Hotel Cæsar

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Hotel Cæsar
Hotel Caesar logo.jpg
Genre Soap opera
Created by Peter Emanuel Falck
Christian Wikander
Written by Head writers: Tom Sterri (2006-2012)
Arne Berggren (2012-2013)
Starring Anette Hoff
Kim Kolstad
Rudy Claes
Nils Vogt
(see Cast)
Country of origin  Norway
Original language(s) Norwegian
No. of episodes 2685 (as of 12. June 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Emanuel Falck
Christian Wikander
Tobias Bringholm
Ingemar Olsson
Running time 23 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TV 2
Original run October 24, 1998 – present
External links
Website

Hotel Cæsar is a Norwegian soap opera that has been broadcast Monday to Friday on TV 2 since 1998 (Autumn 2006 and 2010–present: Monday to Thursday). It was created by Swedish duo Peter Emanuel Falck and Christian Wikander. The show consists of more than 2.600 episodes, making it the longest running drama in television in Scandinavia.

Plot[edit]

The story lines are centered around a fictional hotel in Oslo, its employees, and the Anker-Hansen family.

From the start, CEO and widower Georg Anker-Hansen (Toralv Maurstad) was one of the most central figures in the series and his romance with the escort girl Ninni Krogstad (Henriette Lien) was the main story. After a year Georg died of incurable cancer in the pancreas, and Ninni inherited the entire concern, which led to major conflicts with Georg's dominating mother, Astrid (Sossen Krogh), and especially Georg's children, Juni (Anette Hoff), Jens August (Kim Kolstad), and Julie (Elin Sogn).

So far, the series was mostly inspired by the history of Janni Spies, where Janni Brodersen married the much older Danish tourism king Simon Spies, and inherited millions when he died. It gave the idea to the hotel-owner Georg Anker-Hansen and the escort girl Ninni Krogstad.

The story of Georg's daughter Juni was also pretty much in the center in the beginning, due to her alcoholism. It received great attention in Norwegian media. The show received even more attention when the half siblings Jens-August (Kim Kolstad) and Charlotte Iversen (Kristin Frogner) began a relationship without knowing that they were siblings.

Later, the series focused on topics such as racism, kidnapping, rape, abortion, trafficking, drugs, pyro mania, homosexuality, murder and other controversial topics.

In autumn 2004, episode No. 1000 of the series was sent, where Toralv Maurstad made a guest appearance as Georg in some of the characters dreams.

In January 2006, the series changed its genre and appeared as a more innovative and modern soap with more action, humor, sex, violence and drama. The show received massive media publicity because of its controversial content and early prime time. After the sudden change in the series, the viewing rates decreased, and this resulted as of January 2007, that the show gradually returned to its old style.

Years later it was discovered that Georg's deceased wife, Ingeborg Anker-Hansen, had an affair with Harald Hilldring, which resulted in the birth of Julie Anker-Hansen, who was the artist and the outsider of the family. She learned about this through her mother's diaries. Julie also claimed Georg responsible for her mother's illness, and among her siblings, she's the one who have the smallest issue about being against her family's opinions.

Jens August came out of prison at the start of the series, because he killed a young man driving under influence of alcohol. He also had a past with his father's new girlfriend, Ninni, and the relationship between Jens August and Ninni was always tense.

