Danish TV drama and films

Find out what great Danes like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars von Trier love most about Denmark. In addition to big names on and off screen, Denmark has a rich history of Danish film and Danish TV series, embraced by audiences around the world. See Denmark’s dark side on The Killing tour of Copenhagen, or explore the locations of hit Nordic TV series, Borgen and The Bridge. Visit the home of Danish storyteller Karen Blixen, where she wrote Out of Africa. Here we’ve gathered guides on the best Danish film and TV locations to visit, tours to take and films that will make you fall in love with Denmark.

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Film and TV locations you should visit

Use our guide to Danish Film and TV locations in Denmark to add some glitz and glamour to your Nordic Noir tour. 

Behind the scenes

Take a look at why Nordic Noir and Danish films excel internationally these days.  

The Killing from Denmark

The Killing

Since its first airing in 2007, The Killing has gripped audiences with a completely unique take on crime drama. 

Borgen

Borgen

The BAFTA-winning political drama that's getting rave reviews and an army of viewers across Europe.

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1864 - a story of love and war

The ambitious and expensive Danish TV production just aired its final episodes on BBC Four. Learn more about the historic drama of love and war as it played out in mid 19th century Denmark. 

Follow the Money

The Danish director Jeppe Gjervig Gram is back with a new thrilling drama series on BBC Four. This time we are shown how an economic crime can make people both greedy and ambition.

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More dark Danish dramas

Crime dramas are something of a Danish speciality. Besides The Killing and Borgen, Denmark is also responsible for five other Emmy-winning drama series.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recommends...

Hear what Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau says about his homeland, Denmark!

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Famous Danish directors

Denmark has spawned many award-winning film directors over the years. Take a look at our overview of Danish film directors here.