Eddie Redmayne is one of the most accomplished British actors in Hollywood. Known for his ability to transform into different characters, he has played everything. From transgender artist to crippled but brilliant scientist. Redmayne has acted in several films, TV series and theater productions and received awards in all three categories. Find out more about the highly decorated actor, including his height and net worth, as well as facts about his wife and children, here.
Eddie Redmayne Bio (Age)
Edward John David Redmayne was born on the 6th of January 1982 in Westminster, London. His father’s name is Richard while his mother’s name is Barbara. He has four siblings in total, including two brothers named James and Thomas. The actor also has two half-siblings from his father’s first marriage. Their names are Annabel and Charles Redmayne. Eddie Redmayne grew up in London and attended various schools such as Eaton House and St Pauls Junior Barnes, London. The future Hollywood star also attended the prestigious Eton College, where among his schoolmates were Prince William and actor – Tom Hiddleston. After graduating from high school, Redmayne studied art history at Trinity College, Cambridge. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2003.
Eddie Redmayne began his career at the age of 12 in a West End production of Oliver! (1994). Since then, Redmayne has amassed numerous other stage credits, including Twelfth Night, Master Harold and the Boys, The Goat or Who’s Sylvia, Hecuba, Richard II and Red. His stunning performance in Red earned him the 2010 Olivier Award and Tony Award for Best Actor in one piece.
Eddie Redmayne’s career wasn’t limited to the stage. He has also enjoyed tremendous success on screens. On the big screen, the London native has appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Wie Minds, The Good Shepherd, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, My Week With Marilyn, Les Miserable, The Danish Girl, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Theory of Everything .
The Theory of Everything is a 2014 biopic about the life of physicist legend Stephen Hawking. The film details his pioneering work at Cambridge University and his complicated relationship with wife Jane. It also showed his resilience in the face of a debilitating ALS disease that affected every part of his body except his brain. Eddie Redmayne portrayed the lead role of Hawking and even met the scientist in real life. He performed brilliantly in the film and received praise from a number of quarters, including Hawking. His amazing performance also earned him multiple awards including the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award for Best Actor.
family (wife and daughter)
Eddie Redmayne is married to Hannah Bagshawe. Bagshawe was born on the 30th of November 1982 in London. She attended prestigious institutions such as Eton College and the University of Edinburgh, where she studied English literature and French. Bagshawe is now a senior executive in the exciting PR industry. How did the two lovebirds meet? Legend has it that Redmayne met his future wife in 2000 at a charity fashion show at Eton College. They were both students at the time and they talked and eventually became friends.
The two remained friends for a number of years, and Redmayne and Bagshawe had a two-year relationship before getting engaged in June 2014. Their wedding took place six months later, on September 15th of December 2014. The wedding ceremony took place at a 4-star hotel called Babington House in Somerset London. The couple now have two children together. Their first child, Iris Mary Redmayne, was born in June 2016 and their second child, Luke Richard Bagshawe, was born in March 2018.
Eddie Redmayne is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 76 kg. He has green eyes and light brown hair. Other additional measurements for the actor are bicep size – 33 cm, waist size – 81 cm and chest size – 97 cm. Redmayne is naturally good looking and was even a model at one point in his career. The London-born actor modeled for British luxury fashion brand Burberry in 2008 and 2012.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Eddie Redmayne has a net worth of $5.5 million. His source of wealth is said to be his acting career which has brought him together in over 38 films, TV series and stage productions. Another real source of income for the actor is endorsement deals. He has served as a brand ambassador for various companies including Omega Aqua Terra Watches. Despite his wealth, Redmayne remains quite humble and was spotted riding public transport in London.