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

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...  Birgitte Nyborg / ... 30 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Katrine Fønsmark 30 episodes, 2010-2013
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
...  Kasper Juul 29 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Hanne Holm 27 episodes, 2010-2013
Mikael Birkkjær ...  Philip Christensen 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Anders Juul ...  Simon Bech 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Lisbeth Wulff ...  Pia Munk 25 episodes, 2010-2013
Kasper Lange ...  Dan 24 episodes, 2010-2013
Lars Knutzon ...  Bent Sejrø 22 episodes, 2010-2013
Søren Spanning ...  Lars Hesselboe 21 episodes, 2010-2013
Christoph Bastrup ...  Journalist 20 episodes, 2010-2011
...  Niels Erik Lund 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Bjarne Henriksen ...  Hans Christian Thorsen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Michael Laugesen 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Ole Thestrup ...  Svend Åge Saltum 14 episodes, 2010-2013
...  Sanne 13 episodes, 2010-2011
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

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Pilou Asbæk, the actor who plays spin doctor Kasper Juul, received requests from political parties to talk to their main spin doctors in a public forum. See more »

Goofs

When subtitled e.g. in news clips Lars Brygmann's character's name is sometimes spelled "Troels Höxenhaven" and sometimes "Troels Høxenhaven". The letter "ö" does not exist in the Danisch alphabet. It should be "ø" in general. 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 »

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Featured in TV!TV!TV!: Undersøgende journalistik (2011) See more »

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A little slick, but still riveting
8 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The international success of Danish political-crime thriller 'The Killing' perhaps played a major part in the UK screening of 'Borgen', a drama set entirely within the Danish parliament. And the two shows have something in common, in their relatively unhysterical portrayal of political life (and for U.K. viewers, an intriguing insight into how a political system might evolve when locked in a state of permanent minority or coalition government). I loved the wheeling and dealing in both series, but (aside from the lack of a killing alongside the politics in 'Borgen') there are differences. In short, Borgen, with its fantasy liberal prime minister, beautiful people, and stories wrapped up in self-contained episodes, is just a little bit slicker than 'The Killing' was; and I don't mean that as a compliment. But this is comparing it to a very high standard. There's still some good acting, some clever scripting, and a subtle portrayal of the increasing loneliness of life at the top: you can imagine that this is the way that government really is run (although perhaps the programme also tells us something about how the Danes would like to perceive themselves: 'The Thick of It' could not have been more different but also rang true, and I can't believe that Danish government is so utterly different from that in the UK). It's still riveting entertainment; and moreover, seems to have anticipated the actual outcome of the recent Danish election.


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