Nicholas Hoult v. Eddie Redmayne: which British dude would you rather?

Yesterday was dominated stupidly by Lindsay Lohan’s crack shenanigans, so I didn’t get a chance to cover these photos. I was staring at them for most of the day because the photo sets were close to each other on WENN. Nicholas Hoult was at the LA premiere of Warm Bodies on Tuesday night, and then Eddie Redmayne was at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on the same night. So here’s a little “Who would rather?” game and I seriously can’t decide.

First of all, I’ve really come around on Eddie. Last year I saw his creepy performance in Glorious 39, and it warped my vision of him. But he turned it around over the past few months because A) he’s super-stylish and perhaps the best-dressed person of the awards season and B) he actually seems like a really lovely, sweet, amazing, professional young man and C) POCKET SQUARES! It’s also notable that he’s 31 years old and everyone thinks he’s like 22. So, it feels like you’re lusting after almost-jailbait, but he’s a full-fledged MAN. Which is nice, I guess? Also: cheekbones to die for!

As for Nicholas… I’ve been into him for years now, since A Single Man, really. The boy from About a Boy grew up to be a lanky, enchanting hottie with gorgeous eyes and a flirtatious manner. He also has great taste in ladies – he dated Jennifer Lawrence for more than two years, and although they broke up recently, he’s enough of a gentleman to praise her and talk about how “proud” he is that she’s a big Oscar contender this year. Oh, and Hoult is 23 years old!

So, who would I rather? I can’t even decide? I’m angling more towards Nicholas because he’s more type, but Eddie has really been blowing me away lately with his sweetness, humor and style. Can I have them both? Please?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Jessie says:

    Hoult FTW. Even if I am ten years older than him.

    • T.C. says:


      Nicholas Hoult has finally grown up and baby is bringing the hotness. Those eyes, that face! That sexy lankiness.

      Redmayne’s not my taste. What’s up with combing his hair forward like an old man living in the 1800’s? I don’t like men who spend more time than me styling their clothes and hair like they are a ken doll.

    • Lucky says:

      Hoult would make a better young 007 than sparkles…

  2. marie says:

    Looking at the pictures I would say Nicholas Hoult first, and then Eddie Redmayne. I refuse to choose..

  3. ali says:

    Both ~ at the same time.

  4. T.Fanty says:

    I was on the fence about Eddie because of those darn velvet suits, but apparently, switching to denim has set my biscuit a-tingling. Eddie!!

  5. Carolyn says:

    After seeing Eddie in Tess of the D’hurbevilles, Pillars of the Earth and Les Miserables…it can only be him. He is just adorable.

  6. hannah says:

    Nic. He’s taller.

    • normades says:

      Imdb lists Eddie’s height as 6″2 and Nic as 6″2 1/2, so they are both pretty tall.

      • hannah says:

        I doubt Eddie is that tall. And I would have thought Mic is taller than that. Imdb is not a reliable source ,neither is any otherinternet source. I guess you can only rely on what they say themselves, but then they’re actors and prone to lie 😉

      • normades says:

        Agree, height is often exaggerated in ImdB, but I don’t think Eddie is a Tom Cruise or Jeremy Renner lift wearer either.

  7. allons-y alonso says:

    I love me a British man, but sadly i’m not into either of these 2.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Is one saving oneself for a certain 10th doctor?

    • T.C. says:

      I think there are much better looking British out there but I think Nicholas Hoult is finally breaking out in hotness. Maybe it’s the new hair cut. Makes him look more mature and manly.

      • allons-y alonso says:

        @Miss KiKI: Lol! David Tennant is strangely attractive but, no.

        @T.Fanty: I agree. Nicholas Hoult looks more adult, but i just…meh. Maybe in a few years.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Well I’m biased cos I thought he was hotty right off the bat in season 1 of Skins but the haircut has made him look even better,it brings out his eyes. We are churning out a lot of hot guys lately, I hope you guys really appreciate how generous we’re being.

  8. flor says:

    EDDIEEEEEEE. But I wouldn’t mind having a threesome 😉

  9. Brown says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand I’m pregnant.

  10. mom2two says:

    Could I say neither??? I seem to lack the gene that finds Nicholas Hoult hot.
    If I had to choose between the two, it would be Eddie. But I could think of a ton of UK actors that much hotter than these two.

  11. Memory30 says:

    Nicolas Hoult all the way yummm he’s freaking adorable.

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    RedCarp’s suits are AMAZING, I’ve said it several times but he needs to be winning every best dressed list by the end of the year.

