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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Denmark and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Denmark is included when available.

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A. W. Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
A. W. Sandberg Died at 51 (1887-1938) 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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Anders Frithiof August is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Anders Frithiof August age 39 Anders Frithiof August is a film and television screenwriter.

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Anders Refn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Anders Refn age 74 Anders Refn is a Danish film editor and director.

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Anders Thomas Jensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Anders Thomas Jensen age 45 Anders Thomas Jensen is a Danish screenwriter and film director.

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Anker Sørensen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Anker Sørensen Died at 84 (1926-2010) 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) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Anna Karina age 77 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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Annelise Hovmand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Annelise Hovmand age 93 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 Reenberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Annelise Reenberg Died at 75 (1919-1994) 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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Astrid Henning-Jensen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Astrid Henning-Jensen Died at 88 (1914-2002) Astrid Henning-Jensen was a Danish film director, actress, editor and screenwriter.

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Axel Frische is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Axel Frische Died at 79 (1877-1956) 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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Bent Christensen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bent Christensen Died at 63 (1929-1992) 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 Grasten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bent Grasten Died at 79 (1925-2004) Bent Grasten was a screenwriter.

The Top Beers from Denmark

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Bille August is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bille August age 69 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) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Birger Larsen age 56 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) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bjarne Henning-Jensen Died at 87 (1908-1995) 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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Bjarne Reuter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bjarne Reuter age 67 Bjarne Reuter is a Danish writer and screenwriter, best known for children's and young adult books. Many of his works are set in the 1950s and 1960s, the time period of his childhood and ...more

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Bob Ramsing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Bob Ramsing Died at 75 (1923-1998) 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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Brian Lykke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Brian Lykke age 42 Brian Lykke is an actor and screenwriter.

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Børge Høst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Børge Høst Died at 84 (1926-2010) Børge Høst was a film director and screenwriter.

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Børge Müller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Børge Müller Died at 54 (1909-1963) Børge Müller was a Danish screenwriter. He wrote for 24 films between 1934 and 1963. He was born in and died in Denmark.

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Carl Ottosen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Carl Ottosen Died at 54 (1918-1972) 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) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer Died at 79 (1889-1968) 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 Nagel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Carsten Nagel age 63 Carsten Nagel is a Danish author of 12 published books, including novels and short story collections, plus a feature-length film, short film and a play to his credit. Nagel has been described as ...more

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Casper Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Casper Christensen age 49 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

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Christian E. Christiansen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Christian E. Christiansen age 45 Christian E. Christiansen is a Danish filmmaker.

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Christina Rosendahl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Christina Rosendahl age 47 Christina Rosendahl is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Christoffer Boe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Christoffer Boe age 43 Christoffer Boe is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is an established and well-known not only in Denmark, but all through the world. Among his international awards there are FIPRESCI ...more

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Christoffer Bro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Christoffer Bro age 82 Christoffer Bro is an actor and theatre director.

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Cæcilia Holbek Trier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Cæcilia Holbek Trier age 64 Cæcilia Holbek Trier is a film director, screenwriter and actress.

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Dylan Verrechia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Dylan Verrechia age 42 Dylan Verrechia is a French-Danish-American filmmaker. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Verrechia's works have screened at over 50 film festivals around the world, ...more

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Eddie Thomas Petersen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Eddie Thomas Petersen age 66 Eddie Thomas Petersen is a film director.

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Elith Nulle Nykjær is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Elith Nulle Nykjær age 81 Elith Nulle Nykjær is an actor, screenwriter, television director, film score composer and jazz musician.

The Best Cheeses of Denmark

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Erik Balling is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Erik Balling Died at 81 (1924-2005) Erik Balling was a Danish TV and film director. He created two of Denmark's most popular TV-series, Matador and Huset på Christianshavn. His feature film Qivitoq was nominated for a Golden ...more

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Erik Dibbern is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Erik Dibbern Died at 74 (1922-1996) Erik Dibbern was a film director and screenwriter.

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Erik Stephensen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Erik Stephensen age 66 Erik Stephensen is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Esben Høilund Carlsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Esben Høilund Carlsen Died at 70 (1941-2011) Esben Høilund Carlsen was a film director, actor, film producer and a screenwriter.

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Finn Henriksen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Finn Henriksen Died at 75 (1933-2008) Finn Henriksen was a Danish film director and screenwriter. He directed 17 films and wrote for 19 between 1960 and 1989. He was born in Randers, Denmark and died in Lyngby, Denmark.

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Finn Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Finn Karlsson Died at 66 (1937-2003) Finn Karlsson was a film director and screenwriter.

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Finn Methling is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Finn Methling Died at 93 (1917-2010) Finn Methling was a screenwriter.

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Fleming Lynge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Fleming Lynge Died at 74 (1896-1970) Fleming Lynge was a Danish screenwriter. He wrote for 72 films between 1929 and 1959. He was born and died in Denmark.

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Flemming Klem is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Flemming Klem age 53 Flemming Klem is an actor and screenwriter.

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Flemming Quist Møller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Flemming Quist Møller age 75 Flemming Quist Møller is an actor,screenwriter and director.

The Most Surprising Early Work by Famous Screenwriters

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Frank Hvam is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Frank Hvam age 47 Frank Hvam Nielsen, known professionally as Frank Hvam is a Danish stand-up-comedian. Hvam was born in Viborg and grew up on a farm in Ørum Sønderlyng. His legal name is Nielsen, ...more

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Gabriel Axel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Gabriel Axel Died at 96 (1918-2014) Axel Gabriel Erik Mørch better known as Gabriel Axel was a Danish film director, actor, writer and producer, best known for Babette's Feast, which he wrote and directed.

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George Schnéevoigt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
George Schnéevoigt Died at 68 (1893-1961) George Schnéevoigt was a Danish film director, cinematographer, and actor of the 1930s and early 1940s. Schnéevoigt was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to actress Siri ...more

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H.C. Branner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
H.C. Branner Died at 63 (1903-1966) H.C. Branner was a screenwriter.

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Hagen Hasselbalch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Hagen Hasselbalch Died at 82 (1915-1997) Hagen Hasselbalch was a film director.

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Hans Fabian Wullenweber is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Hans Fabian Wullenweber age 50 Hans Fabian Wullenweber is a film director, television director and screenwriter.

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Hans Kristensen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Hans Kristensen age 76 Hans Kristensen is a film director and screenwriter.

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Henning Carlsen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Denmark
Henning Carlsen Died at 87 (1927-2014) Henning Carlsen was a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer most noted for his documentaries and his contributions to the style of cinéma vérité. Carlsen's 1966 ...more