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Eddie Redmayne interview: “There is darkness to Fantastic Beasts. I found it really moving”

Like millions of others, British actor Eddie Redmayne still recalls the joy of watching the Harry Potter films. “Every year or two it was, ‘Ah, take me back to that place!’” he sighs. “In the same way as those other great iconic franchises – like Bond – there’s the whole theatre of queuing up to go and see it and knowing the familiarity of that world you’re going into. It’s reassuring as the years pass that you’re still being hugged by those things.”

“Hugged” is right. A seven-book series that enchanted millions, JK Rowling’s boy wizard has spawned eight films, one current hit play, theme parks and a mountain of merchandise that’d put Star Wars to shame. Nineteen years since the publication of his first adventure, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Potter has defined childhoods (and adulthoods) ever since. So perhaps it’s no surprise that a second film franchise, the Redmayne-starring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is upon us.

Inspired by Rowling’s 2001 spin-off compendium, as any Potter fan knows, Fantastic Beasts is a famous text in the world of magic. Referenced in Philosopher’s Stone, this book-within-a-book was penned by Redmayne’s character, Newt Scamander, an employee at the British Ministry of Magic. Set in 1926, some 70 years ahead of Harry ever casting his first spell, the film shines a light on Newt long before he became a renowned ‘magizoologist’ (the study of mythical beasts) and put pen to paper.

The 34-year-old Redmayne, Oscar-winning actor from The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl, comes across as just as enthusiastic an ambass-ador for Rowling’s creation as Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, once did. “I have a little brother who is six years younger than me, who was a bit obsessed, and he got me into the books,” he admits. “I found them just something you could dive into – it was extraordinary escapism.”

Certainly fans can rest assured that Fantastic Beasts is no conveyor-belt cash-in – with David Yates, the director of the final four Harry Potter films, at the helm and a script penned by Rowling herself (her first credited screenplay). “It’s both incredibly satisfying for anyone that’s been a Potter fan and it’s incredibly fresh,” comments Redmayne’s co-star Carmen Ejogo, who plays Seraphina Picquery, President of Magical Congress of the United States of America. Read More



Pottermore Talks to Fantastic Beasts Actor Eddie Redmayne

He’s already made a big splash on the Hollywood scene, and he’s only 34 years old. Our friends over at Pottermore sat down for a one-on-one chat session with Fantastic Beasts’ leading man Eddie Redmayne.

Make no mistake about Eddie Redmayne; he’s definitely a method actor. As our friends over at Pottermore discovered, the 34-year-old Oscar winner went above and beyond to prepare for his portrayal of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Plus, he’s a Harry Potter fan himself, which only adds to his (and our own) excitement.

When Redmayne learned he had the role, the first thing he did was have a one-hour sit down talk with J.K. Rowling herself, in order to delve deep into Newt’s head. “There was no small talk. I just said, ‘Right, tell me about Newt.’” How adorably British of you, Eddie!

Rowling always has a way with words, so Redmayne says it was easy to draw upon his characfter just from the screenplay. “You start by finding as much as you can on the page. You know that Newt has spent a year in the field, so you try and work out what that year would have been like.” He even gave a backstory to some scars his character has, like a wrist scratch from a niffler battle!

Director David Yates gave Eddie free reign to explore the character, so he jumped right into Newt’s animal taming abilities. “I went on a tracking course for a day, and this guy showed me how to live in the wild.” All that know-how translated into how Newt himself would track these wild, magical creatures, and what techniques would be best. Read More



Eddie Redmayne: Magazine Scans

More magazine scans with Eddie Redmayne have been added to the gallery.

Gallery Links:
On Screen (November 2016)
AIR (October 2016)
So Magazine (February 2016)



Eddie Redmayne covers GQ Russia (December 2016)

Eddie Redmayne covers GQ Russia, December 2016 issue. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the scans.

Gallery Link:
GQ Russia (December 2016)



Eddie Redmayne Central: Celebrating 1 year online

Today I am so happy because Eddie Redmayne Central is celebrating 1 year online. I still need to add tons of stuff here, tons of old photos and more things. I wanted to do something special for this day but sadly, I didn’t get the time. Anyway, I will try to do something in the next days.

I need to say, thanks to everyone for the support and for visiting the site. Without you…what is the sense? Thanks for the comments and thanks for everything.

Please, keep supporting and visiting this site.



Eddie Redmayne’s brilliant Children in Need sketch

Eddie Redmayne’s brilliant Children In Need sketch saw Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Simon Cowell, Mary Berry and many several unhelpful stars join forces to try and find Pudsey.

The sketch was recorded on the set of Eddie’s new film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and will saw the much-loved actor doing his bit to raise money on the Appeal Show.

Redmayne blasted Bake Off stars, Mel and Sue, as ‘incompetent’ as they attempted to put him through to the missing mascot.



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: New Stills

I have added more new movie stills, posters and promotionals of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look.

Today is the day, I am so excited to watch the movie!!!! If you are going to watch this and want to send us a review, this will be great.

Gallery Links:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) > Promotionals
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) > Posters
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) > Movie Stills



Eddie at the “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” European Premiere

Eddie Redmayne attends the European premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ at Odeon Leicester Square on November 15, 2016 in London, England. Over 450 HQ photos have been added to the gallery. Please, credit e-redmayne.net if you take the pics.

Gallery Link:
“Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” – European Premiere