Eddie Redmayne Biography

Eddie Redmayne is a well-known British actor of screen and stage. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: January 6, 1982

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors British Men

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Edward John David Redmayne

Born in: Westminster, London, England

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Hannah Bagshawe (m. 2014)

father: Richard Redmayne

mother: Patricia Redmayne

siblings: Annabel Redmayne, Charles Redmayne, James Redmayne, Thomas Redmayne

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education: Eton College, Trinity College

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Eddie Redmayne, born as Edward John David Redmayne, is a well-known British actor, best known for portraying the character of Colin Clark in the film ‘My Week with Marilyn’ and that of Marius Pontmercy in the musical ‘Les Misérables’. He has also played supporting roles in films, such as ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’, ‘Savage Grace’ and ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, to name a few. Besides this, the talented actor has done several television projects, the popular ones being ‘Birdsong’, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles’. Coming to his stage career, Redmayne has performed in the stage productions of ‘Richard II’ and ‘Red.’ These and many other contributions of the British actor have earned him substantial name and fame. Talking about the honors, Redmayne has won many awards such as a BAFTA Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015 by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to drama.

  • Eddie Redmayne started his acting career on stage with ‘Twelfth Night’ in 2002. He then did ‘The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?’ followed by Christopher Shinn’s ‘Now or Later’ at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2009, he appeared in the play ‘Red’. This play was organized at the Donmar Warehouse, London and Redmayne won the Olivier Award for it. Two years later, the British actor portrayed the character of King Richard II in ‘Richard II’. This play ran at the Donmar Warehouse from December 2011 to February 2012.
  • Redmayne made his TV debut in the year 1998 in the show ‘Animal Ark’. He was offered his first feature film titled ‘Like Minds’ in 2006. This was followed by the movies ‘The Good Shepherd’, ‘Savage Grace’ and ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’. The British actor was then cast as Angel Clare in the 2008 TV series ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles’. The same year, Redmayne did three movies, namely ‘The Yellow Handkerchief’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and ‘Powder Blue’. Two years later, he was cast as Jack Jackson in the television show ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. The same year, he also appeared as Connor in ‘The Miraculous Year’. In 2011, Redmayne did the movies ‘Hick’ and ‘My Week with Marilyn’ which was followed by ‘Les Misérables’ in 2012 and ‘The Theory of Everything’ in 2014. One of Redmayne’s most recent works is ‘CBBC Visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts’, a documentary that was premiered in 2017.
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Personal Life
  • Eddie Redmayne was born as Edward John David Redmayne on 6 January 1982 in Westminster, London, England. His father, Richard, is a businessman and his mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business. Eddie has a younger brother, an older brother as well as a half-brother and a half-sister. Coming to the actor’s education, he studied at Eton College and later on graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge. He suffers from colour-blindness. Despite this, he wrote his dissertation on the Yves Klein's signature color, International Klein Blue! Talking about his love life, the actor is married to Hannah Bagshawe. The couple has a daughter named Iris Mary Redmayne.

1. The Theory of Everything (2014)

  (Romance, Biography, Drama)

2. Les Misérables (2012)

  (Drama, Musical, Romance)

3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

  (Adventure, Family, Fantasy)

4. The Danish Girl (2015)

  (Drama, Romance, Biography)

5. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

  (Biography, Drama)

6. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

  (Adventure, Fantasy, Family)

7. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

  (Romance, Drama)

8. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

  (War, History, Drama, Biography)


Academy Awards(Oscars)
2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Theory of Everything (2014)
Golden Globe Awards
2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Theory of Everything (2014)
BAFTA Awards
2015 Best Leading Actor The Theory of Everything (2014)

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