Nº38 Sidse Babett Knudsen
Borgen is a popular Danish political drama series that really took off Knudsen’s career internationally. The television show is based on a prime minister’s, Knudsen, rise to power and how such power has the ability to change people. Since its release, the show, and Knudsen, have won many awards for their performances.
Knudsen studied acting at the Theatre de l’Ombre in Paris. She took her education back home where she played in theatres in Copenhagen. During her studies in France, she picked up the language and can speak fluently in English and French. Although she knew French, it wasn’t until the international exposure of Borgen, almost 20 years after leaving Paris, that she started to get French speaking roles.
Overall, her career has continued to be extremely successful. In 2014 she was even knighted as Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. This recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts.