Eddie Redmayne is ‘desperate, jumping at the bit’ to marry his fiancée


Here are some photos of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones at yesterday’s AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series, promoting The Theory of Everything. I’m kind of feeling sorry for Eddie these days – his Oscar campaign has been utterly eclipsed by Benedict Cumberbatch and Harvey Weinstein. But… Eddie has hustle. Don’t count him out. He really wants this and there’s always a possibility that Oscar voters will be turned off by Benedict’s media oversaturation (although they didn’t seem to mind it when it was Anne Hathaway). Anyway, Eddie is here to remind Oscar voters that he is also engaged. And planning a winter wedding, thank you very much. And while I’m sure this has been mentioned in the comments, I never realized that Eddie put his engagement/wedding announcement in The Times as well!

It sounds like Eddie Redmayne will soon be a married man! The 32-year-old actor, who got engaged to fiancée Hannah Bagshawe back in June, tells E! News he’s currently in major wedding planning mode.

“We are in the midst of it all now,” the Brit star told E! News on Friday at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards. “The plan is a winter wedding. We’re in the thick of that at the moment…We’re doing our best.”

As for juggling both wedding planning and awards season with his critically acclaimed movie The Theory of Everything, Redmayne laughed, “Priorities! We’ve planned this long in advance. It’s the most wonderful thing.”

And Redmayne is definitely excited to tie the knot! “I’m desperate. I’m jumping at the bit,” he gushed. “I can’t wait to be married.”

Redmayne also gushed about all the Oscar buzz his performance as Stephen Hawking is getting.

“I try and literally put one foot in front of the other,” he said of navigating all the upcoming awards shows. “The fact that people seem to be excited about the movie, that just means the world.”

Redmayne also revealed where the term Redmayniacs (the name given to his fans) originated.

“I did an interview a few years ago with The Guardian in England and I think the journalist was talking about the Cumberbitches, Benedict’s fans,” he dished. “And then she decided to name my fans that. I don’t know whether it’s an official title. They seem like lovely people, they don’t seem like maniacs at all.”

[From E! News]

It probably helps that Eddie and Hannah have been together for years, that his fans were already familiar with Hannah on his arm for a while before the engagement, etc. Eddie’s engagement seems less like an Oscar campaign stunt and more like a coincidence that this is all happening at the same time as his film promotion. One point for Eddie! I’ll give him another point for being so well-dressed all the time. If he ends up with some big nominations, I’m guessing that he will be the best-dressed man of the awards season. Bendy is probably weeping into a denim shirt as we speak.

Oh, and Redmayne got an ELLE UK cover too!

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Renee says:

    I know that this story is about Eddie but I came on here to say that Felicity looks AMAZING!!! I like that she is mixing her look up a bit. I kind of feel like he is a long shot to win but I saw the trailer for The Theory of Everything and these two were EVERYTHING in it. I was bawling – just from watching the trailer!!!

    • Greata says:

      This! I saw the movie last Saturday, and it was terrific. Cumby, will have to be genius in his role as Turing to beat Eddie. (have not seen The Imitation Game) Eddie for the win.

    • Lb says:

      It’s never about the performance, it’s always about the campaign sadly. Having seen this and Birdman, I’d say either he or Michael Keaton would be a good winner. I think Keaton is far more likely to win that Redmayne due to how long he’s been in the business but never underestimate Harvey Weinstein.

      • Greata says:

        @L.b Yes, Harvey is desperate to have his horse/otter win this race. Hoping to see Birdman, and TIG, soon, but I have to admit, I am a little turned off by Cumber, and his too posh to campaign self.

      • Miss M says:

        I am with you on it. I saw birdman and the theory of everything and I am waiting to see if his acting can outdo the other two. If he doesn’t and wins the Oscar, I will be a bit disappointed.

    • wiffie says:

      The correct phrase is “chomping/champing at the bit”. The title makes me cringe a bit, not going to lie.

  2. T.Fanty says:

    Awwwwww. This is the kind of casual sincerity that’s hard to pull off (*sideeye to that other guy*). Redmaye just seems so genuine and sweet.

    (also, not to be picky, but the phrase is “chomping at the bit”)

  3. mia girl says:

    Love Eddie, but what in the jean-on-jean h*ll is that cover photo?!

    80s jean jacket flashblacks include… Judd Nelson in Breakfast Club and Jon Bon Jovi (shudders)

  4. neve says:

    ‘jumping at the bit’ ? ‘champing at the bit’ is the english version no? lol

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    Why does one feel that If you asked Eddie to make a choice between marriage(Hannah) and an Oscar, Eddie would choose marriage(Hannah) in a heartbeat, while, when posed with a similar question, the Otter King would have to pause for a moment.

    • Grace says:

      Oh no, the Otter King wants to escape to a seaside cottage with his she too! Blah. Otter king’s campaign is joke. That’s what it is. And he’s not getting on with the programme. On the other hand, I always think Eddie is a sweet, down-to-earth guy who doesn’t get enough credit. Loved his DP30 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3i7fn7-O1k

  6. MIMI says:

    Love his style

  7. jkl says:

    Why do groups of fans need names all ofa sudden? It’s so childish, like a lot of the internet. I heard someone describe themself as a “fanney” the other day – that being a fan of Alison Janney. Which I certainly am, but come on.

    • Lindy79 says:

      As in….pronounced “fanny”? “I am a fanny”

      I have no idea how to process this information.

