Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina in John Logan’s Red (2010) “What does “red” mean to me? You mean scarlet? You mean crimson? You mean plum-mulberry-magenta-burgundy-salmon-carmine-carnelian-coral? Anything but “red”!”
Has Eddie Redmayne reached pop culture icon status? Maybe. He was the subject of the tough Final Jeopardy question last week — stumping the three contestants. And he and his roles have appeared in a number of crossword puzzles in the U.S. and U.K., prompting a listing in an online directory of puzzle prompts.
See how you do with a little quiz of our own:
First and last names of artist on whom uni art history student Redmayne wrote his thesis.
_ _ E _ _ _ E _ _
Oscar winning actor who gave young Eddie his first big break while at uni (first and last names)
_ A _ _ _ Y _ _ _ _ _
Actor Redmayne’s most frequently mentioned feature.
_ R _ _ _ _ _ _
Playwright of West End-Broadway production in which Redmayne won his Tony award (first and last names).
_ _ H _ _ _ G _ _
Redmayne film love interests featured in Harry Potter films (last names)
_ O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ O _
What Eddie sang during karaoke session with Les Miserable co-stars.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ _
Middle name of Eddie’s daughter _ _ R _
City in which Eddie proposed to his wife
_ _ O _ _ _ _ _
College at Cambridge University which Eddie attended
_ _ _ _ _ T _
Initials which Mr. Redmayne is entitled to place after his name
_ _ E
Musical role Eddie played at university.
T_ _ _
Actor whose personal style and whose Harry Potter series wand flair Redmayne admires most (first and last names)
_ _ L _ _ _ I _ _ _ _ _
Last name of photographer who shot “Temptation Island” Vogue spread with Eddie and Karlie Kloss.
_ _ _ _ I _ _
Greek tragedy in which Eddie played dead on stage throughout.
_ _ _ _ B _
London neighborhood where Eddie was raised.
_ H _ _ _ _ _
Body part Eddie says he “rolls” in his signature dance move when he is drunk.
_ _ O _ _ _ _ _
Last name of former co-star who presented Redmayne with his Best Actor Oscar. _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ _
Team sport which Eddie played with Prince William at Eton.
_ _ _ _ Y
Video of his teen-age performance of this song which aired on James Corden’s U.S. talk show called Eddie to go beetroot.
_ _ M _ _ _
Eddie’s preferred brand of T-shirt, according to eddiefashionmayne (two words)
_ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ _ W _
(ANSWERS: Yves Klein, Mark Rylance, freckles, John Logan, “Red”; Poesy and Watson; Hallelujah; Mary, Florence, Trinity, OBE, Tony in “West Side Story,” Ralph Fiennes, Testino, Hecuba, Chelsea, shoulder, Blanchett, rugby, Memory, Orlebar Brown)
Five points credit per question.
80-100 (certified Redmayniac)
40-60 It’s time to scroll the Tumblr #eddie redmayne tag
Below 40 You need to learn that Eddie existed pre-Fantastic Beasts.
We’re a smirking nation, living under the tyranny of ‘fine.’ How are you? Fine. Did you like the painting? Fine. Want some dinner? Fine… Well, let me tell you, everything is not fine. How are you? How was your day? How are you feeling? Conflicted. Nuanced. Troubled. Diseased. Doomed. I am not fine. We are anything but fine.