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Hot on the heels of Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win for his role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” Working Title Films has released the first image of the actor playing a lesser-known pioneer.
Redmayne portrays Danish artist Einar Wegener, later known as Lili Elbe — one of the first people to undergo a sex-change operation — in “The Danish Girl.”
Redmayne told the Daily Mail that he worked with his “Theory of Everything” movement director Alexandra Reynolds to prepare for the role, “observing the minutiae of feminine physicality.”
“We’re looking at everything from a feminine perspective, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
After picking up an Oscar for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is staying in the realm of the biopic for the time being, reuniting with Les Miserables director Tom Hooper for The Danish Girl. Redmayne takes on the role of Einar Wegener, who was one of the first ever men to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become Lili Elbe, a persona he felt more comfortable with after his artist wife Greta (Alicia Vikander) persuaded him to pose for her in drag. The Daily Mail have shared the first image of Redmayne as Lili, and it shows that those involved are treating the subject of transgenderism with the respect it deserves. This is another brave role for Redmayne, one that shows the actor isn't afraid to challenge himself, and I wouldn't be surprised if this puts him back in the awards race next year. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Today we have our first look at the recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) in "The Danish Girl" as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever undergo sexual reassignment surgery, which happened in 1920s. Check out the photo below. Redmayne told UK's The Daily Mail that he has been working with a movement coach at "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality" in order to accurately portray Elbe. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," he explained. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played. The danger of surgery was so extreme then. It.s such a brave thing that Einar did." The new movie is directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (Les Miserables). It's expected to hit theaters next year. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
There’s no rest for an Oscar winner.
Less than a week after taking home the Best Actor trophy at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his role in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is back on set of The Danish Girl, looking very un-like himself.
Redmayne stars as Danish-born Einar Wegener, one of the very person people known to have undergone gender reassignment surgery. Born male, Wegener travelled to Germany and began gender surgery to become the artist known as Lili Elbe as early as 1930. But the film looks at more than just Wegener’s transformation to that of a woman- it is a story of his marriage to Gerda (played by Alicia Vikander) in an intimate look at what it means to have the person you love desperately seek a dramatic change.
Redmayne seems poised to earn his second Best Actor nod with his role in the film »
- Rachel West
Michael Keaton should just take the year off. No matter how good the Birdman star is in this fall’s Boston Globe drama Spotlight, next year’s Best Actor Oscar could quite possibly be Eddie Redmayne’s for the taking once again. The first image from Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, which stars the Theory of Everything actor (who last partnered with Hooper on Les Misérables) as a transgender pioneer, has surfaced online, finding Redmayne looking radiant as always.
Redmayne stars in the pic as Einer Wegener, who would later rename herself Lili Elbe, one of the first men to undergo a sex reassignment surgery. Adapting David Ebershoff’s novel, The Danish Girl specifically looks at the complicated relationship between Elbe and her wife Greta (Alicia Vikander), who became a famed artist for painting Elbe in drag.
The project has been a hot commodity for years, with such respected »
- Isaac Feldberg
Just days after Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," the British actor is undergoing another transformation for his upcoming film, "The Danish Girl." Working Title tweeted the first photo of the actor's portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in the film. Born as Einar Wegener, the Danish artist was the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. The film follows on the love story between Wegener and his wife, Gerda Gottlieb (Alicia Vikander), as he makes his journey to become a woman in the 1920s. Redmayne recently addressed criticism that the role was not being played by an actual transgender woman. "There is an incredibly valid discussion for why a trans actress isn’t playing the part, because there are so many brilliant trans actresses, and I’m sure there are many who could play this part sensationally, »
- tooFab Staff
Eddie Redmayne’s stellar, Oscar-winning performance as the great Stephen Hawking for The Theory of Everything may have been somewhat undermined by his role in the Wachowski’s derided Jupiter Ascending, but it appears the English talent is setting his sights on more meaty roles. Case in point: his involvement in Tom Hooper’s drama, The Danish Girl.
For the part, Redmayne will step into the shoes of Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, a transgender painter who remains to this day one of the first patients to undergo the sexual reassessment treatment circa 1920. Speaking to The Daily Mail, the actor touched upon how he approached the challenging, physically demanding role, which may go down as one of the “most sensitive” Redmayne has ever portrayed.
We’re looking at everything from a feminine perspective. I think it’s the most sensitive role I have played. The danger of surgery was so extreme then. »
- Michael Briers
Fresh off his Oscar win, Eddie Redmayne is keeping busy filming The Danish Girl, a true story. He plays Lili Elbe, the first transgender woman to successfully undergo sexual reassignment surgery in the early 1900s, and he looks beautiful in this first picture. The movie is directed by Tom Hooper (with whom Redmayne worked on Les Misérables) and costars Amber Heard. It's not due out until 2016, but now I can't wait to see more! »
"It's been a crazy couple of weeks," Eddie Redmayne said to Indiewire hours before going on to win his first Oscar for Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards for his performance as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." He wasn't kidding around. When Redmayne stopped by Indiewire's spot on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater on Sunday afternoon before the awards ceremony got underway, he revealed that he had just landed in Los Angeles the day before, fresh from the set of his next project, "The Danish Girl," and that he was set to return to set on Tuesday. The upcoming biopic sees him reunite with his "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper for an adaptation of the 2001 novel by David Ebershoff. In the film, Redmayne is expected to deliver another transformative performance as 1900s transgender pioneer Einar Wegener, an artist who in the 1920's became Lili Elbe »
- Nigel M Smith
You've never seen newly minted Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne quite like this. The 33-year-old actor is currently working on The Danish Girl, which follows the story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe (played by Redmayne) who was one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery, almost a century ago. And now, the production company behind the film has released the first photo of Redmayne in the role - in full makeup and curly red wig. The film, which is currently in production, is being directed by Tom Hooper, whom Redmayne worked with in 2012's Les Misérables. The project is being »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
The Danish Girl is inspired by the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda. What starts off as a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife to wear a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish a painting leads Einar Wegener undergoing surgery to become Lili Elbe. Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King's Speech) will be directing the film with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander playing the Wegener's, respectively. If »
- Sean Wist
Recovering from the shrapnel left by the huge Warner Bros. bomb Jupiter Ascending, Eddie Redmayne went onto win a Best Actor Oscar for his portray of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything this past weekend. He will follow-up that award-winning turn with another true-life take on an important moment in history. And now, we have our first look at the leading man as he becomes a woman for The Danish Girl.
In The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne will play artist Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, who was one of the first people to ever undergo sexual reassignment surgery. Speaking with Daily Mail, the actor explained that he has been working on his movement performance since January by "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality". His hope is to accurately portray Elbe in his performance. The actor has also reached out to the trans community, and states:
"We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective. »
What's next for the Oscar winner? How about another challenging role. The Daily Mail has revealed the first look photo of the most recent Best Actor Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in the new film The Danish Girl, from director Tom Hooper (of The King's Speech, Les Miserables). In the film Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a painter in the 1920s who decides to transform into a woman after he poses in their clothes when a model doesn't show up. He later became Lili Elbe, and this first photo shows Redmaybe in full make-up and clothing as Lili. It will make anyone do a double take. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," Redmayne told them. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played." Take a look. The Danish Girl tells the true story of Danish artists Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, played by Alicia Vikander. This »
- Alex Billington
