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Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.


Simon Donald
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Series cast summary:
Richard Dormer ...  Dan Anderssen 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Eric Odegard 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Sienna Guillory ...  Natalie Yelburton 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Mia Jexen ...  PC Ingrid Witry / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Treadaway ...  Vincent Rattrey 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Alexandra Moen ...  Petra / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Sofie Gråbøl ...  Hildur Odegard / ... 23 episodes, 2015-2018
Verónica Echegui ...  Elena Ledesma 19 episodes, 2015-2017
Darren Boyd ...  Markus Huseklepp / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Dennis Quaid ...  Michael Lennox 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Frank Sutter 11 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips ...  Carrie Morgan 11 episodes, 2015
Ramon Tikaram ...  Tavrani / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2017


Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the polar landscape, its future sparkling with the promise of Arctic opportunity, wealth and discovery, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. Written by Tiger Aspect Productions

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It's not just the cold that kills. (Season 1) See more »


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Release Date:

29 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Fortitude: Ikiroudan kirous See more »

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Did You Know?


Both Luke Treadaway and Richard Dormer have portrayed Alex Higgins. Treadaway in the BBC film The Rack Pack, Dormer in his self penned stage play The Hurricane. See more »


The vehicles shown in Fortitude have white registry plates with black lettering. All vehicles on Svalbard have black plates with yellow lettering. The letter G is not used on Norwegian number plates. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #20.20 (2015) See more »


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Superb show not for faint hearts or the lazy
4 May 2015 | by Davina BSee all my reviews

This is a high class, high production value series. Well-written, well-acted with important and also unsettling themes. The start does make demands of the viewer but it is worth sticking with as all will, eventually, become clear. Far, far better than the dross that is so often served up on TV. Not everyone will have enjoyed this series because it is intricate, has a number of story lines running throughout and has a slow burning Scandinavian-style pace. There are surprises and real, genuine shocks combined with genuinely scary parts. The mirroring of characters' actions and movements is used a lot and works very well. Music is used to very good effect and is of high quality. There is humour and horror (some truly eye-shutting moments). I loved the development of characters and their links. The cinematography is wonderful, as is some of the visual imagery: favourites, apart from landscapes, were blood on snow and the 'Viking' burial. Themes of infatuation and obsession, love, protection, violence, greed and that all actions have consequences. We have just watched it a second time to pick up all the little things we missed the first time around e.g. The foreshadowing. Not a show that can be easily pigeon-holed as a specific genre. Very, very happy that there will be a second series. Unreservedly recommended.

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