but just what is it about this Eddie Redmayne guy? Because I'm just not seeing it, he just lacks something that would engage me and thrill me. He just comes across a posh drama school totty...very dull,
Hate to disappoint you, Eddie is NOT drama school trained.
Try to get the film Hick, and you'll see him in a different light. He did a cracking Texan accent. If you can get hold of Pillars on the Earth, a Canadian production apparently, in it Eddie was red hair. He was not bad in it as well. My Week with Marilyn was quite good too.
I liked Birdsong, but I understand when it was shown by the BBC, a lot of people panned it.