Eddie Redmayne, whose full name is Edward John David Redmayne, is a theatre as well as film actor from London, England. He took birth on January 6, 1982. His mother name is Patricia née Burke who has business in relocation, and father's name is Richard Redmayne who works in the corporate finance sector. Besides them, he has three brothers and one sister in his household. Sir Richard Redmayne, his paternal great-grandfather, was a mining and civil engineer. Eddie is an alumnus of Colet Court, Jackie Palmer Stage School, Eton College, Eaton House, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Eddie studied the history of art. Prince William and James Corden were his classmates in Eton College and Jackie Palmer Stage School respectively. Eddie suffers from color blindness. In 2008 and 2012, Eddie modeled for the brand named Burberry with Alex Pettyfer and Cara Delevigne respectively.

His first stage play appearance was in the Twelfth Night wherein he essayed the character of Viola. Since then, he has been a part of several such projects and has won prestigious awards for many of them. Lucy Bevan, a casting director who was searching for the lead for Like Minds, saw him performing in Goats, and decided to cast him in it. Since then Eddie has worked in The Good Shepherd, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, and many others. Besides films, Eddie has also impressed the audience on the small screen with The Pillars of the Earth, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and others. Eddie has also dubbed for Early Man, an animated motion picture with sports as its theme.

He is the recipient of one Golden Globe Award, Tony Award, BAFTA Awards, Academy Award, and others. Of all his performances, his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, a legendary scientist, brought him the most accolades while his work in Jupiter Ascending brought him the most ridicule and the Golden Raspberry Award's Worst Supporting Actor. Eddie is married to Hannah Bagshawe, who is an executive of public relations. Their wedding anniversary falls on December 15. The couple has a daughter named Iris Mary Redmayne. In 2014, he became the Into Film's ambassador. It is a charity of film education. In the following year, he became the Officer of the Order of the British Empire of the 2015 Birthday Honors. Eddie is also very vocal about his support for the LGBT community and has spoken about its homeless youth on several occasions.