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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 May 1959Copenhagen, Denmark
Birth NameLone Wrede Scherfig

Mini Bio (1)

Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival.

Lone next wrote and directed Denmark's fifth official "Dogme" film, Italian for Beginners. It was this feature that brought her to the attention of the worldwide film industry, critics, and moviegoers. At the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival, the film won the Silver Bear, the FIPRESCI International Film Critics Award and the Ecumenical Prize. Both script and film won numerous additional awards from around the world.

Her first English-language film was Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, which she co-wrote with Anders Thomas Jensen won Honors for the picture included Best Screenplay at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen; Best Picture at the Skip City Festival in Japan; and four British Independent Film Award nominations. Reteaming with Anders Thomas, Lone conceived the characters on which writer/director Andrea Arnold's Red Road was based. The film received the Jury Prize for Best Direction at the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival.

Lone's other work includes co-writing and directing the feature film Just Like Home and a few tv-series including Quiet Waters, conceived by Lars von Trier.

In 2010 she directed An Education. The film won Sundance's audience award followed by three Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (Nick Hornby), and Best Actress (Carey Mulligan).

Lone directed One Day in 2011, based on Davis Nicholls' bestseller and produced by Nina Jacobson, Channel 4 and Focus Features. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess starred.

Lone is currently in post production on POSH based on the play and written by Laura Wade and produced by Pete Czernin. It will be released later this year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lone Scherfig

Trivia (2)

She is married to a psychologist.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Carey Mulligan in An Education (2009).

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