Eddie Redmayne On ‘The Danish Girl’ & “Liberating” Acting Experience


Opening in New York and Los Angeles November 27, The Danish Girl is based on a novel by David Ebershoff which is in turn inspired by the true story Lili Elbe’s (Eddie Redmayne) life as a transgender woman. Alicia Vikander co-stars as Lili’s wife Gerde Wegener

Redmayne, who won a Best Actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, reunites with his Les Misérables director Tom Hooper for the film.

“I went to an all boys school and played many women as a kid,” said Redmayne. “My first professional job was playing Viola opposite Mark Rylance in Twelfth Night so it wasn’t that new. But everything about acting is liberating – getting to play other people and getting to try different things.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Redmayne talk about how he approached his role for The Danish Girl:

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi

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