Eddie Redmayne, born January 6, 1982, in London, England, United Kingdom, is an English actor.

An exceptionally talented actor but still astoundingly handsome, Redmayne won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the West End and Broadway production of the drama play “Red.” He also received the 2011 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his portrayal of Richard II at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

But this is also the young man who was so unconvinced he would make it as an actor that he seriously considered other career options after graduating, including art history and banking (his father and one of his three brothers are in finance; nobody else in his family is in the arts).

Ever since his successes in theatre, Redmayne has personified the old adage that luck is merely what happens when hard work meets opportunity. As his CV has swelled, so too has his dedication; the more professional triumphs that have come his way, the more he has put his head down and worked harder.

Redmayne’s film credits include “The Good Shepherd,” “Powder Blue,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “Hick” and “Glorious 39.” He also played a gay character in the 2008 film “Savage Grace,” which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.

In 2012, Redmayne co-starred in the drama film, “My Week with Marilyn” and also on the same year, took on the role of Marius for the musical film of “Les Mis√©rables.”

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