Thursday, November 23, 2017

TBT - THR Les Misérables cover shoot 2012

Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne let us know what it was like 
working on Tom Hooper's musical and what Sacha Baron Cohen 
and Anne Hathaway were like behind the scenes.
Photoshoot by Ruven Afanador

Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️😊 ❤️😊 ❤️😊 I’m thankful for Eddie and you.

Monday, November 20, 2017

First photos of Eddie from the London filming of Fantastic Beasts 2

Newt has a new coat, and it's grey (via @shr_burg)

...The London streets had been transformed into the Fantastic Beasts world, 
complete with old vehicles littering the roads... The star was also spotted 
laughing with cast and crews, and messing around with his wand on set...

'The Crimes Of Grindelwald' set photos from Sunday (19.11.17) in London 

The Newton Scamander’s smile is really contagious! (via eddie-redmayne-italian-blog)
A ray of sunshine 

“We delve deeper into [J.K. Rowling’s] wizarding world — we’re in Paris, 
we’re in London and New York — the world is expanding,” Heyman says. 
“As you can tell from the [cast photo], we’re following quite a few characters. 
The new film has a very different feel than the first. It’s got a thriller quality. 
And it’s also a story about love and passion and all its forms — paternal, 
romantic, political. And it’s just a thrilling and very fun adventure. We took 
all we’ve learned from one and just expanded that and created a richer, 
deeper and more thrilling film which I’m excited to be a part of.”

Update 22nd Nov.: Eddie Redmayne in full Newt Scamander gear while filming 
Fantastic Beasts 2 on Saturday - short video by @pearlanddean on Instagram
Newt and Eddie - Filming a take, then back, to prepare for one more.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Interview in Harper Bazaar's Thailand - When Aqua Meets Terra

Interview in Harper Bazaar Thailand by Koko Nichakul Kitayanubhongse, who talked to Eddie at the Omega press event in Venice on 28th October 2017. The interview is in Thai, I'm trying to summarize here in English (my quick translation), what it's about. In the post I quoted a matching part from the interesting Esquire interview here.

Before he attended the diner celebrating the new Seamaster Aqua Terra in Venice, at Palazzo Pisani Moretta, brand ambassador "Eddie Redmayne," took the time to talk to Harper's BAZAAR MEN Thailand' editor, about his long experience with Omega and his special day in Venice.

HB: Tell us about your first experience with Omega.
ER: "My first Omega watch was a De Ville, which my dad had for many many years. He used to let me wear it. Then a few years ago when the Globemaster was released I became the face of that model. It had this very simple, beautiful elegance to it and I loved it."
And last year, this new version of Aqua Terra came out as a model inspired by the combination of sea and land together. I think the sailing doesn't matter at all, but I like the idea. And it's what makes me like Omega. They have a history, I was surprised by it. This is the first watch that British Air Corp has used, and there were also astronauts wearing it on the moon.

HB: When the boat arrived at Venice, we saw your picture on the billboard. ER: Yes, I'm sorry. 
HB: ...It's a surprise to see. Tell us about this video. ER: I got a call from Omega, that we are going to shoot an Aqua Terra ad on a boat in Ibiza. And my wife said, "I want your job" Very enjoyable. We had a luxury cruise around Ibiza, where it was late summer. Before that, I worked hard. I told my wife that it was like having a rest day. It was a summer vacation gathering in a single day. First I had a face lift, but not much. How much sunscreen. I also have a lot. But it is a very special day, 15 minutes before the end of the day. Low light That's pretty much it. When I finished filming, I drank the vodka on the boat. I drink it after work hard all day.

Q: You have won the Oscars since young. Then you have other goals. I want to conquer the future again. ER: It may sound boring. The reason I'm an actor is because I love this profession since childhood. At school, I like to play the stage. I was very happy with the world. And I didn't know anything about the movie. The strange thing is that in my life I never dreamed of winning Oscars. The wonderful thing is to get to work. The movie continues. It's like a dream. I never thought it was the first goal. I didn't set anything like this. My goal is just to play  interesting and complex characters...

Q: You divide your life at home with your life to travel frequently. How do you work? How important is it for you? ER: Part of my goal is to try to make it work. This is a very strange thing. I'm the one who needs the system. When you work on a movie or a drama, it's a job you have to take responsibility for. Another is if you are lucky enough to do what you love. You would want to do what you can for the show. I wanted to do this job for many years. When filming The Danish Girl, I was promoting The Theory of Everything. When I filmed Fantastic Beast, we promoted The Danish Girl last year, so I stopped for almost a year. Which fit the range of my birth. It's a great year, and it's time to start again. But now the timetable is back tight again. One day in Venice is like a summer holiday for me.

Q: Are there any books, actors or movies you like? ER: Well, there are so many that I think are interesting. There's Rebecca Solnit's book, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, a very good book. I think it's amazing. As an actor My favorite actor is Ben Whishaw. I always go to see him in the movies, or TV series, and stage productions he's in.

Q: Today you have 24 hours in Venice if you wouldn't come to this interview, what would you do,  What is your dream of a day in Venice like? ER: At university I studied history of art. There is a teacher named Deborah Howard, an expert in Venetian architecture, who wrote a book called The Architectural History of Venice. Here is a lot. Unfortunately, I was a sawdust. Come back to Venice again. It has a feeling of excitement. And why do not you remember something? The one I like to see is the Peggy Guggenheim Museum because I like it. And I like the history of the building. If cruising through the Grand Canal feels like Hollywood in the 1930s, I still think it was built in the 18th century. If I did not interview you, I would go to the Doges Palace.

