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Eddie Redmayne Was ‘Desperate’ to Be a Weasley in ‘Harry Potter’ but ‘Never Got the Call’

Since Eddie Redmayne can’t get his hands on a Time Turner (he is a muggle, after all), the British actor, 33, has found a way to fulfill his longtime dream of starring in a Harry Potter film. The Oscar winner is playing Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

But Redmayne recently revealed in a new interview that before he donned the magizoologist’s robes, he longed to play member of the massive Weasley family, which in the films included Harry Potter’s best friend Ron (Rupert Grint), future wife Ginny (Bonnie Wright), twins Fred and George (James and Oliver Phelps), Percy (Chris Rankin) and Bill (Domhnall Gleeson).

“For years I was always like, in the Harry Potter films, there was a whole ginger family, and I never got an audition. And I was like, ‘Come on, it’s outrageous!’” he quipped during an interview with ITV’s Lorraine (via the Daily Mail). “So I was desperate. Every actor in England was in the Harry Potter films, but I never got the call. Now I’m having my moment.”

That’s a bit of an understatement for Redmayne, who picked up the best actor Oscar for portraying Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything and is already getting some awards season buzz for his role in The Danish Girl, in which he plays Lili Elbe, one of the first known people to receive sex reassignment surgery.

Fantastic Beasts will hit theaters in November 2016, and it’s the first film in a trilogy, all penned by Harry Potter scribe Rowling. [Source]



Eddie Redmayne to present at Golden Globes

The Golden Globes announced that Eddie Redmayne (who is also a nominee for The Danish Girl), Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, and Patricia Arquette will present at the ceremony this Sunday.

They’ll be joined by Jamie Foxx, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore, and Amber Heard. PEOPLE also announced that Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and Jaimie Alexander will be among the night’s presenters.

The Globes previously announced that Olivia Wilde and Mel Gibson — who has been a favorite target of host Ricky Gervais in the past years he’s emceed the ceremony — will also be presenters at the show.

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC [Source]



Eddie Redmayne’s ‘GQ’ admission will make you love him more

When he’s not cleaning his 2015 best actor Oscar, basking in his Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild AND Critics’ Choice nominations, or doting on his wife, Eddie Redmayne occasionally pays young actors’ rents… because everyone needs a little help sometimes, right?

The British actor, who has earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, covers the February issue of British GQ. In the teaser for the full interview, which hits newsstands Thursday, Eddie expressed his gratitude toward his parents for helping him when he was an up-and-coming actor. He explained that he wanted to extend that same help to others.

“The greatest privilege that I had was that my parents lived in London, so when I was out of university and out of work for a year, working in a pub, I didn’t pay rent. And I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”

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Eddie Redmayne – Recent Covers

I added 2 new covers feat. Eddie Redmayne to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look and enjoy! Note: Getting the scans to share with you all.

Gallery Links:
W Magazine (February 2016)
GQ UK (February 2016)



Eddie Redmayne for W Magazine’s Movie Issue

W magazine turns to famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh to shoot a portfolio of stars for its February 2016 issue. The magazine’s movie issue, the cover story is led by Eddie Redmayne, who most recently starred in The Danish Girl. Bringing together actors, both young and seasoned, stars included in the story range from Benicio Del Toro and Samuel L. Jackson to Paul Dano. Posing for striking black & white images, the men are styled by Edward Enninful.



Eddie Redmayne Reveals His Love of Magic | Birthday Stories

Before he was an Oscar winner, Eddie Redmayne was just a nine-year-old kid who was obsessed with magic. “The Danish Girl” star reflects back on his favorite magic-themed birthday.



Happy Birthday to Eddie!

Yesterday was Eddie Redmayne 34th birthday and we wanted to wish him a happy and awesome day with all your family and friends.

 



Eddie Redmayne on The Graham Norton Show

Eddie Redmayne during filming at the London Studios, London, UK on December 8, 2015, of The Graham Norton Show which is due to be transmitted on December 31.

Gallery Link:
2015 TV Shows & TV Appearances > The Graham Norton Show – London