    • Linn says:

      Why not?
      It’s usually a bit of harmless fun and trying to distance themselves from the majority of society while identifying with their groups of peers has always been a part of growing up.
      Be it by wearing certain clothes, listening to a special type of music or giving themselves a group name.

      “This is who I am and this is where I belong” or “This is who I am not”
      And in a couple of years they might very well be somebody else.

      That’s hardly a new idea. The internet just brought different ways to express it and maybe not even that.

    • Abbott says:

      Does this mean we are all Grateful Bedheads? Jazzer-Kaisers?

  8. Linn says:

    “And then she decided to name my fans that. I don’t know whether it’s an official title. They seem like lovely people, they don’t seem like maniacs at all.”

    For the most part everybody get’s the fans that s/he deserves. If you act like like a circus bear people will treat you like one and once it’s at that point it’s hard to reverse. Although being part of a big franchise surely has a part in it as well.
    I would certainly prefer living the life of Eddie (or his fiancée) over that of Tom or Benedict. Though the two probably love most of the attention they get.

    It’s not really fair to judge as I’ve only see the trailer of The Theory of Everything but I would really love to see Eddie win the Oscar.

    • OhDear says:

      He (Redmayne) seems to be going for the Matt Damon approach, no? Though hopefully he won’t be passive-aggressively snarking at other actors like Damon does with Clooney.

      TBH I don’t get why those three actors have to be constantly compared to one another just because they’re posh Brits in their 30s, and really don’t get why you have to put down anyone to praise Redmayne. And turning around the “circus bear” fandom is possible, though it just takes a while (see DiCaprio, Depp).

      • Linn says:

        They get’s compared because they are a similar types, seem to be friends and often get considered for similar (and sometimes the same) roles.
        And Eddie and Benedict are obviously competing for the oscar (nomination) for playing somewhat similar roles.

        I never said that it’s impossible to turn around the “circus bear” fandom, I just said that it isn’t easy.
        I’m not putting Benedict and/or Tom down and I like them both. I just think that it’s interesting that Eddie has far less of a (crazy) following with the “Tumblr-Crowd”

  9. Lb says:

    I read elsewhere that at the Hollywood Awards, he seemed like he will be happy just to be there. So I don’t think he can compete with Harvey’s hustle. Michael Keaton, on the other hand? His performance in Birdman is excellent, he’s been in the business forever and if his team is up to it, he could successfully campaign for a win.

  10. Birdie says:

    He looks so much like Jennifer Garner, I cannot unsee it.

  11. javaj77 says:

    Their body language is screaming friends only!! Is she a beard?

  12. enastein says:

    If Jack O’Connell ( unbroken) win the Oscar? Benedict and Eddie will have foursome.

  13. 'P'enny says:

    Eddie and Benedict are not going to get the Oscar if there is a slightest change that there is a popular American actor in the running. Oh and guess what? ‘cough’ Michael Keaton and Steve Carroll and the latter, everyone loves. God fearing, funny American and home-spun as American apple pie. I think Benedict and Eddie should concentrate on the BAFTA’s.

    I would like to say best performance wins, but that never happens for the Oscars or the BAFTAs for that matter, but heh-ho

  14. Betti says:

    I love Eddie and hope he gets a nomination! I’ve met him and he is soo sweet and a really nice guy who deserves it all. Good luck!

  15. Molly says:

    Anne Hathaway did not have any competition in her category the year that she won. That was a very weak year for supporting actresses. That said, Cumbersnatch is not in the same situation. There are at least 8 or 9 actors who could seriously be considered for Best Actor.

    • OTHER RENEE says:

      I respectfully disagree. Helen Hunt was fabulous and so real and honest in her nominated performance, but no way did she stand a chance against the raging machinery behind AnnE and her overacting emotathon.

      This year, it’s at minimum a 3 way race for the men’s top prize. My bet is on Michael Keaton for the win.

  16. MountainRunner says:

    Feicity looks AMAZE-BALLS and Eddie is the only poshie I can totally get behind this season, even if MK is favored to win (rightly so). ER may be campaigning hard, but he comes across as such a delightful person, I don’t mind at all. He seems to be keeping his head with all that he has going on.

    That other posh needs a ball gag to plug the BS spewing from his piehole.

  17. shenasty says:

    I love him but…. man. His campaign for an Oscar is somehow even more thirstier than Hathaway’s.

  18. MeloMelo says:

    Yes! Finally! Some Redmayne! I love how he and Jones are styled here. I want to steal her look, but I don’t think my thunder thights will let me pull it off.

  19. INeedANap says:

    OK, Redmayniacs is just clever. Count me in, I love good wordplay.

  20. Lilacflowers says:

    Oh, is some other actor campaigning for an Oscar? Both Felicity and Eddie are fantastic inTTOE. IMO, they deserve nominations. Keaton is also outstanding in Bird Man. What may work against Keaton would be if voters consider it a comedy. Comedic performances don’t win Best Actor Oscars, although Keaton’s character arc is tragic and everyone else around him is insane.

  21. Ostone says:

    Team Redmayne! Loved Benedict as Sherlock, but he quickly is approaching AnnE’s levels of annoying.

  22. Stef Leppard says:

    I’m an official Redmayniac!! Woohoo!

  23. kca says:

    Eddie Redmayne deserves the recognition he is getting now. I’ll be happy for him if he at least gets nominated. With that nomination, he would already be known as Oscar nominated actor Eddie Redmayne and in the industry, that’s saying a lot already. Crossing my fingers for him!