In the summer-cliffhanger of 2007, Jens August returned to the series, after being deserted on an island for two years. The plane was sabotaged by one an assassin sent by Scott Wallace, brother of Rolv Espevoll. Rolf, who was introduced to the Anker-Hansens in 1998. He had a brief affair with Juni during his 4 years working at the hotel. In 2002, he was set up for a murder, and later found guilty and sent to prison. He was released in 2006, where he in a short time with his brother Scott kicked out the Anker-Hansens of the hotel and their own concern. Throughout the few months they were in charge, Scott and Rolf developed a tense and hatred relationship. After some tense weeks, Scott wanted to get rid of Rolf, and planted a bag of cocaine in his hotel-room. Since Rolf recently was released from jail, this was a crucial move from Scott. After an anonymous call by him to the police, Rolf was arrested and was most likely to be convicted for drug-dealing. Rolf figured out that Scott was behind it all. And at the day of his trail, he ran off from the court. He visited Juni at Ankerseteren, gagged her, stole a rifle and ran down to the hotel, where he started shooting in the lobby. He killed 20 people including 2 people who held weapons too. Daphne wanted revenge from her ex for leaving her. When she pointed the gun at him, Rolf waited behind and shot her. The other one wielding a weapon was Julian, who was threatening his girlfriend, Benedicte, who've he had molested recently. Rolf ran into Julian and Benedicte when Julian was about to shot her. In a cheeky manner, Rolf pointed the rifle on Julian asking him to apologize to Benedicte for treating her bad. Nevertheless, Rolf shot Julian, who died instantly. Ironically then, Rolf saved 2 people from getting killed. He then went up to the office, where he pushed Scott out on the roof and talked straight out about everything he hated about him. Scott was already shot in his arm, and was not able to defend himself. Rolf ended up killing himself in the end.

In November 2007, June Anker-Hansen and Jens August Anker-Hansen was about to sell Virtual Window, a project developed by businesswoman, Nadia Selam-Tefari, who worked at Cæsar. Junis boyfriend at the moment, Magnus Falsen presented the Virtual Window to his lodge, Vox Populi, which seemed positive to the project.

Many new main characters arrived in 2008, including Gaute Ormåsen who came 2nd in the Norwegian Idol in 2003. He played the role of the musician and bartender Marius Nordheim. Per Christian Ellefsen joined the cast as the businessman Tom Ivar Johansen. In addition viewers were introduced to his two daughters, Cecilie and Cathrine.

In November 2008, Tom Ivar died of bone cancer in addition to a fall from the main staircase at Hotel Cæsar, after accidentally being pushed down by his daughter Cathrine. Cathrine admitted when Tom Ivar was comatose, that she hoped he would die. Cathrine felt that she always was his second daughter after Cecilie, who he admired and loved openly.

In April 2009, Victoria Lunde, Junis daughter, came back to the series after many years in Belgium. She had turned into an alcoholic, which she probably inherited from his mother. Initially, Victoria held this hidden, but after several incidents throughout the fall of 2009, Juni figured out that her daughter needed help.

In the spring of 2009, Cathrine broke off from the Anker-Hansen Group, and started her own hotel chain, the Black Diamond. Jens August joined her after having a serious conflict with his family. Nevertheless, he returns to his family later.

In October 2009, Jens August's wife, Liv died, when she was hit by a car. Weeks later, she appeared in Jens Augusts "visions". Juni's ex-husband and Victoria's father, Ragnar Lunde also had a guest role in the autumn of 2009. He had married an Asian woman and converted to Buddhism. When he left, Victoria joined him to go to rehab back in Brussels, Belgium.

In November the same year, Jens August and Ninni's son, Georg jr., or "Goggen", returned to Norway after being sent to boarding school in Switzerland at young age. He later started a relationship with Runa Jørgensen, step-daughter of his own uncle, Svein. He was Ninni's brother, and had at the moment a rocky relationship to Goggen.

In February 2010, Astrid's centenary was celebrated in 2000th episode of the show. At the end of this episode, Astrid got a stroke, and it turned out that she had cerebral hemorrhage. She survives, but loses her voice capability. However, Astrid died a month later.

