Article Nov 06, 2016

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Eddie Redmayne: 'My daughter is worth losing sleep over'

Eddie Redmayne is a hands-on father when it comes to his baby daughter Iris.

First-time parents Eddie and his wife Hannah Bagshawe welcomed the tot in June (16), and despite a hectic filming schedule, Eddie has quickly taken to his daddy duties.

Chatting to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday's episode (02Oct16) of the talk show, Eddie explained that while he could do with a bit more rest, looking after Iris is worth the sleep sacrifice.

"She is heaven," he gushed. "It's worth it because, occasionally, there's that amazing thing where it's three o'clock in the morning and you go in, and you're sort of gently furious, and then you get a little smile, and your heart breaks a bit, and it's totally worth it."

Eddie can next be seen in the highly anticipated new J.K. Rowling flick, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set 70 years before the Harry Potter story. In it he plays writer Newt Scamander, and the 34-year-old admits he loved the script from the get-go.

"When I read this script, I didn't know what to expect and it blew my mind," he recalled. "There are some great surprises and one wonderful surprise that I'm really excited about."

Author Rowling recently revealed there will be five films in the franchise, and Ellen laughed that British star Eddie has a full diary for the next few years.

"I might be, yeah. It might be a while," he smiled back.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits cinemas from 16 November (16), with Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz and Jon Voight co-starring. Johnny Depp has also been confirmed for the second installment, due out in 2018.