Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fan adventure on the market - latest TToE promo video interviews

lexidewing@vintagevixenct he was just walking through the market and I did 
the complete tourist thing and chased him and asked him for a photo hahaha
#starstruck #london #amazing #EddieRedmayne#lucky #happy #famous

Eddie has now returned to London. In the London Live interview (the first in the video list below) 
he said he's looking forward to eating cheese and marmite paninis and visiting Borough Market.

126. London Live interview:  Eddie Redmayne chatted with Simon Thompson about his foodie cravings, 
about Borough Market & who would play him in the film of his life. He mentioned Tom Sturridge, Andrew 
Garfield, Ben Whishaw and added "I would love Benedict Cumberbatch play me in the movie."
127. Film4 interview: Stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and director James Marsh discuss
making the moving romantic drama about the relationship between Stephen and Jane Hawking.
128. interview: Felicity Jones about starring opposite Eddie Redmayne in her latest role as
Jane Hawking, Stephen's wife, in the Oscar-buzz movie The Theory of Everything.


  captures from the Film 4 interview

News: Eddie Redmayne guests Sunday Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. on Charlotte Green’s Culture Club on Classic FM. You can listen live, and eventually there will be a podcast on the website, available through iTunes. (x)

I think all three interviews and several videos and BBC radio interviews published earlier this month
were made on the press day before the film's London premiere on Dec. 9, 2014
(105-106-108-109-110-111-115-117-119-120-121-126-127-128 on the video playlist)
I was wrong, the London Live, Film 4'and Culture Club interviews were on Dec.10.
Thanks @bespokeredmayne for the info.

Monday, December 29, 2014

New photo with Mark Bautista, the Forget-me-not-project and TToE interviews

Mark Bautista: With Eddie Redmayne at the National Theatre (x) Mark plays Ferdinand Marcos in
'Here Lies Love', the winner of the trophy for Beyond Theatre Award at this year's  ESTA (x) (x)

Raising funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research via theatre-related auctions.

reprints of all celebrity flower photos are available to buy here, with 
all proceeds going to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (x)
The Independent: 
Eddie Redmayne on 'The Theory of Everything', Stephen Hawking, and disability in film
..."You know what, I'd seen My Left Foot and I'd seen The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which people talk about, and I'd watched them years ago, but I didn't watch them again. It's interesting because people talk about disability in film in such broad terms, but this is such a specific illness that what I did do was go and spend four or five months in a neurology clinic."...

BBC Radio 2 interview clip - Eddie Redmayne chats to Richard Madeley


Q: What was it like to watch Eddie completely transform throughout the film.
A: It was absolutely incredible. Not only was he having to take on this extraordinary physical journey of a person, but Eddie is also someone who is constantly helping you out as the other actor. He's selfless in that way. He's pushing you at the same time he's doing his own performance. He really is extraordinary. The physicality -- it was just so -- he prepared at length and he could jump in and out of it. So literally he'd be sitting when Stephen was in the chair towards the end of the film and then the next minute he'd be walking around drinking a coffee. He's someone who can jump in and out, which is extraordinary.

Eddie Redmayne Cover Story in The Big Issue

I think the interviewer was pretty impertinent (x)

Q&A with Eddie in the @picturehouses magazine  (x)
The actor on portraying stephen hawking 
and working on his eyebrows
..."When I met Stephen, I noticed how 'yes' is sort of a smile and 'no' is almost a grimace, yet they only manifest in a couple of the facial muscles for him, so I learned to isolate those"...
..."Felicity would sometimes be off-camera improvising lines or shouting things at me to keep me off-balance. You can only do that with someone you really trust, and I trusted her implicitly. I've such respect for Felicity; she is sensational."...

Sunday Post: Eddie Redmayne – is it Oscar time for Stephen Hawking actor?

...“How Jane and Stephen chose to overcome the obstacles put in their way was pretty dumbfounding....
I don’t use the word inspirational lightly as it sounds rather glib, but the fact he was given only two years to live, every day beyond that he says is a gift. With Jane’s extraordinary support, they lived their lives, fully, passionately and looking forward.
I get caught up in the foibles and anxieties of the everyday and it’s humbling seeing how they’ve lived and fill their time on this planet.
They are a model of ... I don’t want to use the word inspiration again, but I have to.”...

