He's already won an Oscar this year for his standout performance in The Theory of Everything and by the looks of it, Eddie Redmayne is already creating another Oscar-buzz with his portrayal of transgender pioneer Lli Elbe.

Director Tom Hooper revelead in an interview why he chose Redmayne to play the lead role, saying: "I was a great believer in him as an actor. I think also there’s a certain gender fluidity that I sensed in him, that I found intriguing and it led me to think he might be a really interesting person to cast in this role. I felt that there was something in him that was drawn to the feminine. That was something that I felt he might be interested to explore further.”

By the looks of it, Hooper was spot on in his casting choice.