Born in London, Redmayne attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied art history. It was while at college that a scout from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre recruited Redmayne to appear in the 400th anniversary production of Twelfth Night. His role as Viola, opposite Mark Rylance, garnered him favorable reviews from critics, as well as an acting agent.
He went on to receive critical acclaim for his West End performance in Edward Albee's powerful drama The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, in which he played a troubled teen opposite Jonathan Pryce. The role won him the 2004 London Evening Standard Award and the 2005 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer. He was also nominated at the 2005 Olivier Awards for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.
Most recently, Redmayne wrapped production on the thriller Savage Grace. This film is based on a true story and set in the high society of New York City in the 1940s. Redmayne plays the son of would-be Hollywood starlet, Barbara Baekeland, played by Julianne Moore. Baekeland was so distressed at her son's homosexuality that she attempted to cure him, which led to tragic consequences. The film is directed by Tom Kalin (Swoon).
Currently, he is filming The Other Boleyn Girl. Based on the hit novel of the same name and produced by Scott Rudin, the film follows the Boleyn sisters-played by Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson-as they vie for the affection of King Henry
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|Birthday||January 6, 1982 (40)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Eddie Redmayne compared to you?|
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