Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jo and Harry - Fantastic Beasts news

JK Rowling celebrates her 50th Birthday and her hero Harry Potter turned 35 today. (photo)
RIP to Richard Griffiths, who played Vernon Dursley in the films and shared a birthday with them.(x)
ESTA 2004 nominees - Best Actor nominee Richard Griffiths poses with actress Leigh Zimmerman and
Milton Shulman Award nominees Dominic Cooper (left) and Eddie Redmayne (right) photo Alex Lentati

The Guardian: JK Rowling hints Fantastic Beasts movie will reveal 'American Hogwarts'
JK Rowling has confirmed on Twitter that the existence of a long-mooted American school of witchcraft and
wizardry could be revealed in new Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
...the institution’s name is “immigrant” in origin, is not based in New York, and is founded on principles of
magic relating at least partly to Native American culture.

Eddie Redmayne photographed at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards (x)

Eddie Redmayne, who will play lead Newt Scamander in the series, was spotted in the northern English 
town of Ludlow (a possible movie location) over the weekend. According to local fans who met him at a shop,
Redmayne claimed he was in town to visit friends, though residents heard otherwise....

This full image will be featured on the upcoming deluxe HP1 edition, the Harry Potter 
and the Sorcerer’s Stone  fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. (x)

The casting call for young Modesty stated that the girl chosen would have to be available for filming from August until January 2016, though it never confirmed it would start then, so it is plausible the movie already began production. Modesty's casting has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros.
Dan Fogler, who will play Muggle Jacob in the series, left these two cryptic tweets on Monday, leading to believe
he is well into production for Fantastic Beasts, as well.

... Alison Sudol, who will play Queenie, younger sister of Tina (Katherine Waterston), confirmed on her Instagram that she got to London this past weekend to begin her 'next chapter' - that being the film series.
"I got up and was going to do all kinds of stuff and then instead I got back into bed and have done no stuff at all. It's raining and it sounds so soothing and lovely overhead. So unbelievably excited to be here that I would do a cartwheel if it wasn't so nice and cosy in bed. Feeling so grateful and happy and warm and overwhelmed with love. #jetlag #london #newchapter#happiness"
alisudol (x): simply magic. over the moon. such an honor. #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem...
They are both very excited.

MuggleNet: Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol Get Ready for “Fantastic Beasts”!

Dan Fogler confirmed, that the filming hasn't started yet, it's in prep stage.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Danish Girl competes in Venice and has special presentation at TIFF 2015

Two major festival's lineup announced in the past 24 hours and we know now, that The Danish Girl 
World premiere will be in Venice on 5th September. The film is one of 21 titles up for the Golden Lion 
award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which runs from 2 to12 September.

Brit megastar Eddie Redmayne comes to Venice in Tom Hooper’s 1920s-set movie The Danish Girl, in which
he plays one of the first men to become a trans woman. Alicia Vikander plays his wife – a remarkable pulchritude
face-off. Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard and Ben Whishaw also stars in the film. No news yet about which
of them attend the premiere. Kristen Stewart, Michael Keaton, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson are among the stars coming to the world’s oldest major film festival.
The full line-up is available on the official festival website.
Video: Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival Lineup
Video: Festival de Cinema de Veneza anuncia os competidores (portuguese)
The fest’s main jury, headed by Alfonso Cuaron, includes Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger alongside Turkish 
auteur and 2014 Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of Oscar winner 
“Ida”; French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrere; Taiwanese helmer Hou Hsiao-hsien, who won 
best director at Cannes this year for “The Assassin”; Italian director Francesco Munzi (“Black Souls”); and British director and screenwriter Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”).

It was announced on Tuesday that Tom Hooper’s biopic of Lili Elbe 
will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival.
The film is listed as being a North American premiere.
Among the other British stars who have films screening at the festival who will likely attend include Dame Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Emma Watson, Idris Elba, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Irvine.

The full list of films is available on the Toronto Film Festival website.

The real Lili Elbe and Eddie Redmayne in ‘The Danish Girl’

Excerpt from a letter written by Lili Elbe née Einar Wegener in 1930 shortly before her last surgery: “…One thing however consoles me that were it otherwise I must soon die. Grete and I believe we are dreaming, and are fearful of waking. It is too wonderful to think that Lili will be able to live, and that she will be the happiest girl in the world and that this ghastly nightmare of my life is drawing to an end. This wretched comedy as a man! Without Grete I should have thrown up the sponge long ago. But in these dark days I have had a fresh opportunity of seeing what a splendid girl she is… she is an angel. Overexertions, her own sufferings, have left her unscathed. She has contrived to work for two, now that I am no longer worth much…“

Updated on 31 July 2015 18:02

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Meeting fans at the Giffoni Film Festival 2 years ago

A new hot photo! eddie-redmayne-italian-blog: Giffoni Valle Piana, Italia Ð 26 luglio 2013.
Ph. Anna Monaco Ag. ControluceITALY &ETH. English actor Eddie Redmayne 
at the 43th edition of Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana on July 26, 2013.

