Niels Arden Oplev

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Niels Arden Oplev
Born (1961-03-26) 26 March 1961 (age 57)
Oue, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Niels Arden Oplev (pronounced [nels ɑːˀdn̩ ˈʌblew]; born 26 March 1961) is a writer-director from Denmark.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Oplev was born in Oue, Denmark. His 1996 film Portland was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

He directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the 2009 Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson's novel of the same title and won critical acclaim internationally. Oplev decided to not continue directing the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy due to time constraints. The film broke box office records in Europe, grossing over $100 million USD.[3]

As announced on 30 November 2012, Oplev directed the pilot of a 13-episode mini-series based on the Stephen King novel Under the Dome for CBS.[4]

He is set to direct The Keep based again on the novel with the same name[5] and Good People based on the novel by Marcus Sakey.[6]


Some of his best known and most celebrated films and TV series includes:

In Denmark, Oplev has directed and helped direct several acclaimed TV series and TV films.


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