Eddie Redmayne admits his recent success is the "stuff dreams are made of".
The British actor has already picked up Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' and is also tipped to triumph at the forthcoming BAFTA and Oscars ceremonies, but the 33-year-old star says returning to work has kept him down to earth.
He said: "I've actually been away working this week rehearsing for a new film. I haven't worked since 'The Theory of Everything', so it's good to go back and remind myself this is what I do...
"It's been the most exhilarating thing. It is in some ways the stuff dreams are made of.
"But you get back into the cold rehearsal room on the outskirts of London somewhere and its back to the gritty of filmmaking. It's certainly a crash to reality, but a wonderful one."
And Eddie's new wife Hannah Bagshawe won't let him get carried away with his fame and success as she ensures he stays involved in domestic tasks.
He told E! News: "There was a moment yesterday where I was in rehearsal and my wife was calling me because our dishwasher broke down. So in the process of trying to focus on my craft, I was dealing with the blocked pipes."