Eddie Redmayne makes a magical admission about his childhood

An interest in the magical world for Eddie Redmayne began long before he was cast in the Fantastic Beast movies. 

In fact, ever since he was a child, Eddie has been fascinated by magic.

Reminiscing about his childhood, the actor revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday that he was "embarrassingly” into tricks.


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The British actor revealed his passion and even admitted to inviting a magician to his 18th birthday party. 

“I was properly, embarrassingly into magic as a kid. You know how kids have magicians for their birthday, but normally until about the age of eight, nine, maybe pushing it 10, 11?" he told the US talk-show host.

“Age 15, 18, no-one came to the parties but I was still inviting magicians."

"I had a little brother who was about six years younger than me, it was the perfect audience so I could do magic tricks on him,” he added. 

It was Jimmy's lucky night as Eddie exercised his magic ability on the show.

The actor asked the host to pick a card randomly, and after a sprinkle of magic, his chosen card suddenly appeared in a sealed envelope.

If only the 36-year-old could use his talent to trick his eight-month-old son, Luke Richard into sleeping.

The Fantastic Beast star appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show earlier this week and dished up a reality that we can all relate to.


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When asked by Ellen if his son is sleeping, Eddie answered: "not so much." 

The exhausted actor went onto say: “I’ve been promoting Fantastic Beasts, and people keep going, ‘What spell would you dream of doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Literally just a two-hour sleep spell.’ People suggest gin.” 

The host quickly enquired if it was for him or the baby, to which Eddie joked back "both".


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Luke isn't his only child, as the British star also has a two-year-old daughter, Iris Mary.

We imagine the two of them have been keeping Eddie and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe very busy. 



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