his just hit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It’s always a fun list, mostly to see who hadn’t been in before Those include our newest Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winners, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. who were ineligible to vote for themselves in the 2014 contest but now will be carrying Academy membership cards. Among top executives earning Academy stripes are Universal’s Jeff Shell and, yep, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos.
A big congratulations to Eddie Redmayne, who has been appointed an OBE. So he’s now officially Officer Redmayne – a nice addition to his growing list of achievements.The Oscar-winning actor was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to drama.
Benedict Cumberbatch was given a CBE, as was 12 Years A Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and rugby player Johnny Wilkinson.
Redmayne’s breakthrough role came in 2011 when he starred in the TV adaptation of Birdsong. He went on to star in My Week With Marilyn, alongside Michelle Williams in 2011 and then the cinema version of Les Miserables, playing Marius.
I have add 2015 Public Appearances to the gallery.
Children will likely be chuffed by this feature-length adventure featuring the voice of Eddie Redmayne, but others may be derailed by the similarity to Lost
Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t exactly have an exemplary track record when it comes to movie adaptations. Just witness the mess that was 2000’s Thomas and the Magic Railroad for proof. Not only were all the trains given creepy new faces that made them look as if Gollum had been stretched across the rim of a bass drum, but the Fat Controller was ousted in a dramatic coup and replaced by what appeared to be a dust-obsessed French policeman played by wilderness-era Alec Baldwin. It was, pun very much intended, a trainwreck.
However, could salvation be around the corner in the form of Thomas and Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, a 60-minute film being released theatrically next month? Featuring voice talent including Eddie Redmayne, John Hurt and Jamie Campbell Bower, it will either signal the resuscitation of Thomas the Tank Engine, or definitively shunt him into the buffers.
Start pouring the butterbeer! Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne has been cast in the upcoming Harry Potter prequel.
Redmayne will be playing Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. announced Monday.
“Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity,” David Yates, who directed the last four Potter films and will direct the prequel, said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way.”
Scamander is the wizarding world’s leading magizoologist and author of the Hogwarts textbook that is the title of the new movie.
Rowling will be making her screenwriting debut on the film, which is due to be released on Nov. 18, 2016.