Jens Okking

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Jens Dyhr Okking
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Jens Okking (2001)
Born(1939-12-18)18 December 1939
Died21 January 2018(2018-01-21) (aged 78)

Jens Dyhr Okking, (18 December 1939 – 21 January 2018) [1] [2] was a Danish actor, singer and politician.


Jens Okking was mostly known outside of Denmark from Lars von Triers TV-series The Kingdom . In Denmark, Okking was a notable actor for many years, both in theatre, films and TV series and he also worked as theatre director. Apart from his acting, Okking performed as a singer throughout his career, including many recordings with a variety of musicians, mainly from Denmark. He also used his voice to record several audiobooks, mostly for children, and in radio plays for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).

Jens Okking was a member of the European Parliament in 1999–2003, initially elected for the June Movement, but he later changed affiliation to the People's Movement against the EU.


A selection of films Okking participated in includes:

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  1. "Dødsfald: Skuespiller og fhv. MEP Jens Okking (78) – Alt om politik:". Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. "Skuespiller Jens Okking er død". DR. 21 January 2018. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2021.