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The Legacy (Photo: Martin Lehmann)2/6
Mads Mikkelsen in Unit One (Photo: Ulla Voigt)3/6
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The Protectors (Photo: Mike Kolloffel)6/6
The Legacy is the story of four siblings, struggling with dark family secrets in the wake of their mother's passing. There are many familiar faces in The Legacy, including Trine Dyrholm, who starred with Pierce Brosnan in Love Is All You Need, Jesper Christensen from Casino Royal & Quantum of Solace, and Carsten Bjørnlund from The Killing.
1864 premiered on Danish TV in autumn 2014 and was the biggest Danish TV series ever made. This lavish fictional retelling of the 1864 war between Denmark and Germany was filmed on the island of Fyn and in Southern Denmark, where you can visit the actual sites where battles took place. Watch the English trailer!
The series Those Who Kill (Dem Som Dræber) has already sold to over 25 countries with an American remake on the way. This crime thriller introduces another strong female lead, happy to run around in the dark with only a torch, Detective Katrina Ries Jensen. A big screen version of the series has just been released in Denmark.
The first Danish drama ever to win an Emmy, Unit One (Rejseholdet) was massively popular at home before it went global. The series follows a mobile police unit which moves around Denmark supporting the local police with difficult cases. Unit One stars Denmark's most recognisable male actor, Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Hannibal Lecter in a major US TV series.
Winner of the Emmy for Best International Series in 2009, The Protectors (Livvagterne) follows the unit of the Danish National Police Force tasked with protecting politicians and the Royal Family. Intrigue, personal conflict and terrorism plague the unit in this high-octane series.
The Eagle (Ørnen) is the name of an Icelandic inspector drafted in to help the Danish police force with particularly difficult cases. Winner of the Emmy for Best International Drama Series in 2005.
Young Andersen is a dramatisation of the early life of legendary fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. It won the Emmy for Best International Miniseries in 2005.
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