Read them here: 1. The Danish Girl is a 2015 British pseudo-biographical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 2000 fictional novel of the same name by David Ebershoff and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.
2. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener, Matthias Schoenaerts as Hans Axgil, and Ben Whishaw as Henrik.
3. The film was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, and it was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
4. Charlize Theron was originally slated to play the role of Gerda Wegener but, after leaving the project, was replaced by Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow then left the project due to location changes. Uma Thurman was also a rumoured replacement. In September 2010, Marion Cotillard was rumored to be the lead candidate for the role of Gerda Wegener.
5. The film was released in a limited release on 27 November 2015 by Focus Features in the United States.
6. On 11 June 2010, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the film had received €1.2 million ($1.5 million) in subsidy financing from Germany’s NRW Film Board. The conditions of the deal include the planned 19-day shoot in Germany.
7. In February 2011, Screen Daily reported that the film would begin shooting in July of the same year and that Rachel Weisz would play Wegener. In May it was revealed that both Weisz and Hallström had left the project.
8. Filming was projected to commence in spring 2010 in Berlin. Coxon revealed to Creative Screenwriting that when filming finally begun with Tom Hopper he actually filmed an older version of the script. “We had probably gone through twenty drafts before landing Tom Hooper. In fact, the one we shot was actually an early revised draft that Tom had read back in 2008. I did a fairly large rewrite for Tom, but in the end, we used a version with little revision from the original.
9. Filming began in February 2015, where Redmayne was spotted on set.
10. Filming also took place at Nyhavn, where the iconic waterfront was transformed to look like Copenhagen in the 1930s. On 31 March 2015, Redmayne was spotted filming a fight scene.
11. Sets for the Danish and Paris flats were built in the Elstree Studios in London and additional shooting took place in Copenhagen and Brussels.
12. Production on the film concluded on 12 April 2015. Filming took place for a total of 44 days for the 186 scenes in four countries.
13. Post-production according to composer, Alexandre Desplat was very fast, with the film being cut as Desplat was writing the score, which was recorded only a week prior to the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
14. In an interview with MTV International, Alicia Vikander revealed that two scenes featuring Amber Heard dancing were cut from the film, as well as stating the first cut for the film was over 2 hours
15. As of 3 January 2016, The Danish Girl has grossed $7,6 million in North America and $7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $14,6 million, against a budget of $15 million.