-winning
actor who has been
honored for his work on the stage and screen. He originated the role of Newt
Scamander in the 2016
blockbuster hit "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
He more recently lent his voice to the stop-motion animated prehistoric
"Early Man," directed by Nick Park.
Upcoming, Redmayne stars opposite Felicity Jones in the action adventure "The
directed by Tom Harper and slated for release in 2019.
Redmayne won an Oscar for Best Actor for his stunning portrayal of Dr.
in the 2014 biopic "The Theory of Everything," directed by James Marsh and also
Jones, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Redmayne also won a Golden Globe, BAFTA
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, all in the category of Best Actor, and was
lauded by several critics
organizations, including the Broadcast Film Critics with a Critics' Choice Award
nomination. He also
shared in a second SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast.
He received his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar nomination for his
performance in the
title role of Tom Hooper's 2015 drama "The Danish Girl," opposite Alicia
Vikander. His portrayal
of Danish painter Einar Wegener, who finds her true identity as Lili Elbe, also
brought him Golden
Globe, BAFTA Award, SAG Award, and Critics' Choice Award nominations, among
In 2012, Redmayne starred in Tom Hooper's award-winning big-screen adaptation
of the hit
musical "Les Miserables," alongside Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
Seyfried. For his performance as the romantic Marius, Redmayne received an
British Film Award nomination for Best Actor, won the Virtuoso Award at the 2012
International Film Festival, and received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination.
In addition, the
film's ensemble earned a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture
The year before, Redmayne starred as Colin Clark in Simon Curtis's "My Week
opposite Michelle Williams, Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh. His
other film credits
include the indie films "The Yellow Handkerchief," with Kristen Stewart and
William Hurt; Tom
Kalin's controversial "Savage Grace," opposite Julianne Moore; and the
Wachowskis' sci-fi action
adventure "Jupiter Ascending."
Redmayne made his feature film debut in 2006 in Robert De Niro's dramatic
Good Shepherd," starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie as his young character's
parents. His early
film work also includes supporting roles in Shekhar Kapur's "Elizabeth: The
Golden Age," starring
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen; and "The Other Boleyn Girl," with
and Scarlett Johansson.
Redmayne has been seen on British television, including the "Birdsong," a
adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' World War I love story; and "The Pillars of the
Earth," an Emmy and
Golden Globe-nominated epic mini-series adaptation of Ken Follett's best-selling
novel. His other
television credits include the leading role of Angel Clare in the acclaimed BBC
adaptation of "Tess of
In 2010, Redmayne won both Tony and Olivier Awards for his outstanding
Michael Grandage's critically acclaimed theatrical production "Red," which
transferred from the
Donmar Warehouse in London to Broadway's Golden Theatre. He starred opposite
in this two-hander play, which marked Redmayne's Broadway debut. He previously
for his 2004 West End performance opposite Jonathan Pryce in Edward Albee's "The
Goat, or Who
is Sylvia?." For his performance, Redmayne won a London Evening Standard Award
Critics Circle Theatre Award, both for Outstanding Newcomer, and earned his
first Olivier Award
nomination, for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. His subsequent stage work
Christopher Shinn's play "Now or Later" at the Royal Court Theatre, and the
title role in Shakespeare's
"Richard II," which opened at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won another
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