Holger Juul Hansen

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Holger Juul Hansen
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Born(1924-08-14)14 August 1924
Nyborg, Denmark
Died 19 March 2013(2013-03-19) (aged 88)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Actor
Years active 1947–2008

Holger Juul Hansen (14 August 1924 19 March 2013 [1] ) was a Danish actor. [2]

Denmark constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.


Hansen starred in a large number of Danish movies and television shows. His most prominent roles were as banker Hans Christian Varnæs, head of one of the two rival families in Matador , and as Doctor Moesgaard in The Kingdom .

<i>Matador</i> (Danish TV series) Danish TV series

Matador is a Danish TV series produced and shown between 1978 and 1982. It is set in the fictional Danish town of Korsbæk between 1929 and 1947. It follows the lives of a range of characters from across the social spectrum, focusing specifically on the rivalry between the families of two businessmen: The banker Hans Christian Varnæs, an established local worthy, and social climber Mads (Andersen-)Skjern, who arrives in town as the series opens. The name Matador was taken from the localised edition of the boardgame Monopoly, also the series' tentative English title. In addition, in contemporary Danish a "matador" is often used to describe a business tycoon, in the series referring to the character of Mads Skjern and his craftiness as a self-made entrepreneur.

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Krybskytterne på Næsbygård is a 1966 Danish family film directed by Ib Mossin and Alice O'Fredericks.

Den store gavtyv is a 1956 Danish comedy film directed by Johan Jacobsen and starring Dirch Passer.

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  1. Politiken: Hele Danmarks Hans Christian Varnæs er død
  2. Holger Juul Hansen Den Store Danske, Gyldendals åbne encyclopædi