Paprika Steen (DK)

Actor and director. Born 1964, Denmark. Graduate from Odense Theatre’s Drama Academy, 1992. Stage, television and film actress.

Made her debut as a feature film director in 2004 with ‘Aftermath’. Has played roles in some 20 Danish feature films since 1988, among them, the children’s film ‘Hannibal & Jerry’ (1997), ‘The Celebration’ (1998), ‘The Idiots’ (1998), ‘Open Hearts’ (2002), ‘Applause’ (2009), ‘Superclásico’ (2011) and ‘Silent Heart’ (2014).

Steen received the People’s Choice Award nomination at the European Film Academy, 2002, and in 2003, the Danish Film Academy Robert award for Best Actress (‘Okay’) and Best Supporting Actress (‘Open Hearts’). Well received by the critics, Steen’s directorial debut ‘Aftermath’ (2004) was a winner at Karlovy Vary, Kiev and Lübeck. In 2007 Steen saw the release of her second feature film ‘With Your Permission’. In 2009, Steen received yet another major award at Karlovy Vary, Best Actress for her extraordinary performance in ‘Applause’, which was Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s feature film debut. ‘That Time of Year’ (2018) is Steen’s third feature.


Basic info

Main profession: Director
Born: 1964
Active: 1988-


‌Fædre & Mødre (2022)
Den tid på året (2018)
Med hensyn til julen (2018)
Til døden os skiller (2007)
Lad de små børn… (2004)

Dirch (2011)

Kommissarien och havet – Den döende dandyn (2012)
Bröllop i Italien (2012)
Alting bliver godt igen (2010)
Kommissarien och havet: och döden kom på eftermiddagen (2010)
Kommissarien och havet – Ett liv utan lögn (2010)
Kommissarien och havet – den mörka ängeln (2009)
Om ett hjärta (2008)
Kommissarien och havet – I denna ljuva sommartid (2008)
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche (Part 1) (2007)
Min fröken är en utomjording (2007)
Adams äpplen (2005)
Okay (2002)
Pojken som ville vara isbjörn (2002)
Älskar dig för evigt (2002)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Hjälp! Jag är en fisk (2000)
Prop & Berta (2000)
Den enda rätta (1999)
Mifune : Dogma III (1999)
Idioterna (1998)
Festen (1998)
Hjältar (1996)
Frihetens skugga (1994)
Rami och Julie (1988)

Read more about the films at Svensk Filmdatabas (SE)

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