Eddie Redmayne is a star to watch

Eddie Redmayne has star appeal

Many of you know Eddie Redmayne for his latest role as Marius in Les Misérables, but only the dedicated Rowan fans will recognise him from Rowan Denim People (2004), where can be seen modelling: “Brooklyn” by Martin Storey,  “Saucer” by Carol Meldrum, “Combat” by Carol Meldrum.

English actor Eddie was raised in London. He is one of five children, and the only member of his family to following a career in acting. He was educated at Eton College before going on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied History of Art. Encouraged by his parents, Eddie took drama lessons from a young age. His first stage appearance was in the Sam Mendes production of Oliver!, in London's West End. He played a workhouse boy. Acting continued through school and university, including performing with the National Youth Music Theatre.

Eddie’s first professional stage performance came in 2002 at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre where he played Viola in Twelfth Night. In 2004, he won the prestigious Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award for his working in Edward Albee's play 'The Goat'. Further stage successes followed and in 2009 he starred in John Logan's 'Red' at the Donmar Warehouse in London. He won huge critical acclaim for his role, winning an Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The play transferred to Broadway in 2010, and Eddie went on to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

Alongside his stage career, Redmayne has worked steadily in television and film. Notable projects include Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (2008), "The Pillars of the Earth" (2010) and My Week with Marilyn (2011).

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