Eddie Redmayne was born on January 6, 1982, as Edward John David Redmayne. The actor has made us all fall in love with him with his brilliant performance from quite some time. The young star has won accolades and awards for his brilliant performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything that also won him the Best Actor Academy Award. He was also appreciated recently in his role as a transgender in The Danish Girl. The British actor celebrates his 34th birthday, and here are five things you probably did not know about Eddie Redmayne.

1. Childhood

Born in an English family in London, Eddie went t to the same school as Prince Williams. He attended the prestigious Eton College. He went on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in Art History.

2. Debut

Eddie debuted on the small screen during his schooling at Eton. He was a part of the TV series Animal Ark in 1998.

3. The Lie

Eddie landed a role in the miniseries Elizabeth I during his early days in the industry. However, he lied to have known horse-riding, which backfired when he was to appear in a riding sequence.

4. Relationship

The actor is married to Hannah Bagshawe, a public relations executive in the financial sector. The couple has been together since 2012. (ALSO READ: Eddie Redmayne, wife Hannah Bagshawe expecting first child)

5. Officer of the Order of British Empire

The actor was recently appointed as the Officer of the Order of British Empire for his contribution and services to the drama industry. Here’s wishing Eddie Redmayne a very happy birthday!