If there’s one thing Eddie Redmayne knows how to do, it’s completely lose himself in roles. He first broke through by playing Marius in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, he became an intergalactic royal in the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, and his latest transformation into the Als-afflicted Stephen Hawking won him his first Oscar. But his role in The Danish Girl will surely earn him even more attention from the Academy next year. The first look at The Danish Girl has hit the web (via Yahoo Movies), which features Redmayne in a reunion with Hooper as Lili Elbe. This Danish artist was a pioneer of the transgender community, as she was one of the first known people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Elbe was born Einar Wegener, and was publicly announced as Einar’s sister. She stopped painting after making the transition, »
Eddie Redmayne has what may be the first of many Oscars on his mantle after winning the statue for his performance in The Theory of Everything, but only time will tell if this will become a trend for the young actor. Then again, it looks like he is already primed for at least another nomination as he stars in The Danish Girl for Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) and just above is the first picture of the actor in character. Redmayne takes on the role of Einar Wegener, a Danish artist who became the first ever sex-change patient. The film tells of Einar and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and how their marriage took a sharp left turn after Einar stood in for a female model that Gerda was set to paint. This film has seen plenty of changes over the years with Tomas Alfredson (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, »
- Brad Brevet
Oscar winner Redmayne is filming what already sounds like a tailor-made Oscar role in "Les Mis" and "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" slated for 2016. Redmayne plays 1900s trans pioneer Einar Wegener, an artist who in the 1930s became Lili Elbe after receiving one of the first known gender-reassignment surgeries. With the Hooper namesake and an international cast including Belgian babe Matthias Schoenaerts and American actress Amber Heard, "Danish Girl" could be Redmayne's next awards vehicle. Based on the 2001 novel by David Ebershoff, the Lucinda Coxon-sripted drama follows the love story between Elbe and wife Gerda Gottlieb. Anne Harrison and Gail Mutrux developed the project and are producing via their Harrison Productions and Pretty Pictures. Working Title’s Working Title partners Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce with Hooper. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Whether or not you think that Michael Keaton deserved the Best Actor Oscar for "Birdman," there's no denying that winner Eddie Redmayne virtually transformed into Stephen Hawking for his performance in "The Theory Of Everything." What's more, Academy voters might like what the actor is doing next in "The Danish Girl." A first look from "The King's Speech" and "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper's next movie has arrived. Based on the novel by David Ebershoff and penned by Lucinda Coxon (Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming "Crimson Peak"), the film chronicles the first-ever sex-change patient, Einar Wegener, a Danish artist whose love affair with his wife —fellow Danish artist Gerda Wegener— set him on the path to an eventual male-to-female operation. The cast is rounded out by Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard, but it's Redmayne's work that is already »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Not one for resting on his laurels with an Oscar in his hand, Eddie Redmayne is daring to go for another award-possible role in the The Danish Girl, which will see him step into shoes of Einar Wegener, one of the first men who went under the knife in the earliest transgender operations.
Directed by Tom Hooper and based on David Ebershoff‘s book of the same name, The Danish Girl tells the story of Einar and his wife, Greta (Alicia Vikander), who painted her husband in drag, ushering in the decision to change his gender and become Lili Elebe.
Redmayne told the Daily Mail, that he’s being very careful with the part, that is the most ‘sensitive role’ he’s ever done. Seeing everything from a female perspective, the Theory of Everything lead is figuring out “how to sit, to walk, to pose, roll on a pair of stockings. »
- Nicholas Staniforth
— Working Title (@Working_Title) February 27, 2015
The first photo of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener in The Danish Girl has been released. Redmayne won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything at the 87th Academy Awards.
The true love story of Danish artist Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda as he makes the pioneering journey to becoming a woman, Lili Elbe, in the 1920s.
Day one #TheDanishGirl #EddieRedmayne #AliciaVikander #TomHooper pic.twitter.com/F9CbA6N75s
— Working Title (@Working_Title) February 10, 2015
Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as Einar and Alicia Vikander as Gerda, the Working Title film is currently in production and will be distributed by Universal Pictures »
- Michelle McCue
The 33-year-old Oscar-winning actor will portray transgender pioneer Einar Wegener in the movie.
Einar was later known as Lili Elbe, and in 1930, underwent then-pioneering gender reassignment surgery.
The full cast for the film, directed by Tom Hooper, has yet to be confirmed.
Yesterday, it was announced that Redmayne would voice a character in a new Thomas the Tank Engine film.
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