Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nice old fanpics I haven't posted yet

marissaringer (x): That time we saw Eddie Redmayne at the Royal Court in #London 
(2008 Now or Later) before he went and got all #famous. (via)

An old photo, but funny !!! Wow I cannot believe that he even got Oscar!!
Congrats stroof (x) Chris haeyoung Shin (via(x)

Tuesday (June 11, 2013) we saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare 
Globe Theater. My favorite part was not the actual play, although it was rather funny,
but that we ran into Eddie Redmayne from Les Misérables! source (via)

Met Eddie Redmayne with @sophiemurphyy !!  (via)

tiffybardot: Yesterday my brother met Eddie Redmayne at his flight from London to Berlin … love him (x)
Iloveeddieredmayne posted this nice photo 2 years ago. No wonder the edited version reappeared on the web as mcm pic, Eddie is so sweet here.


he is even more of a sweetheart on paper 
eddiething-redmayne: he is even more of a sweetheart on paper (x)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fantastic Beasts casting news - Eddie's Harry Potter connection

Eddie Redmayne will star as Newt Scamander in the film, which David Yates will direct for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. and director David Yates have narrowed down their choices for the two female leads opposite Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling‘s “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” TheWrap has learned.(image)
Here's the shortlist of the key femail roles in the movie the sisters Tina and Queenie.

Saoirse RonanDakota FanningLili Simmons and Alison Sudol are up for the role of the younger sister

As two of the top actresses of their generation, Fanning and Ronan need no introduction, and both are attractive possibilities having eschewed Hollywood franchises with the exception of Fanning’s supporting turn in the “Twilight” sequels.
Simmons is an up-and-comer whoe TV credits include HBO’s “True Detective” and Cinemax’s “Banshee,” while Sudol is a talented musician who co-stars on USA’s “Dig” and Amazon’s acclaimed series “Transparent.”

Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play the older sister

Upton is a well-known swimsuit model who starred in the romantic comedy “The Other Woman”and is currently filming William H. Macy’s indie “The Layover” with Alexandra Daddario. At one point she was sought for the female lead in WB’s “Entourage,” which eventually went to fellow model Emily Ratajkowski.
Debicki and Waterston are two rising stars whose careers were launched by Warner Bros., as Waterston starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the studio’s Paul Thomas Anderson comedy “Inherent Vice,” while Debicki burst onto the scene in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”before snagging a key role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming WB release “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Though it’s unclear whether all of those actresses are available or even wish to pursue the project,
several of them already have test deals in place, and Redmayne is expected to read 
alongside them during those tests, which are slated to take place over the next week.
As with any shortlist, this one is just a snapshot in time, as it is still early in the process and there may be
others in the mix down the line. Warner Bros., for its part, had no comment.

Rowling wrote the script herself for “Fantastic Beasts,” which is set in New York roughly seven decades before the start of the “Harry Potter” saga. Only a handful of insiders have read the script, though a breakdown has been circulating throughout Hollywood’s top talent agencies. An extension of the wizarding world first depicted in that franchise, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name written by Scamander, a “magiczoologist” who is an expert in magical creatures.(image)

But what’s a young hero without a villain? Rumor has it Dan FoglerZack Pearlman, and Steve Zissis are all in the running for Jacob, Newt’s rival. It’s interesting that the majority of the names in the running here are actually American—a change of pace for a franchise famous for casting the cream of the British acting crop. But it would make sense given that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is reportedly set in New York. It seems that this new trilogy will be a change of pace in more ways than one. (x)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is intended to launch a trilogy, and Warner Bros. will release the first film on Nov. 18, 2016.
Read more about the project here:

Although Eddie didn't starred in any of the Harry Potter films, 
he has a connection of the wizarding world. 
His half-brother Charlie Redmayne was the CEO of Pottermore. 
Now he's the CEO of Harper Collins UK.(x)
More about Charlie in my post: Eddie Redmayne's family

Eddie attended the Harry Potter Studio tour launch 
on March 31, 2012

Eddie was on babysitting duty - Tracy on meeting Eddie at the event - Thanks Tracy!

