The names of the actors playing these roles are still much less familiar than the faces.
But one name always jumps out first as the credits roll.
“En serie af Adam Price” doesn’t require much translation: Borgen is the brainchild of someone with a Welsh surname.
And yet he must be the full Danish because at their embassy in Sloane Street, cleanly designed by Arne Jacobsen, I find myself standing in an eager circle anticipating the great Dane’s arrival.
Price enters, a large blue-suited presence with Viking blond hair.Needless to say he speaks perfect idiomatic English, with barely any accent, and is faultlessly polite.“I’d just finished a police show and I thought now is the time to do a show that actually wasn’t violent with flickering blue lights and dead bodies but actually rested on the power of an argument.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
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I think I won them over by appealing to their black public-service heart – ‘Imagine if we can do a series that would actually stir political interest and be entertaining: now that would really be something…’ ” They took the bait.But Borgen’s hypnotic power hasn’t solely rested on the thrill-ride of plots about, say, Danish pork production.(That episode in the current series, incidentally, caused sizeable media storms in Denmark. But the way she is very vulnerable at the same time that she’s very convincing was exactly what we wanted.” Part of the appeal of the show is that it gives politicians the benefit of the doubt, even Pollyanna-ishly suggesting that they are somehow heroic in their scruffy beards and T-shirts. So did the one about prostitution – written by a new female scriptwriter.) Borgen works because of Sidse Babett Knudsen, the star actress who, before she was cast as Nyborg, had a background in comedy. READ our interview with Sidse Babett Knudsen “We tried almost all in that generation,” says Price, “and a lot of the other actresses were too convincing. This would be inconceivable in the UK where we feel compelled to treat our politicians with utmost cynicism, as Michael Deacon explained in the Telegraph earlier this month.A Danish cultural attaché explains that his job of promoting Denmark to the outside world has been made exponentially easier by Borgen and The Killing.