Ole Thestrup Obituary

Danish actor Ole Thestrup (Borgen) passed away at home during the early hours of this morning surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. The award-winning stage and screen actor, perhaps best known overseas as Svend Åge Saltum in Borgen and as Julius Andersen in Badehotellet, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer in spring 2017. Last month he wrote on Facebook: "Dear everyone, colleagues and friends and family, I am closing my Facebook profile tonight, not because I'm

Jens Okking Obituary

On Sunday morning, Danish actor, politician and singer Jens Okking (The Kingdom) passed away quietly in his sleep surrounded by his closest family at the age of 78. Jens Okking is best known outside of Denmark for his role as Bulder Harly Drusse in Lars von Trier's landmark drama The Kingdom (Riget). However, he was a notable actor across theatre, film and TV, with Bodil Awards for Nitten røde roser in 1975, Strømer in 1977, and At klappe med een hånd

Wallis Grahn Obituary

Swedish actress Wallis Grahn (Rederiet) has died peacefully at the age of 72. Wallis Grahn's career began with studying at the Malmö Stage School from 1967-1970, and this love of theatre continued throughout her life as she performed at Malmö City Theatre from 1980 to 2005, along with further roles at Stockholm City Theatre, Dramaten, Malmö Music Theatre and Riksteatern.. Her breakout role on screen came in 1974 with Jan Halldoff's The Last Adventure (Det sista äventyret), which marked the beginning of

Synnøve Søe Obituary

Author and journalist Synnøve Søe was found dead at her home in Aarhus on Monday. She was 55 years old. Synnøve Søe debuted as an author in 1989 with the semi-autobiographical work Fars which depicted a tough upbringing, This resulted in friction with family members, and subsequently led to her losing contact with half brother and journalist Jeppe Søe. In 1990 she published No Credit, and from 2006 to 2009 she released a further three novels. Her latest work, Skrifte, is a

Bjørg Vik Obituary

Norwegian author and playwright Bjørg Vik, who was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize three times, passed away on Sunday evening at 82 years of age. Bjørg Vik began her career as a journalist for Porsgrunns Dagblad (1956-1960), and made her literary debut in 1963 with the short story collection Søndag ettermiddag (Sunday Afternoon). Her work often reflected upon the ties that bound women to traditional gender roles through the 60s and 70s, and she went on to co-found the feminist