Les Misérables star Eddie Redmayne has asked his girlfriend, Hannah Bagshawe, to be his wife. 

It has been revealed that the 32-year-old actor popped the question recently, but it did not come as much of a surprise to the couple's family and friends.

A close source told US Weekly: "He had been planning on it for a while. They have a very relaxed and supportive relationship. They seemed to have always known they were going to spend the rest of their lives together."

The happy couple have reportedly been dating since early 2012, and their first public outing was on the red carpet at the London premiere of Les Misérables in December of that year.

An engagement notice was also published in The Times, which read: "Mr E.J.D. Redmayne and Miss H.J. Bagshawe. The engagement is announced between Edward, son of Mr and Mrs Richard Redmayne of London, and Hannah, daughter of Mr Nicholas Bagshawe and Mrs Caryl Bagshawe, both of London."

Redmayne has recently been filming the Stephen Hawking biopic, in which he will play the world renowned physicist. He can next be seen in The Wachowskis-directed sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending.