In a Netflix film, Queen Margrethe II will bring Karen Blixen’s “image-creating realms” to life.
QUEEN MARGRETHE II of Denmark will collaborate with Netflix on the film Ehrengard.
Ehrengard is a fairy tale written by Karen Blixen, a well-known Danish author well known for her work Out of Africa. In 1985, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford starred in a cinematic adaptation of the book. The creative Danish Queen will work as a set designer on the next new film, which will be released in 2023.
The 81-year-old will be in charge of the set design and clothing.
“Karen Blixen’s stories have long attracted me, with their beautiful storytelling, their inventiveness, and their, to me, image-creating worlds,” the Danish queen said in a statement.
“It gives me great pleasure to be a part of this project.”
“In the construction of the decoupages and costumes, I sought to interpret Blixen’s amazing cosmos, and I’m looking forward to witnessing the narrative of Ehrengard come to life in this film,” she added.
Queen Margrethe has demonstrated her artistic abilities on numerous occasions.
She has created her own clothes, as well as ceremonial clothing for Danish bishops and theatrical play costumes.
The Queen’s most well-known works are the costumes she created for the Royal Danish Ballet’s staging of A Folk Tale and the designs she created for the film Wild Swans, which is based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Queen Margrethe became Denmark’s first female queen since 1412 when she ascended to the throne in 1972.
Aside from painting, the Queen is a passionate archaeologist, a hobby she shares with her grandpa, King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.
The Danish monarch even went to Cambridge University to study the subject.
She came across some rare Elizabethan clay pipes in Hyde Park while in the UK.
She would then travel to Nubia’s deserts, where she assisted in the preservation of the Pharaohs’ archaeological artifacts prior to the construction of the Aswan Dam.