Eddie Redmayne paid tribute to his wife as he picked up the Best Actor gong at the Oscar Awards last night.
The 33-year-old actor thanked his spouse Hannah, whom he married last December, during his acceptance speech at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles as he was crowned the winner for his role of Stephen Hawking, who has motor neurone disease, in The Theory of Everything.
After collecting his award, he told the audience: ”Thank you. Thank you. I don’t think I’m capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I’m fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family – Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children. I will be his custodian. I will be at his beck and call. I wait on him hand and foot. Thank you to Hannah, my wife. I love you – we have a new fella coming to share our apartment.”
The British actor beat Michael Keaton, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell and Benedict Cumberbatch to the impressive prize, which was presented to him by Cate Blanchett.
Meanwhile, his Oscar follows his win at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Awards last month.