One of our favourite Nordic actresses Sidse Babett Knudsen, of Borgen, has had quite a year. Back in May she was named Actress of the year at the Elle Denmark style awards and in October she received a knighthood in the French art guild of ‘Arts et Lettres’ from the French embassy. Also in October, she was amazingly named as one of the 25 most powerful women in global television by The Hollywood Reporter. To top it off she also stars in 1864, which had an epic premiere on Danish television and can be seen on BBC 4 in the New Year. If this year was anything to go by Sidse will probably be queen of the universe by the end of 2015.