Friendship is the foundation. When Eddie RedmayneFirst met Hannah Bagshawe, they weren’t even considering getting married — they were simply teenagers at neighboring schools.
Redmayne attended Eton College before he became an actor. Prince WilliamThe boys from their class were invited to join a local school for a charity fashion show. The event was awkward but ended with a meet and greet worthy of Hollywood.
“It was an embarrassing evening,” he recalled to the Daily Mail2014. “I had to walk across the stage topless — I was this pasty, freckly guy and when I came on the girls in the audience didn’t take much notice of me, but I was followed by the best-looking boy in the school and all the girls erupted in cheers, which was emotionally scarring!”
Luckily, something great came out of the night — theFantastic BeastsStar met his future wife. “I saw Hannah across the room at a party afterward and she was very beautiful and very funny and she loves the arts and theatre just as I do, so we became friends,” Redmayne explained.
Bagshawe, a PR executive working in finance, remained his friend for more than a decade. Everything changed when Redmayne was set to begin filming Les MiserablesAnd invited a University of Edinburgh alumnus to travel to Italy together with him.
“Before I went, Hannah and I were on a sort of date — we’d been good friends for 12 years — and we had a wonderful evening and I suddenly said, ‘You don’t want to come to Florence with me next week, do you?’ She said, ‘That’s absurd, you don’t mean it.’ I said, ‘Yes I do!’ So our first proper date was in Florence,” he said, adding that the two “couldn’t be happier” at the time.
After a few years, the couple finally got together. Theory of EverythingActor asked his girlfriend for marriage while on vacation in May 2014. “He had been planning on it for a while,” an insider told Us WeeklyAt the time. “They have a very relaxed and supportive relationship … they seemed to have always known they were going to spend the rest of their lives together.”
His rep confirmed that the couple were married at the Babington House, Somerset, England, in December 2014. Use. The candlelit ceremony had a “Winter Wonderland” theme, but the Oscar winner later revealed that the bride’s track record had many of their guests nervous.
“She has never been on time for anything in her life,” Redmayne said during an appearance onThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowA month later, they were married. “She was a good half-hour late. Her grandfather had to be some help from going and summoning her.”
He added, “Everyone else was really stressed, but I was kind of relaxed knowing that she’d never been on time for pretty much anything in her life.” The two enjoyed their honeymoon in The Alps after they said “I do.”
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