Business Insider: Stephen Hawking Gave Filmmakers A Priceless Gift After Watching The New Movie About His Life - Read more

...What life lessons did you learn making ‘Theory’?
‘Number one: Stephen and Jane had these obstacles put in their way, but refused to be defined by them. They’ve been defined by how they’ve overcome them. How we overcome limitations is what’s important. And two: the notion of time. Stephen was given two years to live and every day beyond that he sees as a gift. He lives every minute of every day as passionately as possible. I’m one of those people who gets caught up in the anxieties of daily bollocks. He is a great reminder that we only have one shot at life, and we have to live it as fully as possible.’...

Video: LA Times/EPIX Actors Roundtable (full)
Features Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr.
Related posts with video gifsets, captures and pics from Kirk McCoy's photoshoot for LA Times

Saturday, December 27, 2014

New fanpic - Honeymoon in the French Alps - Eddie's favorite hotels

Eddie Redmayne spotted by a fan at the ski resort Les Airelles Courchevel 
in the French Alps, Dec. 26, 2014. (Instagram sarahtabet) - via (x)
I love this photo and his beautiful happy smile. He's on honeymoon with Hannah.

His favorite hotels worldwide including a glimpse into his romantic nature.
In the 2014 Oct Issue of Conde Nast UK Traveller there was an article about Eddie's favorite hotels, but I didn't make a post about it yet. 
The promo tour that followed the premiere of TToE was a very busy period for Eddie, I hardly could keep up with him.
The magazine scan was published in September and you can read the article on the magazine's website too since Oct. 13.. 
'This is the most romantic place I've ever stayed. It's run by Antonio Sersale and his wife Carla, who epitomise old-school hoteliers: warm, generous, fun-loving. Every room has a balcony overlooking the sea, and next to the bed is an article by John Steinbeck about Positano. It takes you back to a different era. There is a little boutique where my girlfriend and I bought pillows to recreate Positano in our apartment in London.' 
'I love skiing, and when we were kids my parents spoilt us rotten and took us here. I'd go and sit in the bar and listen to this dude playing the piano; I still aspire to be the piano man at Le Grand Coeur. My other memory is of the most incredible bacon at breakfast.'
'I have very fond memories of waking up at 5am in the Art Deco ramparts of a suite at the top of this hotel and looking out over LA as the sun was rising.(x) The place is infused with such history; you feel it in the fabric of the building. And the restaurant is awesome, too.'
'I stayed here when I did some master classes for BAFTA (x). The general manager is a wonderful woman, Rainy Chan, and the service is so flawless it has a lovely purity to it. It's a gigantic hotel, and seeing how this lady runs the place was fascinating. Everyone made me feel really, really welcome.'
'This place was founded by the brilliant Claire and Godfrey Macdonald. As a child, I was lucky enough to spend many summers lost in the kitchen here, and there's also nothing like a sub-zero dip in the loch to blast away the cobwebs after more recent dubious attempts at doing a reel, fuelled by whisky. Claire is the most talented chef and set up a stunning restaurant, now run by Marcello Tully.'
'I love staying in hotels, but I have yet to master the art of tipping correctly. I either give far too much or far too little.
If someone could teach me the protocol, that would be great.'

