Danish actress scores leading role on Broadway

Lucie Rychla
July 26th, 2016

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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen will perform in the new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Sørensen as painter Marie Krøyer in the Danish drama ‘The Passion of Marie’ (photo: Film i Vast)

Borgen-star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen has scored a leading role in a new Broadway production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ (Dangerous Liaisons).

The 34-year old Danish actress, who has previously appeared in Pitch Perfect 2, Vinyl and Game of Thornes, will make her Broadway debut as ‘Madame de Tourvel’ alongside Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber.

“Birgitte is one of the most magnetic, sensual and intelligent actors I’ve ever worked with and the idea of introducing her to New York audiences, and to Broadway is tremendously exciting,” said the artistic director, Josie Rourke.

“It’s thrilling to have an American, an English and a Danish actor as the central love triangle of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and I am delighted that Birgitte is going to bring her fine sensibility and unique talent to that trio.”

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The revival of Christopher Hampton’s play will begin performances on October 8 at the Booth Theatre in New York and is scheduled to run for 15 weeks.

The play is an adaptation of the eponymous 18th-century French novel and belongs among the great classics of modern theatre.

Sørensen made her breakthrough as journalist Katrine Fønsmark in the television series ‘Borgen’ and portrayed painter Marie Krøyer in the drama ‘The Passion of Marie’.


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