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List of famous film directors from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Denmark has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Danish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Denmark and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

This list has a variety of items, like Anders Thomas Jensen and Robin Todd, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Danish directors?" and "Which directors are from Denmark?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Danish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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A. W. Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
A. W. Sandberg Millionærdrengen, 5 raske piger A. W. Sandberg was a Danish film director and screenwriter. He directed 42 films between 1914 and 1937. He was born in Viborg, Denmark and died in Bad Nauheim, Germany. He was the father of ...more

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Aage Rais Nordentoft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Aage Rais Nordentoft The Flyer, På fremmed mark, Foreign Fields Aage Rais Nordentoft is a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Alexander Kølpin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Alexander Kølpin Below the Belt Alexander Kølpin is an actor and film director.

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Alice O'Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Alice O'Fredericks I Love Another, Teatertosset, Bedstemor går amok Alice O'Fredericks was a Danish actress, screen writer, and film director. She is best known for directing the series of Far til Fire comedies and the series of family dramas based on Morten ...more

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Anders Bramsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Bramsen The Erroneous Earth Kitchen Anders Bramsen is a film editor, screenwriter, actor, film director, cinematographer and film producer.

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Anders Helde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Helde Kirken Anders Helde is a film director.

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Anders Morgenthaler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Morgenthaler The ABCs of Death, Araki - The Killing Of A Japanese Photographer, The Apple & The Worm Anders Morgenthaler is a Danish comics artist, children's book author, and film director.

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Anders Peter Bro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Peter Bro Vaskekælderen Anders Peter Bro is an actor.

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Anders Refn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Refn The Heritage, Cop, The Flying Devils Anders Refn is a Danish film editor and director.

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Anders Thomas Jensen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Thomas Jensen Wolfgang, Election Night, Adam's Apples Anders Thomas Jensen is a Danish screenwriter and film director.

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Anders Østergaard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anders Østergaard Gasolin', Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, Så kort og mærkeligt livet er Anders Østergaard is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Andreas Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Andreas Johnsen Good Copy Bad Copy, Kidd Life Andreas Johnsen is a film director, producer and cinematographer.

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Andreas Koefoed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Andreas Koefoed The Ghost of Piramida, Albert's Winter, 12 Notes Down Andreas Koefoed is a film director, cinematographer, screenwriter and film producer.

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Anja Dalhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anja Dalhoff Trapped Anja Dalhoff is a film director, a screenwriter and a cinematographer.

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Anker Sørensen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anker Sørensen Den grønne elevator, Laan mig din kone, Pigen i søgelyset Anker Sørensen was a Danish film editor and director. He directed 18 films between 1949 and 1973. His 1960 film The Last Winter was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film

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Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anna Karina Victoria, Vivre ensemble Anna Karina is a Danish-French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. She is known as a muse of the director Jean-Luc Godard, one of ...more

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Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis This Life - Some Must Die^! So Others Can Live Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis is an actress and screenwriter.

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Annelise Hovmand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Annelise Hovmand Sekstet, Høfeber, Krudt og klunker Annelise Hovmand is a Danish film director, screenwriter and film producer. She directed 12 films between 1955 and 1991. Her 1957 film Ingen tid til kærtegn won the Bodil Award for Best ...more

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Annelise Meineche is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Annelise Meineche Soyas Tagsten, Sytten, Flagermusen Annelise Meineche is a film director and screenwriter.

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Annelise Reenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Annelise Reenberg Peters baby, Han^! Hun^! Dirch og Dario, Venus fra Vestø Annelise Reenberg was a Danish film director and screenwriter. She directed 23 films between 1950 and 1971. She was born and died in Denmark.

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Annett Wolf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Annett Wolf Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Annett Wolf is a TV director, producer and screenwriter.

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Arne Weel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Arne Weel Smedestræde 4 , Life on the Hegn Farm, Bag Københavns kulisser Arne Weel was a Danish actor and film director. He appeared in 17 films between 1910 and 1967. He also directed films between 1935 and 1950. He was born in Århus, Denmark and died in

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Asbjørn Andersen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Asbjørn Andersen Asbjørn Andersen was a Danish film actor and director. He appeared in over 90 films between 1930 and 1976. He also directed nine films between 1946 and 1952. He was born in Copenhagen, ...more

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Asger Leth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Asger Leth Man on a Ledge, Waterbug, Move On Asger Leth is a film director and screenwriter.

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Aske Bang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Aske Bang Sidste Kys Aske Bang is an actor, television director and TV editor.

