Lauded stage actor, Academy Award winner, OBE recipient and potential 007, Eddie Redmayne has come a long way from a childhood love for performing—and a post-college spell as a model.
Early film roles gave way to theater success in the likes of Red—for which he won a Tony Award—and Richard II before a return to movies in My Week with Marilyn and Les Misérables. It was in 2014’s The Theory of Everything that he struck gold with both public and critics, winning an Oscar for his portrayal of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
One transformation followed another as he played transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, and now he’s morphed into a blockbuster star for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
For Redmayne, these shifts are guided by instinct: