Kirsten Olesen (born 1949) is a Danish actress who since 1979 has been with Copenhagen's Royal Danish Theatre. In Denmark, she is known above all for taking the part of Agnes, a housemaid, in the popular television series Matador (1978–1982). Internationally, she has starred in the title role of Lars von Trier's Medea (1988).  
Born on 10 May 1949 in Aarhus, Kirsten Olesen was the daughter of Jens Oscar Olesen (1912–1987) and Sigrid Marie Lange (1912–1999). After matriculating from Horsens Statsskole, she attended the drama school at Odense Teater where she completed her studies in 1971. After a period with the theatre group Banden in Odense, she moved to Copenhagen where she acted in various theatres, gaining recognition as Alma in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Hvidovre Teater in 1976 and as Caroline Mathilde in Sven Holm's Struense var her at Folketeatret the following year. But it was in 1977 at Strøghus Teatret that she became widely acclaimed for her performance of the title role in Euripides's Electra. 
In 1979, for playing Kirsten in Bille August's 1978 film Honningmåne ( In My Life ), she received a Bodil for best leading actress. 
While she became attached to Copenhagen's Royal Theatre in 1979, she also appeared in many films and television series, especially as Agnes in Matador playing the modest role of a housemaid which, given her talented performances, was subsequently enhanced by the author Lise Nørgaard. Her stage performances have varied from classical Greek tragedies to Shakespeare, Schiller, Ibsen, Strindberg and Eugene O'Neill. 
More recently, she has been acclaimed for her role as Veronika in the Danish TV series Arvingerne or The Legacy (2014). 
In addition to her Bodil in 1979, she was honoured as a Knight of the Dannebrog in 1988, as a Knight 1st Class in 1997, and as a Commander in 2007.  She has also received the Robert Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance the 1985 film Elise. In 1991, she was awarded the Danish Teaterpokalen. 
Birthe Neumann is a Danish actress.
Ghita Nørby is a Danish actress with 117 film credits to her name from 1956–2005, making her one of the most active Danish actresses ever. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the daughter of opera singer Einar Nørby (1896–1983). She studied two years at the Danish Royal Theatre, and was an actress there from 1956–1959.
Kirstine "Paprika" Steen is a Danish actress and director best known for her performances in the films Festen, The Idiots, and Open Hearts. Steen was the first Danish actress since Karin Nellemose in 1994 to win both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the same year at the Robert Festival, the Danish equivalent of the Oscars.
Bodil Ipsen was a Danish actress and film director, and is considered one of the great stars of Danish cinematic history. Her acting career, which began in theater and silent films, was marked by leading roles in large folk comedies and melodramas. However, it was as a director that she was most influential: directing the first Danish film noir and making several dark psychological thrillers during the 1940s and 1950s. Ipsen's name along with that of Bodil Kjer is given to Denmark's most celebrated film prize, the Bodil Award.
Trine Dyrholm is a Danish actress, singer and songwriter. Dyrholm received national recognition when she placed third in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix as a 14-year-old singer. Four years later, she again achieved national recognition when she won the Bodil Award for Best Actress in her debut film: the teenage romance Springflod. Dyrholm has won the Bodil Award for Best Actress five times and a Bodil award for Best Supporting Actress twice as well as six Robert Awards in her acting career.
Astrid Villaume was a Danish actress of stage and film best known for her Bodil Award-winning title role in the 1950 film Susanne. Danish film historian Morten Piil described Villaume's appeal as a combination of "warm mother figure, romantic heroine and innocent erotic dream girl."
Tove Maës was a Danish actress of stage, television and film best known for her starring roles in the series of "Morten Korch" films, in particular The Red Horses. Maës was a three-time recipient of the Bodil Award for Best Actress, winning in 1954, 1971, and 1983.
Grete Frische was a Danish actress, screenwriter and director. The daughter of a playwright, Frische is best known for her screenplays, especially the war drama Støt står den danske sømand which received the 1949 Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. During a short career of less than 24 years, Frische wrote 22 produced screenplays including five of the popular Far til Fire family comedies and two adaptations of Morten Korch novels.
Vera Margrethe Gebuhr was a Danish film, television and stage actress. Gebuhr was most noted for her portrayal of the snobbish neurotic head saleswoman Miss Jørgensen in the popular television series Matador. She trained at the Royal Danish Theatre school from 1937 to 1939 and debuted at the Folketeatret, working there until 1964. She played her first lead film role as the scheming maid in the 1943 melodrama Møllen. Gebuhr appeared in 65 films between 1937 and 2005, as well as made numerous appearances on Danish television series.
Sidse Babett Knudsen is a Danish actress who works in theatre, television, and film. Knudsen made her screen debut in the 1997 improvisational comedy Let's Get Lost, for which she received both the Robert and Bodil awards for Best Actress.
Østre Gasværk Teater is a theatre in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark, located in an abandoned gasholder house of the former Østre Gasværk. The theatre is constructed within the masonry shell that used to house the gas holder, also known as a gasometer, proper. Built in 1883, it was one of the first independent works of Martin Nyrop, who would later become known for his design of the Copenhagen City Hall.
Olaf Heine Johannessen is a Faroese stage and film actor. He finished his education as an actor from the Odense Teater skuespillerskole in 1986. He works as an actor on stage in Denmark and Germany and as a film actor in Danish TV-series and films.
Hans Egede Budtz was a Danish stage and film actor.
The Reumert Award is an annual Danish awards ceremony to recognize excellence in theatre achievements in Denmark. The award was founded by the Bikuben Foundation in 1998, and has been handed annually since then. There are 16 award categories as well as 10 talent awards. A jury of ten specialists in theatre selects the recipients, who receive a statuette and a prize. As of 2016, the recipients also receive an amount of money. The recipients of the Reumert Award of Honour receive DKK 200,000, the recipients of the Talent Prize receive DKK 35,000 and all other categories-recipients receive DKK 40,000. The Reumert prize is named after the Danish actor Poul Reumert (1883–1968).
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