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Redmayne: 'I've been really lucky'

Actor Eddie Redmayne has won best Shakespearean performance at the Critics Circle awards.

The 30-year-old actor was honoured for his portrayal of Richard II at London's Donmar Warehouse.

His profile has been on the rise this year after starring in the film My Week With Marilyn opposite Michelle Williams and in the BBC television adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong.

He is also nominated for Bafta's rising star award next month.

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