Source: The article on the magazine's website published 13 OCTOBER 2014 with Gallery
This feature was published in Condé Nast Traveller October 2014 scan source (x)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

New BBC Radio 1 interview, videos and TToE articles

BBC Radio 1's Movie Show with Rhianna - Dec.24, 2014, 21:00
Radio 1 and 1Xtra film critic Rhianna Dhillon takes a look back at the best movies of 2014 and digs out highlights from her interviews with the biggest film stars, including Jude Law, Joel Edgerton and DanielRadcliffe.
She also recommends the best films to watch on TV over the Christmas period; and previews the big releases in 2015.
Rhianna Dhillon: My movie show is on @BBCR1 in half an hour (21:00) with @JackO__C and
Eddie Redmayne and LOADS of soundtrack music so do give it a listen…
Rhianna Dhillon: Eddie Redmayne. What a DREAM to interview #Radio1MovieShow
Podcast here - Eddie Redmayne interview from 26:05
Eddie talked about the fear of playing Stephen Hawking, about his physical preparation to portray the effects of the disease authentically, and a little about 'Jupiter Ascending'.
Video: 4 Minutes Of Film with Rhiana: 4MOF - The Theory Of Everything & Birdman

 Eddie and Rhianna during the recording of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Dec.16, 2014 (video)

NEWS - experienceLA: THE CONTENDERS: The Theory of Everything with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones & Filmmakers
A Q&A with actor Eddie Redmayne, actor Felicity Jones, Screenwriter & Producer Anthony McCarten, and Producer Lisa Bruce follows the screening at Hammer Museum (Beverly Hills / Westside)
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles on January 7, 2015.

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch #EBtonguetwister with Sienna Miller
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sienna Miller doing Sohana's EBtonguetwister challenge for the
Sohana Research Fund. - They nominated Eddie for the challenge!
Text TONG14 £5 to 70070 or wimp and text OUCH10 £10 to 70070 (UK mobiles) or

The video is on my playlist below.

New Indiewire article with three interview video clips (They are in my playlist above too):
How Eddie Redmayne transformed his body and mind to become Stephen Hawking
…since transforming himself into the ALS-afflicted Hawking through a grueling four-month process, Redmayne’s star has been rising, and with good reason. The performance, absent of caricature, is indeed one of the best of the year, and Redmayne is, no doubt, a shoo-in for a nomination…

Vanity Fair: The 10 Essential Films to See to Be Caught Up on the Oscar Race
The number of films vying for year-end awards can feel overwhelming, so we’ve picked the 10 biggies you ought to catch up on to be totally in the know. If you’re feeling extra-ambitious, we’ve included 10 bonus options as well... (via)

Eddie Redmayne, photographed by Greg Williams. (x)

London Evening Standard - The Theory of Everything - film review
‘Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones give performances that are not to be missed’
..."Redmayne is astounding here, a completely persuasive lookalike, somehow, from the shambling, grinning young man to the contorted figure deprived of almost all movement but still a hugely affecting presence, just through the tiniest movement of an eyebrow or lifting of a lip.

His physical acting is a marvel — embodying the relentless progress of the illness quite shockingly — but he also conveys Hawking’s intellect and force of personality no less convincingly and touchingly. For this he deserves all the awards going this year (it is interesting, by the way, to compare Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance in the 2004 BBC film Hawking, which seemed so good at the time but in comparison now looks flat).

In support, Charlie Cox (Jonathan Hellyer Jones) and Maxine Peake (Elaine Mason) are creditable but it is Felicity Jones who makes this relationship so moving, bringing such grace, intelligence and integrity of feeling to Jane. Her face moves the heart: simple as that. She’s Redmayne’s equal. These are performances not to be missed. It helps, of course, that the pair are improbably good-looking, with matching pouts even. But as casting that’s fine. The Theory of Everything turns this unusual marriage into a love story that speaks to all: it’s that good.”... (via)

Variety: The Actors on Actors Portfolio

Eddie Redmayne in @Variety's @TheAcademy contenders portrait gallery (via)

The Toughest Scene I Wrote: On The Theory of Everything’s Broken Marriage
...we talked to writer Anthony McCarten about the late scene in The Theory of Everything where the physically handicapped physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his loyal wife Jane (Felicity Jones) realize their marriage has come to an end. The scene is then excerpted in the article

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I Whish You All Merry Christmas!

