Ole Bornedal

Ole Bornedal (born 26 May 1959) is a Danish film director, actor and producer.[1]

Ole Bornedal
Born (1959-05-26) 26 May 1959 (age 62)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Helle Fagralid

Bornedal was born in Nørresundby, Denmark. He wrote and directed Nattevagten (Nightwatch, 1994), a thriller about a law student who works in a morgue as a night-watchman, and becomes implicated in a series of murders of prostitutes. He also directed an English language remake (Nightwatch) in 1997, starring Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte and Patricia Arquette. In 2002, he directed I Am Dina. Other Danish films include The Substitute (2007), Just Another Love Story (2007), and Deliver Us from Evil. He directed the English-language film The Possession (2012) and was one of the producers of the horror film Mimic. In 2014 he wrote and directed the epic historical drama 1864, the most expensive Danish TV series in history, chronicling the Second Schleswig War through the story of two brothers.[2]

He is married to the Danish actress, Helle Fagralid, and has three children.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 I en del af verden TV
Masturbator TV
1994 Nattevagten Director, screenplay Film
1995 Sprængt nakke TV
1996 Charlot og Charlotte TV series
1997 Mimic Producer
Nightwatch Story, director, screenplay American film
1999 Dybt vand TV
2002 Jeg er Dina Screenplay, director Danish-Swedish-Norwegian film. English title: I Am Dina
2007 Vikaren Director, screenplay Film. English title: The Substitute
Just Another Love Story Director of photography, director, screenplay
2009 Fri Os Fra Det Onde Director, screenplay
2012 The Possession Director American film
2014 1864 Director TV series
2018 Road To Mandalay Director
2021 Skyggen I Mit Øje Director International title: The Shadow In My Eye


  1. ^ "Ole Bornedal", The New York Times
  2. ^ Forrest, Alex. "Front Row: Mad Max, Walter Mosley, Dark Arteries, 1864". BBC iPlayer. Retrieved 21 March 2017.

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