The Danish Girl

2015, 119 minutes

True story of Einar Wegener - one of the first known recipients of gender realignment surgery

In early 1920s Copenhagen, the illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits leads to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einer develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins begins living as woman named Lili Elbe. Ultimately Elbe becomes the first ever recipient of male to female sex reassignment surgery, and Gerda supports her decision, although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married.


Companies involved in this production

The Danish Girl

Connected mandy members:

Gemma Payne
Gemma Payne
Choreographer
feat. Ballerina
Rachael Cooksey
Ballet Critic
Paul Kerry
Paul Kerry
Actor
Stage Hand
Graham Walters
Graham Walters
Location Catering
Craft Services - Barista
Shea Patrick vincent Wall
Little boy
Matt Jones
Matt Jones
Actor
Passenger
Daniel Skinner
french voyeur
Maud Arrault
Maud Arrault
Voice Over: French
French
Teresa Shaughnessy
patient
Alistair Hawkins
Alistair Hawkins
Sound Editor
Sound Effect Editor
Natasha Jayasuriya
Extra

Alternative Names

Danish Girl, The Danish Girl (English, French, German), Danish Girl, the