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Birgitte Hjort Sorensen


Actress renowned for using Katrine Fønsmark in the tv screen series Borgen. She produced her debut in well-known American film and tv in Pitch Ideal 2 as Kommissar. Motivated by a visit to find Chicago in the Western world End as a kid, she made a decision to go to the Danish Country wide School of Theater. She would immediately after earn her initial tv credit and superstar as Roxie Hart within the musical that motivated her to go after performing. She was nominated for the Robert Prize for Best Celebrity in a respected Role on her behalf role contrary Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Ved verdens ende. She was created in Copenhagen, Denmark because the kid of two doctors. She’s two old sisters. She costarred as Karsi within the third-to-last bout of period five of Video game of Thrones with Package Harington .

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Full Name Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Date Of Birth January 16, 1982
Place Of Birth Hillerod, Denmark
Height 1.68 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Danish National School of Performing Arts
Nationality Danish
Parents Christian Hjort Sørensen, Kirsten Damgaard Pedersen
Nominations Robert Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Bodil Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Robert Award for Best Actress in a Leading Television Role
Movies Sommeren '92, Pitch Perfect 2, Automata, Someone You Love, In Order of Disappearance, Marie Krøyer, Love is in the Air, Ved verdens ende, The Candidate, The Gas Man, The Funeral
TV Shows Vinyl, Borgen
Star Sign Capricorn

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Canoe2007ShortThe girl
Tre somre2006ShortNanna
Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé2005TV SeriesReceptionisten
3 Ting2017completedCamilla
Vinyl2016TV SeriesIngrid
Sommeren '922015Minna Vilfort
Game of Thrones2015TV SeriesKarsi
Pitch Perfect 22015Kommissar (as Birgitte Hjort-Sørensen)
Automata2014/IRachel Vaucan
The Gas Man2014ShortMia
Midsomer Murders2014TV SeriesKA Anna Degn
En du elsker2014Julie
Coriolanus2014TV MovieVirgilia
Agatha Christie's Marple2013TV SeriesGreta
Bluestone 422013TV SeriesAstrid
Borgen2010-2013TV SeriesKatrine Fønsmark
Marie Krøyer2012Marie Krøyer
Magi i luften2011Niklas Ravns kæreste
Sandheden om mænd2010Godsejerens søns kæreste
Ved verdens ende2009Beate
Anja & Viktor - I medgang og modgang2008Regitze
Maj & Charlie2008TV SeriesSidse



Aftenshowet2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
Året der gik 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Go' morgen Danmark2015TV SeriesHerself
Robert - Årets film & tv pris2013TV SpecialHerself
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Skavlan2012TV SeriesHerself -Guest
Meyerheim2012TV SeriesHerself
Bag om Borgen - Fakta eller fiktion?2011TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Zulu Awards '11 - Det store show2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Zulu Awards '11 - Mere af det hele!2011TV SpecialHerself
Danmarks Indsamling 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Call Center
Ugen med Clement2009TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BodilBodil AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Bedste kvindelige birolle)En du elsker (2014)
2014RobertRobert FestivalBest Actress - TV Series (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle - tv-serie)Borgen (2010)
2013Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesBorgen (2010)
2013RobertRobert FestivalBest Actress (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle)Marie Krøyer (2012)
2010RobertRobert FestivalBest Actress (Årets kvindelige hovedrolle)Ved verdens ende (2009)
2010ZuluZulu AwardsBest Actress (Årets danske skuespillerinde)Ved verdens ende (2009)

