Saturday, March 31, 2018

The third bedtime storie - Big Little Hippo by Valery Gorbachev

Eddie Redmayne said in an interview earlier, that he recorded 3 bedtime stories for CBeebies in December. The firs story aired on Christmas Day, the second one at the end of January, and the last one today. If you have access to BBC iPlayer, you can watch it here. I saw the live stream, and Eddie was cute, phenomenal, as always. 

He read a story about a Little Hippo, who's the youngest in his family . . . and the smallest. Smaller than his parents and siblings. Smaller than his friends, too, from old Crocodile to giant Elephant. And even though everyone promises he’ll grow, Little Hippo doesn’t want 
to wait. He wants to be big RIGHT NOW! But when he helps a creature even tinier than himself, Little Hippo learns that it’s the size of his heart that counts most of all.

The book on goodreads - review

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Eddie read from the Bible at Professor Hawking's funeral today

Eddie Redmanye was among hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of British
genius Prof Stephen Hawking today. The service held at 2pm in Great St Mary’s
Church, which is part of Cambridge University... Prof Hawking's ashes will be
interred at Westminster Abbey near the grave of Sir Isaac Newton during a
thanksgiving service later this year. Full article in Mirror here (via)

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charles Guard arriving to the funeral 

 Guests seen arriving at the service included the model and Cambridge University graduate
Lily Cole, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May and comedian Dara Ó Briain, who
made a documentary about Hawking.  The renowned British physicist died peacefully at his
Cambridge home on 14 March at the age of 76. - Read more in The Guardian article here

Eddie and Felicity during the service (via @eddie.redmayne.obe_fan on IG)

Eddie Redmayne gave a reading at Prof Hawking's funeral,
with Ecclesiastes 3.1-11 as the chosen text:
Everything Has Its Time
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What gain has the worker from his toil?
10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot bfind out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

His family said farewell to professor Hawking following the service


Lily Cole, Eddie Redmayne, Charles Guard and Felicity Jones leaving the church together

Friday, March 30, 2018

Like Minds production stills by Sam Oster (2004)

Sam Oster was the production photographer of the movie, filmed partly in Australia in 2004-2005. 
She published photos of Eddie Redmayne on her website as part of her portfolio.
Silvertrace provides unique photography services across South Australia, Australia.


@silvertracer on IG (14.Jan.2015): My headshot shoot of acclaimed actor Eddie Redmayne shot 
on B&W film in 2004. I was the stills photographer on a film he did with Toni Collette and on the 
day we shot this he had a black eye from one of the scenes. We didn't have time to get him out 
of makeup and wardrobe for these shots so we just went with it. Lovely guy, extremely talented 
and genuine. He just won a Golden Globe award for 'The Theory of Everything". Wow.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

TBT 2007 - Eddie channels Mary Poppins at the Getty Museum in LA

Let's go back to 2007, when Eddie Redmayne was in LA filming Powder Blue.
Location: Getty Museum - Photos by Darcy Hemley via iloveeddieredmayne

Sitting at a Melrose Avenue coffeehouse he told BlackBook about his year:
"The people I'm getting to work with, the projects I'm getting 
to work on. It's just so far from what you ever dare imagine."

About his casting as William Stafford in 'The Other Boleyn Girl' Eddie said: 
Stafford "is this dashing aristocratic icon of sexuality. People are already saying, 
'Why did you cast a 12-year-old who looks slightly like a woman?'"

More black haired Eddie in my old posts:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The eye is the mirror of the soul

Eddie has such wonderful expressive eyes. - My edit with AndreaMosaic (click for full size)

Clémence Poesy (in 2012): "...if I were to choose an actor [who’ll achieve] greatness, 
it would probably be Eddie – he is wonderful. Not because he is young and elegant 
and beautiful, but because he is one of the few actors who could play a character like 
Stephen in Birdsong, from a young man falling in love at 20 to a haunted man of 35 
who has been through a war. When we filmed the scene where my character Isabelle 
and Stephen meet up years later, it was extraordinary. Eddie walked into the room and
it was as if the war had come in with him, his eyes had the haunted look of someone 
who had been through something dreadful. It is an amazing performance because he 
does so much without words; he is going to be so big."


I  made a few edits about Eddie's beautiful eyes for D24 of the #30daysidolchallenge last year. 
The challenge was a great fan. I posted the pictures on my tumblr and Instagram accounts then. 
If you are interested in my posts, you can check them here, I hope you will like them.

The Theory of Everything

Jupiter Ascending

my collage from photoshoot outtakes - post on IG

I had some trouble then with the D19 task, Idol doing peace sign.
I couldn't find suitable pic then, so I posted a group selfie of Eddie
with the cast and crew, where David Yates and Alison Sudol did it.
On the screenshot below Eddie unintentionally doing peace sign in 
a 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' Cast Live Q&A in 
November 2016 - video - He actually talked about Pickett, and 
illustrated him with hand gestures. I saw a gif on Twitter posted 
by @CandyWorking when I noticed this.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Nov 2016 Beijing - Wand lessons with Eddie Redmayne and Eric Nam

It's Thursday, so it's time for a little throwback. This old interview from the Fantastic Beasts 
promo tour in Beijing, showed up during my YouTube search yesterday. Eddie is very nice 
and relaxed in it, clearly very comfortable in the company of the talented Korean singer and 
TV presenter Eric Nam, who catches up with him for a chat and a few photos, one of which 
Eric posted up on his Instagram. 

realericnam: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out NOW! 
#신비한동물사전 #에디레드메인 #FantasticBeasts 선물 고마워요 ㅋㅋ 
thanks for the birthday gift Eddie! (x)

Interview for V LIVE during the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Eddie Redmayne learns a few Korean words. He talks about the filming with
imaginary beasts, the Pottermore sorting test and patronus, about his daughter
Iris, the mating dance scene, working with the wand, demonstrating some of
his favorite spells. They also talk about favorite songs, Eddie's favorite magical
power, and about what was the most difficult part of playing Newt.

"I'm pretty nosy, so I quite like the idea of being invisible..."

Monday, March 19, 2018

Extended IMAX trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

IMAX released an alternative, slightly extended trailer for the Fantastic Beasts sequel.

New scene: Queenie is in the streets of Paris, and she looks confused. She doesn’t know
what to do. A man’s voice says at this exact moment that Newt will have to ‘pick a side.'

The full trailer with Eddie Redmayne's introduction for MVTO via @/TheMVTO
I love his gestures  ❤ ❤ ❤ You find my gifset here
The IMAX release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be digitally
re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®.

Zoe Kravitz: "She's not just a bad girl, she's just had a really complicated past and
been misunderstood. I think the Lestranges as a family are just misunderstood people,
so it was a really wonderful thing to get to delve into that. And it's going to be
incredible. The story and the magic is just extraordinary." (via @SnitchSeeker)
There are also rumors that Leta may be related to Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller)
but not confirmed as of yet.

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in the trailer riding a beast. I suppose it's a kelpie.