Urban Gad

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Urban Gad
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Born(1879-02-12)12 February 1879
Korsør, Denamrk
Died26 December 1947(1947-12-26) (aged 68)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation(s)Film director, actor, screenwriter, author
Years active1900–1947
(m. 1912;div. 1918)
Esther Burgert Westenhagen
(m. 19221947)
Parent(s)Urban Gad (father)
Emma Gad (mother)

Peter Urban Bruun Gad (12 February 1879 – 26 December 1947) was a Danish film director, stage actor, screenwriter, and author. He directed 40 films between 1910 and 1927. His wife Asta Nielsen starred in 30 of his films, also in his début the film Afgrunden (The Abyss) from 1910. They moved to Germany in 1911 where Gad worked with Paul Davidson until 1922.


His mother was the playwright Emma Gad. In 1873, the painter Paul Gauguin married his father's cousin, Mette-Sophie Gad. Between 1912 and 1918, Gad was married to actress Asta Nielsen.

His films include a German-language adaptation of Gerhart Hauptmann's play The Assumption of Hannele , which Gad directed in 1922. [1]


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