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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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Born:
Apr 18, 1918 In Aarhus, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
17
First Appeared:
In the movie Kongeligt besøg 1954-03-01
Latest Project:
Movie Going for Broke 1977-02-18
Known For
Poster of Going for Broke
Poster of Nu går den på Dagmar
Poster of Med kærlig hilsen
Poster of Styrmand Karlsen

Gabriel Axel Movies Filmography

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
Bruden fra Dragstrup
Taxichauffør 1955-08-17
Movie
Der kom en dag
Stenert 1955-02-17
Movie
Karen, Maren og Mette
1954-08-16
Movie
Himlen er blaa
Receptionist 1954-03-20
Movie
Kongeligt besøg
1954-03-01