Sofia Helin to chair Rose d’Or awards 2019 jury

Renowned actor/producer Sofia Helin, star of Bron (The Bridge), will chair this year’s Rose d’Or Awards 2019 jury, overseeing the 2019 awards as they return to London for a gala ceremony on December 1.

Recognised as one of the most talented of her generation of Swedish actors, Helin has proved herself to be equally accomplished on stage and screen, and in front of and behind the camera.

She recently wrapped the shooting of Atlantic Crossing, a Cinenord TV Drama Production for NRK in coproduction with Beta Film and takes the leading role as Crown Princess Martha of Norway in the upcoming World War II drama series, which is directed by Alexander Eik and Janic Heen.

She had her international breakthrough with the role of Saga Norén, a homicide detective in the Swedish/Danish crime series Bron (The Bridge).

Helin played Saga for four seasons. The final season aired in 2018. She was awarded with the most prestigious TV Awards in Sweden (the Kristallen) and Denmark (the Robert) as Best Actress in a TV Drama for her performance in The Bridge.

She will lead a jury of more than 70 leading entertainment industry professionals who will judge the entries in the 58th edition of the prestigious Rose d’Or awards, the gala ceremony taking place at Kings Place in London on Sunday December 1.

Helin said: “I am delighted to chair the Rose d’Or 2019 jury. These awards have recognised the best in television programming since 1969. As the standard in international content continues to rise winning a Rose d’Or award is recognition that you are the best of the best. I am excited to see the shows and to lead the judging process.”

In 2018, Sofia also starred in the Danish feature film Lifeboat, directed by Josefine Kirkeskov.

In 2017, she worked with the acclaimed German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Academy Award nominated Downfall) on the three part mini-series Berlin – Der Geteilte Himmel produced by UFA Fiction and Beta Film for ZDF. She also co-starred in the features The Snowman directed by Tomas Alfredson, QEDA directed by Max Kestner, That Good Night directed by Eric Styles and The Divine Order directed by Petra Volpe.

In 2014, she starred in Arne Lygre’s play Nothing of Me directed by Eirik Stubo at the Stockholm City Theatre in Sweden. Sofia also starred in the National Theatre Company Riksteatern’s production of Terminal 3 and 7 by the renowed Swedish playwright and director Lars Norén and at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Jean Genet’s The Maids directed by Katie Mitchell.

Sofia trained at the National Academy of Mime and Acting and joined the Stockholm City Theatre immediately following her education, starring in a number of productions, including The Girl on the Sofa by Jon Fosse and A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgeniev. 

Entries for the 58th Rose d’Or Awards should be made be 27 September 2019.

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