Great news! After several weeks of rumours, Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that Eddie has officially been cast as the lead character in the much-anticipated J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.
Eddie will play the role of Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Here’s Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures had to say about the casting in the official announcement:
Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors. We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander
The film will be directed by David Yates and will be released in 3D and IMAX on November 28th, 2016!
“Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity. I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way.”
We are very excited about the DVD release next week of what’s possibly every Redmayniac’s favourite film, “The Theory of Everything”; and to celebrate, we are bringing you this exclusive featurette with behind-the-scenes footage of Professor Stephen Hawking’s visit on set while they were filming one of the most stunning scenes from the film with comments from Eddie, Felicity and director James Marsh as well as Prof. Stephen Hawking himself!
“The Theory of Everything” is out on Blu-ray and DVD on May 11th. Click here to pre-order it now!
You can now find in our gallery high quality screencaptures of Eddie in “The Theory of Everything“. The film is already out on DVD in the US but here in the UK we have to wait until May 11th so hopefully this update will tide you over until then.
Directed by James Marsh, this visually stunning film stars Eddie as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking alongside the talented Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September and has since then received numerous accolades in various film festivals and award shows. Most notably, the film won Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2015 BAFTAs. And of course, we can’t forget to mention Eddie has won a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and the coveted Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in this film.
On the other hand, thanks to the lovely Celyn from Felicity Jones Fan I have added hundreds of screencaptures of Eddie in his role of Marius in “Les Miserables“. Enjoy!
“The Danish Girl” director, Tom Hooper, and its two stars – Eddie and Alicia Vikander have posed for a photocall session today in Copenhagen, Denmark as the production starts filming in the danish capital.
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New albeit old pictures of some of Eddie’s theatre productions have surfaced (thanks to Nadia!). The pictures which you can now find in our gallery were taken by Simon Annand and show Eddie about to go on stage for the two Michael Grandage productions he did at the Donmar Warehouse: “Red” in 2009 and “Richard II” in 2011 as well as backstage pictures from Dominic Cooke’s “Now or Later” in 2008 at the Royal Court. Enjoy!
Exciting news as Focus Features have announced that “The Danish Girl” will be released in the US on Thanksgiving Weekend! The film will premiere in both New York and LA on Friday November 27th, 2015.
The film is directed by Tom Hooper and is based on David Ebershoff’s novel and narrates the exceptional love story of early 20th-century Danish artists Einar and Gerda Wegener whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe. As you probably know, Eddie stars as Einar/Lili and his co-star is the talented Alicia Vikander.
Focus Features’s CEO Peter Schlessel shared some words in regards to the release of the project.
“In the tradition of Focus’ history of epic and moving love stories, THE DANISH GIRL promises to be unforgettable. Tom Hooper is an extraordinary storyteller who always elicits beautiful performances from his actors. We are so pleased to be working with Eddie Redmayne again after our shared success with Working Title on The Theory of Everything.”
The first official picture of Eddie as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl” has been released which has us really excited about the project. The film is currently in production and is directed by Tom Hooper (“Les Misérables“) and is based on the David Ebershoff novel about Lili Elbe, an early 20th-century Danish artist who was born as a man named Einar Wegener and received one of the earliest sex-change operations. Earlier in the year, Eddie spoke to The Telegraph about the project:
“There’s extraordinary bravery and brilliant people that I’ve met, so I’m hoping it will be an interesting experience. There is an incredibly valid discussion for why a trans actress isn’t playing the part, because there are so many brilliant trans actresses, and I’m sure there are many who could play this part sensationally, But one of the complications is that nowadays you have hormones, and many trans women have taken hormones. But to start this part playing male you’d have to come off the hormones, so that has been a discussion as well. Because back in that period there weren’t hormones.”
And sticking to “The Danish Girl“, a lovely picture of Eddie on the set of the film with his “little fella“, the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role was released this week which you can check out in our gallery! He seems to have jumped back into working straight after the Academy Awards as it has been announced he is lending his voice to the character of Ryan in the new Thomas the Tank Engine film which is to be released in the autumn.
“I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures. I jumped at the opportunity to get involved, and what fun it was. I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast”.
Earlier in the year, Eddie launched Into Film – an education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning and cultural experience. During the UK press junket, seventeen year old Harry had the chance to interview the cast of “The Theory of Everything” and you can watch it below!
It is a known fact that Eddie fully believes in enabling young people access to the film industry professionals.
“One of the things that I love about the Into Film programme is the idea that practitioners from the film world – producers or actors or cinematographers – come back and talk to young people so they can kind of see behind the scenes. One of the most important things about film that I’ve found astounding is how many people work in it. There’s something for everyone in the film world.”
“Often as a kid we’ll go and see the big blockbusters, we take it for granted them being there for entertainment – but if you look a bit harder and you ask the questions after… it can be so inspiring.”
Learn more about the work Into Film does on their website!
The first clip from “The Theory of Everything” has been released! Can’t wait for all the promotional sneak peeks we are going to get in the run up to the release next month so keep checking back. For now, you can watch the clip below!