Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'

The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.

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The BAFTAs saw Redmayne overshadow Benedict Cumberbatch's role as Alan Turing in World War II drama 'The Imitation Game', as well as Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler', Michael Keaton in 'Birdman' and Ralph Fiennes in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (the latter film of which nonetheless left the awards show with an impressive five prizes). 'I want to thank [the Hawking family] for their trust, their generosity and their kindness', Redmayne told the audience while accepting his prize. 'And for reminding me of the great strength that comes from having the will to live a full and passionate life.'

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And that's not the only award scooped by the Stephen Hawking biopic either; the film also managed to land Best Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film at the ceremony on Sunday (February 8th 2015) held at the Royal Opera House in London and hosted by Stephen Fry.

It's no surprise that Redmayne is now facing the Academy Awards, having already made a name for himself with the likes of triple Oscar winning 'Les Miserables' and Simon Curtis' 'My Week With Marilyn'. 

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The actor is taking things easy at the moment though, with just one other current movie - 'Jupiter Ascending' with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis - and Tom Hooper's forthcoming adaptation of David Ebershoff's 2000 novel 'The Danish Girl'.

Eddie Redmayne at 2015 BAFTAs
Eddie Redmayne lands his first BAFTA award