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Eddie Redmayne Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Theory of Everything' Star

21 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you don't know his name yet, you will soon.

Eddie Redmayne has slowly become a household name in the past decade, starring in roughly a dozen films and even breaking out on stage. In fact, the young actor won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 2010. While Redmayne has made his mark in theater, the budding star looks to add an Oscar to his collection this fall. Beginning Friday, Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in the acclaimed biopic "The Theory of Everything."

From his romance with his publicist to his royal classmate, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Eddie Redmayne.

1. Eddie Redmayne was born January 6, 1982 in London, England to Patricia Burke and Richard Redmayne.

2. His mother runs a relocation business and his father is a London-based businessman.

3. His great-grandfather was Sir Richard Redmayne, a noted British civil and mining engineer. He was also instrumental in »

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