Multiple award winner Eddie Redmayne will next be seen as Tom Hayden in Aaron Sorkin’s highly anticipated legal drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 from Netflix. The film centers on the trial of the Chicago 7, a group of seven defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot relating to protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The film features a stellar cast including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, and Jeremy Strong. (Continue Reading)
The actor was last seen starring alongside Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts from Amazon Studios. Directed by Tom Harper and written by Jack Thorne, Eddie played the headstrong scientist James Glaisher who, along with wealthy widow Amelia Wren, take an expedition to fly higher in an air balloon than anyone has gone before. The film was released in theaters on December 6, 2019 and debuted on Amazon Prime Video on December 20, 2019.
Eddie is currently in production reprising the role of ‘Newt Scamander’ in the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series following the first and second installments, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Between the first two installments, the franchise has made over $1.4 billion at the global box office to date. The third installment is currently eyeing a November 2021 release date.
In 2018 Eddie was heard lending his voice to Aardman Studios’ prehistoric animated comedy adventure Early Man. From the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, the film also starred Maisie Williams and Tom Hiddleston, as directed by Nick Park. The stop-start animation saw Eddie voicing the role of Dug, who, along with his sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
2015 saw Eddie in Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) The Danish Girl alongside Alicia Vikander. Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, the story follows their passionate and unusual love story, set in the twentieth century. Eddie’s leading performance in The Danish Girl received him Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations. 2015 also saw Eddie in the Sci-Fi production Jupiter Ascending, directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski and starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
Eddie is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Directed by Academy Award winning director James Marsh and starring alongside Felicity Jones, Emily Watson and David Thewlis, the film, penned by Anthony McCarten and inspired by Jane Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, follows the love story between the Cambridge cosmology student and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with in the 60s. For his astonishing performance he received the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe for Best Actor, the SAG Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role and the BAFTA for Best Actor.
2012 saw Eddie in the multi award-winning musical Les Miserables, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of The Year and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy 2013. Eddie starred alongside 2013 Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and 2013 Academy Award nominee, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried. The film was directed by BAFTA and Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper. Eddie won the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara Film Awards for his portrayal of Marius Pontmercy. A Best Actor nomination at the Evening Standard Film Awards was among several of the other nominations.
Among his other film credits, Eddie was also seen in indie films The Yellow Handkerchief, with Kristen Stewart and William Hurt and Tom Kalin’s controversial work Savage Grace opposite Julianne Moore. Eddie made his on-screen debut in 2006 in Robert De Niro’s dramatic thriller The Good Shepherd playing the son of Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. In 2007-08, he also had supporting roles in Elizabeth: The Golden Age directed by Shekhar Kapur, and co-starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen and The Other Boleyn Girl with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.
Eddie’s vast CV also includes his work in British television. In 2012 Eddie was seen in Birdsong with Clemence Poesy. This two-part series for BBC1 was an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ epic love story, set during the First World War. The Times of London described how “It is impossible to imagine how a seminal modern novel could have been done better.” In 2011, Eddie was seen in the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated The Pillars of the Earth, an epic television mini-series adaptation of Ken Follett’s bestselling novel, in which he starred alongside Matthew MacFadyen, Hayley Atwell and Rufus Sewell, with Ridley Scott as executive producer. His other television credits include the leading role of Angel Clare alongside Gemma Arterton in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Tess of the D’urbervilles.
In 2010, Eddie won both Tony and Laurence Olivier Awards for his outstanding performance in Michael Grandage’s critically acclaimed theatrical production Red which transferred from the Donmar Warehouse to the Golden Theatre on Broadway. Eddie starred opposite Alfred Molina in this two-handed production. He received critical acclaim for his West End performance in Edward Albee’s powerful drama The Goat Or Who Is Sylvia?, where 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 the Best Performance in a Supporting Role. Following this, he took to the stage in Christopher Shinn’s new play, Now Or Later, showing at the Royal Court Theatre. Eddie was also seen portraying Richard II, in Shakespeare’s Richard II, which opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London for which he won the Critics Circle Award.
Eddie’s impressive body of work led him to earn a nomination in the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award category at the prestigious 2012 BAFTA Film Awards.