Monday 22 February 2016

Eddie Redmayne (English actor, model and singer)

* Eddie Redmayne started his professional career in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut, Like Minds, in 2006.

Redmayne received acclaim for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2015, he received further critical acclaim for his portrayal of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, in The Danish Girl. For his performance, he received nominations for his second Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

He has continued to perform in theatre, most notably in the play Red (2010), on Broadway, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.


BIRTH DATA: Edward John David Redmayne, 6 January 1982, "night," GMT (+0), Westminster, London, England (51n30, 0w09). ASC: ???. RR: C (rectified from approx. time). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes him in an interview with Gabrielle Donnelly: "on the night I was born, my parents were supposed to go to see Cats and my mum couldn’t go because I came along, so they always think my interest in theatre came from that" (Daily Mail, 12 December 2015, online here). Date from birth notice, "REDMAYNE.--On 6th January, to Patricia and Richard--a son (Edward)." ("Births," Times [London], 9 January 1982, p. 22). Place from England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008. A speculative time of 8 p.m. marks the middle of the "night" period between sunset (4pm) and midnight.

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