Great news! Eddie is nominated in the category of Leading Actor for his role as Lili Elbe in ‘The Danish Girl‘ at the EE British Academy Film Awards. Fellow nominees in the same category include Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michael Fassbender.
Here‘s the list with all the nominees. The ceremony will take place in London on Sunday, February 14th. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for Eddie!
The wait is finally over and “The Danish Girl” is finally showing in various selected cinemas in New York and LA but coming to more cinemas this month. Its release in the UK is officially scheduled for January 1st. Please do make sure to follow their official Facebook and Twitter page to find if it might be showing at a cinema near you!
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Eddie will be taking the role of ‘Patron’ in recognition for his work in creating awareness of MND, and of the MND Association, on a global scale. You might remember that he dedicated his Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’ for ‘The Theory of Everything‘ to everyone suffering the disease. After his Oscar win, in April, he visited an MND Clinic in London to show the Oscar to one of the people who helped him understand the difficulties of living with the disease, Glenn Phillips.
Here are some words Eddie said about becoming an MND Association Patron from the press release:
“I knew that understading the disease was going to be the essential element of ‘The Theory of Everything’. We were invited to visit MND clinics, and I went every couple of weeks for a few months so I could find out what life was really like for people living with the disease. These people were incredibly receptive, and really kind. All the understading they gave me went into the film, and there’s no question that we couldn’t have done it without the help we had from everyone. Being an MND Association Patron tops off the life-changing experiences I had making this film, and learning about the devastation of motor neurone disease along the way.”
Eddie was challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge this year by fellow Academy Award-winner Renée Zellweger, who made a video in support of the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association and he accepted!
The MND Association raised £7 million last year and spent £8.5million on research and projects which support people living with MND. They want to encourage people to take the Ice Bucket Challenge again this year, find out how to get involved here.
If you’d like to donate you can do so by texting ICED55 £5 to 70070 (UK) or if you’d learn more about the campaign, you can visit the campaign’s website here.
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.