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1In Copenhagen, we all ride bicycles everywhere, partly because it is impossible to park a car, but also because you can cross the city in 20 minutes on a bike.
2On Christmas Eve, we have a duck or roast pork with caramelised potatoes, braised red cabbage and gravy. For dessert, we have ris a l'amande, a rice pudding, and whoever gets the whole almond in it wins an extra present. Then we dance around the tree and sing carols.
3In many senses, 'Borgen' was a very democratic show. I was always invited to hear the writers' thoughts for the next episodes and allowed to comment on them.
4On a perfect weekend, I'll stay in bed until I am rested, though I am not someone who sleeps late. Then I'll go for a run through the parks nearby, even if it is frosty and cold, and I love meeting friends for brunch. You know you are truly on a day off if you have time to do brunch.
5When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to get a little present in our stocking each day of December, usually an ornament, some sweets, or a little toy.
6When I was starring as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago,' I got my stiletto heel caught in my fishnet tights and fell flat on my face. It was incredibly painful and not something you can cover up.
7If you go for an audition, you have a character description, and for the women, it's always about being beautiful, sexy. And for the men it's more about the character than how he appears physically. That annoys me.
8Right before I graduated from the national theatre school, I got the part of Roxie Hart in 'Chicago' in Copenhagen. That led to me playing it here in London. I was 26 when I came over for that. It was the first thing I did as a professional, and it is still the experience of my life.
9Usually, when you get early versions of scripts, they are not very good. I found 'Borgen' amazing from the very first read-through because of how fast-paced and gripping it was. It felt more international because of the way it didn't dwell on the characters' personal lives as many Danish shows used to, but still, nobody thought it would travel.
10Quite a lot of British women stop working when they have children, and that is rarely the case in Denmark. We have a very flat, structured way of approaching everything. Nobody's the boss. In a sense, we're all equal.
11If I can iron out my accent, it opens up another world of possible jobs. Whereas if you have that very strong European accent, it leaves you always being cast as the Hungarian maid or the stripper or whatever. I have voice lessons, and my coach has given me different tongue-twisters to rehearse at home.
12I've been told that no one knows what happens in the future on 'Game of Thrones.' To my knowledge, I've shot one episode. So I'm as excited as anyone else to find out what happens.
13Strong female leads make more of an impact in the U.K. than in Denmark.
14I think one of the reasons 'Borgen' has such a following is because the characters are quite positive people.
15I adore Copenhagen, where I live, but I'm really drawn to New York.
16'Coriolanus' deals with the birth of democracy. And that has been fascinating because I've been talking about politics so much because of 'Borgen.' It's a nice bridge.
17In film or TV work, you can have this amazingly dramatic pause, and they'll just edit it out.
18Acting and singing were just a hobby, but getting into drama school made me realise I could actually do it for a living.
19Whenever I have a few hours to dive into a book, I am happy.
20In the U.K., journalists are a little bit more ruthless than in Denmark. I have a feeling the tabloid press in the U.K. is pretty harsh.
21Don't worry about not fitting in. The things that make people think you're weird are what makes you you, and therefore your greatest strength.
22I've tried to pitch 'Borgen - the Musical,' but they just won't listen to me!
23At some point, they must do a 'Borgen' tour in Copenhagen. Like the 'Sex and the City' tour, but on bicycles.
24I used to watch a lot of American and British television as a child, which helped teach me the language and accents; it was partly that which landed me the part of Roxy in a London production of 'Chicago' when I was 25.
25I've done so much travelling in the past few years, and when you travel, you realise that we do actually have a cool, clean look in Scandinavia - it's not just Denmark - which I think brings peace if you have it in your home.
26It's the prerogative of the writer to rewrite the world into one he would like to exist.
27The thing with drama is you're allowed to invent people who are maybe slightly better than real people.
28After 'Pitch Perfect' premiered, I've got so many sweet expressions from people who enjoyed 'Pitch Perfect' and now the episode of 'Game of Thrones.'
29Singing and dancing are the greatest emotional outlets you can have.
30I'd love to play a villain in BBC drama 'Sherlock' - some sort of evil, slinky blonde would be right up my street.
31I have a problem with fashion magazines sometimes - they seem to have these dogmas or uniforms. 'This is the way you must look; this is this season's must-have.' I really resent the phrase 'must-have.' I prefer to decide for myself what I think is beautiful or fashionable.
32I ride my bike past the Danish Parliament, and it's very accessible - there's really no security!
33Any director or writer or artist has the right to do what they want to do - freedom of expression is something I celebrate.
34I was a good student - a geek, really - editor of the school paper, thought I was going to go to university.
35When I approach any script, I always try to find what I would relate to most in it.
36For me, art is like a big support group, where you go and meet people who think the same way, and you go, 'Okay, I'm not nuts.'
37Denmark as a country has always looked up to England. I've always felt that British actors are fantastic. There's a strong theatre tradition in your country, and that is reflected in TV and film as well. We've always thought that for crime series, you were the masters, and the general feeling the Danes have of British drama is that it's excellent.

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