Creadores daneses.

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1. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Director | Ordet

The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the ...

2. Henning Carlsen

Director | Dilemma

Henning Carlsen was born on June 4, 1927 in Aalborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Dilemma (1962), People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart (1967) and Hunger (1966). He was married to Else Heidary and Hjørdis Wirth Jensen. He died on May 30, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

3. Bille August

Director | The House of the Spirits

Bille August was born on November 9, 1948 in Brede, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for The House of the Spirits (1993), Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Honning måne (1978). He is married to Sara-Marie Maltha. He was previously married to Pernilla August, Annie Munksgaard and Masja...

4. Lars von Trier

Writer | Dancer in the Dark

Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...

6. Ole Olsen

Producer | Himmelskibet

Ole Olsen was born on May 5, 1863 in Tangemose, Starreklinte, Denmark. He was a producer and director, known for A Trip to Mars (1918), The End of the World (1916) and Isbjørnejagten (1907). He was married to Anna Hendriksen. He died on October 4, 1943 in Hellerup, Denmark.

7. August Blom

Director | Verdens Undergang

August Blom was born on December 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The End of the World (1916), Kærlighedslængsel (1916) and Kærligheds-Væddemaalet (1917). He died on January 10, 1947 in Copenhagen.

8. Viggo Larsen

Director | Der Eid des Stephan Huller

Viggo Larsen was born on August 14, 1880 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for Der Eid des Stephan Huller (1912), The Grey Lady (1909) and Das Kriegslied der Rheinarmee (1914). He died on January 6, 1957 in Copenhagen.

9. Urban Gad

Director | Das Kind ruft

His films include a German-language adaptation of Gerhart Hauptmann's play The Assumption of Hannele, which Gad directed in 1922.

10. Alfred Lind

Director | Il circo della morte

Alfred Lind was born on March 27, 1879 in Helsingør, Denmark as Sören Estrup Alfred Lind. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Circus of Death (1916), The Flying Circus (1912) and Alkohol (1920). He died on April 29, 1959 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

12. Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen

Director | Fjeldpigen

Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen was born on September 22, 1886 in Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Fjeldpigen (1917), Pigen fra Klubben (1918) and Pigen fra Palls (1916). He died on September 30, 1947 in Denmark.

13. Benjamin Christensen

Director | Hævnens Nat

Benjamin Christensen was born on September 28, 1879 in Viborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Blind Justice (1916), Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) and The Devil's Circus (1926). He was married to Karen Winther, Sigrid Stahl and Ellen Arctander. He died on April 2, 1959 in ...

14. A.W. Sandberg

Director | Manden med de ni Fingre V

A.W. Sandberg was born on May 22, 1887 in Viborg, Denmark as Anders Wilhelm Sandberg. He was a director and writer, known for Manden med de ni Fingre V (1917), Manden med de ni Fingre III (1916) and Manden med de ni Fingre II (1915). He was married to Else Frölich, Karen Caspersen and Ruth Jacobsen...

15. Holger-Madsen

Director | Det unge Blod

Holger-Madsen made his acting debut on the stage in 1896. He was a touring actor until 1905. Played at Casino 1905-12 an Dagmarteatret 1912-14. He never quite abandoned the stage and would return between film jobs. Acting debut on film in 1908. In 1912 he wrote, directed and starred in "Kun en ...

16. Stellan Rye

Director | Der Flug in die Sonne

Stellan Rye was born on July 4, 1880 in Randers, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Der Flug in die Sonne (1914), Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit (1914) and Die goldene Fliege (1914). He died on November 14, 1914 in France.

17. Olaf Fønss

Actor | Homunculus, 1. Teil

Olaf Fønss was born on October 17, 1882 in Århus, Denmark. He was an actor and director, known for Homunculus, 1. Teil (1916), Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921) and Den store dag (1930). He died on November 3, 1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

18. Svend Gade

Writer | Balletten danser

A former stage actor and director in his native Denmark, Sven Gade began making films there in 1916. He traveled to Germany a few years later to direct a film version of Hamlet (Hamlet (1921)), then journeyed to Hollywood the next year. He designed sets for other directors' films and directed ...

19. Lau Lauritzen

Director | Harestegen

Lau Lauritzen was born on March 13, 1878 in Silkeborg, Denmark as Lauritz Lauritzen Sr. He was a director and writer, known for Harestegen (1921), Manden der gøer (1919) and Kan Kærlighed kureres? (1923). He was married to Ulla Poulsen and Hulda Christensen. He died on July 2, 1938 in ...

20. George Schnéevoigt

Director | Eskimo

George Schnéevoigt was born on December 23, 1893 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Fritz Ernst George Fischer. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Eskimo (1930), Laila (1929) and Kleiner Svend und seine Mutter (1913). He was married to Tilly von Kaulbach and Elisabeth Schnéevoigt. He died on ...

21. Astrid Henning-Jensen

Director | Vinterbørn

Astrid Henning-Jensen was born on December 10, 1914 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Astrid Smahl. She was a director and writer, known for Winterborn (1978), The Moment (1980) and Boy of Two Worlds (1959). She was married to Bjarne Henning-Jensen. She died on January 5, 2002 in Copenhagen.

