The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Written by: David Ebershoff, Lucinda Coxon
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Amber Heard, Alicia Vikander
  • UK release: 1 January 2016

Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener (Redmayne) has a loving marriage with fellow artist Gerda (Vikander), who encourages him to don women's clothes, prompting his realisation that he wants to become a woman. Touching and dignified real-life tale of 1930s transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, although at times it suffers from its own sumptuous respectability.

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The Danish Girl

14 Sep 20153 stars

TIFF 2015: Eddie Redmayne shines yet again in the tale of a transgender pioneer

The Danish Girl has all the hallmarks of a prestigious, award-season contender. The story of 1930s transgender pioneer Lili Elbe is told by director Tom 'The King’s Speech' Hooper with painterly compositions and a finely nuanced performance from Eddie…

Eddie Redmayne losing weight for film role

25 Feb 2015

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Eddie Redmayne is trying to lose two stone for his next film role. The 33-year-old star - who took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' at the Oscars on Sunday (22.02.15) - is said to be…

Eddie Redmayne wears high heels in new film role

16 Jan 2015

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Eddie Redmayne is learning how to walk in a pair of high heels for his next film role. The Oscar-nominated actor is preparing to star in 'The Danish Girl' - which concerns transgender pioneer Einar Wegener - and has revealed he's working with celebrated…

Eddie Redmayne to star in sex-change drama The Danish Girl

29 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Eddie Redmayne is due to star in sex-change drama 'The Danish Girl'. The actor will join forces with his 'Les Miserables' director Tom Hooper for the first time since they worked on the 2012 musical blockbuster. The movie's screenplay, adapted by…

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