Eddie Redmayne and Tom Felton alias Draco Malfoy at the Harry Potter Studio tour opening (x)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Eddie joins OMEGA as International Ambassador

He is undoubtedly one of the world's most exciting young talents, and now Eddie Redmayne has joined OMEGA as an International Ambassador. Selected for his remarkable acting skills and distinguished style, he is a superb addition to OMEGA's already impressive ambassador family. (x)

#EddieRedmayne joins the OMEGA ambassador family! Check out the Oscar winner’s 

The Oscar winning actor joining other famous names such as Rory McIlroy, George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, commented 'He brings true elegance and integrity, and is incredibly humble about his success - something that sits perfectly with the OMEGA spirit', while Redmayne said 'To join a brand whose own credentials include the only watch to be officially certified by NASA, and the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games is an honour'.(x)

Left: Eddie Redmayne at the Omega House launch party in Soho July 28 2012 - gallery
Right: Opening of the OMEGA Oxford Street boutique at Aqua Shard on Dec.10, 2014

President of Omega Stephen Urquhart, Eddie Redmayne, Cindy Crawford, Claire Forlani and Dougray 
Scott at the Omega Oxford Street Store Opening Party at The Shard on December 10, 2014 in London

Monday, May 25, 2015

Artwork by Kate Waddington - making of a portrait

Beautiful portrait of Eddie Redmayne based on a photo from GQ Australia 2015 February issue (x)
Kate is a young artist from Sydney. She documented on her Instagram how she made this portrait.
I miss the freckles, but I understand that paint them with this technique is risky, easy to ruin the pic.

Hello Eddie! This face is slightly on an angle (very slightly). As you
can see, the right side of the face is a little wider than the left.(x)

Lip marking after finding the width of the face (measured at the base of the eyes). (x)
Marking the centre of the width of Eddie's face. (x)

Skin tones (x) - Lips. (x)
Kate: Loved working with this soft pastel colour palette!

Me painting (x) - Eddie Redmayne (x)

Kate Waddington: My second attempt at painting a face!
Check out the artist's art page @kate_waddington_art

Eddie Won!!! - IFTA 2015 Best International Actor

Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne on his IFTA Award!

'The Theory of Everything' had three nominations. John Paul Kelly won for Best Production Design, 
but the movie didn't succeed in the Best International Film category, 'Boyhood' got the award.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jupiter Ascending art posters - DVD and Blu-ray with featurette extras from June 2

saltystudios: Some illustration work that never got picked up… Jupiter Ascending. (x) via

An artwork from DeviantArt: Jupiter Ascending by Goran-Alena (x) via
These are absolutely stunning - fantastic work! 

Eddie Redmayne explaining the confusing thought processes you have to go through
when imagining that your mother is (a presumably eternally young) Mila Kunis. (x)

Eddie and Mila being pals behind-the-scenes of Jupiter Ascending 
- there’s nothing like stage fighting to seal the bonds of friendship! (x)
 “I had the most fun working with [Eddie] because […] I had to slap Eddie
[and] […] we had a whole fight sequence together.” /Mila Kunis/

Eddie and Mila prepping for intense stage violence through song and dance (x)

Mila is very, very enthusiastic about the fun of fighting Eddie Redmayne. (x)

Sparkly capitalist engaging in sinister contract negotiations. (x)
The ultimate source of the pictures above

DVD and Blu-ray release on June 2, 2015. You can pre-order now
Jupiter Ascending is already available on Digital HD (

(click for full size)
DVD+UltraViolet - extras:
1. Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us
2. Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced
1. Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us
2. Caine Wise: Interplanetary Warrior
3. The Wachowskis: Minds Over Matter
4. Worlds Within Worlds Within Worlds
5. Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced
6. Bullet Time Evolved
7. From Earth to Jupiter (And Everywhere In Between)

Update May 25, 2015:
I totally agree with this post about Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Balem:
fuckyeahjupiterascending: Evil Overlord Acting
...I think people find it ridiculous/laughable because they make absolutely no attempt to understand it. Critics have literally been incapable of seeing past the histrionics and the extreme voice modulations, and consequently find the performance itself incredibly arbitrary and bizarre. Now, it is a gloriously unhinged performance, yes, but that’s the whole point of it - Redmayne is playing an insane, 50,000-year-old man who has remained functional purely on account of the magic of space capitalism. Naturally, he gives a bold performance - the role demanded it and the Wachowskis wanted it, so Redmayne gave in to the madness and went with it....
...“He played the role perfectly. And I mean perfectly. He was disgusting and despicable. His character had serious mommy issues and it showed not only in his interaction with Mila but in his character’s general character. He was a spoiled brat who murdered his own mother and was forced to look those feelings of guilt, sacrifice, loathing, familial love, desperation and self hate in the face and do it all over again. It was fucking magnificent.”(x)
...there’s a genuinely impressive and fascinating performance there if you can look beyond the volume of Redmayne’s voice. Anyone who suggests that Redmayne gave a ‘bad’ performance in Jupiter Ascending can go to hell - it’s a mad performance, but it goes to the bone and is ludicrously entertaining...