By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Feb 27, 2015 @ 5:33 pm
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Eddie Redmayne
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Fresh off his Best Actor win at the Oscars, Eddie Redmayne is back in the spotlight with the release of the first photo from his role in The Danish Girl.

Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, an early 20th-century Danish artist who was born as a man named Einar Wegener and received one of the earliest sex-change operations. The film is based on the David Ebershoff novel of the same name and is directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).