Eddie Redmayne is refusing to use his full name professionally even after acclaimed playwright Edward Albee urged him to make the change.
The Oscar-winning actor was born Edward Redmayne, but uses ‘Eddie’ for all his acting credits, reported Contactmusic.
“Edward Albee said I should become Edward. I’m Eddie to my friends… I’ll probably stay Eddie,” he said.
Redmayne, 33, said he has a special place at home for the Best Actor Oscar he won earlier this year for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”.
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“(It is) on a little side table in my London home,” he reveals. “That whole experience was such a frenzy. I keep staring to make sure it’s real. I actually shine it.”