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Hella Joof

(1962 - )

Actress and director. Born 1/11 1962, Denmark. Graduated in acting from Odense Drama School, 1990.


Hella Joof has made appearances on stage, television and in film. She co-hosted the children's TV program, "Bullerfnis" (1990-1992) with great success. Along with Peter Frödin, Paprika Steen and Martin Brygmann, she formed the musical-satirical theatre group "Lex og Klatten," later "Det brune punktum" (without Steen), producing several popular stage shows, televsion shows and CD releases.


As a film actor, she has mostly played comic supporting roles: The funny girlfriend in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Greatest Heroes" (1996) the raw policewoman in Wikke & Rasmussen's "Hannibal & Jerry" (1997) and the hypercorrect adoption case worker in Susanne Bier's "The One and Only" (1999).


Social satire and self-irony in relation to subjects like gender roles, ethnic minorities, media and the Danish cultural scene characterizes both her performances and her directorial work.


Joof made her feature film debut with the romantic comedy "Shake It All About," (2001), which was a hit at the boxoffice. So were her following films "Oh Happy Day (2004), "Easy Skanking" (2006), "Almost Perfect" (2012) and "All Inclusive" (2014). Films mixing broad humour with a serious core dealing with relationships and contemporary issues like sexuality, modern family structures and divorce.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Happy ending 2018 Direction DK/Feature
Cirkeline, Coco og det vilde næsehorn 2018 Moren DK/Feature
Bedre skilt end aldrig 2016 Direction TV series
Fra kolonimagt til kolonihavemagt 2015 Appearance TV series
All Inclusive 2014 Direction DK/Feature
Bankerot 2014 Skolepsykolog TV series
Woolfert 2013 Voice DK/Short fiction
Sover Dolly på ryggen? 2012 Direction DK/Feature
Talenttyven 2012 Appearance DK/Feature
Anstalten 2011 Direction TV series
Sammys store eventyr 2010 Rita Feature
Se min kjole 2009 Direction DK/Feature
Album 2008 Direction TV series
Linas hemmelige bog 2007 Direction Feature
Fidibus 2006 Direction DK/Feature
Den grimme ælling og mig 2006 Doris DK/Feature
Hjerteflimmer 2006 Sarahs klient TV series
Rene hjerter 2006 Executive producer DK/Feature
Oh Happy Day 2004 Direction DK/Feature
Normalerweize 2004 Appearance TV series
En som Hodder 2003 Skolepsykolog DK/Feature
Humørkortstativsælgerens søn 2002 Bolette, hans eks-kæreste DK/Feature
En kort en lang 2001 Direction DK/Feature
Blyppernes første år 1999 Vivi TV series
Constance 1999 Constances stemme DK/Feature
Den eneste ene 1999 Dame fra adoptionsnævnet DK/Feature
Mimi og madammerne 1998 Pernille DK/Feature
Valgaften 1998 Kvinde DK/Short fiction
Sinans bryllup 1997 Puk DK/Short fiction
Hannibal & Jerry 1997 Hell, politidame DK/Feature
Far, mor og Blyp 1996 Appearance TV series
De største helte 1996 Eva DK/Feature
Stormfulde hjerter 1994 Appearance TV film
Snøvsen ta'r springet 1994 Ditte DK/Feature
Gennem lydmuren 1993 Appearance DK/Short fiction
Bullerfnis 1990 Appearance TV series

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Prize for the Best Filmstyle 2002 Moscow Int. Film Festival 2002 kort en lang
Robert, Best Supporting Actor 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kort en lang
Robert, Best Film (Audience Award) 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kort en lang
Robert, Best Sound 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kort en lang
Robert, Best Song "Vent på mig" 2002 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2002 kort en lang
Special Jury Award for Best Performance 2013 New York Friars Club Comedy Film Festival 2013 Sover Dolly på ryggen?
Best Leading Actress 2015 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2015 All Inclusive
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2015-10-01 All Inclusive
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2014-08-16 All Inclusive
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013-11-15 Sover Dolly på ryggen?
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2013-05-29 Sover Dolly på ryggen?
New York Friars Club Comedy Film Festival 2013-04-01 Sover Dolly på ryggen?
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013-01-25 Sover Dolly på ryggen?
Cinemateket 2010-12-05 Oh Happy Day
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2010-11-15 Se min kjole
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2010-05-30 Se min kjole
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27 Se min kjole
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Se min kjole
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2009-09-24 Se min kjole
Distributørvisning 2009-09-24 Se min kjole
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2009-08-20 Se min kjole
Sofia EU Film Festival 2008-05-22 Fidibus
Tokyo EU Film Days 2007-05-01 Oh Happy Day
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26 Fidibus
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11 Oh Happy Day
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006-09-21 Fidibus
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2005-10-21 Oh Happy Day
Aichi International Women's Film Festival 2005-09-07 Oh Happy Day
Brussels Film Festival 2005-07-01 Oh Happy Day
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2005-06-17 Oh Happy Day
New York Scandinavian House 2005-05-01 Oh Happy Day
Singapore International Film Festival 2005-04-15 Oh Happy Day
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2005-03-31 Oh Happy Day
Cinemateket 2004-11-17 kort en lang
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04 Oh Happy Day
New York Scandinavian House 2004-10-12 kort en lang
Milan MIFED 2004-10-06 Oh Happy Day
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2004-09-23 Oh Happy Day
BUSTER 2004-09-06 Oh Happy Day
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Oh Happy Day
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2004-08-19 Oh Happy Day
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2004-08-04 Oh Happy Day
Amsterdam Pink Film Days 2003-12-18 kort en lang
Washington DC's Int. Gay & Lesbian F.F. 2003-10-16 kort en lang
Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2003-07-17 kort en lang
Cinemateket 2003-05-28 kort en lang
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2003-04-03 kort en lang
Cleveland International Film Festival 2003-03-20 kort en lang
Aspen, US Comedy Arts Festival 2003-02-26 kort en lang
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2003-01-09 kort en lang
Braunschweig International Film Festival 2002-11-05 kort en lang
London The Dainsh Wave 2002-10-10 kort en lang
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2002-10-08 kort en lang
Curzon Soho 2002-10-01 kort en lang
Bradford Eurovision 2002-10-01 kort en lang
Montreal World Film Festival 2002-08-22 kort en lang
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2002-06-21 kort en lang
Cannes, Festival de 2002-05-15 kort en lang
Berlinale 2002-02-06 kort en lang
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25 kort en lang
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.