Meet the Danish Actresses of ‘1864’

Find out more from the leading ladies Sarah-Sofie Boussnina and Marie Tourell Søderberg…

As well as the Jensen brothers – Laust (Jakob Oftebro) and Peter (Jens Sætter-Lassen) – making their international mark in Ole Bornedal’s historical miniseries 1864, audiences are also being mesmerised by the central characters: Claudia (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina) in modern day and adult Inge (Marie Tourell Søderberg) in 1800s Denmark.


Sarah-Sofie Boussnina epitomises the contemporary, disenchanted teenager; a character that compares and contrasts the impact of the Second Schleswig war depicted in 1864. She began her career as a recurring character in the dark comedy mystery series Park Road (2009-2010). Boussnina soon cast her eye on film when she landed the starring role as a troubled teenager in the romantic drama Bora Bora (2011). Boussnina has since balanced her credits with both television and film roles. She has appeared in episodes of prominent Nordic Noir series The Killing (2007-12)in its third season and will be featuring in the forthcoming season of The Bridge (2011-). Boussnina additional films include Fasandræberne (2014) based upon the Department Q series of novels, with Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares. Together with Bora Bora and Fasandræberne - 1864 is the third project the actress has starred with Pilou Asbæk. She is currently filming Comeback – a movie about a struggling stand-up comedian.


Out of the slew of young stars in 1864, Marie Tourell Søderberg is perhaps the freshest of faces. Her profound relationship to the Laust and Peter spans the historical narrative with an entrancing tenacity, as epic as the war drama itself. Prior to 1864, Søderberg started out in a range of short films since 2003, as well as supporting appearances in Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013) with 1864 actors Pilou Asbæk and Nicolas Bro, with The Legacy’s (2014-)Jesper Christensen and Steppeulven (2014) starring Ola Rapace and Thure Lindhardt, directed by Ole Christian Madsen (Flame and Citron, 2008). However, her role as Inge Juel will make sure she is recognised for her leading star quality.

Both Boussnina and Søderberg have worked with some of the most recognised Nordic actors in television and film. Now, they are forging their own identities in their native Scandinavia as well as internationally on our screens.


Want to know more? Sarah-Sofie Boussnina and Marie Tourell Søderberg are destined for the Troxy theatre to join in on the Nordicana 2015 festivities, which include exclusive, first-look screenings of the penultimate and series finale episodes.

1864 continues on BBC Four this Saturday at 9pm

Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live 2015 takes places 6th-7th June at The Troxy in London’s East End – purchase tickets here.

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