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Denmark goes to the movies

Home-grown stars continue to shine in the international arena

January 12th, 2015 2:35 pm| by admin
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As Danish actors and filmmakers continue to make waves in international productions, Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier has been tapped to bring John le Carré’s spy novel 'The Night Manager' to television. 

The series, scheduled to be broadcast in 2016, will be jointly produced by the American company AMC and BBC One.

“'The Night Manager’ will be the largest and most challenging production I've ever been involved in, and I cannot wait to get started," Bier told Politiken. “I have to pinch myself every day.”

The trailer for ‘The Night Manager’ is due online sometime today.

The right cards
Meanwhile, Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen has scored a major role in the Netflix political drama ‘House of Cards’.

He can be seen in clips for the upcoming season, which debuts on 27 February. Although his role has not been disclosed, rumour has it he will play the Russian president. 

Mikkelsen, big brother to the arguably more well-known Mads Mikkelsen, recently appeared as a villain in the wildly popular BBC series 'Sherlock'. Not to be outdone by big brother, Mads has a role in the upcoming 'Kung Fu Panda 3'. 

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Other Danes playing roles in major films currently in post-production include Connie Nielsen, who is appearing alongside Nicolas Cage in the political drama ‘The Runner’, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is appearing with Gerald Butler in the fantasy adventure film ‘Gods of Egypt’.