ALICIA VIKANDER (Lara Croft) is an Academy Award-winning
actress and one of the most promising actors of her generation. Since making her film debut in "Pure"
in 2009, she has garnered recognition for a diverse range of roles.
Her sensitive portrayal of Gerda Wegner in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl"
resulted in her winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This portrayal also
won her a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and Critics Choice Award, amongst others, and
multiple nominations, including Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, where she was nominated in
two categories: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for "The Danish Girl" and
"Ex Machina," respectively.
She was most recently seen in Wim Wenders' romantic thriller "Submergence," opposite James McAvoy. The film is based on the novel by J.M Ledgard, with a
script penned by Erin Dignam. In addition, she has also appeared in "Euphoria," alongside Eva
Green and Charles Dance. The story concerns two sisters in conflict, travelling through
Europe toward a mystery destination. 2017 also saw Vikander in Justin Chadwick's "Tulip Fever."
Vikander also starred opposite Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz in Derek Cianfrance's film adaptation of "The Light Between Oceans." The story follows a
lighthouse keeper and his wife, living off the coast of Western Australia, as they raise a
baby rescued from an adrift rowboat. Prior to this, she was seen in "Jason Bourne," the
hugely awaited installment of the "Bourne" series, which reunited Paul Greengrass and Matt
Damon after eight years.
In 2014, Vikander was seen in the role of Vera Brittain in "Testament of
Youth," the film adaptation of Brittain's memoirs. Following this, she was in the lead
female role opposite Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Alex Garland's award-winning directorial
debut, "Ex Machina." 2015 saw her in Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," based on the
1964 series of the same name.
In 2013 Alicia was seen in "The Fifth Estate," directed by Bill Condon, in
which she took on the role of Anke alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl. She
also starred in the Swedish film "Hotel," reuniting her with director Lisa Langseth. Vikander
took on the role of Erika, a young woman who has recently given birth to a brain damaged
baby and attends group therapy, where she meets other people suffering from various
traumas. Before that, 2012 saw her star in Nikolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair," with Mads Mikkelsen.
The film was Oscar-nominated in the Best Foreign Film category, and centered on a young
Danish queen who fell in love with her physician.
Vikander's other film credits include "Son of a Gun," with Ewan McGregor, and "Seventh Son," alongside Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges. Joe Wright's "Anna
Karenina" is responsible for first introducing Vikander to international audiences. She took
on the role of Kitty, alongside Keira Knightly, Domhnall Gleeson and Jude Law. In 2011,
Vikander was seen in the role of Fragancia Fernandez in Ella Lemhagen's "The Crown Jewels," which
was screened in competition in Berlin.
In 2011, Vikander won a prestigious Guldbagge Award (Sweden's version of the Oscars) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Katarina in
Swedish drama "Pure," her film debut. In 2012, she was highlighted by the European Film
Awards as one of their Shooting Stars, and in 2013 she was nominated for a BAFTA in the
Rising Star category.
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