Monday, June 26, 2023

New photos - Eddie and Andrew in London

Eddie and his friend Andrew Garfield were photographed recently in London. The pair were seen
laughing and hugging as they shared a walk in the sun in London’s Marylebone.

You look good Mr. Redmayne! No one could tell, that you are 41 years old.
This radiant smile makes you look much younger.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Conversation with MND Association volunteer Lesley Connor

For this year's Global MND Awareness Day (June 21), MND Association patron
Eddie Redmayne had a chat with Lesley Connor, one of the remarkable volunteers
of the charity. In the conversation, he discovers Lesley's 20-year journey, some of
her invaluable roles, and the impact she's made on those affected with MND. (x)

Eddie has been working for the MNDA for about 10 years since he made The Theory of Everything.

"I met a man called Glenn Phillips when I was preparing to do The Theory of
Everything. I went to the Queen's Square Neurology Clinic and spent time meeting
- and was introduced to families. There were many extraordinary people that I met
but I will never forget Glenn, who was a sort of academic in film. He just had
such a vibrancy to him and a kind and overwhelming courage at the moment..."

Eddie went beetroot when Lesley said she was the lucky one chosen to talk to him
and praised his work for the association.

"It's so much interestingly for me about awareness and I agree with you like that has shifted and changed. Certainly, I remember wen just after The Theory of Everything there was also the 
Ice Bucket Challenge moment (1) (2) and there was, but it's about retaining that awareness because
I think for you and me it feels like that was only yesterday, but actually, the years do move on..."

My screenshots from the video.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Tony Awards footage celebrating John Kander and Joel Grey

John Kander and Joel Grey picked up their lifetime achievement award Tony on June 11th. 
In the video below, a group of West End Emcees including Eddie Redmayne, Fra Fee,
Mason Alexander Park, Callum Scott Howells, and Matthew Gent discussed the duo's
iconic contributions to musical theatre.

My screenshots from the video.

Broadway Journal reported, that Ambassador Theatre Group and Underbelly Productions
plan to transfer their hit West End revival of Cabaret to Broadway. Eddie Redmayne
has committed to reprise his performance as the emcee. Rebecca Frecknall is slated to direct
the production, which is to begin previews in March 2024 ahead of an April opening.

At the moment, Jujamcyn, the Broadway landlord that recently merged operations
with U.K.-based ATG, has only one venue available: the August Wilson Theatre,
where Funny Girl is scheduled to close on Sept. 3.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Eddie is in Budapest, he was spotted in the city on Monday

 Eddie arrived in Hungary for filming his new TV series 'The Day of the Jackal'.
He was spotted at a student demonstration in the István Széchenyi Square in Budapest
on Monday (June 5. 2023). He probably met the protestors when he was walking by. 
Photos by Zsolnai Péter (Source:BLIKK)

He was in a good mood and he looked fantastic.

Eddie took a selfie and chatted with a young protestor.

Eddie Redmayne in front of the building of the Ministry for Home Affairs.
(or Ministry of Interior - I'm not sure which translation is better)

In my opinion, the meeting was not planned, but I think he agrees with the demonstrators.
This wouldn't be the first time he stands up for independent good education. 
In 2020 Eddie signed an open letter in which the defining figures of British cultural life
expressed their support to the students of the Hungarian University of Theater and Film.

The letter lists the stages of the transformation of the SZFE, from the appointment of the
new board of trustees to the resignation of the senate and the occupation of the university.
The letter states that the transformation of the SZFE is part of a cultural struggle through
which they try to deprive the cultural sphere and institutions of their autonomy.
At the end of the letter, they ask the Hungarian government to restore the intellectual and
managerial autonomy of the SZFE, which they believe is vital for artistic creativity,
academic research, and education

This is the third time he works in my Country. He spent a long time here filming

Casting news about The Day of the Jackal

Variety reported that Lashana Lynch is set for a starring role in the
Sky and Peacock series. She will play Bianca, described as “a tenacious
law enforcement agent determined to catch The Jackal.”

Per the official logline, the series “is a bold, modern reimagining of the beloved
and respected novel and film. This contemporary drama will stay true to the DNA
of the original story while delving deeper into the chameleon-like ‘anti-hero’ at
the heart of the story in a high-octane, cinematic, globetrotting ‘cat and mouse’
thriller, set amidst the turbulent geo-political landscape of our time.”

Other photos from Hungary

In preparation for his role, Eddie had a super intensive driving technique training at a training
circuit in Zsámbék Hungary. @drivingcamp posted the photo below on June 9.

His trainer Adorján Tamás was a three-time Hungarian champion motorcycle
racer. Now he works as a driving technique instructor at Driving Camp
and competes in the Hungarian Slalom Championship. 


Eddie with fans in Budapest on June 14. (via)