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Tom Hiddleston recalls appearing in school play with Eddie Redmayne

By Karen Butler
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Tom Hiddleston recalls appearing in school play with Eddie Redmayne
British actor Eddie Redmayne, seen here attending the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on February 12, appeared in a school play alongside fellow British actor Tom Hiddleston, who recalled the appearance during a recent interview. Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tom Hiddleston says he and his fellow British actor Eddie Redmayne starred together in a school version of A Passage to India by E.M. Forster years ago when they were boys.

Hiddleston, 36, recalled the collaboration when he appeared on this weekend's edition of The Graham Norton Show.

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"He was a great talent, even then," Hiddleston said of Redmayne. "It was an all-boys school, and the great Eddie Redmayne, now Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne, was playing the female lead. And in A Passage to India, there's an expedition to this cultural landmark known as the Marabar Caves by elephant. And I'm delighted to reveal that I played the front, right leg of the elephant that Eddie Redmayne was riding on. ... We were holding a table with a cushion on top of it, and also a table cloth to cover our faces because our bodies are the elephant."

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