Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander

Is Michael Fassbender off the market?

The 37-year-old German-born Irish X-Men and Inglorious Basterds hottie has been seeing 26-year-old Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, his co-star and onscreen wife in the new movie The Light Between Oceans, E! News has learned. Reps for both stars had no immediate comment.

"Michael and Alicia are casually dating, spending a lot of time together," a source told E! News exclusively.

On Sunday, the two were photographed together at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. He went surfing and was seen having a meal on the shore with Vikander. The two had filmed parts of The Light Between Oceans in the country.

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander
Michael Fassbender


The movie set for release in 2015 and is based on a 2013 psychological thriller novel by M. L. Stedman. Fassbender plays Tom Sherbourne, a lighthouse keeper who lives on an island in Australia with his wife Isabel, played by Vikander. The two, who have been trying to have a child for years, one day discover a boat that has washed up onshore. On board are a dead man and a living baby, who they raise as their own and name Lucy.

When they bring her back to the mainland during his shore leave, they find out that a local woman, played by Rachel Weisz, has been looking for her missing husband and baby daughter.

The movie was also filmed in nearby New Zealand. In October, Fassbender and other members of the cast and crew celebrated Vikander's 26th birthday at a hotel in the Marlborough region, local outlet Stuff.co.nz reported. Also that month, the actor and actress were photographed together at a local spa and massage parlor, as seen on the shop's Facebook page.

Vikander has mostly appeared in Swedish productions. She also played Kitty in the 2012 movie Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley.

Alicia Vikander, Keira Knightley

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Vikander also starred with Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2013 thriller The Fifth Estate.

Alicia Vikander, Benedict Cumberbatch, TIFF

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—Reporting by Sara Kitnick

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