Susanne Bier

(1960 – )

Director. Born 15/4, 1960. After studying architecture in Jerusalem and London, Susanne Bier graduated as director from the National Film School of Denmark in 1987.

Bier's feature film debut, the Swedish-Danish 'Freud Leaving Home' (1990), received several international awards, as did her next feature film, 'Family Matters' (1993).

Her breakthrough came with the romantic comedy 'The One and Only' (1999), which sold 840,000 tickets in Denmark. Two box office hits followed, the Dogme films 'Open Hearts' (2002) and 'Brothers' (2004). The latter premiered in 2009 as an American remake with Jim Sheridan as director.

'After the Wedding' (2006) was nominated for an Oscar, and subsequently Bier made her US debut with 'Things We Lost in the Fire' (2007) starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro in the lead roles.

Bier's international success continued with 'In a Better World' (2010), winner of both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as a European Film Award for best director.

She returned to romantic comedy with 'Love Is All You Need' (2012). The film starring Trine Dyrholm and Pierce Brosnan was honoured with a European Film Award for best comedy.

Bier has directed the Netflix film 'Bird Box' (2018) and the international series 'The Night Manager' (2016), which won two Emmys and three Golden Globes, and 'The Undoing' (2020).
Title Year Function Category
Bird Box 2018 Direction Feature
The Night Manager 2016 Direction TV series
A Second Chance 2015 Direction, Story DK/Feature
Serena 2014 Direction Feature
Love Is All You Need 2012 Direction, Story DK/Feature
In a Better World 2010 Direction DK/Feature
Things We Lost In the Fire 2007 Direction Feature
After the Wedding 2006 Direction, Writer DK/Feature
Brothers 2004 Direction DK/Feature
Open Hearts 2002 Direction, Idea DK/Feature
The One And Only 2002 Executive producer Feature
Once in a lifetime 2000 Direction Feature
The One and Only 1999 Direction DK/Feature
Sekten 1997 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Pensionat Oskar 1995 Direction Feature
Abra kadabra 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Det bli'r i familien 1993 Direction DK/Feature
Luischen 1993 Direction TV film
Brev til Jonas 1992 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Freud leaving home 1991 Direction Feature
Notes on Love 1989 Assistant director, Additional dialogue DK/Experimental
The track 1988 Dramaturge DK/Documentary
Heaven and Hell 1988 Casting assistant DK/Feature
De saliges ø 1986 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Susanne Bier in trade directory