Lone Scherfig

(1959 – )

Director, born 2/5 1959, Denmark. Studied film at the University of Copenhagen 1976-80. Graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 1984. Has written and directed feature films, short films, radio and stage drama, TV series and awardwinning commercials.

Her first feature film breakthrough, ''The Birthday Trip'' (1990), was selected for Panorama in Berlin, for the New Directors section at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and won the Grand Jury Prix in Rouen. The children''s feature ''On Our Own'' (1998) received the Grand Prix in Montreal and the Cinekid Prize in Amsterdam.

Lone Scherfig''s contribution to Dogme, ''Italian for Beginners'' (2000), is one of Danish cinema''s greatest boxoffice hits ever, and received overwhelming praise from the critics. The film was also a major awardwinner at Berlin. Scherfig''s English-language feature ''Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself'' (2002) toured the festival circuit worldwide, bringing home awards from France, Portugal, the US and Japan. Her Oscar-nominated ''An Education'' (GB/US, 2009) won numerous prizes in Britain and the US.

In 2013 she co-founded the company Creative Alliance together with a number of other directors and producers. Among other films, the company is behind Scherfig''s ensemble feature set in New York, ''The Kindness of Strangers'' (2019).
Title Year Function Category
Dag og nat (Oversigt) 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 1:8 - August 2022 Direction, Screenplay, Writer (episode) Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 2:8 - September 2022 Direction, Screenplay, Writer (episode) Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 3:8 - Oktober 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 4:8 - December 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 5:8 - Nytår 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 6:8 - Februar 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
Dag og nat 8:8 - Maj 2022 Direction, Screenplay Series (fiction)
The Kindness of Strangers 2019 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Their Finest 2017 Direction Feature
A Serious Game 2016 Screenplay Feature
The Riot Club 2014 Direction Feature
Everything 2012 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
One Day 2011 Direction Feature
Donkeys 2010 Character developer Feature
An Education 2009 Direction Feature
Just like home 2007 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Red Road 2006 Character developer DK/Feature
Jeg er bare den logerende 2005 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Better Times 2004 Direction TV series
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2002 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Italian for Beginners 2000 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Ved Stillebækken 1999 Direction, Script TV series
On our own 1998 Direction, Script DK/Feature
TAXA 1997 Direction, Writer (episode) TV series
Flemming og Berit 1994 Direction TV series
Den gode lykke 1993 Direction TV film
Sir John Soane''s Museum, London 1993 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Museums notater 1993 Direction, Cinematography Anthology
The birthday trip 1990 Direction DK/Feature
A World of Difference 1989 Continuity DK/Feature
Margrethes elsker 1987 Direction, Script TV film
Midnatsforestillingen 1986 Direction, Editing DK/Short fiction
Coeurs flambés 1986 Assistant director DK/Feature
Hesten i vesten 1985 Direction DK/Short fiction
A-Hasard-Kasasard 1985 Continuity DK/Short fiction
The vicious circle 1984 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The ballad of Linda 1982 Volunteer DK/Feature
Lone Scherfig in trade directory