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Bille August

Bille August was born on November 9, 1948 in Brede, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for Pelle the Conqueror (1987), The House of the Spirits (1993) and Les Misérables (1998). He is married to Sara-Marie Maltha. He was previously married to Pernilla August, Annie Munksgaard and Masja Dessau. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Pelle the Conqueror
The House of the Spirits
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
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 2019 Lykke-Per (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.4 (2019)
- Episode #1.3 (2019)
- Episode #1.2 (2019)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
 2017 55 Steps
 2014 Stille hjerte
 2012 Marie Krøyer
 2004/I Return to Sender
 2003 Detaljer (TV Movie)
 2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (TV Movie) (segment "Vienna")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence (Video) (segment "Northern Italy")
 1996 Jerusalem
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1991 The Best Intentions (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1983 Zappa
 1982 Maj (TV Movie)
 1980 Verden er så stor, så stor (TV Movie)
 1978 Et par dage med Magnus (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Honning måne
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Made a short film in 1971 called "Body Building", starring Sven-Ole Thorsen as himself.

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4 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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I spent almost 3 months with Bergman, four hours every afternoon. We sat and went through the whole script. To be honest, most of the time we talked about life and other different things. It was really a wonderful time. See more »


Walked out on a live interview on Danish television on 22 July 2003. He later said he was unable to concentrate because of a preceding program segment about the war in Iraq. See more »

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