One of the world's most exciting young talents, Eddie Redmayne was last night officially welcomed into the OMEGA family as International Ambassador at an intimate private VIP dinner at Quaglino’s in Mayfair, London.
Guests joined Eddie for dinner and an evening of musical performances to celebrate the new partnership. The evening was attended by high profile International VIPs and renowned UK talents including; Chiwetel Ejiofor, who won the Bafta for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and was also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar award in 2013 for 12 Years a Slave; and Dan Stevens, best known for his lead role as Matthew Crawley in the acclaimed television series Downton Abbey.
MC for the evening, Clemency Burton-Hill, welcomed OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart and Eddie onto the stage before the festivities began. When asked why Eddie makes such a perfect ambassador for the OMEGA brand, Mr Urquhart replied that beyond his obvious acting talent, Eddie has always carried himself with an elegance and integrity that is inspiring to all ages. He also demonstrates humility about his success – all qualities that are important to, and embody the spirit of OMEGA. Eddie commented that it was truly an honour to be invited to join the OMEGA family with such an impressive roster of acting and sporting greats, and he was looking forward to his new role.
A bespoke four course dining experience was created for guests, and in keeping with the elegant art-deco setting of Quaglino’s, the nostalgic sounds of the 1920’s and 1930’s filled the room. This included entertainment and performances from the spectacular seven piece orchestra of French singer Benoit Viellefon, and the gentle harmonies of London based trio ‘The Nightingale Girls’.
Redmayne joins an impressive list of other high profile OMEGA Ambassadors including George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Rory McIlroy, and Cindy Crawford.
Eddie Redmayne recently rose to stardom playing the role of world famous physicist Stephen Hawking in the biopic The Theory of Everything. The role won Redmayne a 2015 Academy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Next, he will star in Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) The Danish Girl, alongside Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ben Wishaw.
Eddie’s other notable film credits include the multi-award winning Les Miserables, again directed by Tom Hooper, The Weinstein Company’s My Week With Marilyn, Savage Grace alongside Julianne Moore, and The Good Shepherd with Robert de Niro and Angelina Jolie.
On stage, Eddie won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his performance in Red, which had transferred to Broadway from the Donmar Warehouse in London. He has garnered critical acclaim for his many stage performances including Richard II (Donmar), Now or Later (Royal Court), and The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? (Almeida).
Clemency Burton Hill
Clemency presents Breakfast on BBC Radio 3 and numerous other arts and music programmes for TV and radio including The Culture Show, the Proms, BBC New Generation Artists, and BBC Young Musician of the Year, which she has fronted since 2010. As a journalist she writes for The Economist’s Intelligent Life, the FT Weekend Magazine, the Independent and the Guardian. She is the music columnist for BBC Culture and the author of two novels: The Other Side of the Stars (2009) and All The Things You Are (2014). Clemency is also a keen violinist, and is passionate about promoting music education.
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