Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Redmayne Receives Special Honor

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Lifetime performance award
Eddie Redmayne gets special honor

Eddie Redmayne, just 40 years old, has had a distinguished career in theatre, television and Hollywood. In a few days, the British Oscar winner will be honored in Switzerland for his life’s work.

Great honor for Eddie Redmayne: The star of “Fantastic Beasts” receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival (September 22 to October 2, 2022). The actor is only 40 years old. But the Golden Eye, with which the Zurich Film Festival honors an actor’s oeuvre, traditionally also goes to younger stars. In recent years, the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal and Kristen Stewart have been honored with the Golden Eye Award.

“Eddie Redmayne is one of the most versatile actors in contemporary cinema,” writes Christian Jungs, artistic director of the Zurich Film Festival. “He is able to give his characters human depth and captivate us with his expressiveness”.

20 year long career

Eddie Redmayne will receive the award on September 25, 2022 as part of the festival. On this day, the Briton presents his new film “The Good Nurse” as a European premiere in Zurich. He plays the (real) murderous nurse Charles Cullen opposite Jessica Chastain. In 16 years he had killed 45 patients in New Jersey.

Eddie Redmayne has a career spanning over 20 years. He made his television debut in 1998 in the children’s series Animal Ark. In 2002, the actor, who entered Eton College the same year as Prince William, took the stage for the first time. Redmayne made his film debut in 2006’s Like Minds.

Eddie Redmayne celebrated his breakthrough in 2011 with “My Week with Marilyn” and a year later with the musical adaptation “Les Miserables”. In 2014, he won an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Discovery of Infinity. A year later, he was nominated again, this time as transgender painter Lili Rabe in The Danish Girl. As Newt Scamander in the “Harry Potter” offshoots “Fantastic Beasts” he proved himself as a blockbuster.

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