Eddie Redmayne to receive honour at Zurich Film Festival

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6 Sep 2022, 16:18

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The actor will have his achievements recognised with the Golden Eye award.

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will attend the Zurich Film Festival on September 25th, to support the European premiere of his new movie, The Good Nurse.

The film will be directed by Danish moviemaker Tobias Lindholm and is written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful, 1917), adapted from the 2013 book of the same name by Charles Graeber. 

Redmayne, 40, will play a nurse who poses a deadly threat to patients. 

Christian Jungen, the festival's artistic director, said in a statement; "Eddie Redmayne is one of contemporary cinema's most versatile actors. He furnishes his characters with a rare human depth and captivates us with his extraordinary powers of expression. Eddie was already in Zurich in 2007 when he played the lead role alongside Julianne Moore in the opening movie Savage Grace. Back then he was a newcomer, now he returns as an Academy Award winner - and we're super excited."

They continued; "In The Good Nurse, Redmayne once again proves his versatility with a performance that keeps us riveted to our seats."

Redmayne will also take part in a one-hour ZFF Masters talk at the Swiss Festival.

The London born mumbler follows in the footsteps of previous Golden Eye honourees including Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt, and Olivia Colman.

The Good Nurse, also starring Jessica Chastain, Nnamdi Asomugha, Noah Emmerich, and Kim Dickens, is set to be released on Netflix in late October.