Actor Eddie Redmayne was born in the Westminster neighborhood of London. He began his career on the London stage, appearing in a number of productions in West End theatre before he made the leap to film. His first film was the 2006 movie "The Good Shepherd," directed by Robert DeNiro and starring Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon. The next year he appeared in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age", and the movie "Savage Grace." In 2008 Redmayne appeared opposite Natalie Portman in "The Other Boleyn Girl." In 2011 Redmayne appeared in the movie "My Week with Marilyn," opposite Michelle Williams. Redmayne was cast as Marius Pontmercy in the 2012 film adaptation of "Les Miserables." In 2014 Redmayne received significant critical acclaim for his role in the movie "The Theory of Everything," in which he portrayed physicist Stephen Hawking. The following year, Redmayne appeared in the box office and critical flop "Jupiter Ascending," in 2015. Redmayne starred in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," the true story of a transgender woman living in the 19th century. Redmayne's casting as a trans woman was controversial particularly in the trans community where actors felt that a representative of the population should have been cast. Despite the backlash, the movie was praised widely and Redmayne Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Redmayne married Nahhah Bagshawe and the couple gave birth to their first child, a girl, in 2018.