Stephen Hawking has applauded the actor who won an Oscar for the portrayal of him in The Theory of Everything.
Eddie Redmayne, 33, won best actor at The 87th Academy Awards yesterday for his performance..
The British actor portrayed physicist Stephen Hawking in the film, which tells the real-life story of the scientist who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21.
Despite his condition, Mr Hawking is considered to be one of the greatest minds in physics since Albert Einstein.
Mr Hawking celebrated Redmayne's Oscar win, by posting on Facebook, "Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you. -SH".
Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an #Oscar for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie. Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you. -SH
It's the first Oscar award for Redmayne, who also snapped up a Golden Globe in January.