Edward John David Redmayne, OBE (born 6 January 1982) is an English actor, singer and model. He started his professional career as an actor in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut, Like Minds, in 2006. He has since appeared in films such as The Good Shepherd (2006), Savage Grace (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Les Misérables (2012), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Jupiter Ascending (2015).
Redmayne received acclaim for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the BAFTA Award. He has continued to perform in theatre, most notably in the play Red (2010), on Broadway, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
Redmayne was born on 6 January 1982 in London. His mother, Patricia (née Burke), runs a relocation business, and his father, Richard Redmayne, is a businessman. His paternal great-grandfather was civil and mining engineer Sir Richard Redmayne. He has an older brother, a younger brother, and an older half-brother and half-sister...
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