Watch the filmed conversations with Sofie Gråbøl and Søren Malling at Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live 2015
Audiences from around the world were treated with signings, interviews and the chance to speak to the revered Danish actors at Nordicana 2015. Perhaps the best moment was the surprise appearance from Søren Malling as he popped up unexpectedly on stage to interrupt Sofie Gråbøl’s Q&A with critic and friend Emma Kennedy.
As well as working together in The Killing I (2007) as detectives Sarah Lund and Jan Meyer, Gråbøl and Malling have also featured in the comedy drama Nikolaj og Julie (2002–2003) and starred alongside each other in the psychological thrillers Accused (2005) and The Hour of the Lynx (2013).
Gråbøl’s latest role as Governor Hildur Odegard in Sky Atlantic’s international sci-fi mystery Fortitude (2015- ) brought her back to the UK after treading the boards at the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre in London. Here she played Queen Margaret of Denmark, the wife of James III, in Rona Munro’s plays about James I, II and III of Scotland.
Malling continues his impressive oeuvre in Danish cinema, following DR’s epic miniseries 1864 (2014), with three Robert Prisen Award and Oscar-nominated films out this year: Men & Chicken (2015), The Idealist (2015) and A War (2015). He will next appear as part of the international ensemble cast of The 11th (2016), with fellow Scandinavian actors Lena Olin, Paprika Steen, Lars Mikkelsen, Michael Nyqvist and Connie Nielsen.
There is currently no news on the next Nordicana event in 2016. However, we will keep our avid readers updated on the future UK celebrations of the phenomenal Nordic Noir genre with festival information soon.
Watch the Nordic stars discussing their craft here: