Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor BAFTA
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 February 2015
British star Eddie Redmayne has won the Best Actor prize at the British Academy Film Awards in London
Eddie Redmayne has won the Best Actor prize at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Royal Opera House in London.
The 33-year-old Brit, who starred as Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything', won the sought-after award ahead of Benedict Cumberbatch ('The Imitation Game'), Ralph Fiennes ('The Grand Budapest Hotel'), Jake Gyllenhaal ('Nightcrawler') and Michael Keaton ('Birdman').
After collecting his award, he said: "I was at the BAFTAs three years ago and I had food poisoning - I redecorated the corridor of the Royal Opera House. That was one of the worst nights of my life - this is one of the best nights of my life."
Redmayne dedicated his award to his own family for "their amazing faith", as well as his co-stars - including Felicity Jones - and the family of Stephen Hawking.
Of the Hawking family, he said: "I want to thank them for their trust, their generosity and their kindness.
"And for reminding me of the great strength that comes from having the will to live a full and passionate life."
Redmayne's BAFTA win comes after he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama in January.