See The First Photo Of Eddie Redmayne Playing Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe

February 27, 2015 6:21 PM

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See The First Photo Of Eddie Redmayne Playing Transgender Pioneer Lili Elbe

A top commodity after taking home the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne is prepping another transformative role. This time he'll portray Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo a successful gender confirmation procedure.

The transgender vanguard -- now the subject of "The Danish Girl," directed by Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech," "Les Misérables") -- was assigned male at birth and named Einar Wegener. After marrying an artist and often dressing as a woman, Elbe ventured to Germany in 1930 for five experimental surge...

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