The 34-year-old Oscar winner isn’t the first A-lister photographed on the London Underground though
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe were photographed on a packed London Underground Circle Line train during rush hour yesterday (July 12).
The 34-year-old Oscar winner has previously stated that he still uses the Tube, despite his ongoing success, and this was confirmed by a commuter who photographed Redmayne after he got on at Victoria station.
According to The Evening Standard, an onlooker said: “No-one could quite believe it was him so no-one bothered him at all. Everyone was just getting on with their commute as normal. They just blended in like regular commuters.”
Redmayne isn’t the only A-lister to take the tube, as Jay-Z and Timbaland took the London Underground to their gig at London’s O2 Arena in 2013. They were joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin in travelling on the Jubilee Line to the Greenwich venue from Waterloo station. He later joined Jay-Z and Timbaland onstage to perform ‘Ain’t No Love (In The Heart of the City)’ later that evening.
The same year, Florence Welch reportedly sang her hit single ‘You’ve Got The Love’ on a packed tube carriage on her way home from a Kendrick Lamar gig. The Florence And The Machine front woman was spotted at the Compton rapper’s sold-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo venue in 2013.
That was two years after Rihanna was spotted taking the Tube alongside fans on their way to her concert, also at London’s O2 Arena. The then 23-year-old and her entourage took the Jubilee underground line to North Greenwich station for the first of 10 shows at the 20,000 capacity venue.