Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor

Eddie and Hannah Bagshawe

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah

Eddie Redmayne thanked his wife during his acceptance speech at the Oscar Awards as he picked up the Best Actor gong.

Eddie Redmayne paid tribute to his wife as he picked up the Best Actor gong at the Oscar Awards last night (22.02.15).

The 33-year-old actor thanked his spouse Hannah, whom he married last December, during his acceptance speech at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles as he was crowned the winner for his role of Stephen Hawking, who has motor neurone disease, in 'The Theory of Everything.'

After collecting his award, he told the audience: "Thank you. Thank you. I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I'm fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man.

"This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family - Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children. I will be his custodian. I will be at his beck and call. I wait on him hand and foot.

"Thank you to Hannah, my wife. I love you - we have a new fella coming to share our apartment."

The British hunk beat Michael Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell and Benedict Cumberbatch to the impressive prize, which was presented to him by Cate Blanchett.

Meanwhile, his Oscar follows his win at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Awards last month.

The Theory of Everything

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.


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