Redmayne grabs 'glint' of Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

November 4, 2014 3:00 PM

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Redmayne grabs 'glint' of Stephen Hawking in 'Theory of Everything'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Every day before filming began on "The Theory of Everything" Eddie Redmayne would gaze at three photos to help him convey the essence of Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British scientist he portrays in the film.

The 32-year-old actor had spent months working on portraying the near total physical paralysis of the astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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