Scandinavian Drama

Caroline Frost

'Social Media Is To Blame For Lars Von Trier's Suffering'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Nordic Noir favourite Pilou Asbaek – currently starring in Danish epic historical drama ‘1864’ – is relieved that his director Ole Bornedal ...

Caroline Frost

Danish Actor Still In Shock At The Success Of Nordic Noir

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The latest Danish offering may be enough to test the most die-hard of BBC4’s Saturday night fans of all things Nordic. ‘1864’ tells the story of...

'Game Of Thrones' Star Disturbed By A Very Modern Dilemma

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Fans of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who can't wait for the new series of 'Game of Thrones' will be relieved to know they can catch the Danish heartthrob on ...

This Wallander's Signing Off

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Fans of 'The Bridge', 'Borgen' and 'The Killing' all have their favourites when it comes to their Scandinavian heroes and heroines, but one thing on w...

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

Nordic Noir's 'Mammon' Will Keep You Guessing Until Very End

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Mammon' is the latest Nordic Noir offering out of the seemingly bottomless well, and this time, the conspiracy, the murder, the mystery... it's all N...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Midsomer Gets A Nordic Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

For its 100th episode, 'Midsomer Murders' branched out beyond its usual home county hedgerows and got as far as… Denmark. If this meant somethin...

Caroline Frost

Meeting 'The Bridge's Saga Noren Is Not What You Expect...

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Meeting Saga Noren from 'The Bridge' in person is not what you expect. Sofia Helin, the actress who has played her to perfection through two serie...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: The Bridge Episodes 7 And 8. It's A Small World...

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

There was quite a lot of creepy behaviour on display this week in 'The Bridge', in this series' penultimate double-bill. Already?? Yes, I know. Ar...

WATCH: Exclusive Trailer For 'The Bridge'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Series 2 of 'The Bridge' has surely converted anybody who may have been holding out against Nordic crime TV drama. The Swedish-Danish combination ...

Caroline Frost

'Borgen Women Aren't Perfect, They Don't Have To Be'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The good news: 'Borgen's back, on our screens from tomorrow night, kicking off, in our best Nordic Noir on BBC4 traditions, with a cracking double bil...

'Borgen's Return Completes The Love Triangle

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Borgen' is set to return to our screens this Saturday evening for the third and final series, and keen viewers of the hit Danish political drama will...

'I Was Star-Struck Auditioning For Borgen'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

British actor Alastair Mackenzie admitted he was "star-struck" when he auditioned for his role in 'Borgen', because he'd just had a marathon box-set w...

Nordic Noir Stars In Special 'Midsomer Murders' Episode

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Can't decide between the rustic appeal of 'Midsomer Murders' and the cerebral charms of 'The Killing' and 'Borgen'? Well, for one episode only, you wo...

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Anno 1790 - The Next Nordic Hit?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Following Scandi-hits 'The Killing', 'Borgen' and 'The Bridge', the latest offering from the Nordic Noir distributors Arrow Films is 'Anno 1790' - an ...

Nordic Noir: Mads Mikkelsen Stars In Two Fresh Offerings

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's a long summer without a Danish drama in sight on the box. Fortunately, this house is being kept entertained by the stunning 'The Returned' over o...

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: 'Easy Money' - Martin Scorsese's Nordic Noir Relation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

One of the highlights of this weekend's Nordicana Festival in London - celebrating all things dramatic and Scandinavian - was the first UK screening o...

Caroline Frost

Arne Dahl: 'The Time For The Body In The Library Is Past'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Anyone watching the latest Scandinavian crime drama on BBC4, 'Arne Dahl', will have noticed something familiar about the premise- a crack squad of has...

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Queen Of Nordic Noir Back In Action

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

As lead detective Sarah Lund in 'The Killing', Sofie Gråbøl helped kick-start the UK’s love affair with Scandinavian television, and successfully ...

Need To Scratch That Scandinavian Itch? Then Nordicana's Just For You...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Still missing 'The Killing's heroine Sarah Lund? Hanging on for the third series of 'Borgen'? Wondering what they can possibly do with the next instal...

Caroline Frost

Pilou Asbaek Has Some Bad News For 'Borgen' Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Borgen' star Pilou Asbaek will no doubt disappoint the many fans of Nordic Noir, as he reveals that his character Kasper isn't central to the goings-...

Caroline Frost

'How Pierce Brosnan Invited Me In'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

The way Trine Dyrholm describes it, her first meeting with co-star Pierce Brosnan was as romantic as anything they cooked up for their characters in '...

Caroline Frost

Pierce Brosnan On 'Being Dazzled By Some Woman You Least Expected'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

For several reasons, it’s very relaxing talking to Pierce Brosnan. First, there is the distinctive, modulated voice, with the soft Irish undercurren...

Mads Mikkelsen - Is There Nothing This Actor Can't Do?

Caroline Frost | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

If we were in any doubt of the value of such abstract concepts as name, honour and reputation, Mikkelsen's raw performance in The Hunt reveals what happens when a man is left without them. His nobility in the face of this Kafka-esque experience is inspiring, moving and, frankly, astonishing, coming from the same man who gave Mr Bond a good seeing-to.

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: 'Borgen' Star Gives Some Hints For Series 3

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Borgen star Birgitte Hjort Sørensen has given HuffPostUK a few tantalising hints about where the Danish political drama will be going in its third an...