Sonja Richter

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Sonja Richter
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974 (age 49)
Years active2002–present

Sonja Richter (born 4 January 1974) is a Danish actress. She is best known for her performance in the 2002 film Open Hearts by Susanne Bier, for which she was nominated for both the Bodil Award and the Robert Award.


In a career which has so far focused on films in her native Denmark, she has starred in Stealing Rembrandt (2003) and Villa Paranoia (2004), along with several other films and a significant amount of work in television. In 2004, at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival, Richter was one of ten young European actors that were presented the Shooting Stars Award by the European Film Promotion. In 2007, she received the Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize. [1]

Personal life

Richter studied acting at Odense Theatre's Acting School, graduating in 1999. [2]

Selected filmography

2002 Open Hearts Cæcilie PaghElsker dig for evigt
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2003 Stealing Rembrandt TrineRembrant
2004In Your HandsMarionForbrydelser
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 Villa Paranoia AnnaNominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2005The Jewish Toy MerchantNinaOpbrud
2007 Cecilie Cecilie LarsenNominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2007The SubstituteMariaVikaren
2008What No One KnowsCharlotte DeleuranDet som ingen ved
2010 The Woman That Dreamed About a Man KarenKvinden der drømte om en mand
2013 Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes Merete LynggaardKvinden i buret
Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 The Homesman Gro Svendsen
2014 When Animals Dream Mother
2016 Follow the Money (Danish TV series) Amanda Absalonsen
2018 Wild Witch (Vildheks)Aunt Isa
2022Loving AdultsLeonora (Christian's wife)Netflix

Awards and nominations

AwardYearCategoryNominated WorkResult
Bodil Award 2003Best Actress Open Hearts Nominated
2005Best Supporting ActressIn Your HandsNominated
2005Best ActressVilla ParanoiaNominated
2007Best ActressCecilieNominated
2014Best Supporting ActressDepartment Q: Keeper of Lost CausesWon
Robert Award 2003Best ActressOpen HeartsNominated
2005Best Supporting ActressIn Your HandsNominated
2005Best ActressVilla ParanoiaNominated
2007Best ActressCecilieNominated
Shooting Stars Award 2004Shooting StarWon

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  1. "Kronprinsparrets Priser" (in Danish). Bikubenfonden. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. "Biography for Sonja Richter". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 23 September 2011.