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  • 7 August 2014, 14:37

First Look: Eddie Redmayne In Hawking Biopic

The first trailer for the hotly anticipated Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne has been released.

The Theory Of Everything follows the British physicist through life at Cambridge University to when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21.

Doctors told Hawking, now aged 72, he had just two years to live after his diagnosis.

It also follows his relationship with, and subsequent marriage to, his first wife Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.

Redmayne, known for playing Marius in LesMiserables, transforms himself into the world-renowned scientist as his health deteriorates.

The film shows Hawking as he loses the ability to speak and starts to use a digital speech programme to communicate.

"But it's American," Jane says, upon first hearing her husband's computer voice.

The film, which also stars Emily Watson and David Thewlis, is expected to be a contender for the Oscars next year.

The Theory Of Everything is released in the UK on January 1, 2015.

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