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Eddie Redmayne Helps Pay Rent for Drama Students

Eddie Redmayne has a heart of gold.

The Danish Girl star told GQ he regularly pays the rent of struggling actors in London.

According to Tribute.ca, having gone to the very posh Eton College at the same time as Prince William as well as Cambridge University, Eddie recognized his lucky upbringing.

The greatest privilege that I had was that my parents lived in London. So when I was out of university and out of work for a year, working in a pub, I didn’t pay rent,” said Eddie. “And I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”

According to Expatistan.com, the average monthly rent for a 480 sq. ft. (furnished) apartment in a middle-class area of London is £1,163 (or $1,701.18).

Eddie is up for a Golden Globe for his latest role in The Danish Girl. He is also reportedly expecting his first child with wife Hannah Bagshawe.

 

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