Eddie Redmayne is an English actor and model best known for his mini-series roles as Angel Clare in Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008) and as Jack in The Pillars of the Earth, in 2010.
Eddie's film credits include Powder Blue, in which he falls in love with Jessica Biel's character; Yellow Handkerchief, in which he shares a poignant road trip with William Hurt; The Other Boleyn Girl, with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson; and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, with Cate Blanchett.
He could be be seen in the critically acclaimed Red at the Golden Theatre on Broadway having transferred from its much-celebrated run at the Donmar Warehouse. He won the Best Supporting Actor Olivier Award for the London run.
In this two-hander directed by Michael Grandage Eddie plays the young assistant to Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko, played by Alfred Molina, as the artist struggles to wrestle with fame.
He plays the role of Osmund in Black Death directed by Christopher Smith alongside Sean Bean and Carice Van Houten. In this feature, set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life.
For film he has seen as Gordy in Udayan Prasad's feature The Yellow Handkerchief with Maria Bello and William Hurt. He also starred in Stephen Poliakoff's Glorious 39 opposite Romola Garai, Julie Christie, Bill Nighy and Juno Temple; and in Powder Blue by Timothy Linh Bui with Jessica Biel and Forrest Whittaker.
For television, Eddie starred in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, playing Angel Clare, opposite Gemma Arterton. Following this, he took to the stage in Christopher Shinn's new play, Now or Later, showing at the Royal Court Theatre.
He made his on-screen debut in 2006 in Robert De Niro's dramatic thriller The Good Shepherd starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. Critics raved about Eddie's performance, often singling him out as the stand-out of the film.
In 2007, Eddie also had a supporting role in Universal's Elizabeth: The Golden Age, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and co-starred opposite Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen.
He also appeared with Toni Collette in the crime thriller Like Minds as a student accused of murdering a fellow classmate. His other film credits include The Other Boleyn Girl, and Savage Grace.
He went on to receive critical acclaim for his West End performance in Edward Albee's powerful drama The Goat or Who is Sylvia? where he played a troubled teen opposite Jonathan Pryce. The role won him the 2004 London Evening Standard Award and the 2005 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
He was also nominated at the 2005 Olivier Awards for the Best Performance in a Supporting Role.