12/07/2012

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT - Eddie Redmayne

Today's Celebrity Spotlight will be on a theater actor who also transcended into the movies and TV. Common notion is that if you are a movie actor, you can't be a TV actor or a theater actor. However, a lot of actors have disproved this notion and transcended from TV to movies or from Movies to theater or from theater to movies and so on. Such are the likes of Hugh Jackman (Sunset Boulevard , X men, Kate and Leopold), Matthew Broderick (Inspector Gadget, Lion King, Nice work If you can get it ), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series, How to succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and Idina Menzel (Wicked, Glee, Rent;both movie and theater). Our celebrity for today is no different, so without further ado, let us welcome Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne


Eddie Redmayne is an award winning English actor noted for his performances in the drama play Red and Richard II in West End and Broadway.





Redmayne was born in London where his parents are business owners. He studied History of art at Trinity College Cambridge.

He made his theater debut for Shakespeare Globe theatre in the play Twelfth Night in 2002. He won Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th  Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2004 for his performance in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and in 2005 he won Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theater Awards. Eddie Redmayne also appeared in John Logan's Red at the Donmar Warehouse in London for which he won Best Actor in a Supporting role at the 2010 Olivier Awards. He also appeared in the Broadway production of the said play where he won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.


Eddie Redmayne also starred in different TV miniseries such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Pillars of the Earth and Birdsong.



H also had his fair share of movies including The Good Shepherd, The Other Boleyn Girl, Glorious 39, Hick, Powder Blue and Savage Grace. He also starred alongside Kristen Stewart in the 2008 drama film The Yellow Handkerchief.

This Christmas, Eddie Redmayne will star alongside Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Samantha Barks in one of the biggest movie adaptation of a musical play, Les Miserables. Redmayne will play the role of Marius Pontmercy, one of the pivotal characters in the story.



And there you have it! I've seen how good he is in Pillars of the Earth. Will he be able to do a stellar performance as Marius? That we have to wait and see.


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