Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking
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Early Oscar buzz around Eddie Redmayne

Film critics are touting British actor Eddie Redmayne as a favourite to win an Oscar next year for his portrayal of the British physicist Stephen Hawking.

The film was unveiled earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival and it will be released in the US in November.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook spoke to Eddie Redmayne to find out how the actor prepared for the role.

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