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Gabriel Axel

Axel Gabriel Erik Mørch, betterr known as Gabriel Axel was Danish director, actor and writer. He spent most of his childhood and youth in Paris. In 1942 Axel was admitted to the acting school at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. After a short period of theatre in Paris, he returned to Denmark and began in 1951 to direct television drama. Following a series of more or less erotic films and broadly popular comedies, Axel in 1977 launched a prolific career as a director of French TV films, culminating in 1985 with a historical five-episode series, "Les colonnes du ciel/Heaven's Pillars". In 1987, Axel returned to Denmark to direct what had been his dream project for over 15 years, an adaptation of Karen Blixen's "Babette's Feast." After screening at the Cannes film festival, the film became a worldwide success and won the 1988 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Gabriel Axel directed some 25 feature films and 50 tv-movies. He appeared in about 25 films.

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Apr 18, 1918 In Aarhus, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Vi arme syndere 1952-04-24
Latest Project:
Movie Going for Broke 1977-02-18
Known For
Poster of The Reluctant Sadist
Poster of Peter's baby
Poster of Bruden fra Dragstrup
Poster of Karen, Maren og Mette
Movie Going for Broke 1977-02-18
Movie The Goldcabbage Family Breaks the Bank 1976-12-26
Movie Nu går den på Dagmar 1972-10-23
Movie Med kærlig hilsen Mr. X 1971-08-19
Movie The Reluctant Sadist Marcel de Sade 1967-03-27
Movie Dyden går amok 1966-03-24
Movie En ven i bolignøden von Bengeldorff 1965-04-08
Movie Three Girls in Paris 1963-10-12
Movie Han, hun, Dirch og Dario Modedesigneren Monsieur Baptiste 1962-03-23
Movie Peter's baby Lompard - Brigader 1961-07-28
Movie Styrmand Karlsen 1958-10-30
Movie Kispus Tailor 1956-05-06
Movie Der kom en dag Stenert 1955-02-17
Movie Bruden fra Dragstrup Taxichauffør 1955-08-17
Movie Kongeligt besøg 1954-03-01
Movie Himlen er blaa Receptionist 1954-03-20
Movie Det er så yndigt at følges ad 1954-12-02
Movie Jan går til filmen Instruktøren 1954-04-19
Movie Karen, Maren og Mette 1954-08-16
Movie Vi arme syndere Værtshusgæst 1952-04-24