Eddie Redmayne celebrates turning 33

hellomagazine.com Happy birthday, Eddie Redmayne! As the British actor celebrates turning 33, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Eddie, and you…

This is what Eddie, who is a Capricorn, can be expecting today:

How on earth do some people ever get promoted to their positions of authority and responsibility? One can only assume that they have been appointed by yet more individuals of doubtful ability and judgement. Long ago, back in the mists of time, those people too must have been selected by questionable criteria. You may be dealing now with a situation that has a longer history than you realise and it may, therefore, be unreasonable to expect rapid resolution. But that's no reason to give up.

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Born in 1982 in London, Eddie Redmayne studied at Eton College, where his classmates included Prince William. The talented thespian made his performing debut with the National Youth Music Theatre, and in 2002 made his stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Twelfth Night.


By 2004 Eddie's name was popping up in acting circles, and he won Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th Evening Standard Theatre Awards and the award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for his performance in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?


A fan of the big screen, small screen, and the stage, Eddie's career has carefully hopped from one medium to the other. The 33-year-old took on small roles in TV shows including Animal Ark and Doctors in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and made his big screen debut in 2006 with Angelina Jolie in The Good Shepherd.


He later starred alongside Kristen Stewart in The Yellow Handkerchief, and Gemma Arterton in BBC adaptation Tess of the d'Ubervilles, before in 2009 moving back to the stage to star in Red at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.


He reprised the role in 2011 on Broadway where he won a Tony for Featured Actor in a Supporting Role, and in 2012 returned to the Donmar to play the titular character in Richard II.


In 2011 Eddie began to crack Hollywood, taking a starring role with Michelle Williams in the Oscar-nominated My Week With Marilyn, and the following year he hit the big time, winning the role of Marius in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables.


The film won three Oscars and was nominated for a further five, and Eddie followed this up with perhaps his biggest and boldest performance yet - as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.


Hotly tipped to garner his first Oscar nomination for the role, Eddie's 2015 is looking set to be the best yet. 


He ended 2014 by marrying his long-term girlfriend Hannah Bagshawe with a winter wonderland-themed wedding, and will later in the year star in Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.


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