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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Snowman In St. Louis

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series) leads an all-star cast that includes Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), CHLOË Sevigny (American Horror Story), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo NESBØ’s global bestseller.

For Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender), the murder of a young woman on the first snow of the winter feels like anything but a routine homicide case in his district. From the start of the investigation, The Snowman has personally targeted him with taunts—ones that continue to accompany each new vicious murder.

Fearing an elusive serial killer long-thought dead may be active again, the detective enlists brilliant recruit Katrine Bratt (Ferguson), to help him connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new ones. Succeed, and they will
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The Bridge: an unforgettable Scandinavian drama

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As UK remake The Tunnel returns, we celebrate Swedish/Danish crime drama The Bridge...

9pm, Saturday night, BBC Four. For the few of us who still, on occasion, watch television when it’s actually broadcast, that timeslot means only one thing: high-quality drama from outside the anglophone world. Okay, so some of the series are less impressive than others, and one or two are in English (remember Australia’s The Code?) but these are exceptions to the rule. What began as a fad, accompanied by much reductive talk of ‘Scandi noir’ and a mildly disturbing national obsession with Sarah Lund’s knitwear, has culminated in a golden age for telly addicts. Our initial resistance to subtitles has faded, and a whole world of often beautifully acted, compellingly plotted drama has opened up. We haven’t strayed very far outside Europe yet, but it’s a start.

Much
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The Killing's Sofie Gråbøl: 'I'm proud that we ended it at the right time'

The Killing's surprise popularity in the UK has seen a continued fascination with 'Nordic Noir', a genre of moody dramas from Scandinavia.

One of Scandi TV's biggest stars - The Killing's Sofie Gråbøl - will be appearing at a special festival celebrating the genre in London this weekend, and has spoken to Digital Spy about her pride for the show that brought Denmark to British screens.

"I'm very proud of [The Killing] and I'm very proud of having been part of that whole project," she said.

Gråbøl played Detective Inspector Sarah Lund in Forbrydelsen (The Killing) for three series from 2007 to 2012. She explained that she was glad the show didn't continue for too long.

"But I'm also proud that we stopped it while it still gave us pride. But I do miss it, of course I do. That's one of the beauties in this line of work, is that you're a group telling a story,
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Danish director Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48

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Danish director Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48
Danish director’s final TV series to be premiered later this month by Danish pubcaster Dr.

Danish director Kathrine Windfeld has died at 48 after a short illness. According to local press, she suffered from a brain tumour.

Windfeld, whose latest television series (as conceptual director) The Team (Mord uden grænser) – a European Dr-zdf-svt-orf-arte co-production starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen – will be premiered by Danish pubcaster Dr on Feb 22, left her imprint both in feature films and television drama.

“With her insisting power and energy she was on the threshold of realising the full potential of an already impressive career,” wrote managing director Henrik Bo Nielsen of the Danish Film Institute. “Her infectious humour and sometimes furious energy will be remembered and missed.”

Educated at the National Polish Film School in Lodz, adding a Ma in Film Production at the Northern School of Film & TV at the University of Leeds, Windfeld made several shorts and documentaries while working
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Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48

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Kathrine Windfeld dies aged 48
Danish director’s final TV series to be premiered later this month by Danish pubcaster Dr.

Danish director Kathrine Windfeld has died at 48 after a short illness. According to local press, she suffered from a brain tumour.

Windfeld, whose latest television series (as conceptual director) The Team (Mord uden grænser) – a European Dr-zdf-svt-orf-arte co-production starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen – will be premiered by Danish pubcaster Dr on Feb 22, left her imprint both in feature films and television drama.

“With her insisting power and energy she was on the threshold of realising the full potential of an already impressive career,” wrote managing director Henrik Bo Nielsen of the Danish Film Institute. “Her infectious humour and sometimes furious energy will be remembered and missed.”

