‘The Legacy’ Stars Announced for Nordicana 2015


We are proud to welcome the Danish stars Jesper Christensen, Trine Dyrholm and Marie Bach Hansen to the Nordic event of the year.

The Legacy (2014- ) has proved to be one of DR1’s successful dramas outside of the crime remit of Nordic Noir, having won five Robert Festival awards to date. At this year’s Nordicana, we give fans the opportunity to meet some of the infamous family members.

Esteemed veteran actor Jesper Christensen, who plays Thomas Konrad in the drama series, has notably won three Bodil Awards for Best Actor and a fourth for Best Supporting Actor. He has worked with controversial Dogme 95 filmmaker Lars von Trier on Melancholia (2011) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013). Christensen’s international acclaim continues to be more prolific than ever. We can look forward to seeing the star reprise his role as Bond antagonist Mr. White in Spectre (2015), after first appearing in Casino Royale (2006) alongside fellow Danish villain Mads Mikkelsen.

While Trine Dyrholm is no stranger to celebrating the best that Denmark has to offer. She is known to audiences for her cinematic roles including Susanne Bier’s romantic comedy Love is All You Need (2012) and the lavish costume drama A Royal Affair (2012). Her earlier role in Thomas Vinterberg’s Dogme 95 film Festen (1998) echoes the fragile relationships and animosity put forth in The Legacy as strong female lead Gro Grønnegaard. A relative newcomer to the Nordic scene and the Grønnegaard clan, Marie Bach Hansen’s break-through performance as Signe “Sunshine” Larsen is at the centre of the family plot. She has previously appeared in supporting roles in the controversial dark comedy Klown (2010) as well as the war film This Life (2012). She has received critical praise for her performance as Signe Larsen in The Legacy.

This year’s Nordicana festival will take place from 6th – 7th June at The Troxy in London’s East End.

Further announcements will be made in the lead up to the festival – find out more about Nordicana at https://www.facebook.com/Nordicana

The Legacy series 2 comes to Sky Arts on June 12th at 9pm.