22. Bjarne Henning-Jensen

Director | Hvor bjergene sejler

Bjarne Henning-Jensen was born on October 6, 1908 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Where Mountains Float (1955), Ditte, Child of Man (1946) and Those Damned Kids (1947). He was married to Astrid Henning-Jensen. He died on February 21, 1995 in Copenhagen.

23. Bodil Ipsen

Director | Det sande ansigt

Bodil Ipsen was born on August 30, 1889 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Louise Jensen Ipsen. She was an actress and director, known for The Face of Truth (1951), Red Meadows (1945) and The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman (1948). She was married to Ejnar Black, Emanuel Gregers, Helmuth Heinrich ...

24. Lau Lauritzen

Director | Det sande ansigt

Lau Lauritzen was born on June 26, 1910 in Vejle, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The Face of Truth (1951), Farlig ungdom (1953) and The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman (1948). He was married to Lisbeth Movin. He died on May 12, 1977 in Denmark.

25. Jørgen Roos

Director | Ellehammer-filmen

Jørgen Roos was born on August 14, 1922 in Gilleleje, Denmark. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Ellehammer-filmen (1957), Knud (1966) and De unge gamle (1984). He was married to Noemi Roos and Edith Toft Madsen. He died on September 13, 1998 in Denmark.

27. Jørgen Leth

Director | Haiti. Uden titel

Jørgen Leth was born on June 14, 1937 in Århus, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for Haiti. Untitled (1995), Life in Denmark (1972) and I Am Alive (1999).

28. Jon Bang Carlsen

Director | Fugl Fønix

Jon Bang Carlsen was born on September 28, 1950 in Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for Phoenix Bird (1984), Ofelia kommer til byen (1985) and Jenny (1977).

29. Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt

Director | Bundfald

Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt was born on July 7, 1931 in Esbjerg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Sin Alley (1957), Tukuma (1984) and 4 x 4 (1965). He was married to Karen Merete Nielsen. He died on March 14, 2018 in Denmark.

30. Morten Arnfred

Writer | Der er et yndigt land

Morten Arnfred was born on August 2, 1945 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for Land of Plenty (1983), Johnny Larsen (1979) and Me and Charly (1978).

31. Nils Malmros

Director | At kende sandheden

One of the most important Danish directors of the last three decades and one of Danish cinema's few acknowledged auteurs, Malmros took his inspiration from the french new wave and Truffaut in particular. He started as a self taught director and debuted with En mærkelig kærlighed (1968) ...

32. Christian Braad Thomsen

Director | Koks i kulissen

Christian Braad Thomsen was born on December 10, 1940 in Bjertrup, Jylland, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for Koks i kulissen (1983), Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve (2015) and Dear Irene (1971). He is married to Jytte Rex.

33. Gabriel Axel

Director | Babettes gæstebud

Gabriel Axel was born on April 18, 1918 in Århus, Denmark as Gabriel Axel Mørch. He was a director, known for Babette's Feast (1987), Hagbard and Signe (1967) and Christian (1989). He was married to Lucie Axel Moerch. He died on February 9, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

34. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ...

35. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

36. Thomas Vinterberg

Director | Jagten

With Last Round (1993) (Last Round), his graduation short from The National Film School of Denmark, he got an early taste of critical success. He received the Jury's and Producers' Awards at the International Student Film Fest in Munich and won the 1st Prize at the Tel Aviv Film Fest. Popular ...

37. Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

Writer | Mifunes sidste sang

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen was born on 2 March 1947 in Copenhagen, Denmark and is one of the country's most respected directors and co-inventor of the "dogme95" project. After becoming a popular musician, he attended film school in Prague and returned to his home country where he made his first feature ...

38. Kristian Levring

Director | The Salvation

Danish Film Director Kristian Levring has produced a distinct body of work. With films ranging from thriller, through period drama, Shakespearean re-imagining and a Western, Levring has crafted an expression that is as visually stunning and unique as it is eclectic.

Born in 1957 in Copenhagen, ...

39. Lone Scherfig

Director | An Education

Writer/director Lone Scherfig graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 1984. Her first feature film, THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, the New Directors section at MOMA in New York and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. Her next film, ON OUR OWN (1998), ...

40. Per Fly

Director | Bænken

Per Fly was accepted to the Danish Film School in 1989. He completed his education in 1993 with the graduation film Room 17. In the following years Per Fly directed, among other films, the short films Sofaholdet (1994), Calling Katherine (1994) and The Little Knight (1997). In 1998, he directed the...

41. Nikolaj Arcel

Writer | En kongelig affære

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), King's Game (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

42. Dagur Kári

Director | Voksne mennesker

Dagur Kári was born on December 12, 1973 in Paris, France as Dagur Kári Pétursson. He is a director and writer, known for Dark Horse (2005), The Good Heart (2009) and Noi the Albino (2003).

43. Christoffer Boe

Writer | Reconstruction

Christoffer Boe was born on May 7, 1974 in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for Reconstruction (2003), Beast (2011) and Everything Will be Fine (2010).

44. Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer | The Neon Demon

Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...



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