It has been described as the Danish West Wing, and award winning Danish political drama Borgen more than lives up to the accolades. Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen as the Danish Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg, the show follows the fictional career and life of Denmark’s first female leader. Intrigues, back-stabbing, family, love and political manoeuvrings are the order of the day. The series is produced by Danish broadcasting service DR, the creators of hit TV show The Killing.
Borgen is an award-winning drama
Borgen has won a series of international awards, including the 2010 Prix Italia for best drama series, a Golden Nymph to Sidse Babett Knudsen for Outstanding Actress in a drama series at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Television Festival, the Fipa Grand Prize for Best TV Series as well as for Best Original Soundtrack at the 2011 Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, and the esteemed International award at the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards.
A who’s who of Danish stars in Borgen
Knudsen is joined by an all-star cast of Danish actors, including Mikael Birkkjær (The Killing), Pilou Asbæk (The Killing, A Hijacking), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Peter Mygind.