Educated at the National Polish Film School in Lodz, adding a Ma in Film Production at the Northern School of Film & TV at the University of Leeds, Windfeld made several shorts and documentaries while working
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Greatest TV Pilots: Forbrydelsen and The Killing

Forbrydelsen, Season 1: Episode 1 – “Episode 1″

Written by Per Daumiller, Torleif Hoppe, Michael W. Horsten & Soren Sveistrup

Directed by Birger Larsen

Aired on January 7th, 2007 on DR1

The Killing, Season 1: Episode 1 – “Pilot”

Written by Veena Sud

Directed by Patty Jenkins

Aired on April 3rd, 2011 on AMC

While most current television viewers will probably have at least heard of AMC’s The Killing (which has been cancelled twice only to be renewed twice and will have a final, shortened season on Netflix), few Americans will have encountered Forbrydelsen, the Danish series The Killing is based on. And though the commonly held opinion of The Killing is that it turned into an elongated train wreck of a story for its first two seasons, there’s an almost unanimous respect for its exciting and well-executed pilot. The Killing‘s pilot certainly owes a lot to its Danish predecessor–and if you watch both back-to-back,
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What Hollywood can learn from 'A Hijacking' and Danish cinema

Recently the film A Hijacking (Kapringen in Danish) was released on DVD in the UK. It is the latest in a string of high quality films from the country that brought us Hans Christian Andersen and Danish pastries.

It is now well known that the Danes can produce fantastic television drama – The Killing (Forbrydelsen), Borgen, The Bridge (Broen) – but what may be less obvious is that they have a thriving film industry. For the last twenty years, Danish film has mostly been associated with the Dogme 95 movement conceived by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. And these two directors have made some brilliant films in their time, mostly as they’ve begun to stray from the original manifesto. However, were it not for the early films such as Festen and The Idiots (Idioterne), Danish film may have remained largely off the map. Dogme 95 even launched the career of Oscar winning
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A Guide To The Best Of Nordic Noir

To celebrate the DVD release of ‘The Returned’, Channel 4’s enthralling French series about the undead, we take a look at other Nordic Noir style dramas that have captivated the British public and caused such a rise of foreign drama being consumed in the UK:

5. The KillingForbrydelsen

Country of Origin – Denmark

The Killing helped kick-start the UK’s love affair with Scandinavian television and foreign crime drama. Set in the Copenhagen main police department, The Killing revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (played by Sofie Grabol) and her team, with each season following a different murder case. The series has kept audiences mesmerised with its eerie atmospheric tone, bleak storylines and characters. Its popularity can also be put down to the stunning cinematography, and the flawless acting. This cult TV series has proved a hit in both Denmark and internationally, gathering significant critical acclaim such as a BAFTA and an Emmy.
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What do we know about Sherlock's series 3 villain?

Feature Gem Wheeler 5 Aug 2013 - 07:30

Gem investigates what we know so far about Sherlock's series 3 villain, Charles Augustus Magnussen, played by Lars Mikkelsen...

Contains plot details for Conan Doyle story, The Adventure Of Charles Augustus Milverton.

If Sherlock could survive a nasty fall – however he managed it – surely Moriarty could withstand a self-inflicted bullet to the head? Sadly for fans of Andrew Scott’s mesmerising performance as the consulting detective’s nemesis, it seems that the Napoleon of crime really did come to a sticky end. Though some would doubtless be happy to watch our languid hero lounge about 221B all day, we all know Sherlock doesn’t do bored. That means only one thing – there’s got to be a new adversary for a man never short of enemies among the criminal fraternity. And now, after a very, very long wait, we know who it’s going to be.
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TV Is The New Cinema: The Mikkelsen Brothers and the New Global Face(s) of Television

TV Is The New Cinema: The Mikkelsen Brothers and the New Global Face(s) of Television
The producers of the BBC's global hit "Sherlock" have announced that the the central bad guy of the show's upcoming third season, squaring off against Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, will be Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen. Although he's been working in Denmark since 1995, Mikkelsen is best known here for playing mayoral candidate Troels Hartmann on the 2007 "Forbrydelsen," the original Danish version of "The Killing." Which means that there are now two Mikkelsens with high-profile English-language TV gigs, as kid brother Mads Mikkelsen spent the past year nailing the role of eminent psychiatrist and noted gourmet Dr. Hannibal Lecter, manipulating and framing for murder the photogenically frazzled Will Graham (played by Brit Hugh Dancy), on NBC's excellent "Hannibal." American TV has imported so many storylines and so many performers in recent years that the trend has become almost a running gag among observers of the medium -- and for observers of.
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Lars Mikkelsen: All you need to know about 'Sherlock's new villain

Moriarty may be dead (or is he?!), but Sherlock and Watson aren't going to be short of problems to solve in the much-anticipated third series of Sherlock.

