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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 comedy adventure "Early Man," directed by Nick Park.

Upcoming, Redmayne stars opposite Felicity Jones in the action adventure "The Aeronauts," directed by Tom Harper and slated for release in 2019.

Redmayne won an Oscar for Best Actor for his stunning portrayal of Dr. Stephen Hawking in the 2014 biopic "The Theory of Everything," directed by James Marsh and also starring Felicity Jones, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. Redmayne also won a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, 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 other accolades.

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 and Amanda Seyfried. For his performance as the romantic Marius, Redmayne received an Evening Standard British Film Award nomination for Best Actor, won the Virtuoso Award at the 2012 Santa Barbara 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 Cast.

The year before, Redmayne starred as Colin Clark in Simon Curtis's "My Week with Marilyn," 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 thriller "The 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 Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.

Redmayne has been seen on British television, including the "Birdsong," a two-part BBC1 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 the D'urbervilles."

In 2010, Redmayne won both Tony and Olivier Awards for his outstanding performance in Michael Grandage's critically acclaimed theatrical production "Red," which transferred from the Donmar Warehouse in London to Broadway's Golden Theatre. He starred opposite Alfred Molina in this two-hander play, which marked Redmayne's Broadway debut. He previously received acclaim 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 and Britain's 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 includes 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 Critics Circle Award.

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