Few can believe that the very stylish star of the acclaimed adaptation The Theory of Everything, about the life of English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, Stephen Hawking, who suffers from the debilitating decease, ALS, saw his beginnings as a modest model of sweaters.
Redmayne’s name has been propelled into stardom because of his incredible talent and the red-haired, freckled-face Brit has grabbed the attention of millions of women all over the world. Adorable, cute, sweet, and other adjectives are used by his admirers to describe the 33-year-old star.
However, before he gained notoriety as an actor, Eddie Redmayne was a model and some of his old photoshoots have been unearthed. It truly wasn’t that long ago that the Best Actor winner was showing his looks in a homey sweater or jumper as the Brits call them.
Eddie Redmayne may have a modeling contract with the famed house, Burberry now, but that wasn’t the case when he was trying to make a name for himself. About 10 years ago, it was a completely different story when Redmayne was working for the internationally renowned luxury hand knit company, Rowan Yarn.
“Hollywood A-lister found in the Rowan archive!” the caption of a 22-year-old Eddie Redmayne wearing a pattern called “saucers” proudly reads on the Rowan Yarns Facebook page.
Eddie Redmayne, as many of his colleagues used modeling to pay the bills. The ginger took up drama from a young age and was educated at the very posh Eton College (where Prince William and Kate Middleton met) before going on to Trinity College in Cambridge.
As many of the British actors now grazing the big and small screens, Eddie began his career on the stage. His first performance was in the adaptation of Oliver!, a play directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) in London’s famous West End.
Eddie Redmayne has gone from wide-eyed sweater model to renowned Oscar winner and he seems to be enjoying every minute of with his new wife, longtime friend Hannah Bagshawe. Now, with all the fanfare for the awards season behind them maybe they can enjoy a proper honeymoon.
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