7 Best Performances of Eddie Redmayne
Redmayne was born in London and did very well in college, well enough to obtain a position at Cambridge for his University years. At the revered academy, he will receive a degree in art history. Then, Redmayne took a step away from academia and started a modelling career. Though he experienced a certain degree of popularity in the acting industry, his first passion had always been this and would gradually transform that into his work. Posted On February 18th, 2021
The Danish Girl, The Danish Girl
For this narrative of the life of one of the first known examples of a person undergoing sex reassignment surgery, Redmayne earned his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar nomination. The film discusses the growing realization of Redmayne and his wife that he believes that the wrong sex has been born. For her role as the mom, Alicia Vikander won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Since many thought that Vikander was really playing a lead role rather than a supporting one, this was a very contentious victory.
Steven Hawking, Theory of Everything
Redmayne won his first Oscar nomination for this biopic about the renowned author and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who finds that he has motor neuron disorder as a young man in the middle of his budding career as a professor. The disorder would gradually strip Hawking of his ability to communicate and move his body, but until his death in 2018, his mind would remain active and positive. With Michael Keaton of 'Birdman' being the frontrunner, Redmayne was deemed an outsider to win the Oscar. Redmayne's surprise SAG triumph quickly turned him into the Oscar front runner. At 33 years of age, his Oscar win made him the eighth youngest person to win Best Actor.
James Glaisher, The Aeronauts
In The Aeronauts, the real-life meteorologist James Glaisher is played by Eddie Redmayne. Glaisher's balloon ride trip with pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) follows the film. In the pursuit of science and understanding, Glaisher strives to attain the greatest humanly possible aptitude. The couple was brought to new heights and new depths of risk by this action-packed thriller.
Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts
Labelled as both a spin-off of the Harry Potter stories and a prequel. Published by the author of Potter, J.K. The Rowling movie also features Redmayne as a quiet introverted magician, but instead of the UK, it is set in New York City. Although the film was critically well-received and a box office hit in the US the British award shows did well. The film won five BAFTA nominations including one for Best British Film. The movie was nominated for just two Oscars in the United States but managed a win for Best Costumes.
Colin Clark, A Week With Marilyn
This true tale about an ambitious filmmaker who travels to London in the hope of working on the next project of Laurence Olivier features Redmayne as the guy who longs to work with Olivier. When he is assigned to help out Marilyn Monroe, who is co-starring in Olivier's script, he gets a role that far exceeds his wildest dreams. Monroe and Olivier feud during the production of the film, but a tender relationship hits Monroe and Redmayne's character. Like the young man who can't help but fall in love with the world's most wanted woman considering her serious mental disorders, Redmayne is very touching.
Osmund, Black Death
"Black Death" is set during the 1300s in medieval England during the epidemic of the bubonic plague that caused mass mortality in different parts of Europe and Asia. Redmayne plays a young monk who, as some people say, is researching whether or not people are really being brought back from the dead by rituals. In the US the film had a lot of effects, but it is a fascinating subject and well performed.
Marius Pontmercy, Les Miserables
For the Broadway hit, it took about 25 years to make it from the stage to the screen, but the end result proved worth the wait. The tale famously tells the story of a man ruthlessly chased by an obsessive police inspector because a loaf of bread was stolen. Instead of prerecorded music, the film had the actors sing live for the camera. With the performer staring at the camera, the solo numbers are mostly sung in closeup. This approach has led some analysts to protest. However, Anne Hathaway's "I Dreamed a Dream" solo was viewed as a success and earned her an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. Often highly known was Redmayne's "Empty Seats at Empty Tables" solo. It is a poignant moment in the film where Redmayne, as the visionary student Marius, laments the loss of his battle-dead colleagues.