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Iben Hjejle



Danish actress Iben Hjejle attained international recognition for her performances in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's 1999 film Mifune (inspired by the back-to-basics Dogma 95 filmmaking style) and Stephen Frears' enthusiastically received 2000 screen adaptation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity. Born in Copenhagen on March 22, 1971, Hjejle studied acting at the State Theatre School of Denmark. She was discovered by director Niels Arden Oplev, who cast her in both his 1991 short Naked and his 1996 feature Portland, the latter of which cast the actress as a young woman who takes up with a violent ex-con. Three years later, Hjejle scored a critical breakthrough with her portrayal of a prostitute turned housekeeper in Mifune, winning a Jury Special Mention for her work at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival. After another lead that same year, in the horror film Besat, Hjejle won a starring role in High Fidelity, her first English-language film. Her portrayal of Laura, the lawyer girlfriend of the film's protagonist (John Cusack), earned a positive reception that was nicely complemented by the acclaim surrounding the film as a whole. Despite this generous boost to her screen career, Hjejle has continued to act on Danish television and as a member of Copenhagen's Ostre Gasvaerk Theatre.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
62% Klown Forever (Klovn Forever)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Freak Out
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Flugten
  • Rikke Lyngvig
2013
71% Klovn: The Movie (Klown)
  • Iben
2012
No Score Yet Journey to Saturn (Reisen Til Saturn)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Stockholm East
  • Actor
2011
75% The Eclipse
  • Lena Morelle
2010
50% Chéri
  • Marie-Laure
2009
57% Defiance
  • Bella
2009
No Score Yet Rejsen til Saturn
  • Susanne
2008
75% The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele)
  • Lise
2007
No Score Yet Monstertorsdag (Monsterthursday)
  • Actor
2005
80% Strings
  • Zita (Danish version)
2004
No Score Yet The Good Cop (Den gode strømer)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Dreaming of Julia
  • Julia
2004
No Score Yet Cuban Blood
  • Julia
2004
No Score Yet Monster Thursday
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Old Men in New Cars
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Skagerrak
  • Actor
2003
73% The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Pumpkin
2002
No Score Yet Gamle mænd i nye biler (Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II)
  • Actor
2002
70% Flickering Lights
  • Therese
2001
91% High Fidelity
  • Laura
2000
74% Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang)
  • Liva Psilander
2000
No Score Yet Possessed (Besat)
  • Actor
1999

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