Saturday, February 28, 2015

Eddie Redmayne cuts a gaunt figure as he begins work in London on his latest movie The Danish Girl

PUBLISHED: 11:14 EST, 28 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:15 EST, 28 February 2015

Back to work: Eddie Redmayne was seen on the London set of his movie, The Danish Girl, on Saturday

In recent weeks, Eddie Redmayne collected an array of acting honours - including a coveted Best Actor Oscar - for his critically-acclaimed turn as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

And the 33-year-old actor was spotted getting into character for another challenging role, as he plays transgender artist Einar Wegener, later known as Lili Elbe, in The Danish Girl.

On Saturday, newlywed Eddie was seen on the London set of his anticipated 1920s-set movie wearing a striped three-piece suit and looking considerably gaunt, having shed weight for the role.

Sipping a warm beverage and carrying a script, the actor marched his way through the English capital's rain-soaked streets with the top button of his blazer tightly done up.

Total transformation: The first picture of Eddie in full costume as Lili was unveiled earlier this week

His sighting on the set comes days after the first picture of him dressed as a woman - complete with a chestnut brown wavy bob and bright red lipstick - was unveiled.

The movie follows painter Einar, who was persuaded by his wife Gerda Waud, played by Alicia Vikander, to pose for her in women’s clothes after one of her models failed to show. In time, he became Lili and started on the transformation into a woman.


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