The degrees of Nordic separation
Ever been watching a Nordic noir and thought ‘wait a minute, wasn’t she in that show with that other guy who’s also in this show’? We certainly have. As it turns out, these actors could give Taylor Swift a run for her money with the strength of their squad, cropping up in TV shows and movies with one another all the time. You definitely wouldn’t want to make any enemies within the Nordic acting community.
Because we’re absolutely obsessed with how everything in the universe is connected, we went a bit manic and created this very confusing diagram, which shows just a handful of the overlapping projects between some of our favourite Swedish, Danish and Finnish actors. It’s almost impossible to decode, giving credence to our thesis that Nordic IMDb pages are second only to the Aussies in their incestuousness (we’re referring, obviously, to the complex webs woven by Neighbours and Home and Away).
So basically, Louise Peterhoff was in En levande själ (2014) with Stina Ekblad, who was in Den skaldede frisør (2012) with Kim Bodnia, who was in The Bridge with Sofia Helin, who was in Rånarna (2003) with Stina Ekblad, who was in of course in Sekten (1997) with Sofie Gråbøl, who was in both Der kommer en dag (2016) and The Killing with Sonja Richter, who was in both Gentlemen (2014) and The Bridge with Louise Peterhoff. Then Nicolas Bro, Morten Suurballe, Lotte Andersen and Nicolaj Kopernikus were all in The Killing and The Bridge, joining them up with Kim Bodnia, Louise Peterhoff, Sofie Gråbøl, Sonja Richter, Sofia Helin and Nicolas Bro – many of whom they’d starred alongside in films such as Grev Axel, Hjemve, Cecilie, Carmen and Babyface, Vikaren………. Got it?