“Whenever I’m in L.A., I’m always either an hour late or two hours early,” Eddie Redmayne says as he sits down at a table at the Los Angeles bistro Republique. “I can’t get anywhere on time.” The actor and his cast mate Felicity Jones are attending a party hosted by Yahoo Style celebrating their film “The Theory of Everything”, which has been nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Redmayne, who is quickly plowing through a large plate of hors d’oeuvres and a small basket of French fries, still hasn’t quite settled into his new role as Hollywood celebrity.
“Does anyone ever feel comfortable in it?” he asks. “How am I doing?” He’s told he looks perplexed. “Yeah,” says the 33-year-old actor. “I am. I’m not going to lie.”
Before “The Theory of Everything” came out last year, both Redmayne and Jones were only moderately recognizable. Redmayne had parts in “My Week With Marilyn” and “Les Miserables” but was far from a household name. Jones, who has been acting since the mid-’90s, has a filmography filled with quirky indies (including two small but powerhouse performances in “Like Crazy” and “The Invisible Woman”, opposite Ralph Fiennes) and, unexpectedly, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. “Eddie and I have spent many years auditioning for film and TV projects together, and being turned down together,” Jones says. “And then commiserating together. But this was the first time we’d worked together.”
“The Theory of Everything”, directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh, tells the story of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, who stood by his side for years as he was ravished by ALS. It’s partially a biopic and partially a love story — albeit ultimately a tragic one that ends in divorce — and it leaves the viewer with a sense of resolute human triumph. It wasn’t a role or a story that Redmayne was ever seeking out, but it’s one that he fully inhabited. His physical, tactile performance has so far won the 33-year-old a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, a Hollywood Film Award, and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
As promised, the gallery has just been updated with 297 high-quality images of Felicity Jones from the EE British Academy Film Awards which took place in London last night. Whilst she unfortunately did not win the Best Actress award (which went to Julianne Moore for “Still Alice”), she did receive an award as “The Theory of Everything” won Best British Film, so congratulations to the cast and crew for their achievement!
Just a little while earlier Felicity Jones hit the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards, looking lovely in a Dior Spring 2013 couture dress. Here’s the first look, and of course we will be adding many images over the next day or so.
Last night, Felicity Jones appeared on “The Jonathan Ross Show” to talk about “The Theory of Everything”. She gave a lovely interview, as always, and screen captures from the show have now been added to the gallery.
Felicity Jones was back on British soil last night for the EE British Academy Awards Nominees Party, ahead of the awards ceremony itself which will be happening this evening. Felicity has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in “The Theory of Everything” and we wish her the best of luck – updates regarding the result will be updated as soon as possible.
For the first time ever, this year’s 30-page portfolio—featuring no fewer than 44 Blighty icons, from Eddie Redmayne to Dame Judi Dench—comes accompanied by a short film, directed by Bell and viewable right here on VF.com. The film, told in three parts, depicts the Brits “Preparing for War”, then “Coming to America” to infiltrate the film industry. Given the number of British actors nominated for Academy Awards this year, the title of the third film should come as no surprise: “Victory Is Assured.”
Felicity Jones is among the celebrities covering the annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue. The cover lineup features Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller, Miles Teller, and Oscar Isaac.
Annie Leibovitz has photographed all but three of the Hollywood Issue covers since the first edition debuted, in 1995, and she describes this year’s shoot as “hair-rising” in its intimacy: “Usually you shoot from fairly far away, but we wanted to get really close to the actors. We made an effort to create a feeling of intimacy. I pushed into them, shooting to the left and then the right, coming in as tight as I could.”
The full issue is available February 5 in the digital editions and on national news stands.
The gallery has now been updated with 153 HQ images of Felicity Jones from the AARP 14th Annual “Movies For Grownups” Awards Gala which she attended last night (Feb 02). Also, on a quick side-note, you can now access the site via the domain felicity-jones.com.