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Los Angeles (AP) Eddie Redmayne is celebrating more than his best-actor nominations this week. "The Theory of Everything'' star is also a newlywed. A spokeswoman for Redmayne says the actor married his girlfriend, Hannah Bagshawe, in a private ceremony Monday in England. Publicist Carrie Gordon says the couple celebrated with a small number of close family and friends. The 32-year-old Redmayne is generating big awards buzz for his turn as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything'' and has already garnered nominations from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Redmayne's past film credits include "Les Miserables'' and "My Week With Marilyn.'' Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Eddie Redmayne steadily has been building an impressive resume. He romanced Marilyn Monroe (well, Michelle Williams) in My Week with Marilyn. He held a tune . several, in fact . in Tom Hooper.s Les Miserables. And he.s currently courting Oscar buzz for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. But it turns out there are some movies Redmayne is Not destined to be in, and some roles that just aren.t the right fit. The actor has been doing a million interviews as of late in support of The Theory of Everything, and during a conversation with MTV, he admits that he auditioned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, that isn.t special. Everyone auditioned for that movie, from Benedict Cumberbatch to Saoirse Ronan. Only, Redmayne.s audition didn.t go well. In fact, it went spectacularly bad. As he recalls: There.s this wonderful casting director »
The Theory of Everything, 2014.
Directed by James Marsh.
There have been many biopics that show a person changing and aging over a long timeframe; some work at realistically showing that, others are just hopeless. The saddening progression of Stephen Hawking’s Motor Neuron Disease will shock and amaze viewers during The Theory of Everything, with stunning work from the make-up department, and an Oscar-worthy performance from Eddie Redmayne.
Come late December, when promotional posters are plastered everywhere for The Theory of Everything, you will be bombarded with 4 and 5 stars littering the advertisement, with quote upon quote heralding the performances, most specifically its lead. From supporting roles in Les Misérables, My Week with Marilyn »
- Gary Collinson
Projects in development at Working Title, The Weinstein Company and BBC Films are among the Brit List, a compendium of stellar screenplays by a non-u.S. writers that have yet to go into production, nominated by leading U.K. film biz professionals.
The Brit List was set up in 2007 to complement the Black List in the U.S. Scripts to make the Brit List in past years have included “The King’s Speech,” “My Week with Marilyn,” “We Need to Talk about Kevin” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Last year’s list was topped by “The Survivalist,” and included “What We Did on Our Holiday” and “The Riot Club.”
This year’s list includes historical drama “The Trial of Queen Caroline,” written by Matthew Faulk and Mark Skeet, and being produced by Working Title. Also on the list is Gaby Chiappe’s romantic comedy “Their Finest Hour and a Half, »
- Leo Barraclough
English actor Eddie Redmayne has been on a serious hot streak leaping from one Oscar-noticed movie to another. 2011 brought the twice nominated My Week With Marilyn. 2012 brought the three-time Oscar-winning musical blockbuster Les Miserable. And now in 2014, he's earning Oscar buzz for his lead role in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. But if Redmayne had his pick of a follow-up to all these critically heralded dramas, he'd front an unexpected superhero movie. While promoting The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne admitted that he desperately wants to get into the superhero movie bonanza. Forget Batman or his many nefarious foes. Forget the entirety of the X-Men, and the whole of the Justice League. Actually, scrap DC and Marvel altogether. Redmayne has his eye on Bananaman. He tells Yahoo: "Please, I.m desperate to do Bananaman.Bananaman is this great guy who eats a banana, and he becomes Bananaman. »
Chicago – Portraying Stephen Hawking, as Eddie Redmayne did in “The Theory of Everything,” required an intense physicality and emotionalism that was projected from different angles, much more challenging than a usual biographical role. In this instance, Redmayne projects the feeling of Hawking’s time and space.
