Eddie Redmayne's ancestry includes English, Irish, Scottish, Northern Irish, and Welsh.
Eddie Redmayne was born on January 6, 1982, in London, England, United Kingdom. His father, Richard, is a businessman and his mother, Patricia, runs a relocation business. Eddie has a younger brother, an older brother as well as a half-brother and a half-sister. His paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Redmayne, a civil and mining engineer. Redmayne is the only member of his family to follow a career in acting, and also modeled during his teen years.