Thursday, June 30, 2016

Exciting new art project in Staffordshire related to the Lichfield Cathedral

Eddie at the Lichfield Cathedral
Eddie with Peter Walker sculptor and the model of a statue of St Chad, that
will become a 3m bronze sculpture at Lichfield Cathedral in coming years(x)

Lichfield Cathedral Artist in Residence Peter Walker Sculptor welcomes Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne 
to Lichfield to work on Peter Walker's exciting new project for Lichfield Cathedral. Working with Luxmuralis Sound 
Artist David Harper, Peter has created exclusive recordings for a significant upcoming event this August. 
Details to be announced. (x)
I think the recordings were on Monday. In my earlier post there are a few tweets from Tom Bennett,
I think these are related to this project.

Update: Lichfield Mercury article (via bespokeredmayne):
Eddie Redmayne joins Lichfield Cathedral in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme
...The Cathedral's Artist in Residence, Peter Walker, has been working closely with the star to bring Lichfield a unique exhibition which will take place from 4th-6th August, to commemorate the Battle of the Somme. This commemoration "will transform the inside of the Cathedral into a thought-provoking, emotive and poignant landscape, symbolising the journey taken by soldiers to the front, using the words of war poets, visual arts, light
and sound".
Eddie visited the Cathedral earlier this week to record a selection of well-known war poetry, which will form part of the exhibition. Visitors will be able to visit the Cathedral during the commemoration to see this "incredibly moving piece" performed by the exceptionally talented actor.
Part of the exhibition will also involve light projections by Peter Walker, and music by David Harper, who together collaborate under the name 'Luxmuralis'.
Peter Walker says: "Eddie has created a series of four remarkably moving recitations of war poems for the installation this summer. He was very generous in donating his time, and his support of the Artist in Residence program has been wonderful. "We hope everyone will come along and enjoy these recordings in August." Jason Dyer, Development Director at Lichfield Cathedral, adds: 'Within the Cathedral there are Books of Remembrance
that record all those who sacrificed their lives from our region in the Great War.
Full article

 Before Action featuring bespoke recording #eddieredmayne @LichfieldCath installation 
4-6 Aug #lichfield 7-12pm free (x)

Most likely Eddie's new project involves a spectacular light show like this one.
I can't wait to find out more, and jelous of the people, who can attend the exhibition in August.

Upcoming event at the cathedral (this is not what Eddie made the recordings for, but related):
The Somme - Lichfield festival light show - You are invited to this Free Event July 2nd 10pm
Lichfield Cathedral Artist in Residence Peter Walker Sculptor with Luxmuralis are back to project a poignant depiction of The Somme WW1 onto the facade of Lichfield Cathedral.

Congratulations to Alicia Vikander and Jan Sewell on their Academy membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the Oscars) released the list of the new members. Eddie Redmayne's 'The Danish Girl' co-star Alicia Vikander and makeup artist Jan Sewell are among the honorees. 

 Alicia Vikander with Eddie Redmayne and Amber Heard in 'The Danish Girl
I'm not surprised, she's honored, she won the Oscar after all.
Alicia related posts on tumblr

Jan Sewell transformed Eddie to Stephen Hawking and Lili Elbe and
she worked with Eddie on the set of Jupiter Ascending in Bilbao too.

with some infos about her work with Eddie Redmayne

Pictures: video screenshots from TDG Costume Montage clip TToE and TDG bts videos
(links to my related post and YouTube video playlists)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Eddie, Hannah and baby Iris Mary were out for a stroll.