This spring, Juni found out that Ingeborg is not her mother, as she thought over the years. Her real mother was her former nanny, Dagny Dallimore (who came into the series in late 2009). Before Juni was born, her family thought Ingeborg was not able to have a child. Therefore, Dagny said yes to carry Georg's baby. Astrid, Ingeborg and Georg set it up to make Juni think she was Ingeborg's daughter. Dagny was allowed to continue meeting her daughter as her nanny. But when Astrid and Ingeborg thought Juni and Dagny was to close, they blackmailed Dagny into leave the country. She moved to Australia, where she married a priest and got another daughter, Rose. Dagny told Juni about this. She also told Juni that Rose had a rough patch in her life, and that she had broke off all her contact to Dagny. Juni decided to go to Australia and find after her. Meanwhile, Junis daughter, Victoria, had completed her treatment in Brussels, returned to Oslo in April 2010.

This spring, Cathrine's hotel chain, Black Diamond, hit bankruptcy as a result when the chain's investor, Elliot Hiltun, was arrested for economic crimes, and thus get all their financial assets frozen.

In the 2010 season finale, a huge fire started during a family dinner at Ankerseteren. Three people, Dagny, Ragnhild and Cecilie, were killed in the fire.

Cast[edit]

Current cast[edit]

Character Actor Season
Pelle Krogstad Nikis Theophilakis 2006, 2007-
Storm Liland Anker-Hansen Kim-Daniel Sannes 2006-2011, 2012-
Mie Andersen Evy Kasseth Røsten 2013-2014
Hilde Erichsen Hanne Dahle 2013-
Vanessa Nyman Marte Sæteren 2011-2012, 2012-
Monika Nyman Hilde Lyrån 2011, 2012-
Sigrid Uldahl Anne Marie Ottersen 2014-
Birte Lillevik Anne Kokkinn 2000, 2002, 2012, 2013, 2013-
Arnfinn Lycke Nils Vogt 2011-
Eva Rosenkrantz Rudy Claes 2004-2007, 2007-
Jenny Augusta Anker-Hansen Camilla Aanonli 2005-2006, 2007-2011, 2013, 2013-
Jens August Anker-Hansen Kim Kolstad 1998-2000, 2001-2005, 2007-2014
Edvin Holte Torgeir Reiten 2013-
Juni Anker-Hansen Anette Hoff 1998-2005, 2006-2010, 2010-2013, 2013-


Comings and Goings[edit]

Character Actor On screen
Bjørnar Ness Filip Stav 2013, 2013-
Harald Eriksen Bjørnar Reime Erlandsen 2013-
Harshad Kapoor Assad Siddique 2013, 2013, 2014-
Rahim Wasti Junaid Khan 2014-

Incoming Characters[edit]

Former cast members[edit]

