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Eddie Redmayne takes on starring role in 'Thomas The Tank Engine'

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will be following up his huge success by lending his voice talents - to Thomas The Tank Engine.

Eddie Redmayne with his Academy Award Credit: PA

The London actor is just one of a host of stars who will voice trains in the little blue engine's latest adventure, to mark 70 years of the beloved character. New friends introduced to mark the special anniversary year will include Ryan, voiced by Eddie, and Sailor John, played by acting legend John Hurt.

I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures.

I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast.

– Eddie Redmayne, actor

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Stars prepare for tonight's Brit Awards ceremony

Stars have been taking to Twitter and Instagram with just hours to go until the Brit Awards 2015.

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Londoners Sam Smith, Jessie Ware and Lily Allen are among favourites to win big at tonight's Brit Awards. The queen of pop, Madonna will perform at the 35th annual event. ITV will be live on the red carpet with all the winners.

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Eddie Redmayne on his Oscars win: 'Can you believe it?'

Eddie Redmayne has paid tribute to everyone who worked with him on The Theory Of Everything, for which he won his Oscar and expressed his disbelief that he won the coveted award.

He told Good Morning Britain: "Can you believe it?...It's this extraordinary thing when you're lucky enough to tell a story like this. The amount of people involved that help make you be able to tell that story is extraordinary."

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Redmayne dedicates Oscar to 'all those battling ALS'

British Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne dedicated his award to all those people battling motor neurone disease (known as ALS in America), the illness which has left Professor Stephen Hawking in a wheelchair.

Redmayne paid passionate tribute to the Hawking family after he won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the famous physicist in The Theory of Everything.

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I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I'm fully aware that I'm a lucky, lucky man.

This award belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS.

I will be its custodian and I promise you I will look after him, I will polish him, I will answer his beck and call and wait on him hand and foot.

– Eddie Redmayne
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