The 81-year-old Queen of Denmark will expand her biography. Known for her artistic talents (painting, watercolor, illustration…), Margrethe II has just been recruited by Netflix to create sets and costumes for the movie Ehrengard, directed by Bille August, which will be released on the platform in 2023. Paris Match And BFMTV.
This feature film by the Oscar-winning Danish director, who won two stars at Cannes, will be based on the 1962 novel by Karen Blixen. “Queen created the coolest templates for the occasion, and it will be the dominant feature of the film’s general scenographic expression. (…) We want to use humor and elegance to create a visual world that is casual, comical, gorgeous,” Bill August said in a statement relayed by Netflix.
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Meanwhile, the Queen of Denmark said, “I am very happy to be a part of this project.” “Karen Blixen’s stories, with their aesthetic novels, their visualizations, and their image worlds have always fascinated me. I tried to interpret Blixen’s wonderful world of creating cutouts and costumes, and I can’t wait to see Erengard’s story come to life in this film.”
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And, as BFMTV reminds us, Margrethe II isn’t the first crowned head to be tempted by Netflix. In September 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they had signed a contract with the platform to produce documentaries, films, series and programs for children.
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