The first photos of Eddie and Hannah since their baby was born on 15th June.
They went for a stroll with Iris Mary. (x) via

Eddie and Hannah were spotted first yesterday in Staffordshire

I updated my latest Fantastic Beasts post with exciting news and article links.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Eddie about ‘The carry over the water’ scene in Tess of the D'Urbervilles

“I carry the girls across, which - I’ll have you know, I must announce - was one of my most painful days of my life, because whilest it looks on screene like it last about sort of two and a half minutes, the reality is, you’re shooting it
for an entire day…and there was a moment when I was having to carry Gem…and we have the scene, a really
romantic moment in which I say ‘You know, I didnt dream a moment like this will happen today’…and I’m something
like please don’t drop her, please don’t drop her, seriously don’t drop her!” - Eddie Redmayne about ‘The carry over
the water’ scene. (video)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - filmography - part 1 part 2 - part 3 - part 4 

To carry people (Les Mis, Birdsong and Tess of the D'Urbervilles)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A New Hero – Newt Featurette

A transcript of all that was said during the feature (x):

J.K Rowling: My heroes are always people who feel themselves to be set apart, stigmatised, or ‘othered’. 
That’s at the heart of most of what I write, and it’s certainly at the heart of this movie. 
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ was a textbook that Harry Potter used at school. While I was writing ‘Potter’, I became quite interested in Newt Scamander, so I knew quite a lot about Newt. He’s been travelling the world studying magical creatures. He calls himself a Magizoologist. Newt’s creatures live in this magical case. 
You open it up, you can go down; it’s an amazing space.

Eddie Redmayne: Newt feels more at home with creatures than he does with human beings 

Newt: ‘come on, give me a smile’ -creature sticks it’s tongue out-

(What is the Groot-looking creature that refuses to smile for Eddie Redmayne, and
what is its problem? Does it realize who Eddie Redmayne is? - :D SparkLife via)

J.K Rowling: Newt walks into a society he doesn’t really understand

Tina: Mr Scamander, do you know anything about the wizarding community in America?
Newt: I know you have rather backwards laws about relations with non-magic people.
That you’re not meant to befriend them, that you can’t marry them,

 which seems wildly absurd to me 
Tina: Whos’s gonna marry him? [pointing to Jacob]

J.K Rowling: And then Jacob accidentally opens Newt’s case full of magical creatures 

 Jacob: Hey! Mr English guy! I think your egg is hatching!

J.K Rowling: So Newt gets embroiled in this adventure 
 Eddie Redmayne: He starts looking a bit more like a hero 
In Tesss of the D'Urbervilles Angel and Tess are fleeing from justice... like Newt and Tina
my gifset here

 J.K Rowling: It’s something that has implications for the who wizarding world

Related tumblr posts, gifsets, pictures
Pottermore: Introducing Newt Scamander
Analysis from

Tickets go on sale on Monday 27 June at 4pm BST (11am ET) for a star-studded advance screening of Fantastic Beasts at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Saturday 12 November, with all proceeds going to J.K. Rowling’s international non-profit children’s organization Lumos.
J.K. Rowling will be on stage in conversation with the film’s main star, Eddie Redmayne, prior to the screening. 
Fantastic Beasts director David Yates, who also directed the final four Harry Potter movies, will introduce the film, with other members of the stellar cast also in attendance. This event will follow the film’s worldwide premiere, being held earlier that week in New York, with the UK premiere in London happening the following week.

Why Fantastic Beasts hero Newt Scamander is the role Eddie Redmayne was born to play
...Cast your eyes over the Redmayne CV. Notice a pattern there? Of course you don’t. While some actors become associated with particular genres or types of role, Eddie Redmayne is impossible to pin down.
...Burberry/Prada model and GQ’s Best Dressed Man of 2015 Eddie Redmayne, on the other hand, oozes sex appeal. Just look at all those besotted blogs devoted to him. Look too at the artwork and trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. There’s not much to go on at this stage, but he appears to be rocking the brilliant, slightly aloof and mysterious English thinking woman’s crumpet shtick that worked so well for Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock’, with charm in place of chilliness.
...If there’s one thing that unites all of Eddie Redmayne’s performances, it’s his absolute commitment to the roles he takes on. Even on those rare occasions when the films themselves haven’t been much cop, Redmayne has always managed to stand out. 'Fantastic Beasts…’ was conceived as a trilogy. If he stars in all three films (nothing’s been confirmed yet), it will be his first big fantasy franchise, allowing him to develop the character of Newt Scamander in his own unique style over years to come. It’s quite possible that J.K. Rowling’s name will eventually become more synonymous with Newt Scamander than with Harry Potter... - read more

Updated on 1 Sept 2017