Eddie Redmayne’s Edinburgh granny “thrilled” with Oscar win


EDDIE Redmayne’s success at the Oscars has delighted his 93-year-old granny who lives in a small terrace house in the south Edinburgh.

The 33-year-old won the best actor Oscar for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Standing at her door in a cul de sac in Gracemount Mary Burke she was “thrilled” with her grandson for clinching the title of best actor.

She also revealed that the Eton educated actor who went to school with Prince Harry still comes to visit her.

“We’re just delighted,” said Mrs Burke yesterday morning [Monday]. “We’re a very close family. We’re thrilled.”

She continued: “He’s one of six grandchildren. I’m very proud of them all.

“We’re a very close family. He still pops up from time to time.”

Mrs Burke is the mother of Patricia Redmayne, Eddie’s mother who studied at the University of Edinburgh before moving to London and marrying Richard Redmayne.

Patricia runs a relocation business while his father Richard is a London city banker.

Eddie thanked his family in his emotional acceptance speech at the Oscars where he fought off competition from fellow and Etonian Benedict Cumberbatch.

He said: “Thank you. Thank you. I don’t think I’m capable of articulating quite how I feel right now.”

He continued: “This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family – Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children.”

He added: “Finally, please, this is so extraordinary, I just want to thank my family and you Hannah my wife – we have a new fella coming to share our apartment.”