The pretenders to her throne are queuing up, but for the time being – and judging by the reception she received when she walked on to the stage at Nordicana – Sofie GråbøI’s status as the original queen of Nordic Noir is assured.

As an actor, she has long since moved on from Sarah Lund, most recently playing the enigmatic Hildur Odegard in the Arctic mystery saga Fortitude and spending a large part of  2014 on the British stage as Margaret of Denmark in The James Plays.  But . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.