Eddie Redmayne has signed up to voice the central character of Dug in Early Man, the new film from Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.

Pictured in the Aardman Animations studio this week, Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.

Early Man, written by Mark Burton and directed by Burton and Richard Starzak, is being made by the many of the same production team who worked on Shaun The Sheep Movie, but also sees Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park involved, making this his first animated film since the Academy Award winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit in 2005.

Nick Park comments: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”

Stop motion animation is a slow process so there will be a long wait before the film will be in cinemas. Early Man is currently scheduled to be released in the UK on Friday 26th January 2018. [Source]

Eddie Redmayne attends Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘The Big Picture,’ an exclusive presentation highlighting the summer of 2016 and beyond at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. HQ photos have been added to the gallery. Please, if you take those, credit e-redmayne.net.

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CinemaCon 2016 – Warner Bros. Pictures “The Big Picture”

Eddie Redmayne attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California.

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2016 MTV Movie Awards – Show
2016 MTV Movie Awards – Backstage And Audience

Eddie Redmayne will reveal new footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 10.

Fantastic Beasts follows Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, a magizoologist with a suitcase full of magical creatures, as he visits New York City in 1928. When some of those creatures get loose and begin terrorizing the No-Majes (American Muggles), Scamander finds himself at odds with the governing body of America’s wizarding community, the Magical Congress of the United States.

Some new scans of Eddie Redmayne have been added to the gallery.

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Ciak Magazine (April 2016)
Esquire Spain (April 2016)

I updated some albums with photos of Eddie Redmayne. Go to the gallery to take a look. More are coming!

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Lancome BAFTA Nominees Party – Added 2 HQs
88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon – Added 31 HQs
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show & Backstage – Added 49 HQs
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Cocktail Reception – Added 1 HQ
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Added 70 HQs
NBCUniversal’s 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party – Added 19 HQs