I finally got to watch The Theory of Everything and Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar winning performance at Stephen Hawking, the subject of this wonderful biopic. I don’t know if Felicity Jones, who played Hawking’s girlfriend-later-wife, had a nomination as well, but hers is a powerful, intelligent, understated performance. As for Redmayne’s depiction of progressive physical disability I can judge it as one who has been around disability and written about it in my novel Skallagrigg. It is such a precise, accurate and heartfelt performance that you soon forget it is acting at all. Remarkable.