Eddie Redmayne started his professional acting career as a youth in West End Theatre, before making his screen debut in 1998 with guest appearances in the television show ‘Animal Ark’. He made his big screen debut in 2006 with roles in ‘Like Minds’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’. Redmayne then played Antony Baekeland in 2007’s ‘Savage Grace’; Thomas Babington in ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’, which too released in 2007; Gordy in ‘The Yellow Handkerchief’, which released in 2008; and as William Stafford in 2008’s ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.
He did a few other supporting roles in the following years before starring in the stage production of ‘Red’ from 2009 to 2010. Redmayne won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the play. He also starred in the stage production of Richard II from 2011 to 2012. Redmayne’s film breakthrough came with the roles of Colin Clark in the biographical drama ‘My Week with Marilyn’, which released in 2011 and Marius Pontmercy in 2012’s musical ‘Les Miserables’, directed by Tom Hooper.
In 2014, he played Stephen Hawking in the biographical drama ‘The Theory of Everything’. He received a lot of praise for his performance in the movie and also won many awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is the only male to have been born in the 1980s to have won the acting Oscar. Redmayne followed this performance with an equally brilliant performance as Lili Elbe, in Tom Hooper’s ‘The Danish Girl’, which released in 2015. He received a second Oscar nomination for his performance in the film.
In 2016, Redmayne appeared for the first time as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series. The movie was titled ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and was directed by David Yates. He again appeared as the character in 2018’s ‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’. The Fantastic Beasts film series is a prequel to the Harry Potter film series. Fans of the Harry Potter film series are loving this new series and especially the character Newt Scamander played by Redmayne.
Redmayne is an amazing actor who has his roots in the theatre which makes his performances seem effortless and technical at the same time. He has gained worldwide popularity with the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’ and the Fantastic Beasts film series. Till now he has been very smart about his film choices and has picked amazing films to work in. He is an actor who is turning into a star and will shine very brightly in the coming years.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what and when is the next Eddie Redmayne movie coming? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Eddie Redmayne films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Eddie Redmayne movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.