Gabriel Axel

Highest Rated: 100% Lumière and Company (1996)
Birthday: Apr 18, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
Danish filmmaker and screenwriter Gabriel Axel is best known for directing the distinguished comedy drama Babette's Feast (1987) which won an Oscar and a British Academy Award for Best Foreign film. Though born in Denmark, Axel spent a good share of his youth in France. Later he studied drama at the Danish National Conservatory and launched his acting career in Paris and Copenhagen theaters. He began directing films during the late 1950s and over the next 30 years, he became one of Denmark's most consistently competent filmmakers. Axel slowed down in the 1980s and beyond, directing his last film, Leila, in 2001. He died in 2014 at age 95.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Lumière and Company Actor 1996
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Director 1994
97% Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) Screenwriter Director 1987
No Score Yet Den Røde Kappe (Hagbard and Signe) (The Red Mantle) Director 1967


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