Edward John David Redmayne is an English actor. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Olivier Awards.
Redmayne began his professional acting career in West End theatre before making his screen debut in 1996 with guest television appearances. His first films were Like Minds (2006), The Good Shepherd (2006) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). On the stage, Redmayne starred in the productions of Red from 2009 to 2010 and Richard II from 2011 to 2012. The former won him the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His film breakthrough came with the roles of Colin Clark in the biopic My Week with Marilyn (2011) and Marius Pontmercy in the musical Les Misérables (2012).
Redmayne gained consecutive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayals of the physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014) and the transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl (2015), winning for the former. From 2016 to 2022, he starred as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and from 2021 to 2022, he starred in a production of Cabaret, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He has also portrayed Tom Hayden in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) and Charles Cullen in The Good Nurse (2022).