Eddie Redmayne has been on a quick ascension path in his film career, while also conquering television and theater in his native England. After notable roles in the last three years in “My Week with Marilyn” and “Les Misérables,” Redmayne has took on the difficult task of playing Stephen Hawking from a healthy, genius-level university student to the wheelchair bound and computer-voiced theorist with a degenerative nerve disease (Als, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The performance is remarkable on many levels, but especially in communicating the soul and love – beyond a physical handicap – upon which a human being exists.
Eddie Redmayne is »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Maureen O’Hara, now 94, took time to fondly remember the Hollywood greats from her past such as John Wayne and John Ford. Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he was just happy to be in the same room as Maureen O’Hara. Masterful screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere gave a moving tribute to Hollywood’s “forgotten” writers. And Harry Belafonte, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, galvanized the industry crowd by asking them to aim higher.
Yes, it was quite a night for the four honorees of the Sixth Annual Governors Awards of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Quite a night. And the Academy got this awards season off to a roaring start with this blessedly non-televised celebration of the greats in this business who may not have always been given their due. It has also become a night for major schmoozing and networking among Academy voters and the huge numbers of Oscar hopefuls. »
- Pete Hammond
I am sooo proud of our Palm Springs International Film Festival and equally happy that it's happening right in our own backyard! Just this morning, we heard that Eddie Redmayne, who is sweet and fabulous and a great actor to boot, is getting the Desert Palm Achievement Award for the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff). He's being honored for his excellent portrayal of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."
Redmayne will be joining previous Desert Palm Achievement Award recipients such as Jeff Bridges, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, and Sean Penn. And according to the press release, "in the years they were honored, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, and Penn went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Actor."
Hhhmmmm, good karma? Premonition? Happenstance? I sure hope so!
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 07, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will »
Director: Andy Goddard
Running Time: 97 minutes
Synopsis: Set in 1950’s America a young professor secures the gig of a lifetime – hosting famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. After being confronted with his idol’s true nature however, the young professor finds himself questioning everything, even himself…
After the phenomenon that was The Lord Of The Rings series, Elijah Wood continues to skirt major Hollywood projects in favour of smaller, artier and more meaningful stories. Set Fire To The Stars is another one of these more intimate films, with the majority of screen time just featuring two men. Wood plays John Malcolm Brinnin, a polite and mousey poetry professor whose own works keep getting overlooked. His biggest hero is Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and through a chance of fate, Brinnin finds the literary master his ward. The personalities of the pair couldn’t be more different »
- Kat Smith
An actor or actress can be on the periphery of stardom for what seems like an eternity before the right role comes along at the right time and transforms his or her career. Do you know how many times you probably saw Michael Fassbender on screen before he technically broke out four years ago? Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch had been a working actor for almost a decade before he finally got Hollywood's attention after "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Sherlock" (2011)? Enter the latest star on the verge of global recognition: Eddie Redmayne. Ironically a good friend of Cumberbatch's, the London native has been a fixture in front of moviegoers since he earned his big break starring alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd" (2006). And, he’s actually worked pretty consistently since, starting with "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007), starring as Kristen Stewart’s »
- Gregory Ellwood
Jail Caesar is an innovative prison drama with a historical twist about to get a wide release after winning acclaim at festivals worldwide. Telling the story of Julius Caesar’s early life it differs from other period pieces in that the period is totally fragmented – writer/director Paul Schoolman set out to film the script in a modern day prison, featuring inmates as supporting actors. He ended up realizing his dream over thirty-odd years, eventually shooting inside institutions at varied locations such as South Africa, Canada and Cardiff. The production also managed to attract no less a talent than Derek Jacobi in a key role, as well as Alice Krige, who co-produced and helped develop the prisoners’ acting talents. Well-known for her movie roles like the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact, she recently received the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival, one of »
- Steve Palace
Eddie Redmayne did such a convincing job of portraying Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," the astrophysicist said he thought he was watching himself at some moments in the biopic, which opens Friday. The actor, whose previous films include "Les Miserables" and "My Week With Marilyn," worked with a movement coach to be able to endure long periods of time emulating Hawking's hunched-over posture, a result of his crippling motor neuron disease.
Moviefone: You did so much research for this, you carried around a sort of Bible on set.
