A highlight from Eddie Redmayne - 'The Good Nurse' [LIVE]

Awards Chatter


Hi everyone and thank you for joining us for the 461st episode of awards chatter, The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And for those of you tuning in, we are recording this episode in front of an audience of film lovers at the stunning resort of pelican hill as part of the Newport Beach film festival. My guest today was also my guest on the second episode of this podcast 7 years ago. And I'm so delighted to have him back. A British actor who is only 40, he has already amassed an incredible body of work on the stage and screens big and small and has to his name in Oscar, a Tony, a Golden Globe, a Bafta Award, and as of just a couple of months ago, two Olivier Awards. In terms of his work in film, he is, of course, best known for his performance as doctor Stephen Hawking in 2014s the theory of everything. But also, for memorable turns in 2011s my week with Marilyn, 2012s Les Misérables, 2015s the Danish girl, 2020s, The Trial of the Chicago 7. And the fantastic beasts film series spanning 2016 through 2022. And he is currently receiving some of the best reviews of his career for his portrayal of a hospital coworker of Jessica Chastain's, until BS lindholm's the good nurse, which recently had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will screen at this film festival later today and will begin streaming on Netflix on October 26th. If you are not already one, I assure you that you will leave here today a certified red maniac. Would you please join me in welcoming to the Newport Beach film festival, Eddie, Redmayne. Morning. Thank you, Alaska. I was a kid. Generous introduction. That's great to see. Great to have you. Thank you for coming. And just a personal note since I mentioned that we had you on the podcast 7 years ago. That was before we had arrived at the format that we've had for the last several hundred where we go through a distinguished guest hole kind of life and career in an hour as much as we can. And you don't make it easy because you've packed a lot into 40 years, but we're going to give it a go. So as always, just to begin, if you wouldn't mind sharing, where were you born and raised and what did your folks do for a living? Morning. Well, I've never had a conversation with such a staggering view in my life. The amount of California dream is being lived here right now. I grew up in London. My parents and my family were not in any way in this world. My dad worked in finance, my mom was a stay at home mother. She then worked in relocation. I had several brothers and a sister. My brother's incredibly sporty. I sadly, and so from a kind of young age, music actually in theater was a big part of my life. And I always look back on it that to my parents credit, even though they didn't know a huge amount about this, anything that I showed an interest in, they supported and were passionate. They would open doors to going to classes, anything I showed an interest to. And now as a parent of young kids, myself trying to do the same. Yeah. Well, when we talk about starting at a young age, I believe it was ten that you began attending the Jackie Palmer stage school, which is somewhere that you continued even after going off to boarding school. And elsewhere I've read things that you're teachers said about you there that it was evident, even at ten, that you had something special. And in fact, by just two years later, you were on the West End, right? Yeah, so the Jackie Palmer stage school is a stage school and a little agency in a place called high wycombe just outside of London. And there would be theater classes and dance classes there. And every year there was a theater called the Wickham swan and they would do a sort of showcase. And at the time, I suppose more so than acting like singing was the thing that I enjoyed. And so every year I would go and normally I would go on stage and sing like memory from cats or something. And there were various other young actors and people trying to do the thing. One of whom was a guy who was very good at street dance. Whose name was James Corden. And so James and I first met there. Which was wonderful and it's been amazing seeing his work over the years. But it's horrendous now because it means that every time I do go on his talk show, which happened only two days ago. You know, whenever you go on these talk shows, they look for embarrassing humiliating staff. But normally they check it with you. They check that you're okay to be humiliated. James just doesn't give a shit. He knows whether vault of embarrassment lies. And so which he succeeded in doing just a few days ago, so I for one am thrilled that he is stopping his talk show. But know this stage school was run by one called Marilyn and she was passionate that they

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