Selfless Snaps: Eddie Redmayne Raises a Racket to Fight Cancer

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“Les Misérables” star Eddie Redmayne was all smiles as he joined a group of prestigious Brits on the tennis court during the AEGON Championships this Sunday. The actor mostly sat on the sidelines, but he did his part to help raise money during the Rally Against Cancer Charity Tennis Match.

Even though pro tennis player Andy Murray had just endured a grueling three-hour-long match against Marin Cilic, he celebrated his tournament win by hopping back on the court. It’s no surprise since Murray calls Ross Hutchins, who coordinated the event and was diagnosed with cancer in December, a good friend of his. Murray, Redmayne, and Hutchins were joined by tennis greats Tim Henman, Ivan Lendl, and Tomas Berdych. Notable Brit Sir Richard Branson even donned his best tennis gear to help promote the cause.

Photo: Sir Richard Branson and Eddy Redmayne were all smiles at the tournament. (Getty)

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All games aside, the stars also raised a lot of money for the cause. Murray even donated his winnings from the tournament, €86,300, to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, the organization the Rally benefited. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is a “world-leading” cancer center that helps care for “more than 50,000 cancer patients each year.”

If you want to take after your favorite Brits and help fight cancer, you can visit the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity or check out the action widgets below.

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