Niels Arden Oplev

(1961 – )

Born 1961, Denmark. After film studies at Copenhagen University, Oplev graduated in direction at the National Film School of Denmark in 1989.

His feature film debut, ''Portland'' (1996), was selected for the Berlinale, and ''We Shall Overcome'' (2006) took home the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. ''Worlds Apart'' (2008) was also selected for Berlin.

Oplev has contributed to several popular Danish TV series such as ''Taxi'' (1997-99), ''Unit 1'' (2000-03) and ''The Eagle'' (2004-06).

''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' (2009), based on novelist Stieg Larsson''s popular thriller trilogy, is Oplev''s fifth feature film, a worldwide box office success. Since then, Oplev has directed a string of films and series in the US.

His first Danish-produced films after working in Hollywood for several years include ''Daniel'' (2019) and ''Rose'' (2022).
Title Year Function Category
Rose 2022 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Daniel 2019 Direction, Executive producer DK/Feature
Flatliners 2017 Direction Feature
Midnight, Texas 2016 Direction TV series
Game of Silence 2016 Direction TV series
Mr. Robot 2015 Direction TV series
Speed Walking 2014 Direction DK/Feature
Dead Man Down 2013 Direction Feature
Under the Dome 2013 Direction TV series
Unforgettable 2011 Direction TV series
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Direction Feature
Worlds Apart 2008 Direction, Script DK/Feature
We shall overcome 2006 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The Eagle 2004 Direction TV series
Forsvar 2003 Direction TV series
Between Us 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Fukssvansen 2001 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Unit 1 2000 Direction TV series
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Headbang i Hovedlandet 1997 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Portland 1996 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Enerum 1993 Direction DK/Documentary
En succes 1993 Direction, Script TV film
Nøgen 1992 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Tusmørket 1990 Direction, Script TV film
Kyndelmisse 1989 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
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