Up 5,065 this week

Gabriel Axel (1918–2014)

Gabriel Axel was born on April 18, 1918 in Århus, Denmark as Gabriel Axel Mørch. He was a director and actor, known for Babette's Feast (1987), Royal Deceit (1994) and Lumière and Company (1995). He was married to Lucie Axel Moerch. He died on February 9, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See full bio »


(age 95) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

Related News

Denmark enters Sorrow and Joy to Oscar race
| ScreenDaily
Tasting Menu Movie Review
| ShockYa
The Definitive Religious Movies: 20-11
| SoundOnSight

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2410 people
created 26 Jul 2012
a list of 331 people
created 03 Oct 2014
a list of 16 people
created 08 Sep 2015
list image
a list of 34 people
created 6 months ago
list image
a list of 33 people
created 2 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Gabriel Axel's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Babette's Feast
Babette's Feast Director
Royal Deceit
Royal Deceit Director
Lumière and Company
Hagbard and Signe


Jump to: Director | Actor | Writer | Producer | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Director (69 credits)
 2001 Leïla
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary) (segment "Gabriel Axel/Copenhague")
 1994 Royal Deceit
 1989 Christian
 1985-1986 Les colonnes du ciel (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Marie Bon Pain (1985)
 1981 Mon meilleur Noël (TV Series) (1 episode)
- L'oiseau bleu (1981)
 1981 Antoine et Julie (TV Movie)
 1981 La ramandeuse (TV Movie)
 1980 Le curé de Tours (TV Movie)
 1980 Le coq de Bruyère (TV Movie)
 1978 La ronde de nuit (TV Movie)
 1977 Un crime de notre temps (TV Movie)
 1968 Sex and the Law (Documentary)
 1968 Boubouroche (TV Movie)
 1965 Regnvejr og ingen penge (TV Mini-Series)
 1962 Oskar
 1958 Møde ved midnat (TV Movie)
 1957 De røde tjørne (TV Movie)
 1956 Frøken Julie (TV Movie)
 1956 Kong Renées datter (TV Movie)
 1956 Falske nøgler (TV Movie)
 1956 Døden (TV Movie)
 1956 Dronninger af Frankrig (TV Movie)
 1956 Det er så yndigt (TV Movie)
 1955 Simon og Laura (TV Movie)
 1955 Scapins gavtyvestreger (TV Movie)
 1955 Altid ballade
 1955 En kvinde er overflødig (TV Movie)
 1955 En caprice (TV Movie)
 1955 Motivet (TV Movie)
 1955 Marguerite (TV Movie)
 1955/II Ole Lukøje (TV Movie)
 1955 En skefuld katharsis (TV Movie)
 1954 Acharnerne (TV Movie)
 1954 Tran (TV Movie)
 1954 Li' som lidt ensom (TV Movie)
 1954 Lapointe og Ropiteau (TV Movie)
 1954 Livet er skønt (TV Movie)
 1954 En mindefest (TV Movie)
 1954 Hvem ved? (TV Movie)
 1954 En svanesang (TV Movie)
 1953 Kong Renés datter (TV Movie)
 1953 Familien Hansen (TV Movie)
 1953 Falske nøgler (TV Movie)
 1953 Hallo, derude (TV Movie)
 1953 En bjørn (TV Movie)
 1953 Et spil (TV Movie)
 1952 Aften (TV Movie)
 1952 Skyggedans (TV Movie)
 1952 Forlovelse indgået (TV Movie)
 1952 Pantalones bryllup (TV Movie)
 1951 Døden (TV Short)
Show Show Actor (22 credits)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?


Worked primarily as a stage actor and director in Denmark and France. See more »


Often cast Michel Bouquet See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
R.I.P. PapaQuonis
in memoriam TheDoctorsMistress
Discuss Gabriel Axel on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page