A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.


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Series cast summary:
Emil Poulsen ...
 Magnus Christensen 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Freja Riemann ...
 Laura Christensen 30 episodes, 2010-2013
 Torben Friis 30 episodes, 2010-2013
 Ulrik Mørch 30 episodes, 2010-2013
Mikael Birkkjær ...
Anders Juul ...
Lisbeth Wulff ...
Kasper Lange ...
Lars Knutzon ...
Søren Spanning ...
 Lars Hesselboe 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Christoph Bastrup ...
 Niels Erik Lund 15 episodes, 2010-2013
 Hans Christian Thorsen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
 Michael Laugesen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Ole Thestrup ...
 Svend Åge Saltum 14 episodes, 2010-2013


A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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29 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Seilschaften  »

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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Pilou Asbæk have both starred in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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Begivenheder og personer i BORGEN er fiktive - men inspireret af virkeligheden. Serien refererer desuden til historiske personer og hændelser i dansk politik før 1982. = Events and people in BORGEN are fictional - but inspired by reality. The series also refers to historical people and events in Danish politics before 1982. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #18.5 (2013) See more »

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Most likely the best political television series ever made...
30 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

It is just impossible for me to find the words to describe this Danish television series. It gives an incredible in-depth (and probably honest) view of politics, one you have never experienced before. After watching the first season of this show, one is already deeply impressed by the acting and the story line. Guess what: season two even beats season one. The private life of prime minister Birgitte Nyborg gets a more important part. Young actress Freja Riemann is magnificent as her daughter Laura. Also the other actors are of extremely high standards. To mention a few: of course there are Sidse Babett Knudsen (as Birgitte Nyborg), Johan Philip Asbæk (as Kasper Juul) and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (as Katrine Fønsmark) in the leading roles, but smaller roles - showing great acting - are played by Ole Thestrup (as right wing politician Svend Åge Saltum) and Peter Mygind (as the chief of the tabloid - low quality - newspaper Ekspress). Television can not get much better than this. I'll be looking forward to the third season as I've never been looking forward to any television series' next season before. This series is an absolute must- see!

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