Eddie Redmayne on the Set of “The Theory of Everything”

Posted on October 01, 2013

Pretty much the definition of adorkable:


Eddie Redmayne on the set of his new movie “The Theory of Everything: The Story of Stephen Hawking” about the legendary scientist’s life in Cambridge, England.

We admit, we might have snorted at the suggestion of this former model, dorky as he may be, playing Stephen Hawking, but he actually does look like the younger version of the man.

Of course he also kind of looks like Doctor Who here.

We’re not big on “Everyone should own” style rules, but really, everyone should have a velvet jacket in their closet.






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  • Donny F

    Eddie looks lovely and everything, but why why WHY is there a zipper in the knitted pullover/vest? Is that normal?
    I have never seen them in my life, and it looks so cheap. Also, lazy. Is is that difficult to pull that thing over your head?!

    • boweryboy

      The zipper is definitely a design element, but maybe it’s a cardigan? I have a few that are similar with a double end zipper that can zip from either direction.

    • alyce1213

      Really? It’s very normal.

      • Donny F

        Maybe I’ve lived under a rock or just never noticed it before. All very possible! I don’t know, when I think of a cardigan, I just assume it has buttons instead of a zipper.

        • alyce1213

          It’s kind of a retro look, very popular in the 50s I think.

        • bringbackbeatles

          Most of my cardigans have zippers. Some just one and others a double ended zippe that can unzip up or down. Of course, I have button cardigans too, but zippers are very common.

    • zuzu

      Mr. Rogers wore zippered cardigans!

      • JDreesen

        and his mother made every single one! LOVE.

      • I’m Dutch, so the only exposure I have of Mr. Rogers are the posts and mentions I find on the internet 🙂

  • JauntyJohn

    He was BORN for this kind of look.

  • SewingSiren

    A hearty YES to velvet jackets. Velvet jackets for all!

    • boweryboy

      I can’t do it. I’ve tried and tried the velvet jacket look, and I always come off looking like a low rent pimp.
      So, before I got rid of the last velvet jacket I owned I wore it as a Halloween costume. My drag queen BF at the time dressed as my ho.

      • SewingSiren

        Hmm.. I can see how that could be a problem. But I think the bicycle and grey flannel go a long way to avoid that pit fall.

        • Constant Reader

          I don’t know why, but the idea of accessorizing with a bicycle made me LOL.

    • alyce1213

      Good velvet is KEY. Bad velvet is the worst thing.

    • tereliz

      I love my velvet blazer (much more forgiving a cut than just any jacket style in velvet, imo), but it is vintage and the elbows are starting to look like a lighter color than the rest of it. It looks eggplant under florescent lighting, and burgundy in warm light. I love it to pieces.

  • boweryboy

    Come to daddy.

  • Stephen Fawking Hot.

  • siedhr

    I take Viserys over Eddie any day.

    • procrastinatrice

      Dang! That is, in fact, Viserys. I had not noticed that at all.

      • siedhr

        My eyes went directly to him. 😀

    • ashtangajunkie

      Good eye! I thought that I would never forget that face, but I was wrong.

    • gabbilevy

      I always forget he’s Viserys, sans the silver hair, but his delightfully creepy turn as a {spoiler-ish} host body for an alien during David Tennant’s Doctor Who tenure is mah fave.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Thank you! I was trying to figure out who that guy is lol.

  • Bexxx

    The resemblance really is striking.

  • MilaXX

    I know it’s for a role, but that may be the best his hair has ever looked.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      Certainly his least douchiest hair style! I like it, it really changes his whole look.

    • marlie

      The hair is just about the only thing I noticed here!

  • alyce1213

    This is one of a very few times I’ve looked at him and not gotten queasy. He does look adorkable — his hair is nice for a change and the period clothing suits his skinny frame. I look forward to the movie, hope it’s a good script.

  • Glam Dixie

    This hair style is so much more flattering than the comb forward thing he usually sports.