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Asta Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Asta Nielsen Asta Nielsen Asta Nielsen, was a Danish silent film actress who was one of the most popular leading ladies of the 1910s and one of the first international movie stars. Seventy of Nielsen's 74 films were made ...more

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Astrid Henning-Jensen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Astrid Henning-Jensen Naughty Little Kids, Horse on Holiday, Winterborn Astrid Henning-Jensen was a Danish film director, actress, editor and screenwriter.

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August Blom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
August Blom Atlantis, A Victim of the Mormons, Praesten i Vejlby August Blom was a Danish film director, production leader and pioneer of silent films during the "golden age" of Danish filmmaking from 1910 to 1914.

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Axel Frische is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Axel Frische Moster fra Mols Axel Frische was a Danish screenwriter, actor and film director. He wrote for 23 films between 1914 and 1956. He also appeared in 18 films between 1932 and 1950. He was born and died in

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Axel Graatkjær is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Axel Graatkjær Axel Graatkjær was a Danish cinematographer noted for his work on silent films during the Golden Age of Danish cinema. Graatkjær was the favorite cinematographer of film director ...more

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Benjamin Christensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Benjamin Christensen The Hawk's Nest, The Devil's Circus, Mockery Benjamin Christensen was a Danish film director, screenwriter and an actor both in film and on the stage. As a director he is most well known for the 1922 film Häxan and as an actor, he is ...more

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Daniel Joseph Borgman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Daniel Joseph Borgman Manden og Mågen, Lars og Peter, Brainy Daniel Joseph Borgman is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bent Christensen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bent Christensen Neighbours, Pigen i søgelyset , Sømænd og svigermødre Bent Christensen was a Danish film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter. His film Harry and the Butler was named Best Film at the Bodil Awards and was nominated for the Academy Award ...more

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Bent H. Barfod is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bent H. Barfod Something About the North Bent H. Barfod was a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Bille August is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bille August Goodbye Bafana, Convicted, In My Life Bille August is a Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director. His film Pelle the Conqueror from 1987 won the Palme d'Or, Academy Award and Golden Globe. He is one of only seven ...more

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Birger Larsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Birger Larsen Sweethearts?, Those Who Kill - Shadow of the Past, The Big Dipper Birger Larsen is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film for his 1990 film Dance of the Polar Bears. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for ...more

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Bjarne Henning-Jensen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bjarne Henning-Jensen Naughty Little Kids, Ditte^! Child of Man, Sunstroke Bjarne Henning-Jensen was a Danish film director and screenwriter. He directed 21 films between 1941 and 1974. He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and died in Denmark. He was married to Astrid ...more

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Bjørn Nørgaard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bjørn Nørgaard Nadveren Bjørn Nørgaard is a Danish artist who has been active in a variety of fields. He has significantly influenced the art scene in Denmark both through his "happenings" and ...more

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Bob Ramsing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bob Ramsing Bob Ramsing was a Danish screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 24 films between 1958 and 1992. He was born in Århus, Denmark.

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Bodil Ipsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bodil Ipsen The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman, Det Sande Ansigt, Café Paradis 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 ...more

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Bubber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Bubber Frode og alle de andre rødder Bubber is a television producer and a TV personality.

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Børge Høst is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Børge Høst Meninger i tiden Børge Høst was a film director and screenwriter.

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Børge Ring is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Børge Ring Anna & Bella, Oh My Darling Børge Ring is an animator, a bassist and a jazz guitarist.

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Finn Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Finn Karlsson Tomorrow My Love, In the Sign of the Virgin, Stine and the Boys Finn Karlsson was a film director and screenwriter.

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Carl Alstrup is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Carl Alstrup Carl Alstrup was a Danish actor and film director. He appeared in 22 films between 1908 and 1942. He also directed four films between 1909 and 1910. He was born in Sundbyvester, Tårnby, ...more

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Carl Ottosen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Carl Ottosen Onkel Joakims hemmelighed, Soldaterkammerater på bjørnetjeneste, Fun in the Streets Carl Ottosen was a Danish actor, screenwriter and film director. He appeared in 70 films between 1947 and 1972. He was born and died in Denmark.

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Carl Theodor Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer Thorvaldsen, They Caught the Ferry, Bride of Glomdal Carl Theodor Dreyer, commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His best known films ...more

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Carsten Bang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Carsten Bang Carsten Bang - Bang! Jeg er død Experts Carsten Bang is a screenwriter, actor and comedian.

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Giancarlo Esposito is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Giancarlo Esposito Gospel Hill Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is a Danish-born American actor, director, and producer of African-Italian descent. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on ...more

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Casper Christensen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Denmark
Casper Christensen Casper & Frank - Nu som mennesker Casper Lindholm Christensen is a Danish comedian. He has hosted many shows including Casper & Mandrilaftalen, the Danish airing of Shooting Stars and Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, and the ...more