Exec producer Sue Vertue announced the first major piece of series three casting news yesterday (July 29), revealing that Dane Lars Mikkelsen would be joining the show as dastardly villain Charles Augustus Magnussen.

But what do we know about Magnussen? And for anyone who doesn't know their Forbrydelsen from their Borgen, who is Mikkelsen? Digital Spy has all the details that every Sherlockology fanatic needs to know.

1. Lars Dittman Mikkelsen was born on May 6, 1964 in Denmark.

He graduated from the National Theatre School of Denmark in 1995 and he is married to actress Anette Støvelbæk.

2. Oh. And did we mention he has quite a famous brother called Mads?

Surely a Benedict Cumberbatch/Hugh Dancy, Sherlock/Hannibal crossover episode beckons. Sherlibal? Hannilock?

3. He is best known
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Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad among Monte Carlo Golden Nymph winners

The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Breaking Bad were among the Monte Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Awards winners today (June 13).

Channel 4 series Complicit and Tina Fey also took home gongs.

The star-studded awards ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum was attended by the likes of Dallas stars Linda Gray, Brenda Strong and Patrick Duffy, Glee's Kevin McHale, Chuck Lorre, Arrow's Stephen Amell and Giancarlo Esposito.

Laurent Puons, CEO of the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo, said: "Our event in 2013 has been exceptional - beginning with a great Opening Ceremony during which Donald Sutherland was presented with the first ever Crystal Nymph Award by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

"We have been very privileged to have such a strong line-up of jury members who have dedicated a great deal of time this week to screening many of the world's top shows. The winners they
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The Killing, Ep. 3.01 and 3.02: “The Jungle” and “That You Fear the Most” – Not the show you think it is

The Killing, Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2 – “The Jungle” and “That You Fear the Most”

Directed by Ed Bianchi (E1) and Lodge Kerrigan (E2)

Written by Veena Sud (E1) and Dan Nowak (E2)

Airs Sunday nights at 9 on AMC

Even the reviews that have been cautiously optimistic of the The Killing‘s third season have been quick to recall all the issues that plagued the first two seasons. Some of those issues include, but are not limited to: the over-reliance of red herrings, the weakness of the political storyline, the pretension of the show to think of itself as anything more than a glorified procedural and the fact that the crime being investigated wasn’t solved at the end of the first season. I have some issues…regarding these issues.

Having spent the last few years back and forth between England and the Us, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on Forbrydelsen,
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Legendary Pictures Adapting Super-Power Thriller ‘Brilliance’ from Writer Marcus Sakey

There seems to be something about writer Marcus Sakey’s stories that film producers just can’t resist. The film rights to his debut novel, The Blade Itself, were bought by Ben Affleck in 2008, and an adaptation of his third novel, entitled Good People, has been purchased by Millenium films with Henrik Genz (The Killing) attached to direct, Tobey Maguire producing and James Franco and Jessica Chastain in talks for the lead roles.

Sakey is now ready to publish his fifth novel in six years. Brilliance is reportedly a slight divergence from Sakey’s drama and crime thriller background toward an X-Men-style premise – painting a picture of an alternate universe where 1% of children are born with exceptional powers.

Here’s the official synopsis from Amazon:

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they ...

Click to continue reading Legendary Pictures Adapting Super-Power Thriller ‘Brilliance’ from
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TV News: Downton, Criminal, Cinemax, Bates

Downton Abbey

The third season finale of "Downton Abbey" aired in the U.S. over the weekend and the ratings are in - a whopping 8.2 million tuned in. That is considerably up on the 5.4 million who tuned in last February for the second season finale.

The show has bested the previous season average by 66% on PBS, the opposite from the UK where the series ratings were down in the third season. [Source: THR]

Criminal Justice

HBO has opted Not to order a pilot for the high-profile James Gandolfini-led series "Criminal Justice". The project was a remake of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC crime drama.

Oscar-winning scribe Steven Zaillian had been tapped to co-pen the pilot and direct. [Source: THR]

Untitled Cinemax Thriller

Cinemax is developing a dark crime thriller series with Søren Sveistrup, the creator of the original Danish smash hit "The Killing" ("Forbrydelsen").

