Eddie Redmayne receives the “lifetime honor” at the Zurich Film Festival 2022
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ star Eddie Redmayne will receive the Golden Eye Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Zurich Film Festival.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on September 25, just before the European premiere of Tobias Lindholm’s The Good Nurse, the British actor will personally receive the award in Zurich. As a nurse who poses a deadly threat to her patients, Redmayne co-stars in the Netflix thriller with Jessica Chastain. He will participate in a ZFF Masters session during the festival.
Redmayne’s work spans multiple genres, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent arthouse films. He is arguably most recognized for his role as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts.” In addition to playing political activist Tom Hayden in Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (2020) and physicist Stephen Hawking in the blockbuster “The Theory Of Everything”, he received the Oscar for best actor in 2014.
“Eddie Redmayne is one of the most versatile actors in contemporary cinema. He gives his characters a rare human depth and captivates us with his extraordinary power of expression,” said Christian Jungen, artistic director of the Zurich Film Festival.
“In The Good Nurse, Redmayne once again proves her versatility with a performance that keeps us glued to our seats.”
His breakthrough in entertainment cinema came with Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables,” featuring an all-star cast ranging from Hugh Jackman to Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway to Amanda Seyfried.
Previous winners are Iris Berben, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt and Olivia Colman.
On September 25, Redmayne will give a one-hour ZFF Masters presentation at Arena Cinemas 4. Iris Berben, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt and Olivia Colman are just a few of the previous honorees.