Eddie Redmayne offered Neighbours cameo after revealing his love for Susan and Karl Kennedy

The Oscar-winning actor said he had 'learnt a lot' from the famous soap duo

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Eddie Redmayne has been invited down under for a cameo role in Australia's most famous soap.

The British actor shared his love for Neighbours after winning his first Oscar for The Theory of Everything earlier this month, singling out Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne, who play Karl and Susan Kennedy, as “the greatest unsung acting duo in history”.

Redmayne, who apparently “learnt a lot” from the pair, could soon be set to glean yet more inspiration from them.

“If we could cap off an incredible year for Eddie by writing a guest role, however big or small, it would be our privilege,” Jason Herbison, Neighbours producer, told The Sun. “I would ensure he moves into the Kennedys' - they are renowned for hospitaility.”


Neighbours is preparing for its 30th anniversary special, which is expected to feature cameos from past stars Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Margot Robbie.

Redmayne is busy working on his already awards-tipped portrayal of transgender painter Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, with the first look picture of him in character released just last week.

Eddie Redmayne as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl

Elsewhere, he has recorded the voice of a new train for a Thomas the Tank Engine DVD adventure and been widely-panned for his decidedly dodgy role as a camp villain in sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending.

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