The new show will be a bilingual action thriller with a hard edge.
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Casting: Kunis, Mikkelsen, Graynor, Ward

Fifty Shades of Grey

Mila Kunis says she's "not disinterested" in the role of Anastasia Steele in Focus Features' upcoming adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey".

In the book, Anastasia Steele is a 22 year-old college student. Kunis is 30. [Source: Huffington Post]

Montana

Lars Mikkelsen ("The Killing") has been cast alongside Ashley Walters, Michelle Fairley, Adam Deacon and McKell David in Mo Ali's London-set action movie "Montana". Shooting has just begun in the UK.

Mikkelsen plays a Serbian hitman who comes to London on a mission against a local gangster, and teams up by chance with a young drugs courier (David) who wants revenge against the same crime lord. The assassin ends up mentoring his protege. [Source: Variety]

Bad Teacher

Ari Graynor ("For a Good Time Call," "What's Your Number") has scored the Cameron Diaz role in CBS's single-camera comedy series adaptation of 2011's "Bad Teacher". She will also produce.
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Lars Mikkelsen and Adam Deacon join British crime film “Montana”

Lars Mikkelsen, star of the first series of Danish show “The Killing” and Adam Deacon, who won the 2012 Orange Rising Star award at the BAFTAs have joined British film “Montana“. Also starring British newcomer McKell David, the film will be directed by Mo Ali from a script by Jeremy Sheldon and Peter Lowe. Variety [...]

The post Lars Mikkelsen and Adam Deacon join British crime film “Montana” appeared first on Up and Comers.
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Lenny Abrahamson's Drama 'What Richard Did' Goes to Tribeca Film

Lenny Abrahamson's Drama 'What Richard Did' Goes to Tribeca Film
North American rights to Lenny Abrahamson's ("Adam and Paul") upcoming drama "What Richard Did" have been picked up by Tribeca Film in the wake of last weekend's Irish Film & Television Awards, during which it took home five awards, including Best Film and Best Director. The primarily young cast stars Jack Reynor as a privileged teenager who after losing his temper one finds both his future and relationships with his friend and family shattered. Sam Keeley ("Misfits") and Lars Mikkelsen ("The Killing") costar. The film is Abrahamson's fourth directorial feature, working with a script written by "Skins" and "Shameless" scribe Malcolm Campbell. "What Richard Did" was produced by Protagonist Pictures and saw a U.K. theatrical release earlier this year. "Lenny Abrahamson has established himself as a dynamic voice among the superb Irish filmmaking community to emerge over the last...
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Tribeca Film Acquires North American On Irish Pic ‘What Richard Did’

Tribeca Film Acquires North American On Irish Pic ‘What Richard Did’
Tribeca Film today announced it has concluded a deal with Protagonist Pictures to acquire all North American rights to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s drama What Richard Did – which swept this past weekend’s Irish Film & Television Awards, taking home five IFTAs for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Editing. Newcomer Jack Reynor (to be seen in the upcoming Transformers sequel) and Róisín Murphy star alongside Sam Keeley (The Other Side of Sleep, Misfits), and Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) in this striking portrait adapted from Kevin Powers’ award-winning book Bad Day in Blackrock. The world is bright and everything seems possible for Richard Karlsen, the golden boy of his privileged set of Dublin teens, until he does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Featuring extraordinary performances from its largely young cast, What Richard Did is a quietly
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Unit One Collection - DVD Review

Arrow Films' Nordic Noir DVD label is releasing rare Scandinavian screen classics with English subtitles. Unit One is a hard-hitting cop series, starring Mads Mikkelson (Casino Royale, The Hunt) include cast members from The Killing, Wallander, and Borgen.Broadcast between 2000 and 2004, before the actors became internationally famous. Based on actual, real-life crimes that have occurred across the last two decades, the International Emmy award-winning Unit One follows an elite mobile police force as they assist local authorities in solving some of the most complex and high profile cases Denmark has ever seen. Charlotte Fich plays new boss Ingrid Dahl in one of the most fast-paced of the Scandinavian crime exports. It concentrates on the working and private lives of
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