Trivia

Facts

  • Born: 6 January 1982 in London, England
  • Birth name: Edward John David Redmayne
  • Height: 6’½” (1,84 m)
  • Spouse: Hannah Redmayne (née Bagshawe) (15 December 2014 – present)
  • Children: Iris Mary Redmayne (15 June 2016), Luke Richard Redmayne (10 March 2018)

Trivia

  • Is an Old Etonian
  • Son of Richard (b. 1938) and Patricia (née Burke) Redmayne (b. 1949)
  • His father is a managing director at a bank, and his mother worked at a relocation-office
  • Brother of James (b. 1979), a bank manager, and Thomas (b. 1987). Younger half-brother of Eugenie (b. 1965) and Charles (b. 1966), an Internet-entrepreneur from his father’s previous marriage to Maxine Brodrick
  • Very close friends with Jeremy Irvine
  • His ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish. His paternal grandparents were John Marriner Redmayne and Audrey Mercedes D’Alton, and Eddie’s paternal great-grandfather, Sir Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne, was a prominent mining and civil engineer. Eddie’s maternal grandparents are Thomas R. Burke and Mary Rattray
  • Attended Eton College, where he had classes with Prince William
  • His fragrance of choice is Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to drama
  • When he first auditioned as a 12-year-old for a role as one of the princes in the tower in Richard III (1995), he was turned down by lead Ian McKellen as being unsuitable for the role
  • Is colour blind
  • Became a father for the first time at age 34 when his wife Hannah Bagshawe gave birth to their daughter Iris Mary Redmayne on June 15, 2016
  • Became a father for the second time at age 36 when his wife Hannah Bagshawe gave birth to their son Luke Richard Redmayne on March 10, 2018
  • While he was as Eton College, he auditioned for the role of Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). However, he did not get the call back from the casting director
  • Used to be flatmates with fellow actors Jamie Dornan and Andrew Garfield
  • Was in a school theatre production of “A Passage to India” with Tom Hiddleston