Day job: Queen of Denmark. Facet mission: Netflix set designer.
Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark and commander-in-chief of the Danish Protection, will provide set designs for Ehrengard, a brand new Netflix movie which Danish Oscar winner Bille August (Pele The Conqueror) will direct.
This isn’t the Queen’s first fee. Margrethe is an completed painter and illustrator — her drawings, revealed underneath the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer — have been used for Danish editions of The Lord of the Rings again within the early Nineteen Seventies, and he or she has designed costumes for productions on the Royal Danish Ballet, as properly advert for Danish movies and tv collection.
However with Ehrengard, the Queen’s designs will probably attain their widest viewers but. The characteristic movie is a fantasy story primarily based on e book by Karen Blixen (Out of Africa). Set within the fairytale kingdom of Babenhausen, the story follows a younger, self-appointed skilled on love who’s employed by to assist her safe an inheritor for the nation’s Crown Prince. The love skilled teaches the Prince the artwork of seduction and lovemaking however the plan backfires when his Majesty conceives a baby out of wedlock.
“The Queen has created essentially the most improbable decoupages for the event, and so they would be the dominant characteristic of the movie’s total scenographic expression. Improbable (in essentially the most literal sense) is our place to begin for the movie; we want to use humor and magnificence to create a devil-may-care, burlesque, fabulous and autonomous visible universe,” August mentioned in an announcement.
“Karen Blixen’s tales have at all times fascinated me, with their aesthetic tales, their creativeness and their, to me, image-creating worlds – and I’m very completely satisfied to be a part of this mission,” the Queen mentioned.
Anders August has tailored Blixen’s e book for the display screen. Marcella Dichmann at SF Studios is producing Ehrengard for Netflix. Jacob Jorgensen and JJ Movie have been growing the mission for a number of years.
Netflix will launch Ehrengard worldwide in 2023.