WATCH: Eddie Redmayne reveals what he learned from Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Earlier today the sad news that Professor Stephen Hawking had passed away at the age of 76 was announced. The highly acclaimed physicist was the subject of the film The Theory of Everything back in 2014, with his character played by Eddie Redmayne.

At the time of the film's release we spoke to Eddie Redmayne about what he had learnt from Stephen Hawking. The theoretical physicist, who was given just two years to live at the age of 21, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease while he was at university.

In his interview with heat Eddie explained how Stephen was very inspirational, going on to reveal what he had learnt from the Professor.

Watch Eddie Redmayne explain what he learnt from Stephen Hawking:

**The Theory of Everything **was a biographical, romantic drama film about Stephen Hawking and his former wife Jane. The couple met at Cambridge University and despite Stephen's diagnosis decided to get engaged and were married for 30 years, having three children. Although they divorced in 1990 Jane continued to support her former husband due to his health problems.

Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne
Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne ©Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne © Shutterstock

The film starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in the lead roles and was set in Cambridge University.

Stephen Hawking was a well-known physicist having published** A Brief History Of Time** in 1988 which** **became a huge hit, selling 10 million copies. The book has since been translated into 35 languages.

The death of Stephen Hawking was announced by his family on Wednesday 14th March. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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