Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Golden Globes celebratory dinner - Times article about what Eton did for Eddie

Eddie Redmayne sits with Minnie Driver and Anne Hathaway
Source: Daily Mail via (x)

Eddie goes to Hollywood! Man of the moment Redmayne rubs shoulders with Anne Hathaway and Minnie Driver at Golden Globes celebratory dinner
Eddie Redmayne's star is shining bright right now, so it's no wonder Hollywood has welcomed him with open arms.
Now after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor - Drama for is role in The Theory Of Everything, Eddie is rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest stars in town, including Oscar winner Anne Hathaway.
The two were set together at a Focus Features dinner to celebrate the young British actor's win at the annual awards event....
Eddie and Adrian Brody (x)
...On Monday (Jan.12, 2015), Eddie was introduced to the likes of Melanie Griffiths, Mira Sorvino, Alicia Silverstone and Adrien Brody, though hopefully he wasn't as intimidated by them as he was by the Duke of Cambridge.
Redmayne - who attended Eton College alongside the British royal - revealed that he was a 'lovely man' but joked that he was scared of Prince William on the rugby pitch.
He quipped: 'He's a very good rugby player. I'm not ... I'm pretty sure Will was more intimidating than I was. I don't think I ever intimidated anyone in my life ...
'I haven't seen him since I left school, but he was a lovely man.'
Eddie has fond memories of his days at the prestigious boarding school in Berkshire, England - but admitted that he felt sympathy for the Duke of Cambridge because all the students wanted to tackle him during the sports game.
He explained previously: 'I always felt slightly sorry for him because everyone wanted to tackle the future king of England. He took all the hits.'
The 33-year-old actor - who recently tied the knot with Hannah Bagshawe - also revealed that he is really enjoying married life.
Speaking at the Golden Globes he told Access Hollywood: '[Marriage] is good ... It's only been a couple of weeks,
so that'd be bad if I screwed it up already.' - Full article with more photos here

Eddie with Felicity Jones and Lily Collins (x)

Minnie Driver, Melanie Griffiths, Eddie Redmayne, Mira Sorvino, Alicia Silverstone (x)

The Times article: 
by Dominic Maxwell - Last updated at 12:01AM, January 14 2015
Talent helped the actor to triumph. So did our drama-mad alma mater, according to Old Etonian Dominic Maxwell

It’s another good week for the Old Boys noticeboard at Eton College. Next to the snapshots of David Cameron (“runs the country”) and Boris Johnson (“runs London”), a space is being set aside for the actor Eddie Redmayne (“winner of the Golden Globe award for Best Actor for playing Stephen Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything: bookies’ joint favourite to win the Oscar too”). This success caps not just a fine few years for the 33-year-old Redmayne, but for other boys who spent their formative years down near Slough.
As an Old Etonian myself, I’ve got a few ideas why. Granted, I’m The Times’s theatre critic, not an actor, as anyone who saw my performances at the Edinburgh Fringe in the 1990s will confirm. Yet I did get the same educational advantages, give or take, as Redmayne, albeit 13 or so years before him.....

...Eton didn’t make him. Eton did give him the chance to find out what he was made of...

...I found out eventually that my passion for and insight into theatre was best expressed by writing about it rather than doing it. Redmayne and West and Hiddleston and Lewis found out that they had an acting gift worth persevering with, worth developing. There are all sorts of other people from other schools who have come to that same decision. There are people from other schools who also had the same financial cushion that I daresay made it easier for many of the above to gamble on an acting career.What Eton specifically gave me, though — and gave them — was an expanded opportunity to watch theatre, to practise theatre, to treat theatre as something that matters. “Floreat Etona” as that most dastardly of Old Etonians, Captain Hook, offered just before getting eaten by a crocodile.

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