Eddie Redmayne: January collector cover

His time is now

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We are thrilled to present our limited edition January issue cover star, one Mr Eddie Redmayne. It goes on sale 4 December (until then you can still enjoy our December issue collector cover with Benedict Cumberbatch) but you can buy it here NOW, and get it delivered to your door anywhere in the world (we're nice that way).

 

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Photo: Aitken Jolly

The lovely Mr Redmayne threw some very interesting shapes in front of the camera. He was equally candid in the interview, talking about acting, love, pouting ("I read a review recently that said, 'Who knew Eddie Redmayne was more than just a pout?' You think, 'Nice you've recognised that, but at the same time that's 10 years of work you've just dismissed as pouting'") and his secret boyband past.

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And he made us laugh - a lot. Not least in this Word Games film - referencing a small, potentially vicious animal, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson.

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Next year you can catch Eddie as a latex-clad villain in sci-fi extraveganza Jupiter Ascending. But first up is his extraordinary, heartbreaking and uplifting portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (on playing Hawking after great mate Benedict Cumberbatch Eddie said: 'I'd heard Ben's performance was extraordinary so I decided not to watch it because I'd have been tempted to steal from it'). Check out the trailer – it will remind you again why all those celebrities did the ALS challenge earlier this year

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The Theory Of Everything opens on 1 January

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