    Nicholas Hoult however, I have loved since 2007, he has my heart and my biscuit.

    • V4Real says:

      I’m feeling greedy and horny this morning so I would do both of these babes and at the same time I tell ya.

      • Miss Kiki says:

        Greedy is exactly how I feel, I’m still recovering from my Jason Mamoa and Chemboy sandwich from yesterday. Euugh CB turns me into such a dong fiend.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I agree Miss Kiki. He can rock any suit! 😀

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    About A Boy was is one of my all time fav movies….I remember getting all hot and bothered about sexy Hugh Grant…Nicholas Hoult is kinda sexy, but also kinda has a serial killer look…but I would still pick him over ER…

  14. Lolly says:

    Eddie looks like a gutter rat. Nic has a fivehead

  15. Ms Kay says:

    Eh… Meh on both. Now if there is one who made me pick up my jaw off the floor, it’s Matthew Lewis, the actor who played Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter, he was an ugly little chap who grew to be He-Who-Shall-Get-Me-Laid *.*

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Indeedys. When he first appeared at the premier for HP7pt2 the little rascal looked so good I nearly forgot to oggle Grint and Felton. I was gobsmacked I tell thee, gobsmacked.

      • Ms Kay says:

        Aye, I hear thee me dear I hear thee… I was like holy sweet muffin stumps Batman who is that? Then my niece said “er.. It’s Neville Longbottom auntie!” O_O

        Of all the child stars out there, Hoult, Felton, Radcliffe, Osment, Highmore, Bell etc. Matthew Lewis is a heaven wonder of puberty…

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Oohh yes! Just did a google image search of him, didnt know how he looked since maturing..and yes, super cute! Like a young Clive Owen, with a dreamy side smile..I never would have imagined that buck-toothed awkward kid would turn out so hot. Congrats to him.

  16. Scavenger says:

    I am weak for Brits. Among these two, I definitely choose Eddie. He looks like he could deliver intelligent conversation as well as the experience of 31 years. BTW, who has he been linked with in the past?- don’t recall every hearing about a girlfriend? Maybe he’s private.

    • m says:

      Im pretty sure he dated Carrey Mulligan in early 2011. They were photographed walking around with his arm around her.
      He is currently dating a girl named Hannah Bagshaw who apparently works at a pr firm in London.

    • flor says:

      YES! Eddie is SUPER smart. He went to Eton and was classmates with Prince William! And he graduated from Cambridge (I think he met Hiddles there).
      Bein smart is a plus. Besides, he is adorable and can sing although he cannot dance to save his life.
      And, sadly, he has a girlfriend like it was said before.

      • normades says:

        “although he cannot dance to save his life.”

        I know! Did you see that weird thing video on the Vanity Fair website with the dancing bear? Eddie has no moves. lol.

        But he is educated and cultivated. That is rare in hWood.

      • GoodCapon says:

        He was also in Pop (Eton’s senior prefects) with William. I’d have thought they were really, really close, but Eddie didn’t seem to be invited to the wedding.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      I agree. I choose him too, mainly bc of the maturity and experiences that come with being 31 vs. early ask me again in 5-7 years about Nic and I might reverse my opinion

  17. Cait says:

    After seeing him in Les Mis, ER is so hot to me.

  18. Crystal says:

    Pass on both. They’re not ugly by any means but there are better looking British dudes out there.
    Eddie’s lips annoy me. It’s like they were drawn by Satan.

  19. Tony Stonem forever <3

  20. OhDear says:

    Damn Justin Timberlake must be eating his heart out. Eddie R. really pulls off that denim suit!

    Nicholas Hoult looks like Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s younger brother.

  21. serena says:

    Eddie is really not my style, I’d surely go for Nicholas.

  22. Miss Kiki says:

    Ooops this was meant to be a reply to a comment upthread.

  23. Tessa says:

    Eddie. I fell in love with him in Pillars of the Earth. I have never recovered. Sigh…

    • GoodCapon says:

      My God, he was SO hot with red hair!!! And it pretty much showcased his freckles in their full glory 😀

      Have you read the book? I’ve tried reading it after I watched the series but Follett is mind-numbingly verbose that I had to drop it. Jack getting from Point A to Point B took about 10 pages of description!

      • Tessa says:

        Yeah, I did read the books. I loved the miniseries a lot more though. I read pretty much anything in the historical fiction genre. Pillars is great, but I have to say this is one case where I prefer the movie. I really really loved it. Eddie was great, Sam Claflin (Finnick), Matthew McFayden, everyone. A+

      • GoodCapon says:

        Have you watched World Without End too? How was it?

