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Young Andersen (Danish: Unge Andersen) is a 2005 two-part Danish television serial directed by Rumle Hammerich and co-written by Hammerich and Ulf Stark. It chronicles the formative boarding school years of fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen and his subsequent arrival at Copenhagen where he struggles for success and recognition. It is produced principally by Nordisk Film while additional production funding was provided by SVT and NRK.

Young Andersen
Unge Andersen, 2005.jpg
GenreHistorical drama
Written byRumle Hammerich
Ulf Stark
Directed byRumle Hammerich
StarringSimon Dahl Thaulow
Composer(s)Jacob Groth
Country of originDenmark
No. of episodes2
Executive producer(s)Erik Crone
Kim Magnusson
Producer(s)Tina Dalhoff
Production location(s)Copenhagen, Denmark
CinematographyNicolai Brüel
Running time110 min
Production company(s)Nordisk Film
Original networkDR, SVT, NRK
Original release11 March 2005




Year Award Category Nominee Result
2005 International Emmy Award Best TV Movie/Mini-series Young Andersen Won
Shanghai International Film Festival Best director Rumle Hammerich Won
Best Custom Design Disa Persson Won
Best Film Young Andersen Nominated
2006 Danish Academy Awards Best Costume Design Manon Rasmussen Won
Best Make-Up Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Charlotte Laustsen


  1. ^ "Awards for Unge Andersen (2005". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-04-17.