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Eddie Redmayne        

Award-Winning English Actor, Singer & Model Known for "Les Mis" and Playing Newt Scamander in the "Fantastic Beasts" Films

BAFTA, Tony, and Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is known for having played Marius Pontmercy in the 2012 film adaptation of Claude-Michel Schönberg's classic musical "Les Misérables." Other prominent film roles include that of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts series, which are set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

Redmayne was born and raised in London. His great-grandfather was noted civil engineer Sir Richard Augustine, who is remembered for making improvements in mine safety. He was educated at Eton College before going on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied History of Art. Encouraged by his parents, Redmayne took drama lessons from a young age. His first stage appearance was in the Sam Mendes production of "Oliver!" in London's West End, in which he played a workhouse boy.

Redmayne's first professional stage performance came in 2002 at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre where he played Viola in "Twelfth Night." In 2004, he won the prestigious Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award for his working in Edward Albee's play "The Goat." Further stage successes followed and in 2009 he starred in John Logan's "Red" at the Donmar Warehouse in London. He won huge critical acclaim for his role, winning an Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The play transferred to Broadway in 2010, and Redmayne went on to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

Redmayne was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Redmayne has also enjoyed a career as a model, modeling for Burberry in 2008 and 2012 alongside Alex Pettyfer and Cara Delevingne. In 2015, he was named number one in GQ's 50 best dressed British men.

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This exclusive event to benefit Lumos Foundation USA, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and publisher Scholastic Inc., will follow the film’s worldwide premiere, being held earlier that week in New York, and is prior to the UK premiere in London the following week...

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