      • Tessa says:

        No, not yet. I haven’t found the time, but I plan to. I’m afraid nothing will live up to Jack and Aliena…

  24. toto says:

    If any would make a movie of aruba missing girl Natalee holloway , Nicholas Hoult shell be cast as Joran van der Sloot.

  25. MadMadgeThePartyVadge says:

    Eddie Redmayne is supposed to be ugly-hot, right? I do not get his appeal at all. If he didn’t tan and stay perfectly coiffed, he’d just be a creepy dude on the street. Actually, he kind of looks like he’s been in a fire, with reconstructed skin and lips.

  26. Ann says:

    They look like boys not men. I’ll take Henry Cavill any day over those two.

  27. normades says:

    I like them both. They seem like nice professional guys and both have a strange beauty to them.

    But EDDIE WINS!!! He IS the best dressed PERSON of this awards season hands down. I am so amazed how a guy’s style has impressed so many people (eat your heart out Justin Timberlake). And he’s 31!!! I thought he was much younger. And he looks less weird when he smiles. Adorable actually.

    Sigh. Eddie is my new crush. Can’t wait to see what he’ll wear next.

  28. banarang says:

    Hes got a bit of that JRM crazy eyes thing going for him

  29. Lily says:

    Since I’ve seen Eddie Redmayne in real life I will have to go with Nicholas Hoult. Eddie was hot in Pillars of the Earth and My Week with Marilyn but IRL?… NO 🙁

    • normades says:

      Details please?!!

      • Lily says:

        It was at the opening of the Harry Potter Studio Tour last year. My dad worked on one of the films. Eddie was there for some reason, maybe he’s a HP fan, who knows? Anyway, it’s not that he is ugly, he is just.. very average. I’d always though that he was strangely good-looking in movies but IRL he was just strange-looking in my opinion. And he looked a bit too orangey for my taste, but maybe that was just because he was wearing makeup. Most men wear makeup on the red carpet which you can’t really see in photos but IRL it looks awful!

      • Reece says:

        LOL He looks orange here.

    • Tessa says:

      Im almost afraid to ask. I love Eddie. Nooo!!

    • GoodCapon says:

      Tell us more Lily!!! Love your name by the way! 🙂

  30. GoodCapon says:

    It’s mah man EDDIE for me!

    Jeez Kaiser, do you even have to ask??? 😉

  31. The Original Mia says:


    Warm Bodies looks good. Kinda cute.

  32. Madpoe says:

    Hoult’s eyes kinda reminds me of my <3 Cillian Murphy.

  33. maria says:

    No thanks to both.

  34. Apples says:


  35. ViktoryGin says:

    Nick Hoult. But I almost feel guilty for being so conventional.

    I can’t with Redmayne. I’ve seen him in an interview, and he comes off like your typical Eton-trained cosmopolitan sophisticate a la Hiddleston. It compensates a bit, but not enough.

  36. Reece says:

    Ummm…pass, neither.

  37. Tig says:

    Eddie is a pass- he’s developed this sort of “misty/teary eyed stare to the middle distance” that is pulled out over and over again- did it in Marilyn, the miniseries Birdsong and again in Les Miz- drives me crazy.

    Nic was so cute in “A Single Man”- but Warm Bodies looks not so good.

    On another note- read where Tom Hardy will be playing Leo in Child 44- so excited to see that being brought to the screen. It’s an amazing book

  38. Claudia says:

    Nicholas Hoult. Something about his face radiates warmth and down-to-earth. He’s got beautiful eyes and an approachable demeanor. It doesn’t hurt that when he looks at a girl it reminds me of the look this guy from my past used to give me (the one that got away ooh laa…)

    Redmayne has a nice smile but I’m a little freaked out by his lips (super pale and pillowy and wide).

  39. Chelsea's handler says:

    Hoult made a great and lasting first impression on me in Skins so i’m still Team Hoult.

  40. erica says:


  41. eddiegirl says:

    I am the only one who saw powder blue and i loved him in that and he was very young still had the same look,he looked like a young old boy,i mean he look well read and young.

  42. jen says:

    Tom Hardy, of course!
    no idea who these kids are…

  43. Mouse says:

    Eddie! He’s got such a strange sexy charisma. I can’t think of Nicholas that way, he’s still the little kid standing next to Hugh Grant to me.

    (Although Richard Armitage is my #1.)