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Niels Arden Oplev

Niels Arden Oplev (pronounced [nels aːˀtn̩ ˈɒpleʊ̯]; born 26 March 1961) is a writer-director from Denmark.[1]

Niels Arden Oplev
Born (1961-03-26) 26 March 1961 (age 58)
Oue, Denmark
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Life and careerEdit

Oplev was born in Oue, Denmark. His 1996 film Portland was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

He directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the 2009 Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson's novel of the same title, and won critical acclaim internationally. The film broke box office records in Europe, grossing over $100 million USD.[3] Oplev decided to not continue directing the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy due to time constraints.

As announced on 30 November 2012, Oplev directed the pilot of a 13-episode mini-series based on the Stephen King novel Under the Dome for CBS.[4]

He is set to direct The Keep based again on the novel with the same name[5] and Good People based on the novel by Marcus Sakey.[6]


Some of his best known and most celebrated films and TV series includes:

In Denmark, Oplev has directed and helped direct several acclaimed TV series and TV films.


  1. ^ Kosmorama. Danske Filmmuseum. 2010. p. 136. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Programme". Retrieved 2012-01-01.
  3. ^ "Interview with Niels Arden Oplev, director of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'".
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  5. ^ "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Director, Niels Arden Oplev, Enters The Keep". Dread Central. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Niels Arden Oplev to Direct GOOD PEOPLE Starring Tobey Maguire". Collider. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Kapgang". 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.

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