Role Actors Years Season
Åge Nygaard Karl Sundby 1998–2004, 2010 1-15, 27
Henning Nygaard Stian Barsnes Simonsen 1998–2000 1-3
Ninni Krogstad Anker-Hansen Henriette Lien 1998–2000, 2001–2003 1-6, 9-12
Charlotte Iversen Kristin Frogner 1998-2000, 2001-2004 1-3, 9-15
Alexandra «Alex» Kvamme Lene Elise Bergum 1998–2001, 2004–2005 1-8, 15-17
Ragnar Lunde Nicolay Lange-Nielsen 1998–2003, 2009 1-12, 26
Victoria Anker-Hansen Sofie Cappelen 1998–2000, 2000–2001, 2001, 2002–2004, 2009, 2010 1-4, 5-7, 9, 11-15, 26, 27
Ingrid Iversen Beate Eriksen 1998–2000 1-3
Solrun Jensen Gro Solemdal 1998–2000 1-5
Tove Jensen Kimberly Larsen 1998–2000 1-5
Georg Anker-Hansen Toralv Maurstad 1998–1999, 2004 1-3, 17
Rolv Espevoll Tom A. Haug 1998–2001, 2005–2006 1-8, 19-22
Astrid Anker-Hansen Sossen Krogh 1998–2010 1-24, 24-27
Harald Hildring Anders Hatlo 1998–2001 1-8
Torill Hammerfest Guri Schanke 1998–1999, 2000, 2003 1-3, 5-6, 13
Loke Andersen Mathias Eckhoff (1998-2000)/Ove Christian Owe (2001) 1998–2000, 2001 1-3, 7-8
Linn Fylke Ulla Marie Broch 1999, 2000–2001 1-2, 4, 5-6
Truls Grande Trond Halbo 1999 3
Svein Krogstad Tom Eddie Brudvik 1999, 1999, 2000–2006, 2006–2008, 2008–2010 2, 3, 4-22, 23-25, 25-27
Mercedes Gonzales Nygaard Pascale Nielsen 2000 3-5
Georg «Goggen» Anker-Hansen jr. Tarjei Westby1 2000–2005*, 2009–2012 5-19, 26-28
Benedicte Brubak Ingrid Nordby 2000–2008 4-24
Knut Arne Olsen Christian Strand 2000–2001 4-9
Thomas Hildring Martin Garfalk 2000–2001 4-7
Birte «Bitten» Lillevik Anne Kokkinn 2000, 2002, 2012 4-5, 9-11, 29
Arne Marcussen Ingar Helge Gimle 2000–2002 5-12
Sidsel Birkeland Henriette Fuhr Blix 2000–2001 5-9
Bob Affe Jon Poindexter 2000–2001 5-6
Gjertrud Krogstad Kari Simonsen 2000–2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2010 6-14, 19-20, 21-22, 24, 27, 27
Hans Christian Hildring Even Lynne 2001 7-8
Martine Bratlie Liv-Unni Larsson 2001–2002 7-12
Birger Bahr Geir Morstad 2001 7-8
Odd Bahr Christer Norum Buraas 2001–2002 8-11
Hugo Anker-Hansen Per Christensen 2001–2003, 2003, 2004 8-12, 13-14, 17
Hertug Oscar von Krona Jesper Malm 2002, 2004–2005, 2007–2008 9-10, 15-20, 24
Mads Færevåg Dag Vågsås 2002, 2006 10-11, 21-22
Samina Zaman Urmila Berg-Domaas 2002 10-11
Jerry Hansen Per Kjerstad Andersen 2002-2003 12-13
Sue-Astrid Wallace Vanessa Borgli 2003–2004 12-17
Andrine Andersen Lisa Herstad/Rina Johnsen 2003–2004 12-15
Kofi Nelson Samuel Noko 2003 12-14
Thomas Lauters Max Lundqvist 2003 12-14
Harry Trulsen Tom Sterri 2003–2004, 2005–2006 12-15, 20-22
David Mandelstam Dagfinn Mørkrid 2003–2004 13-15
Kenneth Dahl Daniel Karlsson 2003–2005 14-20
Andrew Blom-Gabrielsen Andrew Raymond Barnes 2003-2011, 2012 14-28
Marianne Halvorsen Marit Synnøve Berg 2004–2005 15-20
Cato Halvorsen Morten Røhrt 2004–2005 15-20
May Halvorsen Ingeborg Sundrehagen Raustøl 2004–2005 15-20
Hans Fredrik Rosenkrantz Ole-Jørgen Nilsen 2004–2006 15-16, 17-22
Tommy Dahl Hans Marius Hoff Mittet 2004 15-17
Christian Borchmann Eindride Eidsvold 2004–2005 15-20
Scott Wallace Håvard Bakke 2004–2007 17-23
