The Arts

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Thomas Vinterberg (b. 1969)

- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg is best known for his domestic and international breakthrough with the first ‘Dogme 95’ film, Festen (The…

Ib Schønberg (1902-1955)

- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Popular Danish actor Ib Schønberg played a rich variety of characters, from frivolous to more profound roles.

Lone Scherfig (b. 1959)

- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Danish director Lone Scherfig went on to international acclaim following her breakthrough with the Dogme 95 film Italian for Beginners.

Poul Reumert (1883-1968)

- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Poul Reumert was a famous Danish theatre actor who also appeared in silent movies such as Afgrunden (The Abyss, 1910) opposite Asta Nielsen.

Poul Reichhardt (1913-1985)

- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Throughout his longstanding career, Danish actor Poul Reichhardt had broad appeal with his good looks, smooth singing voice, and comic talent.

Dirch Passer (1926-1980)

Black and white photo of Dirch Passer in 1974
- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Danish comedic actor Dirch Passer became hugely popular for his slapstick humour and play with words.

Ghita Nørby (b. 1935)

Danish actress Ghita Nørby, wearing a purple coat.
- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

The prolific Danish theatre and film actress Ghita Nørby is famous both for her lighter roles in film and theatre as a young actress and for her…

Nils Malmros (b. 1944)

Faroe stamp with still from Nils Malmros' film Barbara, set in the Faroe Islands. On the still is a person rowing a small boat.
- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Danish director Nils Malmros is known for his authentic depictions of the immediate environment of especially children and young adults. His aptitude…

Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968)

A black and white portrait of Carl Th. Dreyer sitting down. Circa 1915.
- Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer is world-famous for his films on passion and compassion. Emphatic depictions of religion and especially women’s…

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016)

Black and white portait of Einojuhani Rautavaara.
- Kyle Frackman

Einojuhani Rautavaara is one of the best-known Finnish composers of the twentieth century. Perhaps most famous globally for his Seventh Symphony, the…

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