Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Eddie Redmayne to Play Stephen Hawking

StephenEddie.jpg

Reports are emerging that Eddie Redmayne is to play the part of Stephen Hawking in a forthcoming biopic of the world-famous physicist.

Redmayne is fresh from the huge success of the big-screen Les Misérables adaptation and is thought to be pencilled in to portray Hawkins in Theory of Everything, which will focus on his early years and his relationship with first wife Jane Wilde - no news yet on who will perform that role.

Redmayne has already walked in Hawking's shoes to a point - he attended Trinity College, Cambridge as a student, while Hawking undertook his first postgraduate work at neighbouring Trinity Hall, before continuing his work in the University to this day. He underwent intensive singing lessons for his role in Les Mis - he should probably start getting out the Penguin Guide to Astrophysics and brushing up on his calculus quicksmart.

(Image: Rex Features)

Related

eddie redmayne.jpg

Eddie Redmayne

ExtraHawkingHero.jpg

Infographic: Stephen Hawking

hero_dickens.jpg

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Comments

More

Exclusive: Sam Neill confirms he's in Thor 3

23 Sep 2016

Chris Pratt is a big deal - and we couldn't be happier for him

Chris Pratt talks to Jimi Famurewa about stripping off, the pay gap and why he’s happy to be a piece of meat

22 Sep 2016

See the hilarious War On Everyone for FREE

ShortList Film Club gives you the chance to catch it first and for free

21 Sep 2016

Morgan Spurlock's 'Rats' documentary is the biggest horror of 2016

If you weren't already terrified of rats then you will be after this by Paddy Maddison

19 Sep 2016

Why does Bill Murray have no friends?

Is there are more sinister side to why Billy 'No Mates' Murray needs to be worshipped? by Tristan Cross

15 Sep 2016

Six reasons new thriller The Clan is unmissable

by Joe Ellison

15 Sep 2016

Daniel Radcliffe has issues in exclusive clip for new Neo-Nazi drama

He's come a long way since Harry Potter by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Stylised Sci-Fi posters bring new life to your favourite films

Your favourite Sci-Fi films reimagined by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Mad Max without special effects is still incredible

Those of a nervous disposition may wish to look away now. by Paddy Maddison

13 Sep 2016

Does this confirm Wolverine dies in the next film?

Boyd Holbrook hints it might be the end of Logan's run

13 Sep 2016