Vilde Mykland Minken Tveitan 2005–2008 18-25
Philip Guttormsen Even Rasmussen 2005 18-20
Ellen Lavik Maren Bergem Owe 2005, 2006–2007 19-20, 23-24
Juan Carlos Brubak Marcus Mathias Aarnseth 2000-2001, 2002, 2003-2004, 2005–2007 4-9, 10, 13-15, 20-23
Tone Vulvnes Malin B. Fosvold 2006, 2006, 2007 18-20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Morten Bakke Steinar Taarn Sande 2006–2007 21-23
Liv Liland Anker-Hansen Nathalie Tonga 2006–2009 21-26
Bjørn Ivar Liland Rune Svendsen 2006–2007, 2008, 2009 21-24, 25, 26
Julian Garcia Bård Steine 2006 21-22
Thea Liland Sofie Støren Aschjem 2006–2007, 2008, 2009 21-24, 25, 26
Daphne Flaa Mona Fastvold Lerche 2006 21-22
Nadia Selam Tefari Saunet Sparell 2006–2008 21-25
Jens Folden Knut Hagamark 2006 21-22
Lillebjørn Lien Vidar Letho 2007 24
Jesper Jackmann Espen Sandvik 2006–2007 23-24
Anastacia Zalewska Charlotte Grundt 2006–2007 22-23
Magnus Falsen Lasse Lindtner 2006–2008 23-24
Jenny Augusta Anker-Hansen Madeleine Blom 2005-2006, 2007-2011 17-23, 24-28
Fabian Dorik Bernhard Arnø 2007–2008 24
Mattis W. Kloppen Gaute B. Skjegstad 2007 24
Louise Fassbinder Brit Elisabeth Haagensli 2007–2008 24
Jonas Lund Henriksen Geir Kvarme 2007 24
Viggo Hauge Nils Ole Oftebro 2008–2009 25-26
Marius Nordheim Gaute Ormåsen 2008 25
Tom Ivar Hove Per Christian Ellefsen 2008 25
Cathrine Hove Rosenkrantz Marianne Westby 2008–2012 25-28
Cecilie Dahr Hove Jannecke Øinæs 2008–2010 25-27
Belinda Arnø Caroline Haddeland-Herding 2008 25
Roy Krog Dag Håvard Engebråten 2008–2009 25-26
Amin Idris Tarik Moussaid 2008–2009 25-26
Runa Jørgensen Marita Traaen 2009-2013 26-29
Philip Grøgård Patrick Børjesson 2009–2011 26-27, 27-28
Christian Torp Martin Heede 2009–2011, 2012 26-27, 27-28, 28, 28
Andrea Skogli Karen Sylte Hammeren 2009 26
Alexander Löw Sverre Solberg 2009–2010 26-27
Elliott Hiltun Stein Grønli 2009–2010 26-27
Sunita Nissen Marianne Hatlenes Lie 2009-2010, 2010, 2011 26-27, 27-28, 29
Dagny Dallimore Frøydis Armand 2009–2010 26-27
Hans-Herman Rosenkrantz Espen Hana 2009–2010 26-27
Hermine Rosenkrantz Madelaine Jansen 2009–2011, 2011–2012 26-27, 28
Mona Lizzie Olsen Janne Formoe 2010–2011 27-28
Pål Gottlieb Aslag Guttormsgaard 2010 27
Helga Holmberg Siri Ingul 2010 27
Ragnhild Røed Mona Levin 2010 27
Tom Lycke Steinar Johansen 2011- 2012 27-29
Toralf Lycke Svein Erik Brodal 2011 28
Håkon Borgrevinck Christian Hestø 2011 28
Klaus Kåbøl Lars Reynert Olsen 2011 28
Lexi Lene Alexandra Øien 2011 28
Lasse Johansen Thomas Magnus 2011 28
Hugo Olsen Anker-Hansen - 2011 28
Veronica Fasting Dagrun Anholt 2011–2012 28
Otto Antonsen Axel Aubert 2011–2012 28
Trulte Thorsen Reidun Sæther 2011–2012 28
Inge Steen Cornelia Børnick 2012 28
Eirik Larsen Håkon Sigernes 2012 28
Sol Lillevik Tina Opsahl 2012 28
Even Lier Åsmund Tvedtenl 2012 29
Vera Krag Tonje Larsgaard 2012 29
Rock Young Rudi Köhnke 2012 29
Lilly Nilsen Maria Sand Gustavson 2012-2013 29
Willy Wang Jeppe Beck Laursen 2013- 29-

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