Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe
06/02/2014 at 04:10 PM EDT
is anything but Les Miserables
The actor, who played the role of Marius in the film adaptation of the beloved musical, proposed to Hannah Bagshawe, his girlfriend of two-plus years, over Memorial Day weekend, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Redmayne, 32, who told PEOPLE that he looks for "a proper sense of individuality" in a woman, as well as "comfort in their skin," also appreciates his fiancée's keen eye – for good reason.
"I'm color blind," he said, explaining to PEOPLE why Bagshawe helps him get dressed
"When I go out to premieres and events, I have to check with my girlfriend that the trousers match the top," Redmayne said. "I recently wore a blue suit – and I had to ask her if it was really blue rather than purple. She assured me it was blue. I could not tell the difference."
"I'm lucky to be with someone who is very supportive," he added.
Reporting by JULIE JORDAN