Eddie Redmayne’s ESA love-in

Christopher Bailey presented Birdsong star Eddie Redmayne with the Best Actor trophy at the ELLE Style Awards.

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‘Ever since I’ve known him he’s been incredibly successful, and he’s done the most interesting projects,’ Bailey told ELLE after handing over the award. ‘That’s what I admire about him. He takes risks and enjoys what he does, and does it with passion, and that’s why they’re all so successful.

‘It’s slightly sickening that he’s so talented, he’s so professional, he’s so charming, so elegant—’

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‘Alright—I love you too!’, Redmayne interjected.

The Burberry campaign star had only glowing remarks for the ‘breathtakingly talented’ Bailey in response.

‘I’ve known him for several years. He’s very supportive of the arts in England, especially theatre,’ Redmayne said. ‘When he asked me to do the campaign, I thought it was a real privilege.’

Bailey isn’t alone in his Redmayne admiration. How does the Birdsong actor feel about his recent rise to heartthrob status?

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‘I’m not sure about that!’ he demurred. ‘It hasn’t affected my life as of yet... If it’s true, then this is the greatest news I’ve ever had in my life, ever.’

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