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Eddie Redmayne Cast as Transgender Artist Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl"

Eddie Redmayne’s post-Oscars career glow is continuing with the announcement of his role as 1930s Danish artist  Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. In true Oscars fashion, he’s playing a role that will require a complete transformation of himself. We’ve already seen he can inhabit the life of Stephen Hawking, but now we’ll see him inhabit the life of Elbe (formerly named Einar Wegener), one of the first people to have sex-reassignment surgery.  The above picture is the first look at Redmayne in character.