First look at Alicia in ‘Beckett’!

Written by Sara on June 20 2021

The first official still from Alicia’s upcoming thriller ‘Beckett‘ has been released! Entertainment Weekly shared the exclusive first look yesterday, along with an interview with the film’s director Cito Filomarino. You can find the still featuring Alicia in our gallery!

Beckett will premiere on Netflix on August 13, and its official plot reads: Following a tragic car accident in Greece, Beckett, an American tourist, finds himself at the center of a dangerous political conspiracy and on the run for his life.


EW | Not every vacation is rejuvenating. In Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s paranoid thriller Beckett, John David Washington takes an international trip that’s anything but relaxing. The Tenet star plays Beckett, an American tourist exploring Greece with his girlfriend April (Alicia Vikander), when he stumbles upon a kidnapping. His inadvertent discovery makes him the target of a nationwide manhunt, as he struggles to outmaneuver assassins and trek from rural wilderness to the U.S. embassy in Athens.

“A manhunt thriller is a road-trip movie, in a way,” Cito Filomarino says. “It was interesting to embrace the variety of Greece’s topography, like, what can we throw at Beckett next? Mountains, rivers, buses, trains…”

The man-on-the-run adventure has been a longtime staple of cinema, and Cito Filomarino drew inspiration for Beckett’s journey from classics like The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor. But he also wanted to explore the emotional toll of the journey, emphasizing just how unprepared Beckett is and leaving room for quieter, more introspective moments. (Fortunately for Beckett, he does find an ally in a political activist named Lena, played by Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps.)

“It’s not so much an all-seeing narration or a grand chess game with many players,” Cito Filomarino explains. “[It’s] more of a dramatic experience of a man who, for all intents and purposes, is not supposed to be in a thriller.”

“He doesn’t have all the answers,” Washington adds of his beleaguered protagonist. “He doesn’t have an ex-Marine background; he doesn’t have all these abnormal sensibilities and strengths that exceed the normal man.”

And although Beckett may be ordinary, playing him still required Washington to perform a few extraordinary feats, from scrambling up cliffs in the Grecian countryside to navigating an explosive rally scene in the Athenian streets. “The irony is that he’s a very common dude and is not very athletic,” Washington admits with a laugh. “It was as taxing as if the guy had to karate-chop and snap necks.”

“He definitely lost some weight in the process of making this movie because he was running so much,” Cito Filomarino adds.

Gallery catch-up: Magazine scans from 2019 and 2020

Written by Sara on June 05 2021

Hello Alicia fans! Our gallery has now been updated with many new magazine scans of Alicia from 2019 and 2020. There are so many new additions that I’ll just link you to the categories rather than each album, and let you browse the new collection yourself.


Gallery catch-up: Public Appearances

Written by Sara on June 04 2021

Photos from Alicia’s public appearances in 2020 have been added! Alicia made very few outings that year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are a lot of cute shots worth checking out. I hope to have additional photos up eventually!

Gallery catch-up: Photoshoots

Written by Sara on June 04 2021

I have began the process of catching up on Alicia’s photos from 2019 and 2020, and the photoshoots section has been completed! I will most likely add several additional outtakes from these years later (as well as 2018), but for now, enjoy all the great new additions. Event photos, magazine scans and film screencaptures will be added over the weekend!

Welcome back to Alicia Vikander Vault!

Written by Sara on June 04 2021

Hello Alicia fans, and welcome back to Alicia Vikander Vault! You might have noticed the site going offline last year, only to be replaced with a different Alicia site on the old domain. I had some Covid-19 related issues going on in my real life, and was therefore unable to be online to renew the old domain before it expired. However, our site remains online, and we now have a brand new domain! We can now be found on AVikander.net – big thanks to my friends Neide & Elise for helping us get our new home.

To celebrate the relaunch we have a beautiful new theme, thanks to my friends Nicole (header), Jasper (coding) and Elise (customization). I hope you all like it as much as I do! I will be adding lots of new pictures to the gallery in the coming hours, so keep checking back for many more updates. I hope to once again become one of the largest and most dedicated Alicia fans online, and I’m excited to follow Alicia’s 2021 with all of you here at Alicia Vikander Vault!

Gallery update: Alicia at the 2019 MET Gala and Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show

Written by Sara on June 09 2019

Hello Alicia fans! I’m sorry for the delay with these, but better late than never right? Alicia attended two big events in May, the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show (May 6th) and the annual Costume Institute MET Gala (May 8th), which this year Celebrated Camp: Notes on Fashion. I have finally added high quality photos from both events to our gallery!

