A member of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene in the 1960’s, as well as former friends with Devon and Richie, the Danish born Ingrid remains part of the vibrant artistic scene of 1970’s New York City, visiting the trendiest art galleries and nightclubs.
In 2010, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen came to international prominence in the role of journalist Katrine Fønsmark, one of the central protagonists of the multi award-winning series Borgen. The Danish political drama charted the unexpected rise to power of the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. Borgen won the International Award at the 2012 BAFTA Television Awards and Birgitte was nominated for both a Robert Award and the 2013 Golden Nymph award at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for her role in the series. As well as being a huge success in both the UK and Denmark, Borgen has also been a hit in the U.S., with Newsweek citing Borgen as “the best TV show you have ever seen.” In addition, Borgen has been sold to over 70 countries, making it the most successful exported Danish television series to date.
In the spring of 2015, Birgitte appeared in HBO’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed and highly-rated television series Game of Thrones.
Additionally, this past summer Birgitte appeared in Universal Studios’ Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to 2012’s sleeper hit, Pitch Perfect. Birgitte played the leader of a competing a cappella group opposite returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson, among others.
While studying at the prestigious Danish National School of Theatre in 2005, Birgitte made her television debut in the thrilling crime drama The Eagle. Birgitte then came to the attention of the critics with her performance as Roxie Hart in the 2007 Copenhagen Det Ny Theatre production of Chicago, which was hugely successful and led to Birgitte’s re-incarnation of Roxie in the acclaimed London production at the Cambridge Theatre in 2008.
Birgitte has starred in several major television series including the BBC Three comedy drama series Bluestone 42. She also starred in the 2013 television series Marple: Endless Night, playing the part of Greta Anderson.
On the feature film side, Birgitte starred opposite Antonio Banderas in the Spanish Sci-Fi thriller Autómata, which premiered at the 2014 San Sebastian Film Festival. In 2013 Birgitte was nominated for a Bodil Award in the Best Supporting Actress category by the Danish Film Critics Association and won Best Actress at the Festroia International Film Festival for her performance in the Danish film, Someone You Love.
Birgitte played Julie, the grown-up daughter of world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob, who reunites her father with his estranged grandson, Noa. Additionally in 2013, Birgitte starred in the Norwegian film The Prize Idiot alongside Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz and Pål Sverre Hagen.
In 2011 and 2012, Birgitte starred in two films of her characters’ namesake. She played Julie in Julie, the story of a young passionate tennis star who falls in love with her trainer, based on the play Miss Julie by August Strindberg; and later as the 19th Century Danish artist Marie Krøyer in Marie Krøyer, the biographical drama of Marie’s marriage to fellow painter P.S. Krøyer. Birgitte was again nominated for a Robert Award for this performance.