Bille August


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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 19 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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(1987)
(1993)
Les Misérables Director
(1998)
(2001)

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 2021 The Pact
 2018-2019 A Fortunate Man (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- Det nye liv (2019)
- Tabet (2019)
- Kærligheden (2019)
- Rejsen (2018)
 2017 55 Steps
 2017 In Harm's Way
 2014 Silent Heart
 2012 Marie Krøyer
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "The Last Dating Show")
 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")
 1995-1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 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 In My Life
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Made a short film in 1971 called "Body Building", starring Sven-Ole Thorsen as himself.

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Spouse:

Pernilla August  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Alba August
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Personal Quote:

It was actually Peter's idea that I should make the film. He called me in the very beginning, and I hadn't even read the book. So I read it and I liked it very much and I knew I'd certainly like to do it. See more »

Trivia:

Twice winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and The Best Intentions (1992). The other directors to have won the Palme d'Or twice are Francis Ford Coppola, Alf Sjöberg, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Michael Haneke and, most recently, Ken Loach. See more »

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