• The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girl

Release Date: November 27th, 2015

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2016

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

With support from his loving wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Pip Torrens, Emerald Fennell

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, Senator Film Produktion GmbH [de]

Distributors: Focus Features


Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    If the movie remains safe, there's no questioning its integrity, or the balance of porcelain vulnerability and strength that Eddie Redmayne brings to the lead role. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film, directed by Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) is beautifully visualized and steadfastly interesting, yet I kept wondering why I didn’t feel more involved in it. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It looks lovely in an art-directed way, and Eddie Redmayne, who won his Oscar earlier in the year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, looks lovely, too. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Production Design