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ON WHOSAY SINCE: Aug 27, 2013

5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • My first role ever was as a traffic sign
  • I am a major Aaron Sorkin fan
  • I love Shakespeare
  • Tennis is my favourite sport to watch
  • Every now and then I listen to Celine Dion


In 2010 Birgitte came to international prominence in the role of the journalist Katrine Fonsmark, one of the central protagonists of the multi - award winning series Borgen; the Danish political drama charting the unexpected rise to power of the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. Borgen won the International award at the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards and Birgitte was nominated for the 2013 Golden Nymph award at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for her role in the series. Borgen has been a hit in the US as well as the UK and Denmark, with Newsweek claiming Borgen is ‘the best TV show you have ever seen’. The much anticipated third and final series of Borgen is due to be aired in the UK this Autumn.

Birgitte first came to the attention of the critics with her performance as Roxie Heart in the 2007 Copenhagen Det Ny Theatre production of Chicago, which was hugely successful and led to Birgitte’s re-incarnation of Roxie in the acclaimed London production at the Cambridge Theatre in 2008.

Birgitte has starred in several major television series including the BBC Three comedy drama series Bluestone 42 with Kelly Adams, Gary Carr and Oliver Chris. She also starred in the 2013 television series Marple: Endless Night, playing the part of Greta Anderson alongside Julia McKenzie, Tom Hughes, Hugh Dennis and Tamzin Outhwaite.

In early 2013 Birgitte completed filming in the lead role of Rachel opposite Antonio Banderas in the Spanish Sci-Fi thriller Automata; the story of how the routine investigation of an insurance agent of a robotics corporation, reveal profound consequences for the future of humanity. Also in 2013, Birgitte completed her latest project Someone You Love. Birgitte plays Julie, the grown up daughter of world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob who reunites her father with his estranged grandson Noa.

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