Gabriel Axel
Date of Birth
Apr 18, 1918
Birth Place:
Paris, France

Biography

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...