Q: What do you miss most at home? ER: My piano When I was shooting Les Miserables I bought a Yamaha Black piano. I was so excited... After five months it was available. When it was arrived, five men tried to lift the piano up the stairs to my apartment. They couldn't do that. But it was transported through the window eventually. I thought I would not move out of this flat if I did not know how to move the piano (laughs). When you're playing the piano or drawing ... there is something in life that you really need to focus on. You don't have to think about anything else. I think about that time.

Q: Do you use a stylist? ER: Normally not. But when filming the Omega campaign, I worked with a guy named Dan May when filming. You have to work with a stylist. If I go to an event, I will not use a stylist. Where to go to be yourself? Or else you will feel like wearing a different garment. The good thing is that there are good brands. That time we went to buy. We asked him to try it. He has a mechanic that adjusts the size. I usually do not use stylists.

Q: What are you going to pack when you travel? ER: Most of the scripts. Take on the plane. Now on the plane will have the Internet. I like it when I'm on a plane, but it's a shame. We were forced to read. But this is how hard it is now. Most of them are uploaded onto the computer system so nobody can read it. But I like paper scripts so I can use pencil to write notes.

Q: How do you watch Omega watches from other brands? ER: I started to know Omega because my dad had a beautiful and elegant De Ville model. My father put on many years. I know what a good watch should be. When I grow up and get to know the clock more. I like the story of Omega very much. I am fortunate to know in history who has done something like British Flying Corp, NASA and the Olympics. I think it's amazing. Both classic and elegant design. "I'm passionate about history and I love Omega’s rich legacy" Eddie said. Before we set out to meet again in the dinner, OMEGA's Aqua Terra collection was launched at Palazzo Pisani Moretta this evening. (x)

The photos are from @bazaarthailand IG account (1) and from Editorial director
@kokonichakul who interviewed Eddie at the press event in Hotel Danieli (2)
On the last photo Koko Nichakul Kitayanubhongse with Eddie Redmayne before 
dinner at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta (x) (3), you find HQ photos in the article here

My earlier posts about Eddie's Venice trip:
Omega Dinner in Venice 28th October 2017
Eddie and Hannah at the Seamaster dinner in Venice...
More photos - Hotel Danieli Omega event...
Just two ordinary tourists in Venice - sightseeing...
Another beautiful video from the Venice Seamaster Dinner...

P.S.:  I don't speak Thai, I used translator, then I tried to put the text
in context with the help of what I read about Eddie earlier. 

Another beautiful video from the Venice Seamaster Dinner 28th Oct. 2017


I found some exciting posts on the Instagram account of  Harper Bazaar's Thailand, when
I browsed the web for new pictures. I made the gifs from the video below, they posted two
weeks ago, but somehow I missed it then. I found an interview as well, I will post it soon.

Harper's BAZAAR Thailand (@bazaarthailand) által megosztott bejegyzés,

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Harry Potter exhibit event in support of Lumos

Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller attended a LUMOS event at the British Library 
tonight. Celebrating 20 years since the publication of The Philosopher’s Stone. 
‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ (opens 20th Nov - 28th Feb) is an exhibition 
featuring books, manuscripts & magical objects! (x) - more

While attending a special event on Thursday evening to promote J.K. Rowling's 
charity Lumos at The British Library, home of the Harry Potter: A History of 
Magic anniversary exhibit, SnitchSeeker got the chance to quickly talk to 
Fantastic Beasts film series stars Ezra Miller and Eddie Redmayne about the 
title of the sequel, out next year. 
SnitchSeeker: So I've just told Ezra the title of the movie, and the picture. 
What did you think? - Ezra Miller: I really liked it, and I just want to take this 
opportunity to thank you, Milo, for being the one, somehow, to reveal the title 
of the film that I'm currently making, to me. This is a great moment. 
...Redmayne, who was also on hand at the Lumos event, ...did quickly tell 
our team that he was told the name of the sequel yesterday, and was pretty 
excited when it was revealed to him. (

To find out more and donate to Lumos, please visit:

 More photos with fans from The British Library event - source IG (1) (2)

We have a title: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

Today marks one year until the next Fantastic Beasts film is released in cinemas, 
and Warner Bros. has revealed that the title will be 

A first look at ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ ensemble cast

Left to right: Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, 
Katherine Waterston, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Johnny Depp.

Yesterday Warner Bros. gave us a tease from the Fantastic Beasts sequel, with a picture 
of the world’s most famous wand and the wand we think defeated it. But today we got 
a whole lot more, namely our first look at the cast, including Jude Law as Dumbledore, 
With the movie set to hit theaters one year from today (November 16, 2018), 
Warner Bros. has provided us with our first official cast photo.

“Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends 
and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world,” and that could mean 
some very difficult decisions for Newt himself.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Eddie Redmayne interview in Grazia Italia

Eddie was interviewed in Venice by Piero Macchioni. 
Photo by Jacopo Raule

Eddie spoke about two babies, a magician and a pair of jeans

Fifteen years ago Eddie , was among the students of Deborah Howard,
Cambridge University arts teacher, in Venice... I wonder what would
Howard Professor say now of the billboard with the portrait of
her redhead pupil who currently holds one of lagoon palaces.
Million thanks to Maria-Cristina 
(Eddie Redmayne Italian Blog)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fan selfies from old events and nice allegations from Twitter

Ana is an editor at 360 Magazine. She posted a lot of selfies with stars 
on her Instagram accounts. Here are two of them with Eddie Redmayne 
from  BAFTAs 2017 in February this year (above), and the 

Many people replied with a short story for the tweet below, there are some about Eddie too:
Here are some of the answers:

The beautiful bouquet of flowers mentioned 
in the tweet is pictured on the right.
Read Kate's story in her blog here.