You’ve seen his films, you’ve idolised his attire on the red carpet and you envy his career. Women love him and men want to be him, and really, isn’t that the reality most men dream about? Eddie Redmayne has played countless roles on television, in theatre and in films, but his role as style icon is perhaps the best. If you want to borrow a bit of the sparkle that makes him so attractive, consider taking a page from his style playbook and dressing the part. You can achieve the same looks with the right men’s suits and attire.
Eddie Redmayne was born Edward John David Redmayne on 6 January 1982 in London. His father was a businessman, Richard Charles Tunstall Redmayne and his mother’s name was Patricia. He has four brothers and sisters.
Growing up, Eddie Redmayne was very interesting in drama and acting. His parents were encouraging. He went to Colet Court, then attended Eton College. At Eton, he was in the same year as Prince William. After graduating, he went on to attend Trinity College, Cambridge, where studied the history of art and graduated in 2003 with Honours.
Redmayne began his professional career in 2002 when he appeared on the stage for Twelfth Night as the character Viola. This play was held at the Middle Temple Hall. Later in 2004, he was in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? for which he won the Outstanding Newcomer award and the Best Newcomer award.
Eddie wasn’t always a full-time actor. In 2008 and 2012 he was a model for Burberry. In 2012 he appeared in Vanity Fair on the International Best Dressed List. Three years later he was named one of the 50 Best Dressed British Men by GQ.
His career didn’t stop there. He appeared in several other plays, including Red at both the Donmar Warehouse and on Broadway where he won an award as well. His film career began in 2006 in Like Minds. He has since appeared in others like Powder Blue, The Other Boleyn Girl, Glorious 39, Savage Grace, and, most in 2015, Jupiter Ascending alongside Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. While he may have played a villain in Jupiter Ascending, however, his personality and style is nothing short of heroic.
After his appearance as a model and in television, plays and films, there’s no doubt that Redmayne knows style. He knows how to look like a leading man in whatever ensemble he chooses, whether it’s a suit or a casual tweed jacket and jeans. How does he do it? Here are a few of his secrets.
There are many things you can learn from Eddie Redmayne. It isn’t just style. It’s a way of life. When you’re modelling your look after this leading man, remember to be yourself. That’s what his wardrobe says about him. He’s one of a kind and stands out in a crowd of leading men, even when he’s playing a villain. Be confident in who you are and use that confidence to rock some well-fitting statement suits or knitwear.