Redmayne: I did all the reading I could so I could throw myself into all this: I watched every video of Stephen Hawking I could find. I read »
- Sharon Knolle
The Theory of Everything had people buzzing at the Toronto International Film Festival (and was one of our favorite movies), and everyone else will be able to see why when the movie comes out this week. Most of the praise for the film has been directed at star Eddie Redmayne's performance. Redmayne's roles in Les Misérables and My Week With Marilyn got the up-and-coming star some attention, but his leading role as Stephen Hawking is the one that's going to put him on the map. With critics already predicting a best actor nomination for Redmayne, we're breaking down why this performance is so excellent - and award-worthy. His Physical Transformation Real-life astrophysicist Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at 21 and only given two years to live. Of course, Hawking defied that life expectancy and is 72 today. Redmayne portrays Stephen from the time he was an able-bodied college student to Hawking's state now, »
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking is well known for his theories about the universe, but how much do fans know about his personal journey? The Theory Of Everything (November 7), a new film about the physicist, details his first marriage and the weight his illness and rising fame put on the union.
Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) was diagnosed with a degenerative motor neuron disease in his early 20s, a challenge that could’ve derailed his career. However, his relationship with fellow Cambridge student Jane (Felicity Jones), gave him hope. The movie revolves around the Hawkings’ 25-year marriage, and viewers will be deeply moved by the pair’s story.
It’s pretty cool to learn about the man behind physics’ most brilliant ideas, but what should you know about The Theory Of Everything before heading to the theater? Find out by reading our guide to one of the season’s most lauded movies. »
- Rahsheeda Ali
Eddie Redmayne always knew that the toughest critic of “The Theory of Everything” would be the man he portrays onscreen — Stephen Hawking. The 72-year-old physicist recently made the trek from his home in Cambridge, England, to Working Title’s production offices in London to watch the biopic based on his life. Hawking’s longtime battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als) has left him a quadriplegic, and he speaks through a computer-generated voice amplifier. Before the screening, he met Redmayne. “He took a while to type something, then said, ‘I’ll let you know what I think — good or otherwise,’ ” Redmayne recalls. “I said, ‘Stephen, if it’s otherwise, you don’t need to go into details.’ ”
- Ramin Setoodeh
Wme has signed three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in all areas. She was previously represented by CAA. Williams earned Oscar nominations for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” Also read: ‘Cabaret’ Theater Review: Michelle Williams Tackles Sally Bowles, Alan Cumming Auditions for ‘Hedwig’ She is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway's “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Williams continues to be repped by Bloom Hergott. »
- Jeff Sneider
WME has signed Michelle Williams for representation in all areas.
Williams was previously represented by CAA. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her work in “My Week With Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.” The actress is currently starring as Sally Bowles in Broadway’s “Cabaret,” co-directed by Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. She has completed shooting on World War II romance “Suite Francaise.”
Williams continues to be repped by attorneys at Bloom Hergott.
- Dave McNary
On the heels of CAA’s $225 million majority-stake deal with Tpg, three-time Oscar nominee and client Michelle Williams has jumped to Wme, signing with the rival agency in all areas. The Oz the Great and Powerful and Take This Waltz star earned her Oscar nods for acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and most recently My Week With Marilyn, in which she played the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She’s currently on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret for Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes. Her next film, the WWII drama-romance Suite Française, is set to be distributed by The Weinstein Co. Williams is also repped by Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.
- Jen Yamato
Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has moved from CAA to Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The actress received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn. She is currently making her Broadway debut in the Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall revival of Cabaret, starring as Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming's Emcee. Read more 'Cabaret': Theater Review Williams came to fame with the WB's Dawson's Creek and has since become one of Hollywood's most-respected young talents, with credits that also include Oz the Great and Powerful and Shutter Island. At CAA she was with super agent Hylda
- Rebecca Sun
Cooper first played Tony Stark's father in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger before returning for a cameo at the end of Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for Marvel's Agent Carter.
Marvel's Agent Carter starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. »
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