Video: Eddie Redmayne on how he usually spends Christmas and a big Christmas surprise he got.
Video: Eddie Redmayne's theory on the best Christmas present...
Video: Eddie, Felicity and other stars about their typical Christmas

From "A Trinity Christmas" album,
soloist: Edward Redmayne
I Saw Three Ships -

Here are Eddie's Eton performances:
Eton College Chapel Choir Soloist Eddie Redmayne
- God Is With Us mp3
- Ave Maria mp3

My related post: Trinity Choir picture from 2000 Eddie Redmayne is an expert at cooking ham
..."About 10 years ago, I say, 'Mum, can we have a ham at Christmas?' And she goes, 'Yes. And you can make it.'"
Redmayne admits his first ever attempt at cooking ham wasn't such a success, but he has since perfected the process - and now it's become his signature dish.
He says, "I'm not good at following recipes. The first bit involves soaking the meat so all the salt comes out. I couldn't be bothered, so I just scored it with cloves, smothered it in sugar and mustard, and cooked it. It went well until the entire family woke up in the middle of the night, gasping for water. The ham was like one massive grain of salt!
"Now I'm much better at it. Maybe I should become like Gwyneth Paltrow and have a cooking website. I'll call it Salty Ham! There's my new career."

Monday, December 22, 2014

Eddie on BBC Radio 4 Tonight - LA Times Hollywood Sessions and The Envelope Screening

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones talk to John Wilson about their new film The Theory of Everything 
about the physicist Stephen Hawking

Variety: The 59 Best Performances of 2014
1. Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."
In a year of big transformations, Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking was the best. The 32-year-old actor spent four months studying Hawking's life and interviewing sufferers of ALS. He shed 15 pounds and wore prosthetic ears to give the impression that his body had shrunk. Since James Marsh's biopic wasn't shot in sequence, Redmayne had to portray different stages of the disease on the same day. Like Charlize Theron in “Monster” or Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot,” “Theory” is a career-defining moment for Redmayne, who inhabits his character so deeply, you forget you're watching a performance...
25. Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
The British ingénue who broke out in “Like Crazy” finally gets an worthy follow-up act. On my second viewing of “Theory,” I was astonished by how hard Jones works–like Jane Hawking did in real life–to prop up her man....(via)

You forget Redmayne is acting as he’s absolutely become the character, 
utterly disappearing into the part. -Chris Bumbray (x)

LA Times: Oscars Round Table: Five actors on faking confidence, the Batsuit and tea breaks
Eddie Redmayne: “.I always find fear helpful. It doesn’t feel like it at the time but after the event, it can be helpful.”

LA Times: 'Hollywood Sessions': Lead Actor contenders - videos

 video captures

My related post: 
News - Times Talks aired on CUNY TV - Hollywood Sessions TV Series - fan adventures

Features Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr.
Related posts with video gifsets, captures and pics from Kirk McCoy's photoshoot for LA Times

On portraying Stephen Hawking: "I was so nervous the whole way through making it. When Stephen 
and Jane, his first wife, saw it and it met with their approval, it was the most wonderful thing." 
Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times (x) more fom this shoot here

(an interesting old article - published on Nov. 7, 2014 - with movie clip and Envelope Screening videos)
Actors can engage in plenty of odd pre-performance rituals. But when it comes to moments you’d rather strangers not see, few compare to hanging out in a London park mimicking Stephen Hawking.
That was life for Eddie Redmayne in the months before he took on the scientist in the new biopic “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne would practice Hawking’s physicality through the ages while a movement coach captured it all on camera. Then the actor would study the footage and go out and do it all over again.
“It was a little like shooting a love scene,” Redmayne said over lunch at the Waldorf Astoria recently. “You knew it was good for the movie, but there was also a bit of 'can we get out of here?’” more

The Envelope screening clips in the article:
(Envelope Screening Series Q&A for The Theory of Everything at ArcLight Sherman Oaks on Oct. 27, 2014 
with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Anthony McCarten and Lisa Bruce)

Anthony McCarten said in the third video: It took eight years to get that permission, but it was a rich journey and I'm grateful for it now. Someone asked me the other day - What if you got permission immediately? - Well I would not have Felicity Jones and I would not have Eddie Redmayne in these roles and if I was given the choice now, I've wait the ten years to get this type of actors.