Ellen Hillingsø

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Ellen Hillingsø
Ellen Hillingsø as Liva Weel.jpg
Ellen Hillingsø, 2016.
Born (1967-03-09) 9 March 1967 (age 50)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Actress
Voice actress
Years active 1988-

Ellen Hillingsø (born 9 March 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark)[1] is a Danish actress who is known primarily for her work in films. She is also a voice actress, narrating audio books.


Primarily a film actress, Hillingsø made her debut in the farce Huller i suppen in 1988, playing a small role alongside the comic duo John and Aage (Povl Erik Carstensen and Morten Lorentzen).[2] After appearing in En verden til forskel (1989), she began as a stage actress, appearing at the Århus Theatre from 1990-94.[3]

In 1996, Hillingsø appeared in Peter Thorsboe's drama, Krystalbarnet in which she starred with Mirosław Baka, Grażyna Barszczewska and Helene Egelund. In 1999 she starred in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's Mifune's Last Song alongside Iben Hjejle, Anders Hove, Sofie Gråbøl and Paprika Steen. In 2007 she appeared in Karlas kabale, based on the 2003 book of the same title written by Renée Simonsen.[4] Also in 2007 she starred in the Danish television police drama, Anna Pihl.

In 2010 she starred in the film Eksperimentet, directed by Louise Friedberg. The film deals with social experiments and the problem of cultural genocide in Greenland. The film premiered on 28 August 2010 in the Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.[5][6]

Aside from her work as an actress, Hillingsø has done notable work as a voice actress in cartoons, film and TV, and in audio books.

Personal life[edit]

Hillingsø is the daughter of the retired Danish general Kjeld Hillingsø and Birgitta Hillingsø.[1] As the goddaughter of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark,[7] Hillingsø often attends royal functions and events. She is married to Christoffer Castenskiold.

She's also Lars Hillingso's niece, a famous designer.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b "Ellen Hillingsø". Danske Film. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Huller i suppen". Danske Film. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Børnene knytter os tættere sammen" (in Danish). Kvinder.bt. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Interview, By Peter Borberg, Mit Nordyilland May 2008". www.reneesimonsen.de. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Verdenspremiere på 'Eksperimentet'". Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (in Danish). 28 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Premiere på 'Eksperimentet'". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 27 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mary og Margrethe til fest sammen?" (in Danish). BT.dk. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 

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