Iben Hjejle

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Iben Hjejle
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Iben Hjejle and Bjarne Krogh-Pedersen in 2016
Born (1971-03-22) 22 March 1971 (age 50)
OccupationActress
Years active1992–2017 (on hiatus)
Spouse(s)
Emil de Waal
(m. 1996;div. 1999)
Children1

Iben Hjejle (22 March 1971) is a Danish actress, notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000). In Denmark, she is perhaps best known for appearing in the Danish television sitcom Langt fra Las Vegas (Far from Las Vegas) and playing the girlfriend of Danish comedian Casper Christensen, her former real life partner. She also plays Christensen's girlfriend in the sitcom Klovn (Clown) and the title role in the TV crime series Dicte .

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Career

Iben Hjejle has starred in a series of Danish movies, including a Dogme 95 movie, and also in Danish-produced action films such as Old Men in New Cars . She also played the Swedish Queen Sofia Magdalena in SVT's successful period drama production of The Marriage of Gustav III in 2001. Hjejle also appeared in the 1996 film Portland , Mifune's Last Song in 1999, The Emperor's New Clothes in 2002, and in Dreaming of Julia and Flickering Lights in 2003. For her performance in Mifune's Last Song, she won an Honourable Mention at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. [1] It was also at the same festival that she was discovered by Stephen Frears, who offered her a part in his film High Fidelity (2000), where she played John Cusack's character's girlfriend Laura. In 2008 he offered her a part in Chéri , in a cameo as Marie Laure. Her involvement was a part of a minor international comeback. [2] Additionally, the same year she worked on Defiance with Daniel Craig and in 2009 she filmed The Eclipse , which received a limited theatrical release in 2010.

Hjejle was a part of the Danish popular television series Anna Pihl until it ended in April 2008, after three seasons. In 2012, she was cast as the lead in the crime show Dicte [3] The show debuted in early 2013, and while its reviews were mixed, Hjejle received good reviews for her performance. [4]

She had a part in Lars von Trier's Direktøren for det hele (2006, also known as The Boss of It All ).

Personal life

Hjejle was born in Copenhagen. From 1996 to 1999, she was married to Emil de Waal. [5] She turned down the role of Éowyn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy because she did not like the idea of being so far from home. [6] In an episode of Langt fra Las Vegas, her character Liva makes a joke about The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring .[ citation needed ]

Filmography

Filmography
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 Portland Eva
1999 Mifune's Last Song Liva Psilander Berlin International Film Festival – Honorable Mention
Nominatated – Bodil Awards Best Actress
Nominated – European Film Awards Best Actress
The movie received limited theatrical release in the US
2000 High Fidelity LauraNominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most promising actress
2000 Flickering Lights Therese
2001 The Emperor's New Clothes Nicole 'Pumpkin' Truchaut
2001 Gustav III:s äktenskap (aka The Marriage of Gustav III )Queen Sofia MagdalenaTV Series
2002–2003Langt fra Las VegasLivaTV-series. Main character seasons 2–5
2002 Old Men in New Cars Mille
2003 Skagerrak MarieReunited with Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, who directed her in Mifune
2003 Dreaming of Julia (aka Cuban Blood/Cuba Libre) (2003)Julia
2004 Monsterthursday Sara
2005 Klovn Iben(TV-series) (2005–2009)
2006 Direktøren for det Hele (aka The Boss of It All)LiseThe first of her movies to be released theatrically in the US since The Emperor's New Clothes
2006 Anna Pihl Mikala Hansen(TV-series) (2006–2008)
2008 Boy Meets Girl  [ da ]Kathrine Poulsen
2008 Defiance BellaTo date the only movie she has starred in, that has been nominated for an Academy Award.
2008 Journey to Saturn Susanne Mortensen, technical flight directorVoice role
2009 Chéri Marie LaurieSecond collaboration with Stephen Frears
2009 The Eclipse Lena Morrell
2010"Wallander (TV series)"Kim KristensenThe Ghost (Vålnaden) Season 2 Episode 10
2010 Klovn IbenReleased theatrically in the US in 2012
2011 Rosa Morena Christine
2011 Stockholm East Anna
2011 Dag Juanita(TV series) (2011–2013)
2012Fuck upMalin
2013 Dicte Dicte(TV series) (2013–2016)
2013Eskil & trinidadMette
2013Alle barn er laget av ild
2016 Zootopia Dawn BellwetherDanish version

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