Søren Spanning

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Søren Spanning (born 30 May 1951) is a Danish actor.

He graduated from Aarhus Theatre in 1976 and was then employed at the theatre until 1980. From 1980 until 1987 he was part of the Royal Danish Theatre and throughout his career has appeared in numerous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, King Lear, The Seagull, Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler and The Father.[citation needed]

On television he has appeared in numerous series including Strandvaskeren, Antonsen, Kald mig Liva, Bryggeren, TAXA, Karrusel, Skjulte spor, Hotellet, Forsvar, Ørnen "Lærkervej", "The Killing", and most recently has appeared in three series of Borgen.[1]

Spanning has also had roles in various Christmas TV series including Alletiders jul, Krummernes jul, Brødrene Mortensens jul and Jul i Valhal. Spanning has also provided the Danish voice for Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.[citation needed]

In 1995, he was appointed Knight of the Dannebrog.[citation needed]

Selected films:

  • Kassen stemmer – 1976
  • Har du set Alice? – 1981
  • Min farmors hus – 1984
  • Midt om natten – 1984
  • Krummerne 2 - Stakkels Krumme – 1992
  • Roser og Persille – 1993
  • Krummerne 3 - Fars gode idé – 1994
  • Lykkevej – 2003
  • Jul i Valhal – 2005
  • A Royal Affair - 2012


  1. ^ "Borgen Returns for a Second Series". Radio Times. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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