On Monday, Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) was presented with the 2018 Nordic Language Prize by the Norwegian Minister of Culture during a ceremony in Oslo, for her contribution to positive attitudes between neighbouring Nordic languages.
The Nordic Association said: “In recent years, Nordic TV channels have exchanged more drama series than ever before and co-productions have only increased. This improves the quality of our series and gives the best talent more parts to play. But it also allows us to know each other better… through the large similarities and the small differences.”
“Sofie Gråbøl leads a generation of actors who don’t care about borders when choosing projects. Gråbøl has had an impressive career and been the star of several high profile Nordic TV shows in recent years. Through her work she has helped take the Danish language across borders, both inside and outside of the Nordic region.”
Sofie Gråbøl said: “In my work communicating stories across national borders, I have discovered how much we have in common in spite of language barriers. It’s always a great inspiration for me to work with Nordic colleagues, our close relationships make it easy to collaborate and our differences make it inspiring and educational.”
Former recipients of the Nordic Language Prize are Fredrik Skavlan (2010), Timbuktu (2011), Ghita Nørby (2012), Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (2013), Jakob Oftebro (2014), Martti Ahtisaari (2015), Norwegian teen drama Skam (2016) and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad (2017).