LAST MAN STAND­ING

Bri­tish ac­tor Ed­die Red­mayne is hav­ing a mo­ment

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How does an ac­tor know when he’s re­ally made it? For Bri­tish star Ed­die Red­mayne, it was af­ter he fell asleep on a plane. “When I woke up the man next to me asked, ‘Are you some­body im­por­tant? I’m ask­ing be­cause the stew­ardesses came over and were watch­ing you sleep.’”

Red­myane’s Golden Globe-win­ning, Os­car-nom­i­nated per­for­mance as physi­cist Stephen Hawk­ing in The The­ory Of Ev­ery­thing means he’s go­ing to have to get used to the gaw­pers. His pre­vi­ous ma­jor role came in 2012’s Les Mis­er­ables, which also fea­tured heav­ily at the Os­cars. A year be­fore that he made Hol­ly­wood sit up and take note with a strong out­ing in My Week With Mar­i­lyn. Those movies – and a killer pair of cheek­bones – alerted Burberry’s cre­ative direc­tor Christo­pher Baily, who plas­tered Red­mayne’s fa­mous freck­les across bill­boards for the Bri­tish brand. Since then, Red­mayne has been a marked man on red car­pets and a regular on the style pages.

The re­cently-mar­ried ac­tor, 33, will next be seen as a vil­lain in Jupiter As­cend­ing, a sci- epic from the peo­ple be­hind The Ma­trix tril­ogy. He’s also signed up to work with Les Mis direc­tor Hooper again in 2016’s Dan­ish Girl, about the painter Ei­nar We­gener. With that kind of ex­po­sure, the next time Red­mayne takes a nap on a plane he may want to wear an eye mask.

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