Alicia looked stunning at both of these, so make sure you head over and check out the new additions.

Double Oscar nominee gets to know Savannah while designing costumes for ‘The Glorias’

Written by Sara on February 21 2019

Hello Alicia fans! Bluffton just shared an interview with Sandy Powell, the costume designer for Alicia’s upcoming movie “The Glorias: A Life on the Road” (set for a 2020 release). In addition to describing the different aspects of Powell’s job, it also gives us new information on the film, which co-stars Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler and Timothy Hutton.

Bluffton Today – From the bustling floors of a 1950s New York City department store to early 1700s aristocracy in Great Britain to a high-flying nanny in 1930s London, to say Sandy Powell has an outfit for every occasion is an understatement.

Now the three-time Oscar winner, nominated this year for two films, is in Savannah crafting a look for the 1960s and ’70s feminist movement as “The Glorias: A Life on the Road” films in town. The designer is excited to sink her teeth into the material and the charm of the Hostess City.

Starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler and Janelle Monae, the film is based on feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s bestselling memoir, “My Life on the Road.” It tells the story of her itinerant childhood’s influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide.

For Powell, the biggest challenge is keeping up with the time period they are covering on a given shooting date; the film ranges from Steinem’s upbringing in the 1940s and goes all the way up to the present day, the designer said.

“Sometimes we’re switching decades several times during the course of one day,” Powell said.

Not only decades, but actors as well. Four different actors, including Moore and Vikander, are portraying Steinem at points in her life, and with the shifting period of time comes a shift in costume design.

“The adult Gloria, she gets a style (and) starts developing a look, starting with Alicia and transitioning into Julianne,” she said. “Because the actors are so completely different as well, they sort of wear it different, but it all adds up to the same thing — the essence of Gloria.”

As Powell dives into the life of Steinem, she is also juggling two of her other “children” at this year’s Academy Awards — “The Favourite” and “Mary Poppins Returns” — which are up for best costume design at this year’s ceremony. While it would seem like a luxury to have two nominations for your work, Powell said it initially is very exciting until you realize you are “literally competing against yourself.”

“They are both designers’ dreams, really. I was very lucky,” she added.

“The Favourite,” which played at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival last year, stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz and tells the story of Queen Anne in early 18th-century England and the rivalry between two of her closest advisers.

“Mary Poppins Returns” features Emily Blunt in the role originated by Julie Andrews, coming back to the Banks home to help the children (played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw), who have now grown up and forgotten the initial lessons she imparted.

Powell said “The Favourite” was a treat, as it carries the look of a conventional period piece but also has an edge to it. “It definitely does have its own distinct style. It has a really modern feel even though it is steeped in period accuracy,” she said.

Powell hopes to bring that same degree of period accuracy to “The Glorias,” as Steinem has been a famous figure going on more than 50 years, but Powell said because of that fact, the research process takes on a much more precise facet as getting each element correct is paramount.

“What’s frustrating about (the heavy documentation) is that because it is so well-documented, you want to make it exact and then that’s not really possible,” she said. “Because you don’t have the budget to be able to make everything from scratch, so you have to find things that are as close as possible.”

Helping her are members of the Savannah College of Art and Design, which has more than 45 students, faculty and alumni working on the film. “At the moment they are doing a bit of everything, which is obviously why we have them working with us, but they are hard workers,” she said.

Powell will take a detour to Hollywood for the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, but plans for the long haul in Savannah, as “The Glorias” expects to film the majority of the narrative in the area. Parked in the Historic District, Powell said she is excited to explore the Hostess City, which marks her first visit.

“I’ve been working so hard, I’ve hardly seen any of (Savannah) so far,” she said. “I just hope I get to see a bit more of Savannah, that’s for sure.”

Alicia on the cover of Vogue España December

Written by Sara on December 03 2018

Hello Alicia fans! Our girl can can be seen on the cover of Vogue España this month (December 2018 issue), which is currently out in stores. I have updated our gallery with digital scans from the feature, both with and without the magazine text – make sure to pick up your own copy if you have it in your area! The spread features a brand new photoshoot of Alicia, which I hope to have HQ outtakes from soon. She looks so beautiful, and it’s quite different from all the previous shoots we have…

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