Ghita Nørby’s the unrivaled grande dame of Danish stage and screen, her career spans almost 60 years in multiple genres. She has played everything from country sweetheart to Machiavellian mother-in-law. Yet, perhaps, Nørby’s most memorable role is that of a spirited, middle-aged housewife in Waltzing Regitze (1989), directed by Kaspar Rostrup. Cast against character in Lars von Trier’s absurdly comic TV series The Kingdom (1994 and 1997), she showed her comedic talent as a bitchy doctor. Stille Hjerte (Silent Heart) brings Bille August and Ghita Nørby together for the first time in 25 years – the last time Nørby appeared in an August film was in the Palme d’Or-winning Den goda viljan (The Best Intentions) from 1992 in which she played Ingmar Bergman’s grandmother.
She has received a number of awards and recognitions including four Bodil Awards in her career and the Ingenio et Arti medal in 2006. At the 27th Guldbagge Awards she was nominated for the award for Best Actress for her role in Freud’s Leaving Home.
KEY HOUSE MIRROR (2015) by Michael Noer
SILENT HEART (2014) by Bille August
EVERLASTING MOMENTS (2008) by Jan Troell
O’HORTEN (2007) by Bent Hamer
THE INHERITANCE (2003) by Per Fly
HAMSUN (1996) by Jan Troell
PENSIONAT OSKAR (1995) by Susanne Bier
THE KINGDOM (1994-1997) TV-Series created by Lars Von Trier
THE BEST INTENTIONS (1992) by Bille August
WALTZING REGITZE (1989) by Kasper Roustrup
BABETTE’S FEAST (1987) by Gabriel Axel
MATADOR (1978-1982) TV-Series created by Lise Nørgaard
A DOLL’S HOUSE (1974) by Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt
BARONESSEN FRA BENZINTANKEN (1960) by Annelise Reenberg