New romantic comedy drama One Night (En Natt), written and directed by Øystein Karlsen (Dag), has a different lead actor in the Norwegian and English versions.
One Night, starring MyAnna Buring (In The Dark), follows a couple in real time as they meet on a blind date. The series was filmed in Norwegian with Anders Baasmo Christiansen (The King’s Choice) as the male lead, but the English version features Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Prisoners) in his place.
Øystein Karlsen explained to VG: “Each scene was recorded twice. In English and Norwegian. But due to a death in the family, Anders Baasmo Christiansen was unable to do both versions. So when filming of the English scenes began, Icelandic actor Gísli Örn Garðarsson stepped in.”
“He did it with three days notice, which is extremely brave. But perhaps more impressive was MyAnna Buring, who got through 250 pages of script in two languages accompanied by a three-month-old baby to breastfeed during filming.”
One Night premieres 2nd February on NRK.