 Video of the day (Eddie at 1:40) my captures
Gifset in my tumblr post here

tardispiss: Okay say whatever you want but we make a good pair pf friends ❤️ (via)

@maaary_s: Photo with Eddie Redmayne (via)

bespokeredmayne: It took more than a year, but this fan got her Eddie Redmayne autograph. Here’s how: “I sent a letter, photo and a self addressed stamped envelope to Eddie via his UK 
agency, United Agents, on 10 February 2014. I received my photo back signed from him on 26 July 2015!”

Eddie at the Giffoni Film Festival 2013 - photos, videos

Friday, July 24, 2015

On-Set Footage 'My Week with Marilyn' - Living South 2012 Feb. interview quotes

My captures and gifs from the video: On-Set Footage 'My Week with Marilyn'

Filming of the dancing scene with Emma Watson

Interview with British star Eddie Redmayne in the run up to the release of My Week with Marilyn
By Anthony Pearce (via) - cover feature in Living South magazine. PDF available here.

Eddie redmayne quotes from the article:
“I’d be sat there every night and another Knight of the Realm would just wander in,”

“There’s something quintessentially British about it,”

 “I’m not aggressively ambition. The criteria for accepting work is just whether or not it appeals to me. Whatever medium that is. Whether it’s on stage or television or film is of no consequence really.
And I don’t sit there think ‘Oh God, I wish I had that career’. I remember working with Alfred Molina, when we did ‘Red’ and I remember him saying ‘A career is something you look back on, rather than project’. I feel you take it step by step, pace by pace,”

 “With theatre you have to reach the pinnacles of your energies by 7.30 in the evening. The great thing about stage is that if you screw it up one night you can go and sort it out the next. On film you’re working from seven in the morning to 11 at night, and probably six days a week.
You have to hit those emotional moments repetitively while you’re on a scene, and when you go home at night, that’s it done, and you’re never going to have another go at it. So if you haven’t nailed it… then you go and have a sleepless night thinking about how much better you could have done it,”

“Also film takes you to different parts of the world. I was shooting in North Carolina this year and in Hungary, and so it’s much more of a circus like existence. Often all of you are living on location together and there’s a familial quality to it.”

“I’ve lived [in Borough] for about four years. I have various favourite things… The market obviously, all of that Southbank area, right from where the National [Theatre] is, all the way down to Shad Thames. The last ten to 15 years, it has become European in the most wonderfully, uniquely British way. There’s the celebration of the river… and I love the Design Museum in Shad Thames.
I studied my first ever play there. It wasn’t at the Globe Theatre, but it was with the Globe Theatre company. We rehearsed there. That place has always got special value. And you can always nip across the river to St Pauls for evensong. You try and abuse those things, that London has and gives willingly but doesn’t advertise.”

“Do you know a place called El Vergel? It’s a great south American restaurant in Borough that I run straight to when I’m home. I gave away my pub in an interview last time, I think might keep it to myself!”

“[People recognise me] sporadically, more in the States than they do here. But it tends to be more ‘Do I know…?’ rather than ‘You’re the guy from…’ It’s where you’ve sort of battered your way into someone’s subconscious but they think you’re a friend from back at primary school.”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Eddie in Total Film - TDG test screening on Thursday - Exhibition - new/old pic with Rob

 Eddie Redmayne, with a piercing gaze, is featured in this month’s Total Film.(x)

News about Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' 
metalmeatwad (@MichaelNotCera) posted:
Tom Hooper's THE DANISH GIRL is testing on Thursday.
So, it begins!
— July 20, 2015
Update July 23: The screening has been cancelled

I started to read the David Ebershoff novel this weekend. After the first half of it I can say, to signe for this role was a very brave choice from Eddie. This is not an easy part. Eddie said too, that this is his most challenging role yet.

Picture: Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe...cant wait for The Danish Girl. He will give an amazing performance. @artbysamantha (x)

An Eddie Redmayne portrait is part of the new exhibition 'Seeing Somebody You Know' in the Soho Revue Gallery. 
Duo Walter & Zoniel have mounted their first exhibition devoted solely to photographic portraits spanning their careers as artists.
In ‘Seeing Somebody You Know’, Walter & Zoniel exhibit works relating to the perception of being. Each process focuses upon
an alternate perspective of our self, and our fixation with capturing
it in a moment.
‘Making memories’ explores the role of the sitter and his or her own personal interaction with past, present and future by exploring their own memories. The series involves portraits of various individuals, both well-known figures, including Eddie Redmayne and Vivienne Westwood, and others less often exposed to the public eye.
- Read more here (via)

Video Link: Reflecting the bright light by Walter Hugo with Eddie.
(making of this photo 8:59)

A new/old picture of Eddie and Robert Pattinson at the Golden Globes in 2013

Simone Vollmer (x): In heaven with Rob and Eddie (via)