Biographical drama film “The Danish Girl” directed by Tom Hooper

Theatrical premiere: 27 November 2015 (United States)
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard

The Danish Girl

Director: Tom Hooper
Screenwriter: Lucinda Coxon
Running time: 119 minutes
Budget: $15 million


Film is based on the 2000 novel “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.

Find the courage to be yourself

In mid-1920s Copenhagen, the portrait artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, popular landscape artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), to stand in for a female model who was late to come to their flat to pose for a painting she’s working on. The act of Einar posing as a female figure unmasks what turns out to be a lifelong identification on the part of Einar as a female, named Lili Elbe.

“The Danish Girl” Trailer

“The Danish Girl” Cast in Stills

Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe

Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl (2015)

Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener

Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015)

Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener

Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015)

And also:

Matthias Schoenaerts as Hans Axgil
Ben Whishaw as Henrik
Amber Heard as Ulla
Sebastian Koch as Dr. Warnekros
Emerald Fennell as Elsa
Adrian Schiller as Rasmussen
Henry Pettigrew as Niels

Working Title
Pretty Pictures
Revision Pictures
Senator Global Productions
Focus Features
Universal Pictures International