Sonja Richter

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Sonja Richter
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974 (age 43)
Esbjerg, Denmark
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Sonja Richter (born 4 January 1974) is a Danish actress. She is best known for her performance in the 2002 film Open Hearts by Susanne Bier, for which she was nominated for both the Bodil Award and the Robert Award.

In a career which has so far focused on films in her native Denmark, she has starred in Stealing Rembrandt (2003) and Villa Paranoia (2004), along with several other films and a significant amount of work in television. In 2004, at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival, Richter was one of ten young European actors that were presented the Shooting Stars Award by the European Film Promotion. In 2007, she received the Crown Prince Couple's Culture Prize.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Richter studied acting at Odense Theatre's Acting School, graduating in 1999.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Open Hearts Cæcilie Pagh Elsker dig for evigt
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2003 Stealing Rembrandt Trine Rembrant
2004 In Your Hands Marion Forbrydelser
Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 Villa Paranoia Anna Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2005 The Jewish Toy Merchant Nina Opbrud
2007 Cecilie Cecilie Larsen Nominated—Bodil Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Robert Award for Best Actress
2007 The Substitute Maria Vikaren
2008 What No One Knows Charlotte Deleuran Det som ingen ved
2010 The Woman That Dreamed About a Man Karen Kvinden der drømte om en mand
2013 Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes Merete Lynggaard Kvinden i buret
Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actress
2014 The Homesman Gro Svendsen
2014 When Animals Dream Mother
2016 Follow the Money (Danish TV series) Amanda Absalonsen

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Bodil Award 2003 Best Actress Open Hearts Nominated
2005 Best Supporting Actress In Your Hands Nominated
2005 Best Actress Villa Paranoia Nominated
2007 Best Actress Cecilie Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actress Department Q: Keeper of Lost Causes Won
Robert Award 2003 Best Actress Open Hearts Nominated
2005 Best Supporting Actress In Your Hands Nominated
2005 Best Actress Villa Paranoia Nominated
2007 Best Actress Cecilie Nominated
Shooting Stars Award 2004 Shooting Star Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kronprinsparrets Priser" (in Danish). Bikubenfonden. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Biography for Sonja Richter". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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