  • Judy_S

    Hawking was born in 1942 so presumably the styling is meant to evoke the early 60s.

    • Sarah

      Well, that is confusing because I wondered if Hawking had actually mastered time travel. He is looking 30’s to me.

  • tereliz

    Totally buy him as a young Hawking, but I just saw him in a horrible movie with Chloe Grace and Boobs Legsy and now he creeps me out. I used to think he was a harmless mouthbreather but now I take back the harmless. *shudders*

  • Imasewsure

    Ok yes to the velvet jacket in the closet but there has to be a pair of awesome nerd glasses in the pocket too. How cute is he here?

  • Jaeda Laurez

    That face is always framed by some wack hair. Such a waste of delightful cheekbones and lips.

  • bellafigura1

    Wow, that is some perfect casting.

  • krelnick

    Cumberbatch did it better. The clothes are faboo, however.

  • Rand Ortega

    Wow. The resemblance is pretty uncanny. I’ve been hearing about this film for a good 3 years. It really sounds great. I’ve read the book its based on & loved it. It’s like a juicy soap for scientists.

  • joything

    How about one of those TLo style death matches between Redmayne as Hawking and Cumberbatch as Turing?

  • ashtangajunkie

    That’s some serious cute, I don’t care who he’s playing.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Absofreakinglutely adorable.

  • oatmealpie

    Totally adorkable. I’d adork him.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am never going to catch up with posts today (or this week) but thank-you for making it simple. Only one new one featuring one of my favorites. And he’s wearing a velvet jacket! (No ambiguity about velvet, here. So pettable.)

    I very much like the loose trousers and zip cardigan, but I have to say, I hope he doesn’t looks so much like he’s about 14 in the movie as he looks here. Because that pretty much kills the va-va-va-voom for me.

  • lisep

    has Eddie trodden in dog poo in that third photo? i’d wipe it off for him….

  • luluransom

    Love him. There’s something kinda sweet about the way his lips always match his skin. Wait, is that weird?

  • NOPE.

  • julnyes

    Better than he normally looks, but I got my fill of young Stephen Hawkings when Benedict Cumberbatch played him, so I’ll skip this effort.

  • SEPA_Q

    Not sure where you got the info that he was a “model”. IMDB has him beginning professional acting as a child, continuing through school and university. First professional lead was at Shakespeare’s Globe in London (age 20) playing Viola in Twelfth Night.

    • lisep

      he isn’t a model turned actor (guaranteed to get the hackles rising) – like a lot of young actors he’s done magazine fashion shoots and Christopher Bailey has used him in Burberry campaigns but I think Eddie himself would be the last one to say he was ever a model in any professional sense.

  • Sadie-Ann

    I do have a velvet jacket in my closet! I wear it all the time during the fall and winter.

  • Shawn EH

    Is this like Ashton as Steve Jobs all over again?

    • formerlyAnon

      And if it is? I’d watch Redmayne for hours (rights to turn the sound off reserved). Kutcher, not so much. YMMV, as always . . .

      • Shawn EH

        I’m sorta the opposite. Redmayne scares me unless he’s annoying a Jane Austen heroine or Kiera Knightley or something.

        • formerlyAnon

          This is good news. Should we ever be the last four humans on earth, you and I need not squabble over division of the spoils.*

          *Given the multiple layers of unlikelihood interleaved with impossibility at play in this scenario, I find it perfectly reasonable to assume that we’d be the victors and they the spoils.

          • Shawn EH

            It’s both a plan, and a deal!

  • irielle

    I should probably be embarrassed, but I’ve never found Eddie attractive before, but I adore his look here! It might, however, veer a bit toward arrogant grad student who will correct everything you say and write.

  • Jacob Bowen

    If I EVER caught wearing a velvet jacket there is something TERRIBLY wrong. I won’t even look at velvet too closely for fear of itching. I can’t stand the texture.