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The Theory of Everything


The Theory of Everything is the story of renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), beginning with his time as a PHD student at Cambridge University. The film portrays Hawking's working life, the relationship he had with his first wife, Jane, and the impact that Motor Neurone Disease has had on his life.

Extras Casting for The Theory of Everything

Uni-versalEXTRAS was the sole extras agency for the The Theory of Everything feature film, supplying all the extras and supporting artistes for the production. 

The film was shot in multiple locations across England including Cambridgeshire, London, Middlesex, Ealing Film Studios, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Particular scenes of note include those shot on the beach at Camber Sands and at The Bluebell Railway in Sussex.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. Registered Extra and Guest Blogger, Rebecca, discusses her time as an extra on the production in this blog article: Acting for Stage & Screen.

When watching The Theory of Everything, keep your eyes peeled for...

Students, Lecturers, Punters, Cyclists, Journalists, Hospital Staff, Pub Goers & much more!

Production Details

Director: James Marsh
Cast: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Prior
Production Company: Working Title
Year of Release: 2015
Filming location(s): Multiple UK Locations


  • I played a 1960's nurse and had to undergo an eyebrow pluck - ouch! Enjoyed the day, although the disused hospital was a little spooky!! 

    -Simone  |  The Theory of Everything

  • It was a brilliant and successful few days filming in Cambridge, and I really hope to work for you again! 

    -Peter  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I had the pleasure of working as an extra for the first time on The Theory of Everything on location in Cambridge. The whole experience was astonishing. The cast, crew and other extras were unfailingly friendly, polite and extremely professional. 

    -CATHERINE  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I had a great time as an audience member - it was brilliant seeing myself on the big screen for one of the most climatic scenes in the film. 

    -Rebecca  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I spent a day on this with numerous friends, however the highlight was my daughter telling me she shouted out "That's day Dad" when she went to see the film. 

    -Jon  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I had a wonderful experience working on this film, shooting scenes in the Royal Opera House a few feet away from Eddie Redmayne. It was a very friendly shoot which I remember fondly. 

    -Paul  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I had a great day playing the part of a hospital patient - everybody was very friendly. Thanks to Uni-versalEXTRAS for the experience. 

    -GRAHAM  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I played the paramedic. It was great chatting with the actors and crew, and I enjoyed being asked by the director to do an unplanned close-up shot which featured in the movie. 

    -Yiannis  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I really enjoyed my time at The Royal Opera House, playing a member of the audience. On one occasion I was right in the thick of the action with cameras all around me. 

    -Bernard  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I was sat at the bar in the rowing club and Eddie was stood next to me for a few takes. Great film to work on - thanks Uni-versal! 

    -David  |  The Theory of Everything

  • It was a wonderful experience being a part of this Golden Globe, Best Actor winning film. I was stood, no more than an arm length away from Eddie Redmayne, as he entered the conference centre, for the book release. Seeing him get into character was just amazing. 

    -Cynthia  |  The Theory of Everything

  • A truly amazing experience, including being positioned as a member of the opera audience in an aisle seat right next to Eddie Redmayne. Thank you, Uni-versalEXTRAS. 

    -John  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I had a great time playing a passenger at the railway station and on the train! 

    -Kathy  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I played the part of a professor at Cambridge University being lectured by Steven Hawking (Eddie Redmayne). I had a really awesome day and everyone was really friendly. This is what being an "Extra" is all about. Great big thank you to Uni-versal for the job. 

    -Malcolm  |  The Theory of Everything

  • I played the son in a father and son handyman team. It was a great production to work on with a friendly crew. Thanks Uni-versal! 

    -Gary  |  The Theory of Everything

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