Eddie Redmayne is one of the most accomplished British actors in Hollywood. He is renowned for his ability to transform into divergent characters and has played everything; from a transgender artist to a crippled but brilliant scientist. Redmayne has featured in several movies, TV series and theatrical productions and has won awards across all three categories. Find out more about the highly decorated actor here including his height and net worth as well as facts about his wife and kids.
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 a total of four siblings including two brothers named James and Thomas. The actor also has two half-siblings from his father’s first marriage and their names are Annabel and Charles Redmayne. Eddie Redmayne grew up in London and attended various schools such as Eaton House and St Paul’s Junior Barnes, London. The future Hollywood star also attended the prestigious Eton College where his schoolmates included the likes of Prince William and actor – Tom Hiddleston. After secondary school, Redmayne studied art history at the Trinity College, Cambridge. He obtained his bachelors in the year 2003.
Eddie Redmayne commenced his career at the age of 12, appearing in a West End production of Oliver! (1994). Since then, Redmayne has gone on to accrue numerous other stage credits including Twelfth Night, Master Harold and the Boys, The Goat or Who is Sylvia, Hecuba, Richard II and Red. His breath-taking performance in Red fetched him the 2010 Olivier award, as well as the Tony award, for best actor in a play.
Eddie Redmayne’s career has not been limited to the stage; he has also enjoyed immense success on the screens. On the big screen, the Londoner has featured in highly acclaimed movies such as Like 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 legendary physicist, Stephen Hawking. The movie details his ground-breaking work at Cambridge University and his complicated relationship with wife, Jane. It also showcased his resilience in the face of a debilitating ALS disease which affected every part of his body except his brain. Eddie Redmayne portrayed the lead role of Hawking and even got to meet the scientist in real life. He performed excellently in the movie and received praise from several quarters including Hawking himself. His amazing performance also fetched him several awards including the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for best actor.
Family (Wife and Daughter)
Eddie Redmayne is married to fellow Brit – 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 now works as an executive in the thrilling PR industry. So how did the two love birds meet? Well, legend has it that Redmayne first met his future wife in 2000 at a charity fashion show held in Eton College. They were both students at the time and got talking, eventually becoming friends.
The two remained friends for several years before commencing a romantic relationship in the year 2012. Redmayne and Bagshawe dated for two years before getting engaged in June 2014. Their nuptials took place six months later, on the 15th of December 2014. The wedding ceremony was held at a 4-star hotel, Babington House, located in Somerset London. The couple now has two kids together. Their first child, Iris Mary Redmayne, was born in June 2016 while their second child, Luke Richard Bagshawe, followed suit in March 2018.
Eddie Redmayne is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 76 kg or 167 lbs. He has green eyes and light-brown hair. Other additional measurements for the actor are biceps size – 13 inches (33cm), waist size – 32 inches (81cm) and chest size – 38 inches (97cm). Redmayne is blessed with natural good looks and was actually a model at some point in his career. The London-born actor modelled for British luxury fashion brand, Burberry, in 2008 and 2012.
Eddie Redmayne has a net worth of $5.5 million. His source of wealth is ostensibly his acting career which has seen him feature in over 38 movies, TV series, and stage productions combined. Another veritable source of income for the actor is endorsement deals. He has served as a brand ambassador for several companies including Omega Aqua Terra Watches. Despite his wealth, Redmayne remains quite humble and has been spotted making use of public transportation in London.