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Redmayne explains fashion choices

Eddie Redmayne has revealed he will be putting his aside his signature brightly coloured suits in favour of a sombre tuxedo for the Golden Globes.

The Theory of Everything star, who is nominated for best actor in a drama for his turn as physicist Stephen Hawking, has proved to be a colourful fixture on the red carpet.

Accompanied by his new wife Hannah Bagshawe, the actor walked the red carpet at a Bafta tea party in Los Angeles dressed in a royal blue suit with a knitted burnt orange tie, which he said was an attempt to discourage the bad weather plaguing the event.

However, he said he will take a more traditional approach for the glitzy awards show in Beverly Hills: "I think it's a tuxedo, black tie event so I'm sure I will be dressed in black. Today we are at a British tea party and it was pouring with rain so I thought I would encourage the sun to come out, I now feel like a bit of a fool because the sun hasn't come out.

"I'm colour blind too so I don't think it's as blue as you do."

The newlywed rubbed shoulders with fellow British export Jamie Dornan, who will soon hit the big screen for the adaptation of sexy novel 50 Shades of Grey, his co-star Felicity Jones, the visibly pregnant Keira Knightley and Into The Woods star James Corden at the glamorous event, and said it was a fun opportunity for a reunion.

"If you're lucky enough as an English actor to come out to Los Angeles, at first it's quite intimidating getting a handle on the city so you tend to stay in packs and what is wonderful is seeing old friends. There is something about being away, being abroad, that makes you all pinch yourselves."

Eddie has already secured acting nominations from Bafta, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild for his performance as Hawking, but said the approval of the subject and his family has meant so much more to him.

"When Stephen and Jane and the family saw the film and approved of it, that was the greatest thing for me. The stakes have felt so high so the fact that people enjoyed it feels lovely, you do a lot of films nobody sees or people hate."

Absent from the red carpet was The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch, who has also played Hawking in a TV drama, and Eddie said the pair finally had an opportunity to swap notes.

"We talked recently when we were heading up to San Francisco for an event there and we had a chat about it. He's an old friend and we hadn't spoken in the process because he was doing Alan Turing when I was doing Stephen, but it's been wonderful to talk about the specifics and to be able to share that with someone."

The Golden Globes will be presented at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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