Eddie Redmayne mourns death, wit and 'beautiful mind' of Stephen Hawking

As the brilliant astronomer, Redmayne embodied the subtle but devastating encroachments of Hawking’s degenerative neuromuscular disease, immersing himself in the ailments of ALS sufferers and literally charting the timeline of Hawking’s life to better his performance. The film focused on the relationship between Hawking and his former wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), and was based on one of her two memoirs about their marriage.