Magazine article Screen International

Eddie Redmayne to Voice Aardman's 'Early Man'

Magazine article Screen International

Eddie Redmayne to Voice Aardman's 'Early Man'

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Oscar-winning animation outfit Aardman and Studiocanal have announced that Eddie Redmayne has joined prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man as the voice of lead character Dug.

Redmayne, who won the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything and will next be seen in Harry Potter spin-offFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins.

The film is directed by Nick Park, whose stop-motion animated characters Wallace and Gromit have won several Oscars. Early Man marks Park's first feature since Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, which won the Oscar for best animated feature.

Park said: "Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. …

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