The actress who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, who was born with the name Alicia Amanda Vikander, started her career in the entertainment industry by playing the role of Ebba Du Rietz in the television film Min Balsamerade mor (2002). After that, the woman who graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the School of American Ballet received offers to play in various films and series.
Among them, some even won him a trophy at a prestigious award event like the Academy Awards. This proves that the acting quality of Michael Fassbender’s wife is unquestionable.
The Man from UNCLE
The film directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) is based on the series of the same name that was a hit in the 60s. The espionage genre, this film brings together Alicia with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.
This film tells the story of Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), two secret agents from different countries who are trying to prevent a criminal organization from increasing the use of nuclear weapons. Alicia plays Gaby Teller, the daughter of the Nazi scientist who helps them during the mission. The character itself has a plot twist , you know! Have you watched it?
The Danish Girl
Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Misérables), The Danish Girl is a biopic about the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Lili Elbe herself was listed as one of the first patients to receive sex reassignment surgery.
Thanks to their brilliant acting, Eddie and Alicia both received nominations at the 88th Academy Awards. However, it was Alicia’s acting as Gerda Wegener, the wife of a transgender woman who finally managed to bring home the Best Supporting Actress trophy .
At that time, Alicia managed to beat her competitors such as Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). Cool, right?
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Running for a season, this series, directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is a prequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal (1982). Just like the film version, the series is also set on a planet called Thra.
The story focuses on three Geflings , Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel), who stage a coup against despots called Skeksis to save their planet. Alicia herself appears as the voice of Mira’s character, Gefling , a crystal guard who is in a relationship with Rian. Do you like fantasy series? The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a must on your watchlist !
That same year, Alicia also starred in the psychological thriller Earthquake Bird . The film is directed by Wash Westmoreland, a filmmaker who won two trophies at the Sundance Film Festival through his film Quinceañera (2006). In this film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones, Alicia co-stars with Riley Keough, Naoki Kobayashi, and Jack Huston.
The film focuses on the character of Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an expat living in Tokyo in 1989. She is suspected of murder when her friend Lily (Riley Keough) disappears. It is known, Lily and Lucy are involved in a love triangle with a man named Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi). What really happened? You have to watch Earthquake Bird to know the answer!
Beckett is directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, an Italian filmmaker who was in a relationship with Luca Guadagnino, who won an Oscar nomination in the Best Picture category for Call Me by Your Name (2017). Luca Guadagnino even co-produced Beckett , you know!
Thriller genre, this film tells the efforts of Beckett (John David Washington) in uncovering a conspiracy behind the accident he experienced with his lover, April (Alicia Vikander), while on vacation to Greece. Things became even more tense when he became the target of a manhunt in the midst of heated political unrest.
Besides the two of them, this film also stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread). For fans of conspiracy-themed films, you can watch Beckett on Netflix on August 13. Can’t wait !